How to make a well-fitting face mask for you and your children easily

As governments make restrictions during this Covid-19 pandemic, you might find yourself in a situation where even a homemade face mask is better than nothing. Things change rapidly and you can be required to wear a face mask when going out. I've tried to simplify the process as much as possible because I wasn't satisfied … Continue reading How to make a well-fitting face mask for you and your children easily

What’s inside the Finnish baby box for 2018

IMG_8686You might have come across an article about Finnish babies sleeping in boxes, or that the Finnish government sent one baby box to Kate Middleton and Prince William. There have been similar boxes popping up on the internet and some other countries are adopting the idea as well. This year I got to be the lucky recipient of the famous Finnish baby box, so I thought I'd share its contents in hope that it might help some other mums to get ideas what to get for their newborn. This is a starter kit, but a really good one. You can definitely build on it. Continue reading

Clean & natural pregnancy supplements

_DSC0092It might take your body quite a long time to replenish your depleted nutrient reserves after you deliver a baby, so prenatal supplements can be of great help. They can be your insurance. Especially with nausea and selective eating, you want to have enough of the vital nutrients reaching your developing baby. Continue reading

Pregnancy survival kit

_DSC0125While you experience the miracle of life and building a human, you'll probably be bugged by a few unpleasant issues during pregnancy. To name a few, you may experience nausea, tired legs, itchy skin, heartburn, weird dreams, nasal congestion. I've collected my personal tips into this blog post for quick reference. I truly hope they're useful to others as much as they've been helping me. There's also a concise version of my Pregnancy survival kit for download. Continue reading

How nutty is Nutella? Closer look at the ingredients in the popular spread

IMG_5402I once tried making my own chocolate hazelnut spread just to see if I can easily get a tastier and healthier version at home. After a long ordeal and a pile of dishes hours later I decided once is enough:-) There are recipes for nutty spreads that make it seem like a piece of cake, but that's not what happened. Continue reading

How to survive cold months

_DSC0124It's already March and winter is still here, snow and all. At least here in Finland. I don't know about you, but somehow I always expect at least some hints of spring at this time of year. Wishful thinking, I know:-) I've put together my personal survival guide for cold months. So, whether the cold you're facing is outside, or the common cold has been bothering you, I hope you find this useful. Continue reading

Amazing benefits of hemp

DSC08302Are you craving better sleep? Do you want perfect protein from plant sources? Do you want to balance your hormones? If you haven't included hemp in your diet, you're missing out. Hemp, or Cannabis sativa contains many valuable nutrients and useful cannabinoids. It's a true superfood because of its unique nutritional profile. It's perfect for vegetarians and vegans because it's a source of complete protein. Continue reading

Clean beauty

340px-Gwyneth_Paltrow_avp_Iron_Man_3_ParisWhether you've been gooped a long time ago, or the idea of cleaning up your beauty bag has come to you recently, this is for you. I believe that making changes in our beauty/wellness routines, eating and cooking style as well as voting with our purchases matter. When I started my website in 2007, I wanted it to be a resource for more natural alternatives and information otherwise scattered all over the internet. When Gwyneth Paltrow started her website Goop in 2008, I became a subscriber because many of the ideas were close to my philosophy. It has since become a popular resource for all things clean living. Continue reading