Natural Goodness for Your Tween’s Bathroom Sink

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I love spring and the promise and changes that it brings. The promise of melting snow. The promise of tulips and daffodils. A promise of baby animals and birds. A promise of lush green grass and trees. And even the promise of mud. Lots and lots of mud. Out here in Eastern Iowa, spring really doesn’t really start until April.

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Yes, we’ve had hints that spring is on the way and our snow is finally gone, but we’re still waiting on our flowering bulbs {the picture below is from last year}, green grass, and trees to leaf out and blossom. So, I really love April, when winter is finally kicked away, and our landscape at long last decides to give in to warmer weather. April, coincidentally, also happens to be Earth Month, which is the perfect time to examine your green priorities and make any of the changes you’ve been saying for a while now that you’d like to make.

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In honor of April and Earth Month, I’ll be sharing small, easy changes you can make in your life – changes to help protect your family and also help protect the earth. Stay tuned. I’ve got some good stuff in the works. First up – the bathroom sink!

Natural Goodness for Your Tween’s Bathroom Sink

Today, I’m sharing what I’ve done in my bathroom – specifically the bathroom my tween uses. In my house, that really means my sink because all six of us share one sink right now until we move out of the barn and into our passive house.  My journey to lead a greener life has seen many changes over the years. I never really thought much about my personal care products until I started having kids. While I’ve been quick to make positive changes for them, I’ve been slower to make changes for me and my husband. But now that my kids are getting older, and stinkier, I’m glad I’ve been reading about ingredients because I want to make sure I start them on the right path. From Day 1.

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For the first time, I’m having to provide my oldest child with deodorant and face cleansers. I tell you what you guys, I’m just not ready for these changes in my kids, changes that frankly, scare me to death. I’m just glad I can find the right products to help us through these changing times. Now, if I can get a certain someone to use them reliably, life will be good. 😀

We’ve used Tom’s of Maine natural personal care and oral care products for a really long time. In fact, I posted about switching over to their deodorant last summer. After using Tom’s of Maine Deodorant for almost a year, we are still very happy with it. I feel so much better with a deodorant that is aluminum free AND effective. Toms’s of Maine natural personal care and oral care products are made with no artificial colors, flavors, fragrances, or preservatives so I feel good about giving them to my kids, as well as using them myself.

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I was at Walmart the other day picking up a few new items to round out our products, and I also picked up new toothpaste for me. While I have always bought my kids safer options,  my husband and I have been the last hold outs for more traditional toothpastes. I have finally decided to kick the bad stuff to the curb and make the switch to Tom’s of Maine. I’m using both the Antiplaque & Whitening Peppermint Fluoride Free Toothpaste and the Whole Care® Spearmint Fluoride Toothpaste. I prefer the fluoride free toothpaste, but do alternate between the two, for no real reason except I do.

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So what’s on your kid’s bathroom sink? Here’s what’s on ours:

  • Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry™ Fluoride Toothpaste – the littles have used this for a long time. They love it.
  • Antiplaque & Whitening Peppermint Fluoride Free Toothpaste
  • Whole Care® Peppermint and Spearmint Fluoride Toothpaste
  • Unisex Long Lasting Apricot Deodorant – my tween and I both use this. My husband uses a different Tom’s of Maine aluminum free deodorant.
  • And a super easy to make, two ingredient facial cleanser, perfect for really dry faces that need moisture! My tween has had bumpy eczema on her cheeks for a long time and after only a couple days using this cleanser – I already see positive changes.

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2 Ingredient Facial Cleanser for Your Tween’s Bathroom Sink
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup witch hazel
  • 1/8 - 1/4 cup olive oil. Use less oil if your skin isn't too dry, or more if is very dry.

Instructions

  1. To make this super easy facial cleanser, just combine the witch hazel and olive oil in a bottle and shake well. I like a little spray bottle, but you could use a different type of bottle too.
  2. To use, put a small amount on a cotton pad and use to cleanse the face. It can also be used to remove makeup and treat minor bug bites as well.
  3. This cleanser feels really nice and moisturizes while it cleans. It really only takes a tiny bit to see good results!
  4. Make sure to shake the bottle each time before use as the oil does separate from the witch hazel.
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So there you have it. Super simple ideas to green up your bathroom – from my family to yours! Are you happy with what’s on your tween’s bathroom sink, or do you think there’s room for improvement? How will you be inspired by the promise of spring to make positive changes in your life?

Stay tuned for more posts on easy ways to green your life coming up in April!

Comments

  1. I am going to make a batch of this cleanser, and I definitely need to give the Tom's deodorant another shot. Thanks for more great inspiration!
    • Be prepared to adjust the oil, Robin. Start with a small amount and add more if needed! :-) I'm glad you're going to try Tom's again. You may want to detox your arm pits first. :-)

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