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Q&A with SPB: What's In Your Tote Bag?

As vacation season nears, I thought it would be fun to do a travel post.  Whether you are going on your "babymoon" with your love before your Sweet Pea arrives, or if you are traveling with your Sweet Peas who are earthside, using non-toxic products makes vacation safer and more enjoyable for your body and your Sweet Pea...healthy bodies can take advantage of all the pleasures and indulgences of a vacation.

We travel with a Be Prepared in Sea Amo 
by Jujube+tokidoki


We have meandered our way to a more natural lifestyle.  We didn't find all of these products all at once - we discovered them as we researched and learned more about natural living over the last seven years.  

In order to save you some time and money (trial & error can be an expensive way to learn), here is a visual list of the non-toxic products that we carry when we road trip.

Please note that we are not compensated for our opinion, nor have any of these companies asked us to review their products.  There are no affiliate links in this post.  We are just two Bradley™ teachers who are interested in sharing what we know with our students and readers.
 
Here is our road trip list:
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Q&A with SPB: What's in your tote bag?
You strived to have a non-toxic pregnancy and now you want to keep up your healthy habits...or maybe you are new to green living and want some ideas or pointers about safe and non-toxic products...Joi...


 
IN MY TOTE BAG
HAND CLEANSERS
Solution of Water and Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap
Bottle of Water
Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Hand Sanitizing Spray
Reusable Cloth Wipes by Shannon’s Cloth & More
 
FIRST-AID KIT:
Arnica Gel: Temporarily relieves muscle pain and stiffness due to minor injuries, overexertion and falls; Reduces pain, swelling and discoloration from bruises. Read more HERE
EMAB Angel Baby Bottom Balm: itchy rashes, fungal rashes; cuts, scrapes; chafing, chap, cracked skin; minor burns
EMAB Natural Nipple Butter: cover and protect scrapes and abrasions; good for chapped lips, cuticles, chapped cheeks and minor rashes
EMAB New Mama Bottom Spray: sunburn; minor scrapes; bug bites
 
Read more about alternative uses of Earth Mama Angel Baby ("EMAB") products HERE

LOTIONS & BALMS
Badger Balm Sunscreens: We learned a little trick: rub it between your fingers for a few second before application – it absorbs much better that way and leaves less white streaks on the skin.  Find a list HERE
Baby Balm: Skin moisturizer - info & ingredients HERE
Foot Balm: Eases achy feet after a long day of walking theme parks - more information HERE
 
GOOD SMELLY STUFF
Breathe Solution - eases coughing from breathing unfiltered air - we apply at the collar bone
OnGuard Solution - for an immunity boost as we move through crowds - we apply it at the wrists
Lotus Wei Quiet Mind Mist - for calmness and to ease sensory overload while we visit theme parks

How I pack our bag:
Front Pocket
Front Pocket
Middle Section
Middle Section
Side Pocket
Side Pocket
All Packed Up!
All Packed Up!
 
IN THE HOTEL ROOM
Flower Essences by Lotus Wei
Inner Love: “Magnifies gentleness, compassion, softness + receptivity. DISSOLVES: Irritation…”
Inner Peace: "Deep peace, calm, confidence, comfort + contentment; strength + assuredness during times of high-stress.  DISSOLVES: High levels of stress & overwhelm"
Joy Juice: "Joy, laughter, euphoria, contentment, simplicity, playful, letting your inner child come out, enjoying life more  DISSOLVES: Seriousness, feeling the weight of responsibilities, worry, overcomplicating things, repressing your inner child"
Quiet Mind: "Clarity, focus, relaxed body, quiet mind, sound sleep, ability to take breaks + be more effective DISSOLVES: Busy mind, mental chatter, restless sleep, physical tension (especially neck & shoulders), over-analyzing"
 
Essential Oils
Diffuser 
Lavender - a couple of drops in bath water
Orange - diffuse upon arrival to clear nasty odors from hotel rooms
OnGuard (an immunity booster) - run at night in diffuser
Breathe (a respiratory blend) - run at night in diffuser
NOTE: We use doTerra because that is what we started with when a friend gifted us some samples when Puma was hospitalized.  We do not sell it, promote it, or endorse it.  We do encourage you to look into essential oils.  They have greatly enhanced our health.
 
Toiletries
EMAB Happy Mama Hand to Toe Wash
EMAB Calming Lavender Shampoo & Body Wash
EO Organic Deodorant
Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste

What is your "must-have" natural product?
The one that you always bring with you, or buy on the road if you forget to pack it or run out of it while you are traveling??
 
Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, PaysonDisclaimer: 
The material included on this site is for informational purposes only.
It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.  Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog contains information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.



 

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