This past weekend marks the end of the fabulous Chicago Green Festival and begins the countdown to green fest Seattle (June 5-6). Discover some of the best green products, local “green” businesses, and learn what the community is doing through some of the cities most influential climate projects. Be sure to check the Green Festival website to learn about events in other cities and how you can get involved!
Was anyone at the Chicago fest?? We’d love to hear about your experience!
Other festival locations (as of now) include: Washington DC, San Francisco and Denver.
ps. the Green Festivals tag line reads “Social Justice, Sustainable Economy, Ecological Balance” Don’t you just love that?
photo credit: Lindsay Dewald
It’s a beautiful spring Saturday, (at least where we are) so get out there and enjoy the flowers, sunshine and fresh air. You may even stumble across a local farmers market!
Enjoy your weekend.
Ladies, let us not forget that we need a little “ME” time every now and then, in which case, NVEY Moisturizing liquid foundation is a must for a night out with the girls, a date with hubby or even an everyday boost of self confidence!
Made with ALL NATURAL ingredients including Chamomile, cucumber and organic calendula, you’re in for a real treat that soothes, moisturizes, and duh, makes your skin look flawless! Oh, it smells super yummy too!
Sure, we all want our children to be healthy and happy, but do we sometimes forget that popping a Motrin for a quick fix could potentialy harm our child’s health long term? Of course we do! When babies are crying from fever, cold symptoms or aches and pains, our first instinct is to immediately soothe the pain, but after reading an interesting article on holistic treatments for viral illness I started to think about the ingredients in common children’s cold and flu medicines. For the sake of this post, I’m referring to Mortin. Here are the ingredients listed for Children’s Motrin (Tropical punch flavor)- acesulfame potassium, anhydrous citric acid, FD&C Red #40, flavors, glycerin, polysorbate 80, pregelatinized starch, purified water, sodium benzoate, sucralose, sucrose, xanthan gum. First of all, I can’t even pronounce the majority of these words. Do I really want to make my baby ingest this stuff!? And no, we don’t want to make you feel bad about using products the majority of the human race is using, however, see if these holistic treatments can’t give your baby the same fix Motrin can. (And please, always consult your doctor)
For a stuffy nose, tip your baby’s head back and squeeze salt water drops into his nostrils to loosen up the mucus. Then suction out the liquid and mucus a few minutes later with a rubber bulb syringe. Apply petroleum jelly to the outside of your baby’s nostrils to reduce irritation. Also try adding eucalyptus to a vaporizer to help ease congestion.
For a cough or sore throat use 1/2 teaspoon of organic honey (for babies 12 months or older). For an extra vitamin C boost add a squeeze of lemon.
For a yucky tummy try your best to keep baby hydrated. If you breastfeed, continue to do so. The last thing you want is a dehydrated baby. Try some drops of chamomile (an eye dropper works best) which has a soothing effect not only on the stomach but also on the entire body.
I’m Lindsay. A girl in the big city, passionate about organic and eco-friendly living with a love for children and a desire to promote healthy living for baby, child, momma and family as a whole. Oh, I guess you could also call me the official B nature blog girl.
We are beyond excited about the launch of the B nature blog and hope you’ll check in frequently to stay current with our products, events and news. This is also a place to share the latest in all things organic, healthy and happy. Heck, we might even throw in some fun from time to time! This is a community and we invite you to be a part of it.
Until the next time….
Stay healthy. Stay happy. Stay organic.