Monthly Archives: May 2013

Baby Oil

 

 

Baby oil is made of mineral oil. Mineral oil is something completely foreign to the human body. It is a synthetic oil which is a byproduct of the distillation of gasoline from crude oil.  Wait, gasoline? crude oil? Why do we slather this stuff all over our children? Well, mostly because its cheap and abundant so manufacturers sell it to us and tell us its good for our skin. The honest truth is it is actually harmful to our health.

 

Mineral oil acts as a thin layer on the skin. It is difficult to absorb and clogs the pores, which slows the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins. Our skin plays a large roll in the body’s detoxification through sweat. If pores are blocked, the toxins remain in the body for a longer period of time. This alone can be harmful.  Once the oil is absorbed, it is broken down by the liver and passes through the intestinal tract. Once in the intestines, mineral oil will absorb all of the fat-soluble vitamins found there.  So all those organic foods and vitamin supplements you spend all your money on will get robbed by mineral oil and your body never gets the benefits.

 

There are claims that mineral oil can cause damage to the lungs, nervous system, skin, and even causes premature aging.  An unbiased study released by the Cancer Prevention Coalition in June 2002, contained the following: “Cancer and health experts just concluded reviews that indicate mainstream cosmetics and personal hygiene products including lotions, soaps and shampoos, pose the highest risk exposures to the general public. This risk is higher than smoking.” It is clear that mineral oil and petrochemicals have no place in skin care products and should never be used on babies or adults.

 

What should you use instead of baby oil? There are so many amazing and natural oils that you can use in place of mineral oil or petroleum containing lotions. Some of my favorites are:

 

 

It is not hard to replace products you already use with better healthy products. When you start using natural organic oils and lotions you will see how much better they work. You can even add a few drops of essential oils (my favorite oils are from Young Living, I find them to be the best quality) into Coconut oil or olive oil to use it as a moisturizer or massage oil.  A nice relaxing oil to add for children is lavender. Apply a little coconut oil with lavender before bed to make bedtime a little more relaxing.  Check out some of my homemade natural organic skin care products on in my Skin Care Shop.
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We love our stainless steel appliances, but with four little ones, even our “smudge resistant” brushed stainless steel ends up with streaks and smudges. The thought of paying for all of the stainless steel cleaner we would need to keep the appliances clean is not appealing to me, but fortunately we’ve found a great solution.

I now keep all of our appliances shiny and smudge free with baby oil:

1. Put a small amount of baby oil on a dry rag.

2. Rub it over the surface of the stainless steel in long, even strokes.

3. Buff off the excess baby oil with a second dry cloth. Be sure to get all of the excess baby oil off or it will attract lint.

4. Wipe with a dry cloth whenever you notice smudges or streaks.

5. Repeat every week or two as needed.

6. Occasionally, clean the whole thing with Windex to remove any excess oil and then start fresh.

Not only does the baby oil make the surface nice and shiny, but it also helps guard against fingerprints!

 

Maldives

The islands of Maldives appear in-between the trading route of the Indian Ocean.

The Maldives, a group of about 1,200 islands, separated into a series of coral atolls. Only 200 of the islands are inhabited.
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Many of these tropical atolls and islands are simply gorgeous, with swaying palms, white sandy beaches and deep-blue lagoons; none of the islands rise higher than 7.8 ft. above sea level.

watch this here: Maldives

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Dubai Miracle Garden

 

The most beautiful and biggest natural flower garden in the world, Dubai Miracle Garden

The Miracle Garden contains special vertical and horizontal landscaping designs; each area has special design.

The Miracle Garden contains different types of flowers; some flowers are planted for the first time in the Gulf Region. 

The garden contains more than 45 million flowers.

Garden Instructions:

1.  Please keep the area clean.
2.  Children are the responsibility of accompanied adults.
3.  Ball playing, cycling and barbecues are not allowed.
4.  The pets are not allowed.
5.  Management shall not be held responsible for personal accidents.
6.  Sitting is allowed only in the designated areas.
7.  Flower picking is not allowed.
8.  Any damages arising due to negligence or non–compliance with the mentioned instructions shall be sole responsibility of the visitor and their companions.
9.  Please use proper passages, walkways, and exits allocated for such use.