10 Tips for Reducing Plastic in our Lives

Balm Baby Plastic Free Challenge and Giveaway

Take a minute and look around you.  How much plastic do you see?  So many products that we use everyday are made of or stored in plastic.  Plastic will NEVER break down - EVER!  You may be able to upcycle it or recycle it but there is a limit to the number of times it can be used.  In the end, it will end up floating in our oceans as tiny little plastic pellets that will harm the animals and ecosystems.  I won't go into the details behind all of the waste but I encourage you to visit a friend of mine, Beth Terry, and her blog My Plastic Free Life.  While she may be one of the biggest advocates for living plastic free; we can all make little changes in our lives to help the problem. Keep reading and scroll down to enter the Balm Baby Plastic FREE July Challenge and Giveaway! I have compiled a quick list of practical tips on how we can all reduce the plastic in our lives.  Don't let these overwhelm you - just pick a few of the items on the list and pay attention to the things that ... [ Read More ]

Green Baby Gift Guide

Green Baby Gifts

  Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a new baby (or mom)?  Fill their stockings with eco-friendly and natural bath and body products. Some of my personal favorites include: TotLogics New 2-in-1 Wash & Shampoo - 100% plant based wash.  Does not contain sulfates, parabens, phthlates, PEG, or DEA.  No artificial colors or fragrances. Made in the USA. Dolphin Organics New Norfolk Lavender Bubble Bath - Natural blend of lavender oil with organic candula and oat kernal to soften the skin. Balm! Baby Diaper Balm - Made in Hawaii. Safe, organic, vegan and 100% natural. ecoStoreUSA Baby Moisturizer - Made with cocoa and shea nut butters in an olive, jojoba and coconut oil base. Earth Mama Angel Baby, Angel Baby Oil - Contains natural grape seed oil (no nut oils) and zero toxins. This items would be great as a stocking stuffer or combined into a beautiful baby gift basket.   Disclosure: Samples of some of these products have been received for review. ... [ Read More ]

Eco-Friendly Halloween Tips

THinc Challenge

Have you joined the Switch "BOO" to NEW Challenge by THinc. Skin yet?  THinc Skin (home of Balm Baby) is once again asking you to switch out 2 plastic items that you use for Halloween (Boo) for a more eco-friendly options. Tips for making your Halloween more eco-friendly: Instead of the disposable trick-or-treat bags opt for a reusable container (preferably one that isn't made of cheap plastic).  My parents always gave us a pillow case to decorate for Halloween.  Not only was it a little more eco-friendly it held a LOT more candy! Say no to cheap Halloween costumes.  Many of the Halloween costumes that you find are so poorly made that they rip or tear after the first time your kids put them on.  Be sure to check your local thrift stores for second hand costumes or get crafty and make your kids costumes. Ditch the disposable decorations.  When shopping for decorations choose the ones that will last for years to come and not those "disposable" items that will end up in the ... [ Read More ]