“If you’ve been following my blog, by now you’ve probably noticed that our family leans towards using natural products. There are a lot of benefits to using more natural products (they tend to be environmentally friendly and cruelty free), but for us a lot of it comes down to our health. There are a lot of ingredients that we simply cannot be exposed to due to chemical sensitivities and allergies, many of which are in your standard bathroom products like shampoo, soap, toothpaste and so forth. There are even some things in our water that we avoid!”
We harvested potatoes from our garden this week! 🙂 I asked my toddler what he thought about it and got his reaction on tape 😀 Enjoy!
This is my late Father’s Day post for my husband (and for others who get tired of father’s being told they are fit to parent).
Hi there! 🙂
I just wrote a post on what is in our beach bag.
Okay, so it is really about how my husband picked my swimsuit, what is in our beach bag AND my favorite ways to recover from a sunburn. 😉
You can check it out here: What is in this Natural Mom’s Beach Bag
I hope you all have a great weekend! <3
We take personally hygiene products – things that are supposed to be good for us and for our benefit – so much for granted. Do you know what is in yours?
Hey there! 🙂
So… I wrote a post on mama cloth. Yikes, right?
Check out all the detail here: Mama Cloth – The Dirty Details
Several weeks ago, I was contacted by the shop owner of SirenSistersElixirs! She asked if I was open for a giveaway and told me she made essential oil diffuser jeweler. While I had heard of essential oil diffuser jewelry, I didn’t know how it worked. So, naturally, I asked her to explain it to me! 🙂 This is what she said…
Essential oil jewelry works in two ways:
1. Jewelry with lava rocks: Lava Rock:
Lava rocks are porous and can hold the scent of pure essential oil for up to three days. Since the rocks are known for their grounding qualities and ability to calm raw emotions, they are a wonderful tool in creating peace within. They are meant to be worn directly to the skin, with no barrier so it may absorb negative energy.2. Jewelry with felt pads: the necklaces without lava rocks have a felt pad. When essential oils are dropped on the felt pad, they diffuse into the air. Depending on the oil, the scent will stay for 3 – 4 days.
Please note, my websites (New Crunchy Mom and Rebecca Lemke) and myself are not associated with any essential oil brand companies or schools of usage. I urge caution when beginning use of any product, natural or not. I am not a medical professional, and I don’t play one on TV. If your bottle of oils says to consult a physician in certain circumstances, please do so!
When I spoke to Erin, I told her I wanted to wait until my Facebook page hit 500 likes before running the giveaway. It was at around 420 when I said that. I posted to let everyone know the agreement and by the next day, it was over 500 likes!
This giveaway is happening because of the amazing support and community here and on the Facebook page. You all are the reason this is happening, so thank you! <3
Because I posted that announcement, I was approached by a second shop! The asked if they could sponsor the giveaway and allowed me to pick out some of their products to try for myself before deciding. I received their spearmint lipgloss, rosemary lipgloss, and outdoor activity cream!
I can honestly say, my favorite is the spearmint lipgloss! When my allergies and sensitivities surfaced, I had to stop chewing my favorite spearmint gum and couldn’t find any lipgloss with a safe ingredient list for me. This product has an ingredient list that is natural and is free from all my allergies and all of the toxic ingredients our family avoids. The rosemary is just as amazing, but the spearmint is my favorite because I previously loved it! The outdoor activity cream is also fantastic. It isn’t super greasy like other lotions and creams, and it is safe for our whole family!
I told the shop owner that I loved their stuff and accepted their offer to sponsor the giveaway. <3 We worked together to get some of their most well-loved products into this giveaway for you!
If you win, you will get rosemary lipgloss, spearmint lipgloss, outdoor activity cream, body butter, baby powder and shaving cream – all organic! 🙂 I’ve heard their baby powder is loved by many a crunchy mom. 😉
For those that don’t win, Crunchie Life is providing everyone a coupon code! It does not expire for my community, so feel free to use it whenever you want, as many times as you want. Crunchie Life is dedicated to helping moms like me be able to afford and use natural and safe products. Just use the code RLemke10 on orders of $9.99 or more and you will receive a 10% discount.
I cannot possibly convey how excited I am about this giveaway. 9 months ago when I started this blog, I NEVER imaged that I would be running a giveaway. If you told me that I would have so many people making up a community surrounding this blog, I would have told you that you were crazy. But, here we are. Thank you all (sponsors, community, family and friends) for the support, prayers and kindness you have shown to me. I will be forever grateful.
If you are planning on sticking around to be part of the community after the giveaway, you can join us over at my new site, Rebecca Lemke with the new tagline: “Holistic and regenerating living, both temporal and eternal”.
Good luck to each and every one of you in this giveaway! <3 Please note, this giveaway is not just for moms. If you want to win some of the products, but don’t have a use for say the baby powder, feel free to enter anyways and give the baby powder to a mommy in need!
Hi there! 🙂
Exciting news today 😀 My husband and I spent some time this week working on filming and editing a video and creating a recipe! It is actually something we eat all the time, but with our food allergies, we are frequently asked what we can eat.
We are allergic to most of the top 8 allergens (except for tree nuts, go figure)! A lot of people think that our diet is very restricted because of this, especially since the normal American diet basically consists of these things (soy, wheat and corn especially). So, we decided to write down one of the meals for you all to check out!
Here you go!
“Pinterest informed me that because I was interested in “photography”, I should check out this board called “photograph” and the pin from it. Apparently some man decided to make a board full of women caught in snapshots of various sex acts. The picture I had been shown was of a girl who I am 100% certain was not over the age of consent.” – Get Your Lady Bits Off My Pinterest Feed
My second post on the new website is up. 🙂
You can check it out here: How I Keep My Baby Cool (And Safe) In the Car