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From the monthly archives: March 2015

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The Miracles of Massage Oil

When I first starting looking into massage oils to add to our ranges, most of my friends and colleagues assumed it was for the hard working mommies to have a little relaxation and pampering time. And, don’t get me wrong, this is definitely still part of the plan and you absolutely deserve it! But really, your babies can benefit massively from regular massage with the right oils, which is why we just had to add the Lavender and the Eucalyptus Massage Oil to our ranges.

Massage is not only a wonderful opportunity for you to bond with your baby, but it also really helps them to develop and grow as they enjoy your loving and gentle touch while you softly massage the oils into their skin.  

The lavender and chamomile in the Lavender Massage Oil have beautifully calming and relaxing properties. This mild blend of essential oils soothes your baby into a gentle sleep and can be used from the day that they are born. It’s a great way to end off your night time routine.

To add Lavendar Massage Oil to your next order, just click here: Lavender Massage Oil

I recommend that you start using the Massage Oil once your baby is at least two months old. Not only do these gentle ingredients and the added touch of mothering love relax your baby for a good night’s sleep (and for you in that case), but the Eucalyptus also gently provides comfort for colds and tight chests.To add Eucalyptus Massage Oil to your next order, just click here: Eucalyptus Oil

 

 

Mommy Blog by Yvonne
Mom of two Awesome kids
Owner of Acornkids

 

Gentle Face Cream for every day and everyone.

As a working and loving mum, I do my level best to make sure that my whole family has a healthy diet packed with lots of vitamins that are not only great for them health-wise, but also ensure that they have glowing, healthy skin. The thing is, you can eat everything that you should eat for a healthy skin, but the daily contact with sunlight and air pollution means that we actually need a little help with an extra dose of antioxidant-boosting Vitamins C & E at the very least. 


This is exactly why I love the Acornkids Gentle Day Cream: not only is it packed with Vitamins C & E, but the Shea and Cocoa Butters give it a luxuriously soft, velvety feel that really rehydrate and nourish your skin (which is awesome for the dry winter months coming up!) The cucumber extracts mean that it soothes my kids’ skin if they’re a little sunburnt and is great for kids with excema. What’s even better is that my whole family can use it every day. So if we’re going on a family holiday where space is an issue, I just pop one cream into my handbag for the whole family to use!

I really do recommend this cream as an everyday moisturiser for your whole family, I know that my kids love it! So to have it delivered right to your door, just click this link http://goo.gl/KDo1na to order it right now and receive your 15% discount (valid 23/3 – 29/3)

PS, I’ve found that the Gentle Day Cream works a lot better if your face if clean after using something like the Acornkids Gentle Face Wash. So if you’d like to pop that into your cart with your Cream, just click here http://goo.gl/x0uylQ

Mommy Blog by Yvonne

Mom of two awesome kids
Owner of Acornkids

Push it – Pull it – Shape it!

Considering that every parent with small kids is a huge lover of play dough, the decision to add our own Push ‘n Pull Putty to our special Acornkids range was easy. (Especially considering that I was one of those parents at the time!)



This non-toxic malleable dough has given my kids hours of entertainment over the years. My best was that I could just pop a tub or two into my handbag and then bring them out at a restaurant or a friend’s house to let my kids entertain themselves. Only a mom can understand the true pleasure of something like this!

I really love (and I think that most mom’s will agree) that Push ‘n Pull Putty gives my kids so much more than just something to entertain themselves while I run my errands. It taught them about colour awareness and mixing as they mushed the 8-coloured squishy dough together through their fingers. I also saw a huge improvement in their fine motor and creativity skills as each masterpiece became more and more defined with practice. If something didn’t work out as planned, they would just mush it together again and start from scratch. This was a really great confidence booster that allowed my kids to really push their creativity and skill as they knew that it didn’t have to be permanent. Having said that, the ones that they are really proud of were photographed so that we can keep them forever.

Push ‘n Pull Putty is available in product sets of our Primary and Funky Colour sets, or all 8 colours in one pack! They are great gifts for friends or, like I did, just to have on hand if the boredom kicks in! Even better, you can use the left over cookie cutters from your Soap Putty and cut out shapes with your kids. To order yours today and get your special 10% discount (valid 16/03 -21/3), please follow this link to buy online http://goo.gl/wn3lZ4 

NB: The shape cutters you collect when buying our Soap Putty are also perfect to use with the Push n Pully Putty.

Mommy Blog by Yvonne

Mom to two awesome Kids

Owner of Acornkids 

  

Angel Powder for our little Angels...

Angel Powder is one of the original products in our range and, after all these years, it’s definitely still a firm favourite in our Acornkids family!

Angel Powder was my first choice when it came to introducing my kids to the wonders of colours and colour mixing. Their amazement as their bath water changed from clear to blue, red or yellow never got old, and letting them experiment and learn how to make a Barney or a Shrek bath (by mixing red and blue or yellow and blue) was just such a great way to teach them about primary and secondary colours. My daughter also has sensitive skin and the Angel Powder is perfect for sensitive skin and children with eczema.

Side note – for really young kids, try and pour the powder into their hands or into smaller containers before letting them add it to the water; giving them the whole tub often leads to its entire contents being dumped into the water!

Since then, we’ve become a little more creative. By mixing Angel Powder with a drop water, we make really great finger paints, we fill vases with the coloured water at parties for fun-coloured flower arrangements, and on hot days we make coloured ice cubes which look amazing as they melt in the bath or splash pool! Speaking of hot days, the Sodium Bicarbonate in Angel Powder makes the water silky smooth which is great soothing agent for your kids’ sunburnt skin.

Angel Powder really is an amazing and affordable gift (it’s definitely my go-to for birthday parties). It’s fun and versatile, won’t stain your surfaces and its non-toxic ingredients mean that it’s safe for kids and pregnant mums to enjoy every day!

If you haven't got any in your bathroom cupboard at at the moment, just click this link now http://goo.gl/jY6G0g , and buy our Acornkids set of Blue, Red and Yellow Angel Powder at a special 15% discount. Offer valid from the 09/03 - 15/03.

   

Mommy Blog by Yvonne



Mom of two Awesome Kids



Owner of Acornkids



Staying fresh with the Acornkids Gentle Face Wash and Face Refresher.

In my home, we have two tweens (for those of you not up-to-date with the lingo, this means that I still have a year or two left before facing those terrifying teenage years!) So naturally, this is the age where we start talking about skin care. And just to give you a heads up – boys seem to be much more interested in this part of their personal hygiene than when we were growing up!

My son is a big fan of the Acornkids Gentle Face Wash. He uses this gel every day in the shower and loves the fresh smell that it leaves on his skin. We’ve both noticed how it’s really helped to nourish and soothe his skin while cleaning away any pimple-causing impurities… and we all know what a confidence boost clear skin can give you, no matter what your age!My daughter, on the other hand, is absolutely in love with the Face Refresher. (And if I’m honest, so am I!) There’s nothing better than spritzing your face with the really gentle and refreshing water-based toner on a hot and sticky night… we both find it very cooling and calming. 

 

What’s really great about both of these products is that they’re packed with cucumber and chamomile extracts. Chamomile is a one of the best natural skin soothers which gets rid of any red marks and generally just makes your skin feel fresher and smoother. Cucumber gives your skin that beautiful glow that lets you look and feel refreshed. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want glowing skin?

To be completely honest, even though these products are meant to be used by kids and teenagers, I also use them when I get too busy to order more of my Akina products. And I really enjoy them too (especially the Face Refresher which also removes the last little bits of makeup before I go to sleep).

So if you and your kids aren’t already using the Acornkids Gentle Face Wash and the Face Refresher, just follow this link to give them a try right now. I’m sure that you’ll love them!

Mommy Blog by Yvonne
Mom of two awesome kids
Owner of Acornkids  

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