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Wheat Germ Oil Skin Benefits

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Wheatgerm Oil is a nutritiously packed vegetable oil that is believed to have many health benefits. It contains in particular oleic and linoleic acids which are soothing for the skin.Wheatgerm oil is derived from wheat germ, which is considered the "heart" of wheat since it's found at the center of the wheat berry. It feeds the wheat plant with nutrients to help it germinate and grow. Wheat germ is the most nutritious component of the wheat kernel and contains 23...

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Wheat Germ Oil Skin Benefits

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Wheatgerm Oil is a nutritiously packed vegetable oil that is believed to have many health benefits. It contains in particular oleic and linoleic acids which are soothing for the skin.

Wheatgerm oil is derived from wheat germ, which is considered the "heart" of wheat since it's found at the center of the wheat berry. It feeds the wheat plant with nutrients to help it germinate and grow. Wheat germ is the most nutritious component of the wheat kernel and contains 23 different nutrients, including protein, B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, iron and calcium. The oil is also nutrient-packed, which makes it particularly well-suited to moisturizing and soothing your skin.

Wheat-germ oil is readily absorbed by your skin, which makes it an effective moisturiser. When applied to your skin, wheat-germ oil delivers a healthy infusion of vitamin A, vitamin D, B vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids. These nutrients therefore, will help moisturise and heal dry or cracked skin. This why we use it in our baby care cream and the moisturising baby lotion.

Babyblooms handmade, 100% natural skincare products are perfect for new babies' delicate skin. comprising the highest quality ingredients, they incorporate natural antiseptics and offer soothing, healing and restorative properties.

Effective in the treatment of and offering relief from skin irritations, dryness and itching, heat rash, eczema and psoriasis, babylooms' baby care cream is just perfect for adults too.
 

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Babyblooms Skin Care

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Babyblooms range of skin care is 100% natural and is hand-made in the UK. The blends used combine vitamin-rich, protective and detoxifying ingredients. In using them, you can be confident in the knowledge that what you are absorbing into your skin is the best that nature can provide.Each of the babyblooms skincare products has been developed to ensure it is caring, calming, soothing and kind. They are also either scent free or subtly fragranced by natural and calming essential oils.Babyblooms...

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Babyblooms Skin Care

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Babyblooms range of skin care is 100% natural and is hand-made in the UK.

The blends used combine vitamin-rich, protective and detoxifying ingredients. In using them, you can be confident in the knowledge that what you are absorbing into your skin is the best that nature can provide.

Each of the babyblooms skincare products has been developed to ensure it is caring, calming, soothing and kind. They are also either scent free or subtly fragranced by natural and calming essential oils.

Babyblooms skincare makes great gifts and we have hand-picked products which compliment each other to create perefct skincare gift sets for a whole range of occasions: new baby gifts, pregnancy gifts, corporate gifts, maternity leave gifts, baby boy gifts, baby girl gifts, presents for twins, mothers day presents, thank you gifts and pampering treats! If you are stuck for baby shower gift ideas, look no further!

Babyblooms Skin Care products DOES NOT contain:


    • Parabens

    • Lanolin

    • Artificial fragrances

    • Sodium lauryl sulphate

    • Palm oil

Babyblooms Skin Care products DOES contain combinations from the following ingredients:

    • Beeswax


    • Benzoin

    • Sweet Almond Oil

    • Olive Oil

    • Jojoba

    • Lavender Essential Oil

    • Wheatgerm

    • Honey

    • Peppermint

    • Tea tree oil

    • Lemongrass

    • Ylang ylang

    • Sunflower oil


    • Geranium



    • Cocoa Butter

    • Avocado oil

    • Lemon essential oil

  • Cardamom

Alongside each of our products on our website we have listed which of the above ingredients have been included and detailed the properties of the ingredient that has warranted its inclusion.

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Clever Mum Debby Elnatan's giant leap of Innovation helps disabled children to take their first steps

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At Babyblooms we are in awe of Mums like Debby Elnatan who overcome whatever obstacles are put in front of them to help their children be the best that they can be! Congratulations Debby!!! Debby Elnatan whose son Rotem has Cerebral Palsy is the brains behind the Firefly Upsee, a walking harness which could transform the lives of many disabled children. The Firefly Upsee which is manufactured by Northern Irish Company Leckey , was developed by Ms Elnatan after being told by...

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At Babyblooms we are in awe of Mums like Debby Elnatan who overcome whatever obstacles are put in front of them to help their children be the best that they can be! Congratulations Debby!!!

Debby Elnatan whose son Rotem has Cerebral Palsy is the brains behind the Firefly Upsee, a walking harness which could transform the lives of many disabled children.

The Firefly Upsee which is manufactured by Northern Irish Company Leckey , was developed by Ms Elnatan after being told by professionals when her son was two years old that ‘he didn’t know what his legs are and has no consciousness of them’.

The clever design allows the child to stand upright with  the support of an adult  and enables them to take steps together and for the child to achieve repetitive walking training.

The Independent ran a great article on this with further detail and some great pictures: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/upsee-harness-mothers-invention-to-give-disabled-son-chance-to-walk-will-help-countless-other-families-following-worldwide-launch-9213997.html

Image source: Independent online

The Upsee includes a harness for the child, which attaches to a belt worn by the adult. Specially designed and manufactured sandals which fit both adult and child allow them to walk simultaneously and keep their hands free for playing or other tasks.

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Baby and Child First Aid.

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The British Red Cross have recently launched The Baby and Child First Aid app, this means that you’ll only ever be a few clicks away from essential first aid information and who wouldn’t want life saving information at their fingertips? Having downloaded the app ourselves, we at Babyblooms urge you to do the same. The app is full of useful videos, animations, tips and a self-test section, what’s more it only takes seconds to download and is completely free. First...

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Baby and Child First Aid.

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The British Red Cross have recently launched The Baby and Child First Aid app, this means that you’ll only ever be a few clicks away from essential first aid information and who wouldn’t want life saving information at their fingertips?

Having downloaded the app ourselves, we at Babyblooms urge you to do the same. The app is full of useful videos, animations, tips and a self-test section, what’s more it only takes seconds to download and is completely free.

First Aid skills are presented in a simple, easy to learn way, making it perfect for learning on the go or at your own pace, where ever and whenever suits you.

First Aid skills are presented in a simple, easy to learn way, making it perfect for learning on the go or at your own pace, where ever and whenever suits you.

The British Red Cross First Aid app contains:


    • Useful Videos
    • Animations
    • Self-test section
    • A&E finder

To download the free Baby and Child First Aid app visit: www.redcross.org.uk/babyandchildapp

Other options for learning include taking a First Aid Course or learning online via the British Red Cross website www.redcross.org.uk/babyandchildfirstaid

The interactive website which is free and easy to use covers a wide range of childrens first aid emergencies including choking, unconsciousness, resuscitation, high temperatures and burns.

British Red Cross First Aid courses can be booked either individually or in groups, they are designed to give parents the confidence to cope with a first aid emergency and includes hands-on and practical life-saving skills.

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Weight Loss Journey

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One of my first blog posts was to announce that after two years of excuses that I was carrying baby weight I was about to embark on a 'new me' programme. I vowed to keep you informed about my weight loss journey...and I must admit I didn't do that once. I think the reason I didn't was because just by writing that down I felt I had magically lost a few pounds!! The truth is I hadn't lost an ounce in fact I probably put on a few pounds if I am honest.

So now I am actually losing weight. At least I think I am! One of the reasons I think I am losing weight is because I have promised myself I will not step on the scales for a few months. A few things have motivated me to finally get myself sorted. The first reason is that I have signed up to run the Manchester 10k for my friends charity, Reuben's Retreat (www.reubensretreat.org). The second reason is that my best friend has asked me to be her bridesmaid! Normally I would just hope that the bias cut would be forgiving, but she is getting married abroad in a spa resort which means not a bridesmaid dress but a bikini!! So I have a two pronged motivation which compliment each other and are having powerful results.

I am not a runner but I have coerced my fitter friends to come running (fast walking) with me. I admit that the first few times were hell. I returned purple and remained purple until bedtime! I could barely lift my toddler and walking to school was a struggle the pain. But 4 weeks in and I can actually run for 4.5 miles (and counting) and hold a conversation at the same time. I actually relish my runs now not for the exercise and weight loss - I love going out and having an hour out of the house, chatting and having a laugh while getting fit.

My Dad always said he would start running when he saw someone running who actually looked like they enjoyed it. If he saw me and my mummy friends he would be sprinting like Usain Bolt! I may not be fast, I don't have any ambitions to be a speed demon but I am loving running. I would just say to any other mum, grab a few like-minded friends and walk, jog, crawl for half an hour and then do it again and again. I promise you, you will develop a love/hate relationship with it.

Have a go...

https://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/your-first-run-starting-slowly-but-surely.html

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Weight Loss Journey

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One of my first blog posts was to announce that after two years of excuses that I was carrying baby weight I was about to embark on a 'new me' programme. I vowed to keep you informed about my weight loss journey...and I must admit I didn't do that once. I think the reason I didn't was because just by writing that down I felt I had magically lost a few pounds!! The truth is I hadn't lost an ounce in fact I probably put on a few pounds if I am honest.

So now I am actually losing weight. At least I think I am! One of the reasons I think I am losing weight is because I have promised myself I will not step on the scales for a few months. A few things have motivated me to finally get myself sorted. The first reason is that I have signed up to run the Manchester 10k for my friends charity, Reuben's Retreat (www.reubensretreat.org). The second reason is that my best friend has asked me to be her bridesmaid! Normally I would just hope that the bias cut would be forgiving, but she is getting married abroad in a spa resort which means not a bridesmaid dress but a bikini!! So I have a two pronged motivation which compliment each other and are having powerful results.

I am not a runner but I have coerced my fitter friends to come running (fast walking) with me. I admit that the first few times were hell. I returned purple and remained purple until bedtime! I could barely lift my toddler and walking to school was a struggle the pain. But 4 weeks in and I can actually run for 4.5 miles (and counting) and hold a conversation at the same time. I actually relish my runs now not for the exercise and weight loss - I love going out and having an hour out of the house, chatting and having a laugh while getting fit.

My Dad always said he would start running when he saw someone running who actually looked like they enjoyed it. If he saw me and my mummy friends he would be sprinting like Usain Bolt! I may not be fast, I don't have any ambitions to be a speed demon but I am loving running. I would just say to any other mum, grab a few like-minded friends and walk, jog, crawl for half an hour and then do it again and again. I promise you, you will develop a love/hate relationship with it.

Have a go...

https://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/your-first-run-starting-slowly-but-surely.html

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Should we believe everything we read about celeb pregnancies?

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I am very easily distracted at the best of times so when daily celeb titbits drop into my inbox, I am known to forget I have real work and drift off to read about celebs who I am actually not that fussed about. Take this article in this weeks Instyle's Daily for example. I saw the headline 'Kim Kardashian shares her pregnancy cravings' and thought ooh I wonder what she is scoffing with gay abandon! Told you I'm easily distracted. Lo and behold rather than a lump of coal or mashed potatoes, Kim is craving carrots and ranch dressing!! Stop the press! She says she has gone off sweets and chocolate that she usually craves can you picture this woman chowing down on a Kit-Kat? Me neither! But carrots?? Get a craving worth having that's what I say.

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, my husband introduced me to roast potato sandwiches! Only a man could create that sandwich and then eat it without any thought for the consequences. But seeing as I was pregnant and putting on weight anyway I indulged (rather a lot). I also had to have coleslaw on everything...and not your lovely fresh home-made type. I craved the horrid cheap tasting supermarket offerings. Haven't been able to eat it since...ugh.

With my second, there was a carb-shaped pattern emerging. If it was on a muffin, bap,roll, croissant or bagel I was all over it. I was sick every day for 9 months and it still didn't put me off my cravings/food. Which begs the question, I know that cravings are a very real physical pregnancy symptom, but do you think we create cravings to suit? I hold my hands up and admit that gorging on cheese sandwiches and chips without then beating myself up for a week (or heaven forbid going to the gym to compensate) was quite liberating. So forget your carrots what did you really fancy when you were pregnant? I won't shout at you if your craving was carrots but I hope they were covered in butter!

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I am very easily distracted at the best of times so when daily celeb titbits drop into my inbox, I am known to forget I have real work and drift off to read about celebs who I am actually not that fussed about. Take this article in this weeks Instyle's Daily for example. I saw the headline 'Kim Kardashian shares her pregnancy cravings' and thought ooh I wonder what she is scoffing with gay abandon! Told you I'm easily distracted. Lo and behold rather than a lump of coal or mashed potatoes, Kim is craving carrots and ranch dressing!! Stop the press! She says she has gone off sweets and chocolate that she usually craves can you picture this woman chowing down on a Kit-Kat? Me neither! But carrots?? Get a craving worth having that's what I say.

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, my husband introduced me to roast potato sandwiches! Only a man could create that sandwich and then eat it without any thought for the consequences. But seeing as I was pregnant and putting on weight anyway I indulged (rather a lot). I also had to have coleslaw on everything...and not your lovely fresh home-made type. I craved the horrid cheap tasting supermarket offerings. Haven't been able to eat it since...ugh.

With my second, there was a carb-shaped pattern emerging. If it was on a muffin, bap,roll, croissant or bagel I was all over it. I was sick every day for 9 months and it still didn't put me off my cravings/food. Which begs the question, I know that cravings are a very real physical pregnancy symptom, but do you think we create cravings to suit? I hold my hands up and admit that gorging on cheese sandwiches and chips without then beating myself up for a week (or heaven forbid going to the gym to compensate) was quite liberating. So forget your carrots what did you really fancy when you were pregnant? I won't shout at you if your craving was carrots but I hope they were covered in butter!

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New Mum Fitness Excuses

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I realised yesterday as I was pulling on my very snug jeans that I am not a new mum anymore. I cannot pull the 'oh its baby weight' card any longer. My youngest will be two next month! How have I got two years down the line and now heavier than I was before I got pregnant? I just can't seem to get my head around losing weight and I don't know why when we are surrounded by celebs (and...

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New Mum Fitness Excuses

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I realised yesterday as I was pulling on my very snug jeans that I am not a new mum anymore. I cannot pull the 'oh its baby weight' card any longer. My youngest will be two next month! How have I got two years down the line and now heavier than I was before I got pregnant? I just can't seem to get my head around losing weight and I don't know why when we are surrounded by celebs (and my sister!) who just snap back into shape.

Celebrity Mums

 

Rather than getting a grip of myself I actually bemoan the fact that celebs are paid to get back into shape. I heard myself say to my husband 'If I was famous I'd have lost weight by now. 'Lame or what? I read article after article (as I'm a magazine addict) about celebs who drop all their baby weight and then some in just 4 weeks. Not fair! But then again, would I have had the energy to start an exercise plan and diet immediately after giving birth? No way. Could I have dedicated myself to such a strict regime and leave my baby to be babysat while I went running? As if!

The fact is, celebs have lots of help to lose weight - nutritionists, trainers oh and I think the most important of all childminders. I know, I know more excuses but if it came down to cuddles with my kids or a 10K run, the cuddles win every time. So now they are a little older and I have no excuses left I have come up with an action plan for losing weight:

  1. Cut my portion size (I can eat more than my husband FACT)
  2. Exercise for at least 40 minutes 3 times a week - I am Queen of excuses. I even used writing this blog post as one!
  3. Measure myself - will have to work up to that one, the scales were bad enough.
  4. Do not tell people I am on a diet - you readers don't count - I mean mums at school, friends etc. Its too much pressure. I want them to suddenly gasp and say how wonderful I'm looking.
  5. I will update you with my progress -hopefully I can inspire and help other mums who are struggling to get motivated like me.
....watch this space!

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