I read her site, and then read it again, it finally sunk in.
The world is a scary place. The toys our children play with, drink out of and sleep next to are toxic. Our childrens formula is coming in containers that have the potential of being poisoned and then, the lotions we lather our children in every night are full of things that aren't even allowed in most other countries.
I don't know about you all, but my Issa-boo is addicted to lotion. She eats it every chance she gets, if I'm clumsy and leave it out, she'll find it and get it open just to lick the top or lick it off her hands. After researching about the toxins in our hand sanitizers and lotions, I've become very wary of where I keep them.
Then Christine came along with her product. She was wonderful enough to send me some items and I can say.. I'm sold. I got rid of all the other things I've been using and am now solely using these!
Issa-boo is clumsy like me. We are tall, lanky, and crash into everything. So, the other day, she was opening the front door at her Daddy's house, and put a pretty decent gouge in the top of her pretty foot. After washing her feet, putting this wonderful salve on with a pink bandaid, she was back to her happy self once again. This salve is made from organic extra-virgin olive oil, candelilla wax, organic tamanu oil, organic comfrey, organic calendula, and organic lavender. A little goes a long way with this, keep it in the diaper bag and it will make those boo-boos feel better!
My mother was addicted to chapstick when I was growing up. She had a tube in every room, and two in each purse. Is she ever forgot it, her lips would chap up, mainly because when you use chapstick or things like that, you deny your bodies ability to create the moisture on it's own. I have swore it off, except for medicated products, until For My Kids came out with this. It's perfect, simple and natural enough for me to use on the slopes this year for my snowboarding return! I can't wait!!
Every Sunday is cleaning day. We scrub, vaccuum, scent and dance for two hours until our house looks normal again. After everyone relaxes, I go around and spray down the keyboard, phone, door knobs, cabinets, toilet, etc. This is a wonderful way to keep your house healthy without spraying more toxins into the air.
Double-distilled Witch Hazel extract, distilled water, organic tamanu oil, and a proprietary blend of organic essential oils like lavender, eucalyptus, and sweet orange are what make up this final product. I use some products when I am out with my kids to keep them from touching too many things. However, this I love. I was always anxious putting those highly alcoholic products on my girls hands just to sanitize them. I knew there had to be a better way. Christine figured it out! This product is a wonderful hand sanitizer, and is now a staple in my diaper bag for all my kids.
Now, for the part most of you are looking for.
Christine has a new product that many of us with young kids have been hoping for. A heathy alternative to mosquito repellent. It is made out of an interesting ingredient. 100% pure organic catnip essential oil, it is 10 times more effective than DEET and doesn't have the harmful side effects.
How cool is that? And she is offering a 1 oz tin of For My Kids Herbal Insect Repellent to one lucky reader!
1) Must be in the US (Sorry to those outside)
2) To enter: Leave a message on this post about what more additions you would like to see added to For My Kids, or the product you love the most and why.
3.) I will e-mail the winner and put the results on PrizeyWinners. If you don't wish to leave your e-mail address, you can check there for the results. This giveaway ends on August 1, 2008 at 5pm. I will let the winner know by August 3, 2008.
4) Extra entry: "Our kids are the canaries in a coal mine", visit For My Kids and tell me who was the person who said this.
Have fun and good luck! Talk with you all soon!