Tag Archives: Children

Household Cleaning | Non-toxic receipes

Household cleaning products have so much more ‘stuff’ in them that I am afraid to use them. Some culprit chemicals include formaldehyde found in our shampoos, nail polishes, eye lash glues. Formaldehyde can cause cancer after chronic, long-term exposure, and cause many other symptomatic issues. Others include optical brighteners found in laundry detergents – it is a dye that absorbs UV light to make your whites whites and your clothes brighter by removing yellow tones.   Our grandmothers used lemon and vinegar, and that was good enough.  We have in the last couple of decades been outsourcing so much of our homes to make our cleaning products and food (processed food) that we now believe that is the truth.  I have tried to take back some of that control over my household which I recognise is the only place that I have authority over as a mother.  Over time I have swopped out the most harsh chemicals starting in my kitchen to soften and reduce the amount of toxic cleaning products that my children are exposed to.

I also use DoTerra Essential Oils also to support the lemon and vinegar first to add scents but also most have antibacterial properties like Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Lavender, Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca) and many more.  I do run free workshops so do email me if you want to learn more.  info@seashellsonthepalm.com

#1 All Purpose Cleaning Receipe (note: I don’t use vinegar or lemon on marble)


¼ cup white vinegar

1 ¾ cups water

30 drops doTERRA essential oils

Recommended essential oil combinations:

15 drops each of Lavender and Lemon

10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wild Orange

30 drops doTERRA On Guard®

15 drops each of Grapefruit and doTERRA On Guard


Add all ingredients to 16-ounce spray bottle.

Shake thoroughly.

#2 Dishwashing Liquid Receipe


2 cups unscented castile soap

20 drops Lime oil

8 drops Lemon oil

6 drops Citrus Bliss®


Fill a large, clean bottle with castle soap
Note: Dilute according to instructions if using a concentrate

Add essential oils

To use, shake and add 1–2 tablespoons to dish water

#3 Hand Soaps


2 tablespoons unscented liquid castile soap

1 tablespoon Fractionated Coconut Oil

10 drops favorite essential oil


Note: I used five drops of Peppermint oil and five drops of Melaleuca oil


Pour castile soap and Fractionated Coconut Oil into bottle.

Add essential oils.

Slowly add water into bottle making sure to leave room for the foaming pump.

Add lid, shake, and you are good to go!

When ready to use, just pump one to two times into hands and wash with warm water.

Sleepyhead Competition | Win a Deluxe Pod in worth AED749 for your baby

Founder of Sleepyhead, Stockholm

Lisa Furuland mum of two, is the founder and visionary behind Sleepyhead . Lisa created Sleepyhead when her first child was born and she was unable to find the perfect lounging product to fit his needs. “When my son Ilias was born in 2006, I searched unsuccessfully for an alternative to the blanket, the cot, and the baby lounger,” she says. “I craved something more snug and at the same time more versatile.”

Lisa has always had an eye for beauty and design. She studied art history at Stockholm University and professional photography studies and architectural education at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Lisa lives with her husband and two sons in a lovely small seaside town, just north of Stockholm.


In line with our sleep series, we have collaborated with Sleepyhead, from Stockholm, Sweden to give away a Sleepyhead Deluxe Pod in white for babies aged 0-8 months worth AED749.

To win this pod:

1) Please share this link on your FB page

2) Tell us which city is the Sleepyhead brand from by writing your answer on the Seahsellsonthepalm Facebook wall.

For more information, please go to www.sleepyheadgcc.com

PUMA x Sesame Street | Iconic Footwear collection for children

PUMA has partnered with Sesame Workshop, the organization behind Sesame Street, to introduce a kid’s collection inspired by the well-loved characters of the long-standing show.

The PUMA x Sesame Street collection includes an array of adorable and iconic footwear styles from the PUMA archive in mini versions coupled with designs featuring Sesame Street’s adorable set of characters available for boys and girls from age 1 to 12 years. For babies 3 months to one year, they can frolic in the Crib Sesame Street infant bootie.

Also featuring the Sesame Street crew are T-Shirts, sweat jackets and pants, bermudas and leggings as well as backpacks, water bottles and play sacks for boys and girls from 2 to 12 years old.

The PUMA x Sesame Street collection will be available in PUMA stores and select kid’s stores globally, beginning in January 2016.

For more information, visit