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Finding the right products to use on your skin can be tricky. If you have sensitive skin – you probably have limited options. Plus many of the skin care products have ingredients that aren’t natural. Era Organics makes a line of skin care products that are gentle on your skin and are enhanced with organic ingredients including Manuka Honey, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Hemp Oil for added healing and moisturizing power.

These definitely sound like products our girls would like.  As Kayla enters high school, she is caring more and more about what goes on her skin and the products that she uses.

ERA Organic makes many products but you suffer from eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, dry skin or if you are looking for anti-itch cream, you must check out these products.We are giving away a prize pack of some of their awesome products.

Elixir:

The Elixir is pH balanced, cruelty free, paraben free, alcohol free, non-toxic, non-hormonal, steroid free and without any useless fillers so you get a power pack of nutrients with each use.

 

It has 7 powerful ingredients used to treat seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and rashes proven to help repair cracked, dry and damaged skinincluding manuka honey, aloe vera, coconut oil, MSM, vitamin E, hemp seed oil and cehami extract to strengthen your skin’s immune system and ability to fight infection.

 

Dead Sea Mud Mask:

It’s like a spa quality facial treatment as seen in US Weekly, Life & Style and Wellness Magazine.

What You Can Expect For Your Skin:

  • Absorb excess oils, dirt and toxins
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Boost healing, improve elasticity
  • Exfoliate, cleanse and minimize pores
  • Remove blackheads
  • Treat acne and prevent future breakouts
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Your Skin Will Love the Dead Sea Mud:

  • Calcium boosts cell renewal and refreshes skin
  • Sodium fights off damaging free radicals that cause premature aging
  • Magnesium slows aging, soothes damaged skin and protects from rashes
  • Sulfer helps detoxify skin from impurities
  • Potassium helps balance skin’s moisture
  • Bromide repairs cells to restore a healthy complexion

 

Microdermabrasion Face Scrub:

This at home microdermabrasion face scrub gently loosens dirt, grime and dull skin while nourishing your cells- leaving healthy, beautiful skin. Get a softer, more youthful complexion in minutes.

• Acne • Blackheads
• Acne Scars • Premature Aging
• Dry/Damaged Skin • Wrinkles
• Stretch Marks • Dark Circles

You can read more about these products at SavingYouDinero.com.

One lucky reader is going to win a prize pack of all of these products! Just Enter Below. Giveaway ends on 7/28/17 at 1159pm EST. It is open to US Residents.

Please note – the blogger is not responsible to fulfill the prize.

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Thinkbaby Complete BPA Free Feeding Set Giveaway!! #2016HGG (ends 12/4) It’s that time of the year again – time to find the perfect gift for the little people in your life!  Look no further than the Thinkbaby Complete BPA Free Feeding Set!!
When our girls were born I don’t think they had BPA Free Feeding Sets.  Now they have all sorts of them like this set from Thinkbaby.  Almost makes me wish we were having another baby… almost =)

About Thinkbaby & Thinksport;

Thinkbaby and Thinksport’s founder, Kevin Brodwick brought his interest in health and preventative medicine and his background in biotechnology together to form a company whose sole purpose is to create alternative products for little ones to adults.

Having worked with Thinkbaby and Thinksport in the past, Africa’s Blog was super excited to include them in our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide.  This year she was happy to share with you the Thinkbaby Complete BPA Free Feeding Set – be sure to click HERE to find out just how much she loves this feeding set.

Thinkbaby Complete BPA Free Feeding Set!! #2016HGG

The Giveaway

Enter to WIN a Thinkbaby Complete BPA Free Feeding Set

Giveaway open to USA, 18+ entrants only
Giveaway ends 12/4 at 11:59pm est

Come back daily to earn more chances to WIN!!!

Good Luck & Happy Eating!!

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Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

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When Jack was born many things changed in our lives.  Since he had RSV and ended up with breathing issues, we sought to clean up our home as much as possible.  I make many of our own cleaners now and instead of candles I typically use an essential oils diffuser.  However, most diffusers seem to be quite pricey.  So I am VERY excited to show you my new diffuser and to let you know it is an affordable gift at UNDER $20!

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This is the GuruNanda 100% Essential Oils with Diffuser gift set.  It retails for $19.99 and is now being sold at Walmart!

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This set just so happens to come with two of my favorite essential oils; Peppermint and Lavendar.  Those are my go to oils for headaches.  Peppermint is also great for waking you up and Lavendar can calm you down.  Simply add some to your new diffuser and see for yourself.

This diffuser has another cool feature as well in the form of an LED light.  You can have your diffuser running and use it as a nightlight as well.  Perfect for diffusing lavendar to help you sleep at night.

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At $19.99, this makes a great gift for many different people.  Coworkers would love this for use at home or in their office.  I think teachers would also appreciate this thoughtful gift.  Baby-sitters, family members, tweens and the list can go on and on.

I am excited to include this item in our gift guide and excited to let you know that one reader will win their very own diffuser!

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Even now, I can still remember that feeling my husband and I had when we learned we were expecting our first child together.  Pure happiness, excitement, joy, amazement and so much more all wrapped into just a few moments as we celebrated and pondered the little miracle already growing inside me.  It was one of the best moments of our lives.  Shortly after the initial excitement and celebration, the questions began.  Would we breastfeed or bottle feed?  Did we want a jogging stroller or a regular stroller.  Did we want a soft structure carrier or a wrap?  Nightgowns with footies or zip up sleep sacks?  It seemed like a never ending stream of questions and decisions.  Like most parents, we only wanted what was best for this child and what worked best for our family.  After having our first, it was a little easier to answer those questions and make those decisions as we learned, grew and discovered what was unique about each of our children.  We now have four children and our baby is now 2.  One struggle we had with Jack, threw us for a loop.  With the girls and Benjamin we pretty much chose whatever baby wipes we wanted.  Which ones had the best price, was usually the determining factor.  But with Jack, he was prone to rashes and after trying multiple things, I realized the culprit was the baby wipes.  Thus began my quest for the most natural baby wipes I could find.  I tried some DIY baby wipes, but he still broke out in a rash from those.  Then I discovered a brand carried at our local Meijer called WaterWipes.

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WaterWipes were our chemical free solution for Jack.  In fact, they contain EXACTLY two ingredients; water and grapefruit seed extract.  To be precise these chemical free wipes contain 99.9% purified water and .1% grapefruit seed extract.  And yes, they do clean his bottom well and he has had no rashes since we switched over to WaterWipes.

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The only thing I found to be a downside is that these are not interfolded like other wipes are.  The reason is so they stay sterile.  But it just means you should not transfer to them to another container.  Not a big deal for us, but some might find it difficult.

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If you are a parent, perhaps even a first time parent; I know the questions may seem endless and overwhelming.  Set your mind at ease and choose the chemical free wipes that are affordable, eliminated Jack’s rashes and are a safer option for your children.  You can easily locate WaterWipes at your local Meijer by using their store locator.

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I would love to hear what questions you have had as a parent and what solutions are working for you!

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

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I love finding new, frugal and natural ways of replacing chemical laden cleaners.  For years, I held back on trying them because I heard over and over and over that they just don’t work.  I’ll be honest.  It’s true.  Some all natural cleaners just don’t work, or don’t work well.  But that doesn’t mean you need to give up.  One item I had been clinging to, was our dishwasher tabs.  I couldn’t stomach the cost of the natural ones.  Everyone said the homemade kind didn’t work.  I still HAD to try make Natural DIY Dishwasher Detergent though.  So here it is.  This is my tried and true recipe for Natural DIY Dishwasher Detergent.

Natural DIY Dishwasher Detergent

Ingredients:

1 Cup Borax

1 Cup Washing Soda

1/2 cup  salt

1/2 cup MILLIARD 100% Pure Food Grade Citric Acid, 2lb.

Combine all ingredients and mix well.  Then mix it some more.  Place 1 heaping spoonful into your dishwasher cleaner holder and wash like normal.  I have been using this with amazing results!  It has not worked well for heavily soiled pans and coffee stains.  But everything else has been spotless.  I feel great knowing our dishes are safer to eat off of and none of us miss the chemical smell from the tabs.  I had so many people tell me that their natural DIY Dishwasher Detergent failed.  I don’t know if their recipe is different or if it depends on the water you use?  But, for us, this has worked wonderfully and is saving us money for sure!

Natural DIY Dishwasher Detergent

I’d love for you to try it and share your experience below.  If you are still nervous, then consider switching to a safer alternative like Seventh Generation Auto Dish Pacs, Free and Clear, 45 Count.

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen