Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Lavender 101: A Starter Guide to Using Essential Oil at Home


Last weekend we went to the Lavender Festival at the 123 Farm in Cherry Valley, California (about 2 hour's drive from Santa Monica).

It was lovely! 


The location is stunning, and you are allowed to wander throughout all the lavender fields (who knew there were so many types of lavender? Even white lavender!).  They offered seminars on the benefits of lavender, cooking with lavender, how to use lavender essential oils and simple but fun activities for kids.  Oh yeah, they also had lavender-infused lemonade, beer and champagne - YES

Seriously, it felt like we had been transported to Provence.

Anyway, let's talk a bit about lavender, shall we?

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Non-Toxic Munchkin Summer Guide: Pool Party Days

1. UV SKINZ Reversible Bucket hat 2. Real Kids Shades 3. Polarn o Pyret Eco UV Rash Guard  4.Feelgoodz Kidz Animalz flip flops   5-6 Polarn o Pyret 7.  Bling20 Swim Goggles 8.Onyx 18/8 Stainless Steel Popsicle Mold 9. Aqua Rider


It is practically summer. School will be out soon (this week for us!) and those long sunny days will be full of (somehow, hopefully!)  play, fun, a bit of travel and memories in the making.

  All this free time entails a lot of planning on my (and most mom and/or dads) end, so the last thing we want to worry about are our kids being unnecessarily exposed to toxic chemicals and the very last thing we want to be doing is spending our summer researching safe fun products!