I am so happy to be back on Good Morning Washington! Last time I showed you some of my favorite DIY recipes but this time I’m back to show you how to make DIY products for the most important person in your home: your baby.
Did you know that some baby products contain toxic chemicals that have been linked to health issues, endocrine disruption and cancer. Some of these chemicals are Parabens, Proplyene glycol, Phthalates, Formaldehyde and fragances (which unfortunately are not regulated and can have all sort of questionable ingredients).
My journey into green living started a little over 5 years ago when I found out I was expecting my first child. I wanted what was best for her and I was so overwhelmed about all the chemicals in mainstream baby products that I decided I had to learn how to make my own.
Making DIY products is so easy and I hope that by seeing our segment you realized that you too can make these recipes in just a matter of minutes!
Why make your own products at home?
If you’re looking to avoid toxic chemicals, you either have to research each product you buy – know what are the ingredients, what to avoid and what’s safe to use or you can make your own.
I love making DIY products because I want to make sure my kids don’t get exposed to chemicals that could possibly harm them after repeated exposure. Plus all these recipes are so easy to make, that most of them can be done in under 5 minutes. They’re also very affordable; I buy all the ingredients in bulk and they last me almost an entire year.
Missed the segment? Watch it here:
DIY Baby Products:
If you’re looking for the recipes to the products you saw me making with Eileen on Good Morning Washington, you’ve come to the right place. You can find the ingredients list and directions to each recipe by clicking on the image below:
If you’re looking for more DIY recipes, check out my Green Resources section.
Attend my free workshops to learn how to make DIY products:
When I started this journey it was a little overwhelming and sometimes I wasn’t sure if I was doing things the right way. Now that I’ve had a little more experience making these recipes I’d love to show you how to make them.
I’ve partnered with Whole Foods Market to do a FREE workshop series. Every month we gather at Whole Foods Market in Friendship Heights to learn how to make different DIY products. These events are not only free but so are all the ingredients we use and you get to take home the products you make. How awesome is that?
Sign up here to be notified of my next workshop – hint it’s going to be in April and the theme will be Green Spring Cleaning.
My hope is to inspire you to make simple changes in your life. Every little change can make a big difference in your overall health but most importantly, on your kids’ health.
If you want to learn more about this blog check out my about section or my start here section. I have lots of resources on parenting, green living and kids activities. If you want to stay in touch, you can sign up to my newsletter in the box below and you’ll receive a free printable with some of my DIY recipes.
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