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  1. We have entered a new phase in our eczema home. Our co-operative toddler, who used to love to help moisturise her itchy little body, has gradually been replaced. In her place is a fiercely independent little girl of almost 4 who knows excatly what she wants, or in this case what she doesn't want!

    I appreciate that she knows her own mind, as I grew up afraid to say boo to a goose, but in this case she is saying No to something that is good for her. Moisturising her eczema skin is vital to keep it in it's current, excellent conditon. I don't want to battle her all the time so what can practically can I do to keep skin moisturised in 'sneaky ways'?!

    This is how I moisturise the girls skin 'stealth style'...

  2. Natural, allergy friendly shampoo bar, Made in Ireland

     

    I launched the Cider & Ginger Shampoo Bar in the spring of 2016 and it has steadily been growing in popularity. It is now in 80% of the order boxes I package up each week and recently over took "Rose Blush" Natural Soap and "Nourish Bed Time Face Mousse" in my bestseller rankings!

    Why is it so popular?

  3. How to wrap your bath bombs - Bath-bomb Kit Tutorial #4

    I hope you are having fun experimenting with your Bathbomb Making Kit!

    It feels great doesn't it when you finally get the knack of unmoulding without it crumbling! Don't be disheartened if it does crumble - still use it in your bath. It will fizz away and still release its lovely aromas and skin moisturising jojoba oil. I always have a jar on the go of 'home use' mishapes and crumbles.  

    So let's talk about wrapping and displaying your bathbombs!

  4. is shea butter a nut

     

    This is an excellent question! 

    I recently made the decision that all of our natural skincare products would be made without using any nut oils because of my eldest daughter's nut anaphylaxsis. But the beady eyed may have noticed I am still using Shea Butter in some products. The FDA in the U.S do class Shea Butter as a tree nut so in theory nut allergy sufferers could potentially have an increased risk of allergy to it. So this leads to the important question - why do I continue to use it in some of my products - (Emmy's Balm, Baby Buff Bath Melts, TLC Skin Balm, Butter Me Up Handmade Soap)