Saturday, December 15, 2007

WeeGo Glass Bottles

Found this great glass bottle option online .. WeeGo glass bottle by Babylife.

Babylife is reintroducing glass baby bottles, because of the recent concern over leaching chemicals in plastic baby bottles - but with a new design and safety twist: the bottle is covered with a modern sleeve that will help protect the bottle from breakage and also prevent bumping into other articles in your diaper bag.

WeeGO is baby bottle that is bisphenol A, phthalate, PVC and polycarbonate-free.

Haven't seen this in NZ, but please leave a comment if you know if any stockists.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

earth friendly actvities at The Blueberry Farm over summer

The Blueberry Farm are running fun eco-friendly activities for 3 years+ run throughout January and February.

Activities are include: learning to make a simple vege garden from a hay bale, making organic blueberry icecream and worm farm races!

These activities are being run by "Between the Blues", an Organic Environmental Education trust that has created an engaging hands-on living laboratory on the Blueberry Farm.
The goal of this classroom without walls is to develop children’s
􀂙 environmental awareness and sensitivity,
􀂙 deepen their knowledge and understanding ,
􀂙 create earth friendly attitudes and values,
􀂙 develop their environmental skills and commitment
by allowing them to experience creating an organic environment first hand by participating in fun and thought provoking activities on the Certified Organic grounds of the Blueberry Farm in Upper Hutt.

Entry by Koha (donation) to the trust.

Monday, December 03, 2007

I just had my first organic sugaring experience, so for something different, I'll tell you about it.

Organic Hand Sugaring is virtually unheard of in NZ - there is only one current practitioner, who just happens to be in my neighbourhood - Lower Hutt!

It is an ancient Middle Eastern method of hair removal that has been updated to the 21st century. As a sign of purity and cleanliness, a Middle Eastern bride-to-be would have all her body hair removed and and organic hand sugaring was the most effective way fo achieving this with the least amount of discomfort (although like waxing of course there is some discomfort).

Organic Hand Sugaring definitely leaves the skin feeling softer and silkier as the sugar paste exfoliates at the same time. It is made from all natural ingredients - lemon juice, sugar and water. Jane (who runs her home-based practice in Lower Hutt) also uses special corn-starch powder (not talcum) before applying the paste. All her soaps and lotions are SLS free. Jane who has international qualifications in Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Organic Sugaring also practices reflexology and aromatherapy massage at her Maungaraki (Lower Hutt) home. No web site. Phone 04 566 9876 for enquiries.

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