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 ūüôā

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!!

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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!