Seventh Generation Baby Fest

Quiz:  What’s the body’s largest organ?

Give up?

Our skin.

I’m so bad, friends.  I bend over backwards to make sure my babies are breastfed.  I’ve learned a ton in the last few years about healthier foods for my family.  I cook and bake much of what we eat from scratch.  I joined a co-op to have easier access to organic foods.  What goes in our body is the good stuff!

What goes on our bodies, though?  I’m still working on that.  I do know that our skin is super absorbent.  That has been proven over and over to me  even recently as we’ve (successfully) battled colds with my essential oils.  If it absorbs the good stuff, I know it absorbs the bad stuff, too.  I read something once that said “don’t put anything on your body that you wouldn’t put in your body.”  Yikes!

On Thursday, December 13, from 1-2 p.m. EST, Seventh Generation and The Motherhood are hosting a Twitter party to discuss everything we need to know about ingredients, scents, packaging and labels on baby personal care products like shampoo and lotion.
Follow the #7GenBabyFest hashtag to track the conversation.  You can see the details and RSVP here.

Seventh Generation will give away four gift baskets containing full lines of the Seventh Generation baby care and home care products. One winner will receive a baby massage class in the winner’s area.

Following the party, you can also participate in an Instagram contest with Seventh Generation! Beginning December 14, take an Instagram photo to illustrate how you practice natural parenting, tag @SeventhGeneration and use the #7GenBabyFest hashtag.

7 winners each day for three days will receive a Seventh Generation Baby gift basket. If you win, you’ll be contacted via Instagram with a request to share your mailing information.

Confession:  Things like Instagram kind of make me want a smart phone…

So tell me, are you as careful about what you put on your body as you are with what you put in your body?  What’s “the good stuff” for personal care products? 

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  1. Deborah Jennings says:

    I am making all of my own body lotions and body products that I possibly can. I am staying away from petroleum products. I use things like Sweet Almond oil, Olive oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter and sometimes a little beeswax. I do make my own bath soap, too. And I use this to make our laundry soap out of. I am finding that the older I get, the more I want to make my own items. We do try and garden every year so we can put up our own food as much as possible. We don’t have any kind of co-op that I know of for organic items, so we grow our own. It is so much satisfaction to look at all the bright and beautiful food that I have put up. I mostly can my veggies, and all that goes into it is some unidionized salt. And sometimes I forget to put that in. I am trying to get away from preservatives as well as the petroleum.

    • “preservatives as well as the petroleum” Hard to avoid, but so BAD for us! 🙁

      • Deborah Jennings says:

        It’s not as hard as you would think. The only thing that I use that is in the least dangerous is the lye for my homemade soap. I use Essential oils when possible, but have used fragrance oils to scent it. In my lotions I use “natural” oils and such. I try and do the best I can. That is all that I can do.

  2. karen peachey says:

    Yes, I have been using all natural lotions & body washes for awhile now & really like it.


  4. Hmm..I use a lot of St. Ives products, but don’t necessarily ONLY use natural products. I love that many products are not animal tested and that they focus on using natural ingredients.

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