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How to Choose an Organic Mattress: Obasan Organic Bed Review

October 8, 2020

I’ve been searching for and researching organic mattresses for a few years now knowing that I would have to upgrade my youngest to a big bed eventually. Now that the time has come and passed, I wanted to let you in on the process of purchasing a brand new mattress that was as healthy as possible. There are so many things to consider when it comes to investing in an organic mattress. I’m also sharing the cleanest organic brand that we landed on after spending a lot of time looking into different brand options.

* This items in this post were gifted to me by Obasan after I contacted them personally. As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love. After testing these products for 60 days, this is my honest review. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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Baby Essential Oils Health Lifestyle

Organic First Aid Kit for on the Go (What’s in my Purse)

August 1, 2020

Over the years, I have managed to find some of the best quality on the go first aid items to keep in my purse. When you’re out and about with Children its quite often you might find yourself in need of an item for a bruise or a cut. If you don’t have it, then there’s the inconvenient rush to the nearest pharmacy to purchase an option you wouldn’t necessarily opt for. I don’t like being in a pinch when it comes to this scenario and I’m not always going to be near a health food store that can supply me with the options I have vetted over the years, so I have created a little pouch of natural health supports for every scenario I could think of. I continue to add as I go but being over 5 years into Motherhood, I’ve pretty much nailed down most of the necessities. These options aren’t just for kids, you can carry these around for yourself and to have on hand to offer to others if they are in need.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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Essential Oils Health Household Recipes

Thieves Natural Household Cleaner Review + DIY Recipes + Dilution Ratios

July 5, 2020

Cleaning my home is something I like to keep up and I especially like knowing that the products I’m using are natural as well as effective. We all know essential oils can be great tools to keep surfaces clean and get rid of pesky germs, but it’s important to get the right blend of oils to ensure you are effectively managing household germs and grime. I had always dabbled in Thieves cleaning products but when my Daughter enrolled into her first year of Kindergarten I wanted to ensure that I was managing all those germs that were headed my way each day. Previous to school, I had her home with me and while I still maintained a clean home I wanted to make sure I achieved a deeper clean without compromising on keeping conventional cleaning products out of my home. My only regret was that I hadn’t bought the entire Thieves kit sooner. I had started with the thieves essential oil to diffuse into the air at home, their foaming hand soaps, hand sanitizer, fruit and veggie soak, and concentrated cleaner and LOVED them. But adding in the laundry soap, toothpastes, on the go sanitizing spray (hello dirty shopping cart handles), and dish soap were an even bigger game changer.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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Health

The 3 Most Effective & Natural Headache Remedies

June 24, 2020

Headaches are something we’ve all dealt with, I’ve been dealing with more of them particularly since having my children. It’s the one thing that has lingered since my pregnancies and despite living a healthy lifestyle I still find myself getting tension headaches at least a few times monthly. While that may not be as bad as some people have to face, its not fun. Having to parent children who love to make noise and explore at the same time can be challenging when your head is throbbing. So I generally need some sort of relief.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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Beauty Health

How to Treat The 3 Most Common Postpartum Skin Concerns Naturally

May 17, 2020

Any Woman who has had children can tell you that the body you once knew becomes a land of discoveries after birth. You experience a lot of changes, some that stay and some that are temporary. Many are hormone induced while others are simply because you just created life.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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Health Recipes

Zucchini Brownie Recipe: Healthy & Antioxidant Rich

March 10, 2020

I love to create healthier versions of recipes and treats. Having children, I want them to enjoy delicious foods but with ingredients that are nourishing to the body without compromising the taste. I had heard that using shredded zucchini in baking was amazing for creating chewy treats so I played around with this recipe to make it healthy, delicious and simple. Trust me on this one, only 8 simple ingredients and It’s GOOD!

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Health Recipes

Healthy + Vegetable Packed Carrot Cake Muffins (Vegan Option)

February 20, 2020

Muffins are an amazing way to get nutrient dense foods in one big swoop. I love getting new muffin recipes..the best thing about muffins is that you can pack a ton of healthy and nourishing ingredients in them. Even the pickiest of eaters are more likely to eat a muffin that’s filled with foods they wouldn’t normally eat separated. I have home made muffins on hand almost every week for my entire family to grab on the go. They make for the easiest breakfast during busy school mornings and they are a food that is well loved by my Baby. He gobbles them up! I like to play around with recipes and this is a mix of a few of my own recipes and one that my friend gave to me recently. It’s a spin on carrot cake, my absolute favourite.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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Beauty Health

What are Ceramides? Skincare Benefits of Ceramides and Why you Should Add them to your Routine

February 14, 2020

Ceramides have been shown to have a drastic effect on the health and vitality of ones skin. Recent studies have shown dramatic results from topical application of Ceramides which are found naturally in the skin. Ceramides deplete naturally over time, causing a string of symptoms and effects to the skin. To better understand ceramides and their role in skin health, I’ve put together this article. I will address what ceramides are, the symptoms of ceramide depletion, it’s role in aging and inflammatory skin diseases, and my favourite ceramide rich skincare products.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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Beauty Health

Do you have Sensitive Skin? You may need to avoid fragrance in skincare

February 11, 2020

Did you know that a number of people cannot tolerate fragrances (even natural ones) in their skincare? And that they are commonly used in skincare products? If your skin fits into a certain subtype, you might be doing more harm than good when it comes to the products you choose. Whip synthetic fragrance is generally a no no, this post is not meant to vilify natural scents such as essential oils (as they are an incredible medicinal addition to any holistic lifestyle), but as with anything, they aren’t always tolerated across the board. There are many reasons why someone may choose to avoid essential oils in their skincare routine. This post will highlight skin types that don’t tolerate EO’s as well and common reactions/signs to know if you might be one of those people. I’m also going to share one of my favourite skincare lines that avoid activating ingredients for those with ultra sensitive and sensitized skin. They work to target specific skincare needs with impeccably sourced carrier oils from all over the world.

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Baby Health

How to Heal Bumps + Bruises naturally with Vanilla Extract

December 5, 2019

A bruise (or contusion- a hematoma of tissue) is a discolouration of the skin caused by damage or trauma which generally follows a fall or accident. Bruises are most commonly caused by broken capillaries/localized bleeding below the skins surface. Bruises that are visible due to discolouration are generally just below the skins surface. Though some bruises do result lower and aren’t visible, they are less common. Once a bruise is formed, your body will begin healing and resolve the wound via the immune system. But there are non-invasive and natural ways to help speed and support this recovery.

** This post is not designed to be medical advice. Always consult your medical provider regarding health and treatment options. **

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