Updated 20 October 2017 This is the next instalment in our ongoing series about chemicals often found in home and personal care products. Here, we make an assessment of ingredients so you can make informed choices about the products you buy. Today, we’re looking at phenoxyethanol. Phenoxyethanol is a very common preservative that became even … Read More
One of my favourite travel products is featured on the video blog this week. Having travelled a lot with our eldest son when he was a toddler, I love a great travel product for tots. The b.box travel bib is one of my all time greats. it zips up into its own little pouch to … Read More
Fresh Tomato Pasta One of the simplest, easiest, and yummiest pasta dishes around! Last year we grew our own tomatoes, and had a glut of them come the end of summer. This year I didn’t bother growing my own, but our lovely local greengrocer had gorgeously ripe, sweet tomatoes in just about every week. It’s … Read More
Jack ‘n Jill Kids toothpastes and toothbrushes are an Australian favourite. With organic flavours, they’ll get toddlers and kids wanting to brush their teeth!
Avocado Hummus I love a recipe that I can make quickly and especially recipes for which I generally have all the ingredients without having to make a special trip to the supermarket. I can’t even remember where I got this one, but I’ve made it so many times that the page in my notebook is … Read More
America’s No. 1 washable training pants have landed in Australia. Super Undies look like undies but they’re waterproof. Pull up, snap on or night time options.
What is benzyl benzoate? It is a fragrance ingredient, and a solvent. What is it used for? Benzyl Benzoate is used as a preservative, and as a solvent (i.e. to prevent lumps and to ensure a smooth liquid). Is benzyl benzoate safe? EWG Skin Deep rating: 5 (moderate hazard) Health Concerns Endocrine disruption, environmental toxicity, allergies, … Read More
Love, love, love the Dabbawalla range of backpacks and lunchbags for kindy age or prep children! My youngest is five, but he’s quite a little child – he’s very skinny, and there’s not an ounce of fat on him. There’s no way he can carry an enormous backpack, and frankly, there’s no need for him … Read More
Getting ready for kindy, or perhaps starting prep this year? Dabbawalla Eco Backpacks are perfect for littlies – they’re designed to be lightweight and practical for kindy and prep children. Dabbawalla Backpacks are made from a neoprene-like fabric (kind of like wetsuit material) that’s durable and verstile. It’s insulating, cushioning and protective so all the … Read More
Apricot Rolls Here’s another yummy recipe from my mum. At Christmas, she’d made rum balls (which I’ve never liked) and these delightful little morsels, apricot rolls. I was delighted – finally, a decent alternative to rum balls. With a bit of experimentation, I think you could Christmas these up a bit – I’m thinking cranberry … Read More