I’m going to apologise in advance, because this is a rant. I get really cranky when I see products being advertised as ‘chemical free’. Why? Because … … there’s no such thing as a chemical free product That water you’re drinking? Chemicals. Hydrogen and oxygen. Two parts hydrogen to one part oxygen, otherwise known as … Read More
Squeakie is now at Hello Charlie! Squeakie is Australia’s only 100% natural hand sanitiser that complies with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Centre for Disease Control (CDC) hand sanitiser guidelines. That’s pretty awesome because that means with Squeakie you get the best of both worlds – the best possible protection against germs (fast acting … Read More
For the same reasons that you would feed your baby organic foods, parents are recognising the importance of organic baby skincare and other organic products for baby. Babies are far more vulnerable than adults, not just because the skin (our body’s largest organ) is 10 times thinner than an adult’s, but also because, relative … Read More
It was during a conversation about deodorants, of all things. An aquaintance of mine was telling me that she was struggling to find an alternative to supermarket deodorants, as she was trying to avoid aluminium (of which more, later). She said she’d found one that she rather liked and showed it to me so I … Read More
Here at Hello Charlie, we’re always warning about synthetic ingredients that can be harmful to you and to your baby. But did you know that natural products, used incorrectly, can be just as harmful? Before we stock anything, we check all the ingredients. If there’s anything that’s harmful, we won’t stock it. We recently started … Read More
Coconut oil has so many uses – in cooking, for health and beauty, even for medicinal purposes. It’s safe for babies, children and pregnant women to use, and there are just so many uses for it! Using coconut oil in cooking is good for you, as the fats in coconut oil are short term medium-chain … Read More
Preservatives have a bad reputation, some deservedly so. Without preservatives though, your skincare has all sorts of nasty bacteria. So which preservatives should you look for?
Ever looked at the ingredients on a bottle and wondered what exactly active ingredients were? Put simply, it’s the part of the medicine or cosmetic that makes it do what it says on the bottle. In medicines, the active ingredient is the chemical that actually makes it work. For example, although the chemist may carry … Read More
What is the dirty thirty? It’s a list of toxic ingredients found in skincare and beauty products, including baby products. Find out what to avoid in our list.