Thursday, July 28, 2016

Seventh Generation + Maya Rudolph | Vajingle

Check out this hilarious video from Maya Rudolph and Seventh Generation as she talks about the lack of transparency in tampon ingredients.  #ComeClean







GladRags Pads: The Pads That Started It All!

GladRags were my very first purchase. I had been going back and forth on whether or not to buy cloth pads, then one day I found them in a local store. I decided to just buy 2 and see if I liked the way they felt and if they lived up to the hype. Well 2 years later and these are still the first I grab! 

Use coupon code: Reuse2016 if you are ready to make the switch! You'll get $10 off any value kit on GladRags.com. You can use the code too, of course. Fine print: the coupon code can only be used once per order, cannot be combined with other offers, and expires 12/31/16.

Seventh Generation Free & Clear Laundry Detergent: A Review

I received a coupon for a free bottle and 3 free samples of this laundry detergent. All opinions are 100% my own.

I love that this product is made mainly from plant derived ingredients.

I love that the bottle is made from 80% recycled plastic and that you can recycle the bottle and the cap.

This laundry detergent worked great on fresh stains but not so well on stains that sat for a few days. The laundry came clean and had no smell which is what you would expect from a free and clear detergent. I used it on my cloth diapers and had no staining or stink issues while using it. All in all I would definitely purchase this again.


Friday, September 11, 2015

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Apply To Host A Healthy Baby Home Party!

 
If We Can Get Monsters Out of Closets, Bring Toys Back to Life, and Heal Scrapes with a Kiss, We Can Get Toxins Out of Our Kids.  
What is a Healthy Baby Home Party? 
Seventh Generation's Healthy Baby Home Parties are fun and informative for you and your guests, and together you will create a healthy environment for your families! And of course, the most fun of all is the opportunity to get together and talk about your kids and the things that matter to you most.

The Healthy Baby Home Party kit contains educational information from non-profit partner Healthy Child Healthy World, a fun party game to help you share tips, and products and coupons from Seventh Generation, bobble, Zarbee's Naturals, and other brands.

Hosts and guests will also be invited to join us in asking our U.S. Senators to reform chemical policy. For more information on our perspective, visit: www.seventhgeneration.com/responsibility
 
 
 What is the Application Process?
  • All applicants must be members of Generation Good first.  Sign up at generationgood.net.
  • Accept the Healthy Baby Home Party Application offer on your Generation Good dashboard and complete the application.

  • Applicants will be notified in mid August on whether or not they have been selected to host a party via an email to the email address assigned to their Generation Good member profile.

  • All selected applicants will then be asked to confirm their participation by accepting the Healthy Baby Home Party Mission and confirming their shipping address before they are sent the Healthy Baby Home Party Kit.
    Each selected host will then receive a free party kit in the mail. We ask that all parties are held in August/September. For full Terms and Conditions: http://www.seventhgeneration.com/content/healthy-baby-home-party-terms-conditions
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    *By posting this I receive an entry into a sweepstakes to win 1 of 100 Healthy Baby Home Party Kits.

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    My Cloth Pad Stash!

    So I finally decided to take a stash shot. Now I get to share that with you all. My stash is small but growing. It is comprised of 4 overnights, 2 heavies, 5 regulars, 4 liners, and 2 cups. I also have a wet bag and 2 dry carry bags. I also keep Divawash on hand for my cups.

    My pad stash consists of GladRags, Maxille Love, Party in My Pants, Pink Lemonade Shop, Mama's Fluf n' Stuf,  LillyaPads, LunaPads, Sewn by Tash, and Sew Sweet Creations. My cups are a Divacup size 2 and a Femmecup.


    All stacked up!
     
    I keep them stacked and unsnapped in a drawer.
     
    Switching to cloth menstrual pads was the best idea I have ever had. Do disposable pads and tampons look so pretty? I think not! Have you started with cloth yet? If not, what's stopping you?

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Sew Sweet Creations: A Review

    Sew Sweet Creations had a 1000 liker giveaway on their Facebook page and I was the lucky winner. The prize was two lovely and soft minky topped cloth pads. These were my first minky pads and I was thrilled to have won them.

    

    The minky pads have a multi layer bamboo fleece core and a layer of hidden PUL. The pads that I received are backed in anti-pill fleece.

     
    Sew Sweet Creations uses a ribbon system to tell the absorbency. A pad with a red ribbon means the pad is a heavy/postpartum. A pad with a green ribbon means the pad is a regular/heavy. A pad with a blue ribbon is a light/regular. The I received a regular/heavy and a light/regular.
     
     
    Sew Sweet Creations offers up different fabric choices for the pads as well. The flannel or minky topped have a multi layered bamboo fleece core and a hidden layer of PUL and are backed with corduroy. The cotton topped pads have a multi layered bamboo fleece core and an optional layer of PUL. They are also backed with corduroy. These styles are held in place with wings that snap around the seat of your undies.
     
     
    My first experience was using the heavy/regular pad. I was actually out and about that day at a bridal shower and I only brought 5 pads with me. I had 2 overnights (different brands), 2 heavy flow pads (also different brands)and the regular/heavy from Sew Sweet Creations. I used the pads that I had previous experiences with because I knew how much they could hold. Well after about 2 maybe 3 hours I had used all of them except the SSC pad and it was time to try it out. I was beyond amazed at how well it preformed. I mean I honestly thought that I would have to leave because even and overnight couldn't stay contained. I was able to stay to the end of the event using this pad. It was very lightweight and super comfortable. It gave excellent coverage as well. I was very impressed. Upon returning home I was able to rinse it out with cold water and put it aside to wash later.
     
     
    On day 2, I was able to try the light/regular pad. I was equally impressed with this pad. I used it as a regular flow pad. I was able to use it for about an hour or so before needing a change. I simply rinsed with cold water and put it aside to wash later that day. I was able to use it again on day 3 after washing the night prior. All with no stinks or staining. This pad even worked great as a liner. Again leaving no stains.
     
    
    
     
    These pads fit perfectly into my wash routine for my cloth pads. I have a fairly small stash so I must wash and leave them to dry over night. As I stated above, I simply rinsed them in cold water after use and set them aside to be washed later. It is recommended that these pads be washed in cold water only. I personally only use cold water on my cloth pads. I washed them with Rockin' Green laundry soap. As far as drying goes, they air dry completely over night if I have a fan on them. Without a fan they are mostly dry in the morning but may need a few extra hours. They had zero staining issues.
     
    All in all, I would definitely recommend Sew Sweet Creations to my family and friends. Erin of Sew Sweet Creations was extremely friendly and has great customer service. The shop is based in Australia and offers a wide variety of products from cloth menstrual pads to cloth diapers with much more in between. You can find Sew Sweet Creations on Facebook and Etsy
    

    *Updated to add I was not asked to do a review on this product. All opinions are 100% my own.