You Deserve Better Bath Wash, And Here's Why!

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As a parent there’s no better feeling in the world than pulling your warm little nugget fresh and clean from the tub and wrapping them up in a big fluffy towel, slathering their little bodies in lotion, pulling on jammies and putting them to bed all clean and cozy, smelling like heaven. Bath time is the best! Bath time means happy, clean kids. The honest to goodness last thing you should be worried about during this daily ritual (sometimes multiple times daily, you feel me?) is the stuff you’re using to wash your kiddos clean.   What’s the worry, bath...

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Homeopathy vs Natural

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In 2013, shortly before I founded Wink Naturals I was explaining the idea to a friend and they quickly said "Oh, so like homeopathic products?" I just shook my head and said “no”. Fortunately this response wasn't new to me because for the 8 years prior, I had worked in the natural products space and saw daily how confusing homeopathy was.  Many confuse HOMEOPATHY with NATURAL. If you you're thinking, "Well, aren't they the same?" don't worry, I will clarify things a bit.  Let me first explain the definition of Homeopathy directly from the FDA website:  "The term "homeopathy" is...

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Are Teething Gels and Teething Tablets Safe?

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If you have a teething babe, chances are you are wondering what is safe to give your child that can help relieve teething pain. In the past year there have been strong warnings issued by the FDA, some product recalls, and other newsworthy events surrounding certain teething tablets and teething gels. Let’s look at the teething situation.    Why are teething tablets bad? Recently the FDA has taken a strong position against homeopathic teething gels and tablets because of the suspect ingredient Belladonna, which another word for it is Deadly Nightshade.  It can cause adverse reactions in small infants and...

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Why Lavender Helps Calm and Relax

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We get a lot of questions about how lavender helps you sleep and why it relaxes and calms. Lavender has been used for centuries in bathing, washing, massage, aromatherapy, and for several medicinal purposes. While lavender is touted as one of the best essential oils, what actually make it so great for sleep? And is all the hype true? We’ve gathered some clinical research that can help answer those questions for you.    A lot of studies have been done on lavender, but for now we’ll focus on the studies surrounding sleep and relaxation with lavender inhalation.   Research shows...

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Melatonin Dosage

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We get asked a lot by parents, who have received guidance from their medical provider, about what dose of melatonin they should give to their child or for themselves.  We always recommend you consult with your physician but listed below is the recommended dosing.   Melatonin has many uses and is proven to be quite effective at more than just help with sleep. Melatonin is a great option for parents looking for a clinically proven option to help either themselves or their kids get the sleep they need without the risk and negative side effects that drug-based products carry.   The...

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