a to z of brands tngbc loves:
A Kingscliff NSW based company founded by Jenni Madison. Coconut Magic’s coconut oil is certified organic, therapeutic grade and the purest coconut oil on earth. Many many uses, body moisturiser, stretch mark preventer, treatment for cradle cap, cooking... the list goes on.
I LOVE – everything coconut oil! Cooking, beauty and remedies, there really are hundreds of uses for it. TIP - use as a moisturiser when you are in the shower still wet, then pat dry, skin absorbs it much better this way.
100% certified organic virgin coconut oil. Cold pressed and raw.
Malcolm Rands started ecostore with his wife Melanie in the basement of their home in an eco-village in New Zealand in 1993. A NZ company who manufacture in Auckland.
I LOVE – pretty much all this range too! My daughter loves the bubble bath; I also use everything from this company from the laundry powder to the dish washing liquid.
INGREDIENTS: Bubble Bath - Aqua · Lauryl Glucoside · Coco Glucoside · Glyceryl Oleate · Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate Lavender & Geranium Lavandula Angustifolia · Eucalyptus Globulus · Pelargonium Graveolens
Soap - Sodium Palmate · Sodium Palm Kernelate · Aqua · Sodium Chloride · Lavandula Angustifolia · Glycerin · Triticum Vulgare Oil · Caprae Lac · CI 77891 · Sodium Etidronate · Tetrasodium EDTA Lavender
JACK N JILL
Jack N' Jill is a natural toothpaste for babies, toddlers & children that is safe to swallow. It was first made in Melbourne, Australia in 1949 and it has been a family business for more than 20 years and continues to be made in Australia.
I LOVE – my daughter loves the different flavours, and talks to the dinosaur on the toothbrush while brushing her teeth so win win all round.
Xylitol, Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin (from coconut), Silica, Certified Organic Natural Flavor* (Blueberry, Blackcurrant, Strawberry, Raspberry, Banana), Xanthan Gum, Certified Organic Calendula Officinalis Extract**
*USDA Certified Organic Ingredient ** NASAA Certified Organic & Biodynamic Ingredient
Rounded Nylon bristles (SOFT) for superior cleaning, Ergonomic handle made from 100% Corn Starch (Non GMO!)
1. Break off toothbrush head.
2. Discard thoughtfully. Check with local recycling programs if suitable (Nylon is recyclable).
3. Place the rest of the toothbrush into your compost.
Typically takes 90 days to break down in a commercial compost.
Founded in 2007, by Antonette Golikidis. Antonette began making the products in her kitchen at home and spent 10 months perfecting the ingredients. She formulated a nappy rash cream, massage lotion, massage oil, body powder, body and hair wash, vapour rub balm and organic soap. Manufactured in Victoria, the product range is certified by one of the world’s leading organic certification bodies – Australia Certified Organic (ACO).
I LOVE – absolutely all of these products, they are affordable and work great – this was the first brand I ever bought organic and I’ve stuck with it for good reason. My favourites are the powder, sunscreen and intensive soothing cream – the Calendula is amazing.
Organic Hair and Body wash - Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice)*, Kernel Oil (Potassium Oleate)*, Sunflower Oil (Potassium Linoleate)*, Olive Oil (Potassium Cocoate)*, Xanthan Gum, Glycerine, 100% Propriety blend of essential oils, (Parfum), Spearmint (Mentha Viridis Oil), Sweet Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis oil)*, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia Oil).
*Denotes Certified Organic
Intensive Soothing Cream - Purified Water(aqua), Aloe Vera Juice (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice)*, Vegetable Glycerine, Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annuus) *, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii)*, Emulsifying wax, Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima)*, 100% Propriety blend of essential oils (Aroma), Lavender Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia)*, Rosewood Oil (Aniba rosaeodora)*, Calendula C02 Extract Oil (Calendula Officinalis)*.
*Denotes Certified Organic
Moisturising Lotion - Aloe Vera Juice (Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice)*, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sunflower Oil (Helianthus annuus)*, Beeswax (Cera alba)*, Glycerine*, Natural Parfum, Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Xanthan Gum, Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii)*, Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima)*.
*Denotes Australian Certified Organic
Winter Blues Balm - Sunflower Oil (Helianthus annuus)*, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii)*, Beeswax (Cera alba)*, Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima Oil)*, Spearmint Oil (Mentha viridis)*, Wintergreen Oil (Gaultheria procumbens), Lemon Oil (Citrus medica limonum), Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia), Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis), Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus globulus), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita).
*Certified Organic by ACO
Sun Lotion - Sunscreen Active Ingredients Zinc Oxide 220mg/g Preservatives Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alchohol Contains: Purified water (aqua), Aloe Vera Juice (Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice), Vegetable Glycerin, Benzoic Acid (coconut derived), Isopropyl Lanolate (lanolin), Magnesium Sulfate (Salt), Calendula C02 Extract Oil (Calendula officinalis), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Isostearic acid (coconut derived), Caprylyl Glycol (coconut derived), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E).
Complies with AS/NZS 2604: 1998
Product Qualities SPF30+ / Water Resistant [AS/NZS 2604:1998], UVA and UVB Broad-spectrum Protection, Suitable for all skin types – including sensitive skin and children, Free of Chemical Absorbers and Non-Ghosting.
3 Year Shelf Life, Paraben Free
Contains Calendula Oil, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Fragrance Free, Low active content, Instant protection
Organic Baby Powder - Kaolin (Australian White Clay), Lavender Essential Oil* (Lavandula angustifolia), Spearmint Essential Oil* (Mentha spicata)
*Denotes Certified Organic by ACO
Milky Whites Organic Toothpaste 50 ml - Ingredients: Aloe Vera Juice (Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice)*, Glycerine*, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Organic Ethanol*, Calcium (Calcium Carbonate), Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Caprylate, Decyl Glucoside, Stevia (Stevia Rebaudioside)*, Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate), Organic Strawberry Flavour (Fragaria Vesca)*, Spearmint Oil (Mentha spicata)*.
*Denotes Certified Organic*
Organic Baby Soap Bar 100g - Ingredients: Organic Sodium Palmate*, Organic Sodium Palmkernel*, Aqua (Purified Water), Glycerin*, Sodium Chloride, Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga Odorata), Goats Milk, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii)*, Honey (Mel)*, Citric Acid.
*Certified Organic by ACO
Natural Rubber Teether
'PVC Free' and ideal to use as teething occurs in young infants, gums may swell and feel hot and uncomfortable. Chewing on a rubber teether offers relief from the discomfort of teething and stimulates the gums.
I LOVE – chewing on anything other than plastic = win win
Located in Byron Bay, NSW this company has an awesome range of products and an excellent website full of great information and articles.
I LOVE – the wonder balm, lives up to its name!
Wonder Balm - Certified Organic Olive Oil, Certified Organic Sunflower Oil, Certified Organic Almond Oil, Certified Organic Beeswax, Unrefined Certified Organic Calendula infused in Sunflower Oil, Certified Organic Comfrey infused in Sunflower Oil, Natural Vitamin E Certified Organic Chamomile Roman Oil. Lavender.
* This product is Certified by ACO (Australian Certified Organic
Nipple Balm - Certified Organic Sunflower Oil Certified Organic Olive Oil Certified Organic Evening Primrose Oil Certified Organic Beeswax Certified Organic Shea Butter Certified Organic Calendula infused in Sunflower Oil Natural Vitamin E
Face Wipes - 100% certified organic cotton
what are they? Soapnuts are a macadamia-sized berry which is cracked open and dried in the sun, producing a dark golden 'shell'. These shells (known as 'soapnuts') can be placed into your washing machine instead of detergent and fabric softener, and will leave your clothes clean, soft and without scent. The pods contain a very high percentage of saponins (Mother Nature's soap), a surfactant which removes dirt and oils from clothing when contacted with water. Soapnuts can also be boiled into a liquid concentrate and used as a general purpose cleaner, shampoo, hand soap... lots of things! Soapnuts are completely hypoallergenic, (are not likely to agitate or irritate the skin). They are so gentle that they are recommended for use by people with eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions.
I LOVE – I washed all my daughters MCNs in these, and with the sun to bleach them they always came up great.
This handmade collection of beautiful organic and natural products is made in Parkes, NSW by the lovely Liz. ‘Self care for motherhood and women’ is exactly what these products do! tngbc is proud to support a fellow small business muma and share these nourishing, healing and restorative products with everyone.
NOURISH FACE MASK Nourish Face Mask with the aid of organic Matcha, a powerful high-quality powdered green tea full of antioxidants to decrease fine lines and wrinkles, and rejuvenate your skin cells. Honey powder is a new technology where natural honey is spray dried into a fine powder losing none of it’s beneficial properties. A boost of antioxidants and hydrating honey will nourish your skin and help protect it from the elements.
Directions: Combine approx. 2 teaspoons with purified water or your favourite herbal tea to create a paste. Apply to face and let dry, 15-20 minutes and wash off.
Ingredients: French White Clay; Organic Matcha; Honey Powder (honey, maltodextrin)
HEALING MAMA Herbal Bath. A herbal bath of healing botanicals and herbs is just what you need to regain your strength and get back to the most joyful time in comfort. Use this herbal remedy as a bath soak to relax, or use it as an antiseptic spray.
Directions: Use desired amount of product while in a warm bath, and soak for as long as your heart desires.
Ingredients: Epsom Salt; Himalayan Pink Salt; Dried Uva Ursi; Chamomile Flowers; Dried Plantain; Dried Sage; Dried Calendula; Dried Lavender; Dried Rosemary; Dried Yarrow
MAMAS BLEND body scrub Nourish and soften with a salt scrub, fourteen oils, butters and vitamins, and a touch of citrus and lavender to calm your nerves and revitalise your mind.
Directions: Use desired amount of product while in a shower or bath, or over a vanity, and in gentle circular motions rub into the skin as comfortable. Rinse off, and repeat twice weekly. Careful of the shower or bath floor as some oily residue may be left and can create a slippery surface.
Ingredients: Epsom Salt; Himalayan Pink Salt; Purified Water; Aloe Vera Extract; Emulsifying Wax*; Shea Butter; Palm Oil; Sweet Almond Oil; Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol*; Soya Bean Oil; Vegetable Glycerin; Cocoa Butter; Macadamia Oil; Apricot Kernel Oil; Avocado Oil; Sclerotium Gum; Evening Primrose Oil; Rose Hip Oil; Grapefruit Seed Extract; Rosemary Extract; Vitamin E; Vitamin B5; Lime Essential Oil; Lemon Essential Oil; Orange Essential Oil; Mandarin Essential Oil; Tangerine Essential Oil; Lavender Essential Oil (*Please Note: derived from vegetable oil.)
GREEN TEA Body Scrub, A subtle scented body scrub of fair trade organic green tea leaves, blended with granulated sugar and soothing oils to nourish your skin.
Directions: Use desired amount of scrub in a shower, bath or over a vanity, and in gentle circular motions rub into the skin as comfortable. Rinse off, and repeat twice weekly.
Ingredients: Raw Granulated Sugar; Refined Coconut Oil; Apricot Kernel Oil Virgin; Fair Trade Organic Green Tea Leaves
Paw Paw Ointment made from 100% natural and organic ingredients including OFC Certified Organic Paw Paw which known for its healing properties and does not contain petroleum jelly! Australian made and owned and cruelty free.
Castor Seed Oil, Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Paw Paw Extract, Honey, Jojoba Oil, Vanilla Bean Oil, Candelilla Wax, Carrot Oil, Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni Extract, Natural Vitamin E
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS
These products quickly became my new favourite things! A gorgeous range of premium organic and natural ingredients made with love and care in Nebo, QLD. After meeting the owner, Charley, I loved her products even more. When she says each product is hand blended and made with love, she really means it, such a caring and beautiful person who makes products that have a strong focus on mental and physical wellbeing.
UPLIFT BATH SOAK Indulge yourself with this uplifting & rejuvenating soak. The combination of Magnesium, Himalayan Pink Salt, Celtic Sea Salt, Organic Jasmine Buds, Organic Calendula Petals & oils of Mandarin & Sweet Orange will replenish minerals & leave your mind & body feeling rejuvenated & energised. Hand blended in small batches using purposeful, all natural & organic ingredients.
Ingredients: Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt) - draws out toxins, calms the nervous system, relaxes muscles & helps alleviate pain & inflammation. Pink Himalayan Salt - contains 84 essential minerals. Celtic Sea Salt - contains nearly 80 vital nutrients and minerals . Organic Calendula Petals - anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, local tissue healer, vulnerary, anti-fungal. Organic Jasmine Buds - anti-depressant, antiseptic, euphoric herb that relieves spasms.
ZEN MAMA PREGNANCY BATH SOAK To relax and restore the pregnant mama and help her find her zen. Unlike our Bath Soaks, our Bath Teas do not contain Essential Oils and so have only the delicate aroma of the included organic flower petals and blossoms. Our Bath Teas are therefore extra suitable for use; by those with extra sensitive skin, during pregnancy, whilst breastfeeding, bathing with young children and for those who prefer scent free products.
If using this product during pregnancy, please follow usual precautions for bathing whilst pregnant in relation to water temperature and duration (and it's always a good idea to check with your health care professional if this product is suitable given your own personal situation).
Ingredients: Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt) - draws out toxins, calms the nervous system, relaxes muscles & helps alleviate pain & inflammation. Pink Himalayan Salt - contains 84 essential minerals. Celtic Sea Salt - contains nearly 80 vital nutrients and minerals. Organic Lavender - aromatic & calming for a busy mind to improve mental well being, anti-spasmodic, anti-depressant. Organic Chamomile - calming, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic. Organic Calendula - anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anti-fungal & tissue healer. Epsom Salt, Himalayan Salt, Celtic Sea Salt, Organic Lavender Blossoms, Organic Calendula Petals & Organic Chamomile Flowers.
ORGANIC LIP CONDITIONER An ultra soothing & nourishing, all natural & organic lip conditioner with a very mild vanilla aroma. This lip conditioner has been lovingly hand crafted using only the highest quality lip loving ingredients available including certified organic pure unrefined shea butter and certified organic pure cacao butter.
Ingredients: Certified Organic Coconut Oil, Certified Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Certified Organic Beeswax, Certified Organic Shea Butter, Certified Organic Cacao Butter, Certified Organic Jojoba Oil, natural vanilla C02 oil.
CALM BALM aroma therapy balm Little tins of just what you need! An organic balm containing purposeful pure essential oil blends. Apply to temples, under nose and on pulse points. Cup hands over nose, close your eyes and breathe in the remaining scent taking deep breaths right down into the bottom of your belly.
UNWIND BATH SOAK Indulge yourself, relax & unwind in this calming soak & feel your stress & tension float away. The combination of Magnesium, Himalayan Pink Salt, Celtic Sea Salt, Lavender & oils of lavender, ylang ylang, chamomile & sweet orange will replenish minerals & relax your mind & body. Hand blended in small batches using purposeful, all natural & organic ingredients.
Ingredients: Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt) - draws out toxins, calms the nervous system, relaxes muscles & helps alleviate pain & inflammation. Pink Himalayan Salt - contains 84 essential minerals. Celtic Sea Salt - contains nearly 80 vital nutrients and minerals. Organic Lavender - aromatic & calming for a busy mind to improve mental well-being, anti-spasmodic, anti-depressant
MUMMAS ORGANIC TEA An organic herbal Tisane (tea) blend especially for breastfeeding Mumma's (but perfectly fine to be shared with your friends who aren't breastfeeding). A Nourishing blend of certified organic herbs beneficial to the digestive system of mum's & bub's. Also aids in the production of healthy breast milk.
Ingredients: Certified Organic Nettle, Fennel, Caraway & Aniseed
Developed by an Australian mum with a background in neonatal intensive care nursing, there are some beautiful products in this range! Using the best quality ingredients, and with products hand-blended in small batches, Tiny Tonics products hope to make a difference in the way you and your little one’s skin is cared for!
HEALING HERB & OAK bath soak: Colloidal oatmeal is a well known and clinically proven natural treatment for dry, irritated and inflamed skin. This bath soak is formulated to provide relief to dry, itchy babies, leaving behind a highly moisturising barrier which will to continue to protect delicate skin. Fortified with the anti-inflammatory, healing benefits of Chamomile and Calendula, this bath soak comforts and soothes dry, irritated and inflamed skin, including for the treatment of eczema, bug bites, sunburn and other itchy rashes.
Directions: Add a scoop to baby’s bath(or two scoops for a full-sized bath), under running water to disperse product fully. A warm, not hot, bath is preferred. Once finished, pat dry (do not rub) to leave protective barrier intact. Take care as baby and bath may be slippery.
Ingredients: colloidal oatmeal*, calendula extract^, chamomile extract^
(*australian certified organic, ^naturally derived)
Wild Wood Rattle
Hand carved from a single piece of wood that has fallen naturally and not been cut down. Each rattle is completely unique, with no glue or joins. Sizes are varied, dependent on the piece of wood that it is carved on.
Finished with organic linseed oil, the dynamic, moving design will keep baby's hands and minds busy and teething gums happy!
Aimee Marks: TOM was born out of a desire to create the purest products imaginable. Our personal care range is manufactured with love and respect for our planet, keeping synthetic pesticides and chemicals out of the air, water and soil. We only use certified organically grown and harvested cotton, employing sustainable farming practices.
started by two mums, Sinead Roberts and Sioned Guard after launching the first environmentally friendly nappy in Australia, Moltex Oko. WOTNOT Naturals was born due to demand for complementary products.
WOTNOT TRAVEL WIPES + CASE 20pk These wipes are the best and you can reuse the hard cover case over and over. Soft on babys skin and contain no nasties.
INGREDIENTS: Wipes - purified ater, glycerin (vegetable derived), certified organic aloe barbadensis* (certified organic aloe vera for healthy skin), vitamin e, decyl glucoside (extra mild surfactant), citric acid (mild preservative), polyminopropyl biguanide (mild preservative). *certified organic ingredients
Wotnot baby sunscreen This product won the Nature & Health awards for Best Sunscreen in 2013. Wotnot use the finest and most gentle natural extracts. All products are GMO free and are also free from sulphates, petrochemicals, parabens, artificial preservatives and fragrances - we know Wotnot to put in. All products are Australian made with recyclable packaging and are:
Zinc oxide active, Free from titanium dioxide, Provides broad spectrum protection against UV-A and UV-B, No artificial preservative - our preservative is approved by the ACO (Australian Certified Organic) organisation. Ideal for people with sensitive skin, Beautiful texture, no separation formula and easy to apply
Ingredients Beeswax-white, candelilla wax, aloe barbadensis extract, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (gmo-free vitamin e), grapeseed oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, shea butter, silica, water-purified, naticide. Active ingredient: zinc oxide (250mg/g)
Wotnot baby lotion A pure and gentle lotion for your baby's skin. Free from sulphates, petrochemicals, parabens, caustics and glycols. Free from artificial fragrances and preservatives. Enriched with certified organic flaxseed oil - one of nature's richest sources of omega-3 and omega-6. Suitable for babies and children with sensitive skin
Wotnot baby lotion is a beautiful velvety lotion enriched with certified organic oils which most closely resembles baby's natural oils. This along with added certified gmo-free vitamin e ensures that your baby's skin is gently nourished and soothed from the outside in.
Wotnot lotion also contains certified organic flaxseed oil which is one of nature's richest sources of omega-3 and omega-6. Omega-3 is considered essential to human health but cannot be manufactured by the body.
Ingredients: aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, cetearyl olivate and sorbitan olivate (vegetable emulsifiers), glycerine (vegetable), stearic acid (vegetable emulsifier), butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, purified water, linum usitatissimum (flaxseed) oil*, cetearyl alcohol (vegetable emulsifier), anthemis nobilis flower (chamomile) oil*, citrus aurantium dulcis (sweet orange) oil*, tocopherol (gmo-free vitamin e), xanthan gum, sodium citrate, citric acid, glyceryl caprylate and potassium sorbate (extra mild preservatives) *certified organic ingredients
A business based in rural Queensland, started by a mum who wanted to introduce healthier homemade purees for her baby while on the go.
I LOVE – all the Zestio products, and used them daily when my baby started eating solids. Yogurt, purees, you name it, the pouches were easy to pack, wash and clean and my little one loved being about to ‘feed’ herself with them.
Toppers - made from food grade silicon. Pouches - BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free
Want to find out a bit more?
We absorb up to 60% of what we put on our skin, children and babies absorb much more than that. most of the chemicals we use (up to 80%) we don’t know much about, or what long term exposure could cause. There are many chemicals that are considered toxic – its near impossible to remember them all and what they do, some great resources are available for you to check what products contain include:
Environmental Working Group - EWG have a skin deep data base, launched in 2004 it profiles cosmetic and personal care products and their potential hazards and concerns.
The Chemical Maze – Great for food additives and knowing what cosmetic ingredients to avoid. http://chemicalmaze.com/
THINK DIRTY app. – scan products, look up ingredients – this app is very easy to use. http://www.thinkdirtyapp.com/