Our Top Eco Baby Products for 2022

Our Top Eco Baby Products for 2022

Over the years we’ve become more conscious of our footprint on the planet and what products are better for us and the environment. Thus, there’s been a growing demand for eco-friendly, non-toxic products for not only us but also our little ones.

 

Now, we understand that having to find eco-friendly baby brands can be an overwhelming task and we may not even know where to look and what to trust. That’s why we’ve created a little list with some of our favourite WholeLife stocked eco baby products that are an absolute must-have coming into the new year.

 

Ecoriginals

Eco Baby Wipes – These wipes are fully biodegradable and compostable, are made with certified organic ingredients and sustainably sourced bamboo fibre. 

 

Eco Nappies – These nappies come in 100% compostable packaging, are made with over 90% natural, plant-based and biodegradable ingredients and are a completely plastic and carbon neutral brand.

 

Brightberry

Suction Bowl & 2 x Self-Feeding Silicone Spoons Set – This set is a must-have during your little one’s mealtimes. The bowls are made with high-quality silicone and don’t contain any plastics. The silicone used is free from hazardous chemicals like BPA and phthalates. Not only is this set baby safe, but it’s also dishwasher, sterilisation, and microwave safe.

 

Little Mashies

Reusable Squeeze Pouch – Instead of buying single-use baby food or smoothie pouches, try making your own and putting it into these reusable pouches. They can be placed in the freezer, don’t leak and are BPA, phthalate, and PVC free. 

 

Willow by the Sea

Willow by the Sea is the latest addition to the WholeLife family, and they certainly don’t disappoint! Their Australian Made and Owned baby skincare products are 100% organic, are made in small batches (no mass production) and the containers are reusable.

 

Bottom Balm – This balm is infused with chamomile, calendula, and organic beeswax, which acts as a natural barrier to soothe irritated and inflamed skin and can assist in preventing nappy rash.

 

Baby oil – Their oil is rich in antioxidants and other nourishing organic ingredients to protect your baby’s skin and help to calm and settle your little one after their bath.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, the time is now to start looking for the perfect gift to spoil your mum for all the hard work they’ve done. We understand how hard it can be to decide what to get each year and somehow making it different from the previous year (don’t worry we struggle with this as well). We’re here to help! We’ve come up with our top 4 Mother’s Day gift ideas that are available at WholeLife and a guaranteed hit with your mum!

English Tea Shop Gift Packs

Which mum doesn’t love tea? Not only is the English Tea Shop certified organic and sustainable, but all their teas are GMO, dairy, gluten and lactose free, paleo, vegan and have no added sugars. Our two WholeLife top picks are English Tea Shop’s Ultimate Tea Collection Pink and Luxury Collection White which come with 36 tea bag sachets full of delicious flavours. Learn more about each below.

English Tea Shop Ultimate Tea Collection Pink | WholeLife Pharmacy & Healthfoods

The Ultimate Tea Collection Pink

Cute packaging? Check. Tea flavours? Delicious. Get your hands on this collection for mum and let her indulge in both classic and adventurous tea flavours including English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Lemongrass Citrus and Ginger, Super Berries, Chamomile Lavender and Intense Chai.

Luxury Collection White

The Luxury Tea Collection has a deluxe selection of organic teas which include English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Chocolate Rooibos and Vanilla, Perfect Peppermint, Green Tea and Pomegranate and Pure White Tea. Perfect for the mum who loves a classic brew.

 

Oil Garden From the Heart Gift Set | WholeLife Pharmacy & Healthfoods

Oil Garden From the Heart Gift Set

Essential oils are…quite literally essential! There is nothing better than a nice smelling home filled with the aroma of essential oils that can assist in relaxation and relieving muscular aches. This gift set includes nostalgic aromas of sweet orange, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove pure essential oils and an Oil Garden Driftwood white diffuser with an adapter.

Natio Radiance Gift Set | WholeLife Pharmacy & Healthfoods

Natio Radiance Gift Set

Let your mum shine this Mother’s Day with the Natio Radiance Skincare Gift Set. These luxurious and high-quality products combine only the finest natural ingredients that contain plant extracts.

Designer Brands Sweet Dreams Satin Pillowcase & Sleep Mask | WholeLife Pharmacy & Healthfoods

Designer Brands Sweet Dreams Satin Pillowcase & Sleep Mask Set Blush Pink

We all know how hard mums work with their downtime often only when they go to bed. Treat your mum with a satin pillowcase and sleeping mask that can help amp up their beauty sleep. Satin pillowcases can assist in keeping your hair smooth and frizz free. How good is that? The satin sleep mask can also improve sleep quality. Your mum will definitely thank you for that!

You can find something to suit every mum at WholeLife. For more Mother’s Day gift-spiration, follow us over on Instagram @wholelifepharmacyandhealthfood. Happy shopping!

 

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Vitamins for Kids

Vitamins for Kids

Children require an abundance of vitamins and minerals for their growth and development, most of which can be found in a variety of foods including fruit, vegetables, grains, dairy, lean meats and more. Although an adequate diet can provide children with the vitamins and minerals they need, this can at times be easier said than done especially when your children are fussy eaters, have food intolerances or allergies, have vegetarian or vegan diets or chronic medical conditions. This is where vitamins for kids can help.

Important nutrients for children include Iron, Vitamin D, Iodine, Vitamin C, Calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Zinc among others. If your GP or health professional has indicated a need for supplemental nutrition or your children need a bit of extra help strengthening their immune system from a cold caught at school or day care, we have two supplements from one of our favourite brands, Herbs of Gold, which could help out!

Multivitamins:

Multivitamins can be beneficial in supporting the general health and wellbeing of your children. One of our favourites is the Herbs of Gold Children’s Multi Care. *Nutritional supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate. These delicious chewable tablets are naturally sweet, so you don’t have to worry about your little fussy eaters not enjoying these!

Here’s what you’ll find inside Herbs of Gold Children’s Multi Care:

  • Vitamin B: These multivitamins contain B vitamins which can support energy production and nervous system health.
  • Vitamin D: The plant-based vitamin D3 can assist in maintaining and developing healthy bones, as well as for calcium absorption.
  • Vitamin C: These can be extremely beneficial in supporting immune system function ight illness.
  • Iodine: These tablets contain 75 micrograms of iodine which can assist in supporting cognitive functioning, brain health and thyroid gland health.

Immunity:

We know how frustrating it can be when your child comes home with another cold after being at day care or school. Herbs of Gold’s Children Immune Care tablets are not only strawberry-vanilla flavoured, free from artificial flavourings, sweeteners, preservatives and colourings, but they are also formulated to help your child’s immune system fight those nasty colds! *Nutritional supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate.

Herbs of Gold’s Children Immune Care tablets contain all this good stuff:

  • Echinacea: These tablets contain Echinacea which can relieve symptoms of common colds and flu and can decrease mild upper respiratory tract congestion.
  • Zinc, Vitamin C, citrus bioflavonoids & antioxidants

You can trust that your children’s growing bodies and immune systems are being supported with Herbs of Gold children’s vitamin range. See our friendly Pharmacists or Naturopaths in store at your local WholeLife Pharmacy and Healthfoods for further guidance on which vitamins may be best for your children.

# Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. This medicine may not be right for you, read the label before purchase. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. *Nutritional supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate.

Follow us over on Instagram @wholelifepharmacyandhealthfood to stay up to date on the latest in the world of vitamins and make sure you check out our A-Z of Vitamins and Vitamins for Women and Men guides to learn more about supplements children, women and men alike can benefit from.

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Three Healthy School Lunchbox Snack Ideas

Three Healthy School Lunchbox Snack Ideas

School is back in session (finally!) and that means lunch boxes are empty and waiting to be packed. Has your busy silly season left you stumped at what quick, easy, and healthy lunchbox snacks to pack for school? Stop stressing and let us do the thinking for you!

Here are three lunchbox snack combos that tick all the boxes: healthy, delicious and available to quickly pick up at your local WholeLife Healthfoods. Most importantly – your kids will love them! Healthy lunchbox snacking has never been so easy.

 

LUNCBOX SNACK IDEA #1

Proper Crisps – Garden Medley

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan & 100% Natural

gimMe Organic – EVOO Premium Roasted Seaweed

Gluten Free, Organic & Vegan

Blue Dinosaur – Blueberry Bar

Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Vegan

Healthy Lunchbox Snack 1 | WholeLife Pharmacy & Healthfoods

 

LUNCHBOX SNACK IDEA #2

Orgran – Kids Chocolate Cookies 

Gluten Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free & Vegan

Absolute Fruitz – Mango Slices

Vegan & 100% Natural

The Carob Kitchen – Carob Bear

Gluten Free

Healthy Lunchbox Snack 2 | WholeLife Pharmacy & Healthfoods

 

LUNCHBOX SNACK IDEA #3

Keto Naturals – Vanilla Cookies

Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo & Vegan

Blue Dinosaur – Banana Bread Bar

Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Vegan

Proper Crisps – Garden Medley

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan & 100% Natural

Healthy Lunchbox Snack 3 | WholeLife Pharmacy & Healthfoods

 

And remember to pop all your healthy lunchbox snacks in a reusable and sustainable lunchbox – we’ve used Ever Eco’s Snack Bento Box. Happy back to school snacking!

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Back to School Essentials

Back to School Essentials

With the new school year fast approaching, it’s time to get organised! At WholeLife, we take pride in taking care of not only your health but also your children’s health. That’s why we have come up with a list of our favourite back-to-school essentials to ensure your child’s health and wellbeing is at its best – right in time for their first day back!

HERBS OF GOLD CHILDRENS VITAMINS*

Children’s Immune Care

Children’s Immune Care contains a blend of herbs, vitamins and minerals to support immune system health in children. This delicious strawberry-vanilla flavoured chewable tablet features Echinacea to support children’s immune systems to fight common ailments.

Children’s Magnesium Care

Magnesium is an important mineral for both adults and children alike. Children’s Magnesium Care contains a blend of two organic forms of magnesium to support healthy muscles and nervous systems in children.

Children’s Calm Care

Children’s Calm Care, formulated with Chamomile, magnesium and the milk protein Lactium®, is available in a delicious blackcurrant flavoured chewable tablet. Chamomile has a long history of traditional use in Western herbal medicine to reduce excess nervous energy and relieve irritability in children.

*Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Vitamin and mineral supplements should not replace a balanced diet.

HEALTHY SNACKS

Healthy snacks are essential in enhancing your child’s health and wellbeing. By substituting unhealthy snacks with nutritious and yummy wholesome snacks, this can support lifelong healthier eating habits and prevent the potential risks of obesity, heart disease and other chronic conditions. At WholeLife, we have an abundance of healthy snack alternatives that will be perfect in your children’s lunchbox.

SUSTAINABLE LUNCH BOX

Another simple and easy way to become eco-friendly with back-to-school essentials are sustainable lunch boxes. These lunchboxes are the perfect solution to storing all of your children’s favourite snacks whilst also helping out the environment.

REUSEABLE WATER BOTTLE

Scratch plastic – it’s time to invest in a reusable water bottle! Reusable water bottles are not only a back to school essential that can encourage your children to stay well hydrated throughout the day, but they also help out the environment as well. By switching from plastic to reusable water bottles, you are shrinking the burden that plastic has on landfills and oceans – how great is that!

SUNSCREEN

Every child needs protection from the sun and as lunch playtime is slowly creeping around the corner, a back to school essential is of course sunscreen! UV damage is accumulated during childhood and adolescence, and prolonged sun exposure can increase the risk of skin cancer later in life. It’s important to be preventative now, so applying sunscreen on your children before school is essential!

BEESWAX WRAPS

Plastic cling wrap is out, and beeswax wraps are in! There is an abundance of benefits to switching from plastic to beeswax. These wraps are long lasting, reducing the amount of waste used and money spent repurchasing plastic cling wrap that isn’t biodegradable. Beeswax wraps are a fun and sustainable way to brighten up your children’s lunchbox without having to do a thing!

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Christmas Scented Salt Dough Ornaments

Christmas Scented Salt Dough Ornaments

Festive essential oil scented Christmas ornaments are the perfect holiday activity for little and big elves alike. These cute decorations are so easy for kids to get involved in and let their creative minds run wild! Handmade with love, these also make a great gift idea. Tie them on presents or personalise them for your friends and family to hang on their Christmas tree.

Ingredients:

. 2 cups plain flour

. 1 cup of salt

. 1 cup of water

. 5 drops Clove Bud essential oil

. 5 drops Orange essential oil

. 5 drops Ginger essential oil

. 5 drops Cinnamon essential oil

. Christmas theme Cookie Cutters

. Twine or Ribbon

 

Let’s Begin:

1.Combine the flour, salt and essential oils in a large mixing bowl.

2.Slowly begin adding the water until you have a workable piece of dough, you don’t want the dough to become sticky.

3.Roll out the dough to be around 2cm thick and cut out your shapes with your cookie cutters. Use a skewer or straw to create a small hole at the top for your twine.

4.Get creative! You may like to press foliage into your dough for a delicate design, or etch out patterns, we even pressed in some cloves.

5.Place the ornaments on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 120 °C for about 3 hours or until dry.

6.Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool completely before attaching the twine or ribbon!

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