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Green Living Goal #2: Cerumen! Cerumen!

Before I even begin this post let's talk about the title.   Do you even know what I'm talking about?  Can you even pronounce that word?    No worries, I couldn't pronounce it until a few minutes ago when I had to have an online dictionary say it for me.  I won't make you consult Google or Bing or whatever search engine you prefer.  It's pronounced  səˈro͞omən (feels good on the tongue doesn't it) and it is the scientific name for EARWAX.   Maybe you already knew this, maybe you didn't.  In either case, I bet you can't wait to hear more about what I have to say about that yellowish, grayish, brownish waxy stuff that builds up in our ear canals.   Stay with me for a minute and at least pretend you're kinda excited about ear wax because it's something we ALL experience.  According to Wikipedia, cerumen consists of skin cells and secretions from the ceruminous and sebaceous glands of the outside ear canal (EW?!).  It's mainly composed

Eco-Friendly Skin Care for Babies

Baby skin is generally very sensitive and particular care needs to be taken when using any forms of skincare products lotions or oils on your baby.   It might surprise you to know that many of the baby skin care products on the market contain ingredients that can cause skin irritations and other allergies. Many manufacturers of baby care products are unfortunately focused first and foremost on their profits and they know that packaging and marketing are what sells their products more than anything else.  For this reason, they will add fragrances and colorants to enhance the look and smell of the product in the hope to boost sales.   Unfortunately, it is these very same colors and fragrances that can play havoc with your child's comfort and health causing skin and breathing issues.   Having eczema and skin irritations is a big factor in why many babies are unsettled and cry a lot.    Look at the ingredients on the packs and see if they have included any chemicals or co