Ecocentric Mom

Healthy Treats On-The-Go: Snack Hacks For Your Next Roadtrip

Healthy Treats On-The-Go: Snack Hacks For Your Next Roadtrip
It can sometimes be difficult to make healthy choices and eat all natural foods when we’re on the go. With sugar loaded, artificially colored convenience foods and snacks lurking around every corner, feeding yourself and your kids healthy treats and wholesome snacks can be tough! This is particularly true when traveling. Now that sunny days and […]

Benefits of an Organic Mattress

Benefits of an Organic Mattress
The average person spends 1/3 of their life sleeping. Assuming you live to 90, that means you spend 30 years asleep! While the benefits of sleep are well known, have you given any thought to how the materials in your bed can affect your health? Some moms often ask, “Do I need an organic mattress?” Organic […]

Lather Up: Tips for Healthy Handwashing Habits

Lather Up: Tips for Healthy Handwashing Habits
One of the most effective ways to keep your children healthy is to teach them the importance of frequent and regular handwashing, with some soap, water, and persistence. Some kids don’t cooperate as easily as others, but they will in time. Here are some easy tips to get them excited about lathering up: Make It […]

How To Pick A Sunscreen

How To Pick A Sunscreen
With winter finally in the rearview mirror, the sun is calling us to get outside! Longer days, clear skies, and pretty little outfits are all what make the summer great. Unfortunately, it also means the potential for sunburns and dangerous UVA/UVB rays shining down on all of that exposed skin. Whether you’re expecting, have little […]

Got Allergies? Swap For These Safe Household Products

Got Allergies? Swap For These Safe Household Products
Living with an allergy in the family can be challenging at the best of times. It’s tough to constantly scrutinize the back of every ingredient label, check whether friends have pets before visiting, or decline invitations to activities your child can’t partake in. Most moms of children who suffer from allergies are careful about keeping their […]

Brewing Herbal Tea: How to Squeeze Benefits from Every Drop

Brewing Herbal Tea: How to Squeeze Benefits from Every Drop
Herbal teas — also known as tisanes — have been known to us for thousands of years for their medicinal, healing, and nurturing benefits. Who loves drinking herbal teas more than expecting or new moms? Not only do they omit caffeine (which doctors recommend we limit during pregnancy and nursing), but they can also help with many […]

8 Ways to Beat the Baby Blues

8 Ways to Beat the Baby Blues
A mother’s life and body drastically change after giving birth. These dramatic changes can cause many women to experience the baby blues or even postpartum depression. The main reason for this emotional downward spiral is due to a sudden change of hormones after the birth. Adjusting to parenthood and a lack of sleep can also play […]

Insect Repellants Tips to Stay Safe

Insect Repellants Tips to Stay Safe
With spring on the horizon, it’s time for pretty dresses, new shoes, cleaning and… bugs! One of the very few downsides to being outside is the potential for insect bites. Some may just be itchy and annoying, but others can be lifechanging. Many biting bugs carry diseases such as Lyme and the dreaded Zika, among […]

5 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

5 Foods You Should NEVER Eat
For the most part, all of us want to live healthier lives and make the right food choices every day. With the over abundant access to junk food in our grocery stores and fast food restaurants on every corner, this is becoming more and more difficult. In some cases, the best options are obvious, like […]

5 Paleo Desserts That Look Too Delicious To Be Healthy

Create An Ocean In A Bottle
You know exactly the feeling we’re talking about — that mid-morning craving for something sweet to go alongside your coffee or herbal tea, or the desire for an indulgent late-night snack before crawling into bed. Desserts can be wonderful, but it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Like any food, desserts and […]

Are These Harmful Baby Items Lurking in Your Diaper Bag?

Are These Harmful Baby Items Lurking in Your Diaper Bag?
It’s no secret that we always want to do what’s best for our babies. After all, it’s second nature to keep our children healthy and happy. As a parent, you’re probably aware of the large selection of new products claiming to be just what your baby needs — but how much do you really know […]

Beauty From the Sea: 4 Ocean Ingredients That Give Your Skin A Glow

Beauty From the Sea: 4 Ocean Ingredients That Give Your Skin A Glow
It may not be beach season quite yet, but you can always draw upon natural ocean resources to make your beauty routine more green and effective. These natural beauty ingredients are affordable and safe to add to your regimen, and they really work to help give your skin a luxurious glow. Read on to learn about the four powerful […]