The beginning…

So last week I finally got my package of raw ingredients in the mail! I was so excited because I had been waiting for what seemed like forever for it to come, only because I “had” to order something that was on back order. I have to say the staff at Voyageur Soap and Candle Co. – in Surrey, BC, are amazing. They have amazing customer service, and they have so much to choose from, that I feel like I never have enough. I’m always wanting to create new recipes!

So as soon as I opened my package I had to make something! So the first thing on my list was a new diaper cream recipe. I had made one a couple months ago but it just wasn’t what I wanted. Because I use cloth diapers on my LO, I wanted to make a cream that was safe on cloth diapers and also worked great on diaper rashes. So I did some research on oils and other natural ingredients and came up with a recipe I thought could work. I’ve been using it on Lainey for a good 4 or 5 days, and had not used any diaper liners. I never use diaper cream without using a liner! It’s a major no-no with cloth diapers (unless your using a cloth diaper friendly cream). But the only way I would find out if my recipe worked on cloth diapers was to tough it out. And if it didn’t work then I’d be doing a lot of scrubbing to get it out. So I crossed my fingers and hoped it would come out clean. And……..

So after washing them I inspected each and every diaper. Every single one came out clean, with not one stain! I have to say I was pretty excited. So excited that I had to write about it 🙂

Now that I have two recipes that I have created, that work amazing on my little girl’s skin. I feel confident to pursue my new venture. I hope this is the beginning of something great! After some research and brainstorming I think I have come up with my product name.

nu.babee

I wanted to incorporate the word ‘bee’ in the name as every product uses either beeswax or honey, or both. I believe in using only the best ingredients in my products. All my products are free off: parabens, harsh chemicals, dyes, petroleum, talc or phthalates. Some of my favourite ingredients I use are: beeswax, honey, coconut oil, calendula oil, shea butter, olive oil and vitamin E.

So, I hope to get everything going in the next couple months, and give out samples to friends and family. In addition to my soothing balm, I’m also working on a lotion, baby oil, baby powder, and for the mommies a belly butter and lip balm. I’ve already made a ‘test’ lip balm that has honey, and it sure makes my lips super smooth!

I have a lot of work ahead of me! But I’m super excited. Come back to see how my next recipes go.

Take care!!

DIY Foaming Handwash or Bodywash

Awhile ago I saw a post on Pinterest on how to make your own Foaming Handwash/Bodywash.  It’s super easy and it gets you the most for your buck.  For me I love to use the Burts Bees – Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash for my LO at bath time.  It’s usually about $10.  I like the better stuff for Lainey because she has eczema.  The only thing is you can go through that stuff so fast because the bottle isn’t that big.  So when I found this on Pinterest I was excited to use her Burt’s Bees wash this way.

I got the idea from this blog here.  You have to make sure you use a foaming soap dispenser or it won’t work.  Here is one I found from Bath and Body Works
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 Here is what you need:
– Foaming soap dispenser
– Your favorite hand soap or body wash
–  Warm to Hot Water

Now in the other post I believe they use 1TBSP of soap and the rest water.  I started using a bit more because I like it more soapy as I thought the ratio had too much water than soap.  Then fill the container with Warm to Hot Water.  Don’t fill it up too fast or too full as you’ll get it everywhere!  You’ll want enough room at the top so it doesn’t overflow.  Then just pump away.  Now if your using a baby wash to refill, and the container had other hand soap or something else you wouldn’t want to wash your baby with, make sure you clean out the pump.  Then pump a bunch of times so you get the old stuff out.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  Now my $10 for her wash goes so far! and I don’t mind getting the more expensive stuff.

Better Sleep for 2014!

 

2014

Happy New Year’s !

 

I can’t believe it’s 2014, where does the time go?

So, I thought I would write about a post I read on Dana Obleman’s Sleep Sense blog – Sweet Dreams Mom and Dad – New Year’s Sleep Resolutions for Adult’s.  I have to admit this post really caught my eye, as the thought of extra sleep sounds great!

Right now we’re still trying to work out Lainey’s schedule with her 1 nap and her teething, that she’s been waking up as early as 5:30am.  So I was one of those parents that was in bed and asleep before midnight on New Years.

Because I have been exhausted, I think I’m going to try getting better sleep for 6 weeks and see if it will really help my overall sleep.  If anyone thinks they could improve their sleep too,  please read her post.  And if you want to help your LO’s sleep check out her Sleep Sense Program.  I purchased the program to help Lainey, and ever since then she loves her sleep!

Anyways take care!