September 1, 2014

Carcinogens in your Baby Shampoo?

Have you seen the recent headlines about a major baby products company and the ingredients in their baby bath products?   Their products contain both formaldehyde and propylene glycol.   The company promises that their baby products will be carcinogen free in two years – so I’ll check back in two years and see how they’re doing.  In the mean time, I’m finding new shampoo!

It’s funny, about a week before the news broke, I had picked up my bottles during the kids’ baths and starting reading the ingredients.  That’s the last time I used them.

I expected more, honestly, from this company.  Their entire marketing strategy is all about safe products for your baby!

They even have a new “natural” line, but there is nothing natural about it.  It’s full of chemicals too.

For now, I’m using the same Whole Foods brand shampoo and body wash for the kids that I use myself.  Seems to be working just fine.

 


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GREAT Coupons to Print Now!

There are several great coupons out right now that you might want to print before they reset for December coupons!

Check out this list!

I used zip code 10001 if you have trouble finding any of these. I also sort by categories on the left sidebar. It’s not 100% accurate, but it helps. :)


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Amazon: Kitchen Aid Professional Mixer for $209! (Reg $499!)

If you’ve been holding out for a great deal on a Kitchen Aid Professional Series mixer, this is probably the best price we’ll see!

Amazon is selling the Kitchen Aid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer for $259 (reg. $499) and then you can send in for a $50 Kitchen Aid Mail In Rebate!

There’s also a place at the bottom of the rebate form to opt out of the magazine subscription and you’ll get an extra $24 too!! 

Prices on Amazon can change quickly.  Let me know if the price has changed and I’ll update the post!

Thanks, Surviving the Stores!


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Organic Superfruit Spread – only $2.50/jar, shipped!

Open Sky is offering the Crofter’s Super Fruit Spread sample, a 4 pack of Crofter’s Organic Fruit Spreads for $4.99/jar.

If you’re new to Open Sky, use your $10 join credit and each jar is only $2.50! That’s 50% off the usual price in the store!

My husband loves superfruits, and I think this would make a great Christmas gift for him!

Look under curator, Kath Younger.

(Thanks, Surviving The Stores!)


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Groupon: $30 voucher to Vitacost for $15!

Hooray, there’s another Vitacost Groupon!    Vitacost has a big selection of natural products, vitamins and supplements, gluten free and vegan products, and all sorts of other things!

Here’s how to get your deal:

1. If you’re new to Groupon, sign up here: Groupon Sign-Up Link

2.  Follow this link to go to the Vitacost deal: Vitacost Groupon Daily Deal

Thanks, Surviving the Stores


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Chemical-Free Hand Sanitizer!

No mom’s purse (or diaper bag) is complete without a bottle of hand sanitizer.  But have you ever stopped to read the ingredients on a bottle?   One common ingredient is propylene glycol, which is a known carcinogen.  I don’t want my kids rubbing carcinogens on their hands – and then eating lunch!

Killing cold and flu germs is good though, so what to do?

There is thankfully an easy solution!  It is surprisingly simple to make your own, with ingredients from your local drug and health food store.

Chemical-Free Hand Sanitizer Recipe
1 c aloe vera gel (get the 100% aloe vera gel, with no added colors)
1-2 tsp witch hazel
10 drops Thieves Essential Oil

Mix together and add witch hazel until you like the consistency.

If you don’t live close to a drugstore, or just like the convenience of ordering online, Vitacost is a great resource.

I’ve packaged mine into a little container and put one in my purse and one in my son’s lunchbox.   He’s thrilled to have his own “special” hand sanitizer and will hopefully happily use it instead of the one at school.

A reader asked a great question about the effectiveness of this hand sanitizer:  Does it work to kill bacteria?  Both Witch Hazel and Tea Tree Oil are antiseptics. Tea tree oil in particular demonstrates antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal qualities, including against staph and ecoli, among other things.   I did find a medical report that said bacteria can develop resistance to tea tree oil if it’s used in concentrations below 4%.  My bottle is a 25% concentration.   Just be sure to check that when you pick up your oil.

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$15 for a $50 voucher to all-natural store, Abe’s Market from Plum District!

There’s another great special on Plum District today!  You can get a $50 voucher to Abe’s Market for only $15.  Abe’s Market is an online, all-natural grocery store with all kinds of great stuff, including soap nuts!  (You can read about my fabulous experience with soap nuts here.)  Premium products are 25% off through Monday, and shipping is free!

1.  If you’re new to Plum District, sign up through this Plum District link and get your $5 credit.  Then return to this page to get to your deal!

2.  Go to the Abe’s Market deal.  (They currently have over 40 deals to choose from!)

3.  Use code sunday40 to save 40% off your already discounted purchase!

4.  Your voucher will be active in about 48 hours.

Enjoy!

Thanks, Mindfully Frugal Mom!


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New $2 off Burt’s Bee’s coupon!

There’s a new $2 off Burt’s Bees coupon available to print!

Head over to Coupons.com to print this coupon for any Burt’s Bees Sensitive Skin Care Product!

 


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40% off Daily Deals at Plum District!

Right now, Plum District is offering two coupon codes, each good for 40% off!

You can get a $50 EcoMom voucher for only $15 after the code!!  PLUS, if you’re new to Plum District, you get an additional $5 off, making your out-of-pocket only $10!  Plus shipping is free for any order over $50!

1.  If you’re new to Plum District, sign up through this Plum District link.  Then return to this page to get to your deal!

2.  Go to the EcoMom deal  (They currently have over 40 deals to choose from!)

3.  Use codes saturday40 or cyber40 to save 40% off your already discounted purchase!  (each code good for 1 time use)

4.  Your voucher will be active in about 48 hours.

Enjoy!

Thanks, Surviving The Stores!


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Black Friday “Healthy” Deals

I’ve kept my eye out for Black Friday deals on healthy food or supplements and wanted to share a few finds with you!

In Stores

Walgreens
Renew Life Ultimate Chialife Seeds – $10 each, Get $10 in Register Rewards
FREE after Register Rewards!

Culturelle Probiotic Digestive Health (40 ct) – $9.50 each, Get $9.50 in Register Rewards
FREE after Register Rewards!

Online

Heavenly Homemakers – One of my favorite blogs is hosting a big Pink Friday sale, full of big discounts on her recipe e-books and more.  She’s all about real food, and mixes super practical helpful cooking ideas with humor.

Amazon 
Nutiva Organic Chia Seed at 3lbs for $18.61 ($6.20/lb) plus free shipping for orders over $25 (select Subscribe & Save)
Annie’s Homegrown Organic Vegan Fruit Snacks for $18.74 for 24 pouches (77¢ each)
Horizon Organic Low-fat Chocolate Milk for $16.50 for 18 cartons (91¢ each)

Food Renegade – Food Renegade has teamed up with some other real food bloggers to offer 40% off real food cooking classes, menu planning, and more.


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