Here is a quick video showing you the solution I use when making up Kamea’s organic cloth wipes for diaper changes. I mention in the video about a great place for quality organic jojoba oil. Here is the link. In my correspondence with the company, they told me that the following are many uses for their organic jojoba oil: diaper rash, cradle cap, mosquito bites, poison oak/ivey, stretch marks, acne, eczema, etc (more details here). Amazing stuff!
I wanted to share some of my postpartum must haves. These are things I use all the time these days. This list isn’t all inclusive… for example, I’m not listing diapers, stroller, car seat, and stuff like that. This list is simply to highlight a few things that I find very helpful as a new mommy.
I’ve been growing my own sprouts for many years and I love it. It’s such a fun process. One of my ultimate “green” goals is to grow more than just sprouts for my family. One of these days!
I know that when many people hear that I love sprouts, they automatically presume that I don’t shave my legs and that I hug trees in my spare time. And, when people hear that I grow my own… look out, because I might as well be from another planet – haha. But, when people learn how easy, fun, nutritious and inexpensive it is, they’re all too eager to ask me how to do it. Right now, I have alfalfa and broccoli sprouts growing in mason jars on my counter (I also grow radish sprouts and mung sprouts sometimes). They’re all just so adorable. (Oh yeah, and I “do” shave my legs!)
What is sprouting exactly? “Sprouting” is when you cultivate seeds in a non-soil environment just long enough for them to “wake up” from their dormant stage, burst into life, and sprout little, tiny stems and tiny leaves… and then you gobble ‘em up! Sprouting is one of the best tools you can use to helping you stay on a healthy path. I’m going to let you in on a little secret (the gardeners among you might know this already)… aside from the physical/health benefits of eating sprouts (which many people speak about) few people recognize sprouting for what it does to your mental outlook. The process of growing your own sprouts is simply amazing! When I walk into my kitchen and see these little babies growing from seed to fresh sprout, it makes me smile and I’m reminded about the wonderfully healthy lifestyle I lead… it’s impossible to miss it, because these little foods are growing and sprouting before my eyes. It inspires me and I reflect on the clean, pure, fresh, and green lifestyle I’ve chosen for myself. It imbues a kind of energy, like warm sunlight shining on me, that is hard to describe, but every bit as real as their food/nutritional benefits. And, if you have kids…this is one of the best activities that you can do together. It’s an awesome way to get kids excited about eating sprouts. Read More »