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Found a little surprise hiding under our massive organic zucchini plant! We swore this plant was not going to produce this year, but lo and behold, a 5" zucchini sprung up after all the crazy rain we've had in Kansas City lately!

What hidden gems are you finding in your garden right now?
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Concern about the harmful effects of bisphenol-a (BPA) in polycarbonate plastic baby feeding gear spread like wildfire almost 10 years ago. So much parent-fury ensured that manufacturers were absolutely forced into removing it from their products. It seems now that only the archaic, irrelevant companies still use BPA (or polycarbonate) plastic packaging for food products.

Unfortunately, BPA is still commonly found in epoxy resins used for protective linings in canned food, ready-to-feed infant canned formula, and metal lids of baby food jars. A study published in Environmental Health Perspectives found such widespread exposure to BPA may result in levels of up to 11 times higher in infants than in adults. Thankfully, our exposure has been greatly minimized due to the BPA-culling of recent years.

Lowering our children’s body burden is a necessity, so avoiding common toxic chemicals in baby food packaging is an important step. And considering the chemical industry used to pump out more than 7 billion pounds of bisphenol-a every year, it’s important to keep our eyes open for the newer unknown chemicals that are constantly popping up (sometimes even in BPA-free products) – the industry is infamous for it.

That’s why we like to stick with what we know. There are a group of materials that have been proven stable and are much safer alternatives to toxic plastics like polycarbonate, PVC, polystyrene and unknown #7 plastics. We also avoid certain metals like aluminum and opt for stainless steel instead, and we know that as long as a product is made of glass, polypropylene, LDPE, HDPE or PET, we’re pretty much good to go.

Check out our newly updated Comprehensive Safe and Natural Baby Food Guide on the blog: http://buff.ly/2bIYld3 (LINK in bio).
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This year we discovered a new home remedy we’re very excited about: comfrey. And by making an easy comfrey infused oil, we now have the ability to effectively address a wide variety of topical skin concerns, inflammation and pain!

Comfrey infused oil is an extract of the comfrey plant made by soaking dried leaves in oil for a period of time which causes the plant material to deposit its beneficial compounds into the oil.

Learn how to make it yourself using dried comfrey leaves and organic olive oil (our favorite is Bragg's and it's on sale at Lucky Vitamin right now): http://buff.ly/2bsQWPR

NOTE: Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use comfrey oil.

#spreadthewellness #luckyambassador
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Do you ever have trouble with Grandma washing the clothes or blankets she brings over for the kids, and then you end up having to wash it 10 times while the crazy overwhelming scent STILL lingers? We asked our friends what their tricks for getting rid of toxic fragrance chemicals quicker and got some great ideas!

Check it out on the blog: http://buff.ly/2bcC7Fd
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A friend of mine shared her favorite infused water with me several weeks ago and I haven't stopped drinking it since! She calls it "Well Water" because it's loaded with fresh ginger, lemon and mint and it throws down some serious wellness while tasting great!

I always make it in a 1/2 gallon mason jar but I was having trouble pouring a glass without the mint sneaking out. So I ordered a wide mouth lid from @reCAPmasonjars and it works like a charm!
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DIY Fruit and Veggie Wash to Remove Dirt, Bacteria and Pesticides http://buff.ly/2aQiyN0
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Lowering our children’s body burden is a necessity, so avoiding common toxic chemicals in baby food packaging is an important step. And considering the chemical industry used to pump out more than 7 billion pounds of bisphenol-a every year, it’s important to keep our eyes open for the newer unknown chemicals that are constantly popping up (sometimes even in BPA-free products) – the industry is infamous for it.

That’s why we like to stick with what we know. There are a group of materials that have been proven stable and are much safer alternatives to toxic plastics like polycarbonate, PVC, polystyrene and unknown #7 plastics. We also avoid certain metals like aluminum and opt for stainless steel instead, and we know that as long as a product is made of glass, polypropylene, LDPE, HDPE or PET, we’re pretty much good to go.

Check out our newly updated Comprehensive Safe and Natural Baby Food Guide for the full scoop on the blog: http://buff.ly/2bIZr8m (LINK in bio).
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It seemed to take FOR-ever but we're finally chomping on some plump organic tomatoes! 🍅
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Now there's a good looking guy with a good looking glass bottle! @lovebottleusa has made it cool for our kids to use worry-free glass stuff again. No more complaints about how flip-top bottles are too "old-fashioned" and embarrassing at school!

Do your kids take glass food storage to school?
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Did you know that glass can be recycled infinitely without losing its purity or integrity? Amazing!

Our favorite new way to use non-toxic glass is in the super stylish @lovebottleusa. We use them for EVERYTHING! And our kids fight over them 😄
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Found this beautiful 7 ft. tall sunflower just as it was waking up to the sun rays touching its petals this morning!

It's amazing how sunflower plants turn in response to the sun and circadian rhythm. In the morning, their flower and leaves are pointed eastward, and as the day passes the leaves gradually move westward.
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It’s honey harvest time! We collect honey from our hives twice a year — once in the summer and once in late fall — and we're excited to give you a walkthrough to show you how we extract our honey on the blog today!

Keeping bees can be labor intensive at times — and you get stung a little — but to us it’s SO worth it because we end up with 25-30 pounds of honey from each super — totally unheated and raw, complete with all of its amazing nutrients!

We took step-by-step photos of our raw honey extraction process so hope over and have a look! http://buff.ly/2aD2fZD(LINK in Profile)
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The Soft Landing is a team of moms providing professional childproofing and healthy home consultation in Kansas City.  

Our mission is to help parents create a safer living environment for their families.

  • Learn more about our savvy team of moms (you won't regret it, we're pretty interesting!).
  • Search Kansas City's largest Healthy Living Resource Guide for top-notch products, services and support networks we recommend.
  • When your baby is starting to crawl and explore, we help make sure your home environment is safe.  The Soft Landing offers in home, one-on-one childproofing consultation and installation for parents in Kansas City, including Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood, Shawnee, Mission, Lenexa and surrounding areas. Schedule a babyproofing assessment.
  • We offer both in-home and online consultations to help you decrease toxic chemical exposure by identifying the top five most worrisome areas of your home with our in-depth inventory.  Schedule a healthy home consultation.
We serve parents and small businesses in greater Kansas City including Olathe, Overland Park, Lenexa, Spring Hill, Shawnee, Leawood, Mission, Roeland Park and the surrounding Johnson County communities.