Baby Purée Recipes

These recipes are brought to you by the creators of teetherpop®, a patented, freezable teether designed for children six months and older. 

A good time to start feeding your baby purees is when he or she is around 6-8 months old. (Consult baby’s pediatrician when in doubt.) The first recipe, Easy Home Made Sweet Potato Purée, takes advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes, a rich source of fiber and loaded with an array of vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium, Vitamins B and C and beta-carotene.

Easy Home Made Sweet Potato Purée

Prep Time: 5 min. 

Cook: 20-30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into quarters
  • Water* to cover

Directions:

1. Place sweet potatoes in a saucepan. Add water so sweet potatoes are covered. Bring water to a boil and cook until sweet potatoes are tender enough to smash easily with a fork.

2. Transfer sweet potatoes to a food processor or immersion blender cup. Add 3/4 cup of cooking water and finely blend.

3. Allow purée to cool. Puree can be served in teetherpop, if desired. Jar and refrigerate remaining purée.

*Breastmilk or formula can be used in place of cooking water.

 

The second recipe, Homemade Peas & Carrot Purée, uses the protein power of peas, a great source of protein and rich in fiber and Omega 3, and carrots another great source of beta-carotene.

 

Homemade Peas & Carrot Purée

 

Total Prep and Cook time: 15 min.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • Water/Breastmilk/Formula to thin

 

Directions:

1. Steam peas and carrots in a saucepan over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes or until very soft.

2. Transfer peas and carrots to a food processor or immersion blender cup. Add 1/4-1/2 cup of water/breastmilk/formula and blend well.

3. Pass the purée through a fine mesh sieve to remove any pieces of skin. 

4. Allow purée to cool and then serve (in teetherpop, if desired.) Jar and store remaining purée in the fridge. 

 

teetherpop can be filled with the above purées, as well as homemade smoothies, freshly-juiced fruits and veggies, Mother’s milk, water, or baby’s favorite drink. When frozen, teetherpop offers soothing relief for teething babies and is a less messy substitute to traditional popsicles for toddlers. It is also a creative option for storing breastmilk.

 

Made in the U.S.A. of high-quality, medical grade, non-toxic silicone, teetherpop has small, flexible slits in a unique reservoir allow liquids to flow as baby teethes. teetherpop is free of BPA, PVC, latex and phthalate, so parents can be assured that what their children are putting in their mouths is safe. The product has recently been awarded The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval and a Tillywig 2019 Toy Award for Parents’ Favorite Product.

 

teetherpop is made in Ashland, Ohio using U.S.-sourced and FDA-approved medical grade materials. Dishwasher safe and the teether reservoir does not retain odors or stains. Available in an array of five fun colors. 

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Feb. 4 is National Hemp Day — Celebrate with High Hemp

All papers are not the same – these are made in France!

The OCB X-Pert Slim Fit Rolling Papers – 24pc Display – features ultra-refined papers designed for rolling experts. Ultra-thin, transparent, finest quality gummed papers that always stick. The convenient countertop display contains 24 booklets, each with 32 leaves. Made in France.

High Hemp: Organic Herbal Wraps: the first ever all organic herbal wrap company. 

The company prides itself in creating tobacco-free organic wraps that contain zero traces of nicotine, tobacco, or toxic additives.

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No More Black Circles In The New Year – Beauty Kitchen’s Rainbow Pride Collagen Eye Gel Collection

Beauty Kitchen is a all-natural, pampering at-home spa and skincare line for the modern day glam lover. And it is a plant-based line with simple ingredients free of chemicals, sulfates and harsh parabens.
Rainbow Pride Collagen Eye Gels ($24)
Featuring a set of six collagen eye gels, each in a vibrant hue of pink, orange, yellow, green blue and purple. All the colors of the rainbow jam-packed into one collection to celebrate LGBT History Month and National Coming Out Day October 11th. Aside from the LGBTQ angle, this is definitely a really cool and visual self-care product that can be positioned with a variety of other angles:
  • New, cool beauty product under $25 price
  • The beginning of the year – Destressing in style during the most stressful time of year (importance of self care after the holidays)
  • New year gift ideas (gifts for the person who has everything, gifts for your bestie, best travel gifts, gifts for your mother/grandmother, teacher gifts) 
  • Collagen eye gels as a celebrity beauty trend (Names like Kim K, Shay Mitchell, Justin Bieber and Kylie Jenner have all posted eye gel selfies on social media)
Beauty Kitchen’s product line has been gifted at prominent award show events including The Golden Globes, Emmys, Oscars and Grammys.  Celebrity fans of the brand include:  Christina Milian, Vanessa Simmons, Dascha Polanco and Viola Davis.   

In just ten to twenty minutes, Collagen All-Natural Eye Gel Masks, cooling trans-dermal gel patches, infuse the eye area with age reducing properties and concentrated doses of firming natural ingredients to de-puff, tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while penetrating into deep layers of the skin.

This amazing set includes Aloe & Rose Collagen Eye Gels, Vitamin C Collagen Eye Gels, Gold Collagen Eye Gels, Green Tea Infused Eye Gels, Golden Ocean Collagen Eye Gels, and White Tea Collagen Eye Gels.

Perfect for on the go use while driving, working, flying on your private or not so private jet. A boss babe go to for those long hours working at your computer, and a must have this month post celebrations!
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Number of Americans Searching for Dry Skin Solutions Peaks During January

With winter’s toughest weather on its way, Americans are turning to the web for answers about resolving their dry skin as the temperature drops. According to Google Trends, January is the month when searches for “dry skin” peak. From weather conditions like harsh winds to common behaviors like increasing the temperature on the thermostat, winter often causes a rise in flare-ups of skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis and just flat-out dry, itchy skin. In fact, 82 percent of Americans feel that the winter months are when their skin is at its worst, according to survey results from CeraVe®, conducted online by Harris Poll among more than 2,000 U.S. adults. That’s why CeraVe®, the therapeutic skincare authority, is helping people find the solution to their dry skin and flare-ups on January 8th, Winter Skin Relief Day.

Dry heat from thermostats, steamy showers and frigid temperatures outside are contributing factors to the loss of hydration and damage to the skin barrier. Ceramides are a crucial component of the skin barrier and help seal in moisture and seal out impurities. Ceramide deficiency occurs naturally in skin over time, but can be exacerbated during the winter, triggering uncomfortable skin conditions associated with the season. People prone to skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and even acne are especially impacted, as the changing weather can lead to flare-ups, making ceramides even more vital to a proper skincare routine.

“Skin becomes drier and more sensitive during the winter, so it’s essential to adapt a regular skincare regimen to include rich, moisturizing products,” said board-certified dermatologist Dr. Melissa K. Levin. “Using hydrating creams like CeraVe® Moisturizing Cream daily can help replenish ceramides in the skin barrier, lock in moisture and protect from winter irritants.”

Obtaining healthy skin in the winter is possible by giving skin the extra care and hydration it needs. However, the CeraVe® survey found that 30 percent of Americans do not add any additional products to their skincare routines in the winter and 25 percent say they do not even have a skincare routine. Luckily, CeraVe® is here this Winter Skin Relief Day to help combat the effects of winter and give skin the TLC it needs.

“We know people are searching for dry skin solutions during the winter months, so we want to make sure they have the knowledge to make the best decisions for their skin,” Derrick Booker, vice president of marketing at CeraVe® said. “CeraVe® remains committed to helping consumers find the therapeutic skin solutions they need to feel their best and obtain their healthiest skin year-round, especially in the winter.”

In honor of Winter Skin Relief Day, CeraVe® is here to ensure consumers learn how to adapt their skincare routines to include products that help replenish ceramides and keep flare-ups of skin concerns to a minimum. CeraVe® offers a wide portfolio of therapeutic products to fit unique skincare needs, including CeraVe® Healing Ointment for dry, cracked skin and CeraVe® Itch Relief Moisturizing Lotion for dry, itchy skin. Both help lock in hydration and relieve irritated skin due to the drying conditions of winter weather and activities. All CeraVe® products are developed with dermatologists and contain an exclusive combination of ceramides 1, 3 and 6-II, which are essential to restoring and maintaining the skin’s barrier.

For more information about CeraVe®, visit www.cerave.com.

About CeraVe
Founded in 2005 and developed with dermatologists, CeraVe is the first and only brand to offer a complete line of products containing essential ceramides to help restore the skin’s natural protective barrier and patented MVE technology, which releases moisturizing ingredients over the course of 24 hours, layer by layer, to help keep skin soft all day long. CeraVe has a full line of skincare products to follow the dermatologist-recommended steps of: cleanse, treat and moisturize. The brand’s mission is to provide therapeutic skincare for all. For more information, visit the brand on Facebook, Twitter or at www.cerave.com.

About L’Oréal
L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 25.8 billion euros in 2016 and employs 89,300 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce. Research and innovation, and a dedicated research team of 3,870 people, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal’s sustainability commitment for 2020 “Sharing Beauty with All” sets out ambitious sustainable development objectives across the Group’s value chain. For more information visit www.loreal.com.

Survey Methodology:
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of CeraVe® from December 12-14, 2017 among 2,048 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact Stacey Cooney at (973) 588-2000.

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Ceramiracle for Valentine’s Day

It’s hard to believe that it’s the year 2020 already and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you didn’t get what you wanted from Santa, be proactive and give yourself the gift of clear skin… by eating chocolate?
Ceramiracle founder Eugene He has amazing skin – follow is IG @itseugenehe
Ceramiracle, innovative K-Skincare Brand, will do just this and more with the launch of their dynamic duo Gift Sets!
With the belief that good things come in twos, Ceramiracle has thoughtfully paired their products to maximize inside out beauty.  Whether you want to give the gift of brighter eyes, ageless skin, or a supple, dewy glow these three sets will offer just this:

  • AMAZON EXCLUSIVE!  First Light Duo Pack includes The Serum and Ceramides Skin Supplement for perfect skin, inside & out. $99 ($124 value)  
  • BRIGHT EYES SET:  Know someone on their iPhone or computer too much? This set of the Flowerberry Eye Illuminating Cream and Supplement will help brighten lackluster eye areas, lessen the appearance of fine lines, and even filter harmful blue light emitted from digital devices. $89 ($35 off)

  • INDULGENCE SET:  Need a little self-care?  The Indulgence Set will get you relaxing with the award-winning Ageless Delight Beauty Chocolates and First Light The Reboot Mask. $89 ($35 off)

  • JOLLY SKIN SET:  Who doesn’t love a little glow?  First Light The Serum & Ceramides Skin Supplement will keep skin supple, dewy and hydrated from the inside out and create the perfect base for any makeup look!  $115 ($49 off)

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Nama Fiji Launches in the United States

Nama Fiji Skincare Range

Nama Fiji is excited to finally announce the launch of their skincare range in the U.S. at nama-fiji.com. Nama Fiji skincare products have been sold in Luxury Five Star Hotels and Spas throughout Fiji for over 15 years. Due to demand, the Nama Fiji brand is going global. After a rebrand and much anticipation, the Nama Fiji formulas are focused on enabling longer lasting hydration due to its hero ingredient, nama (“sea grapes,” Caulerpa racemosa) in extract form. Nama, a special species of seaweed, is sourced and sustainably harvested in the blue, pristine lagoon waters of the Yasawa Islands in Fiji.

Nama Fiji‘s history goes back to the early 1990s when Debra Sadranu moved to Fiji to establish a Spa School and Senikai Spas, now a chain of spas in Luxury Hotels and Resorts. Spa Academy Fiji, now a CIDESCO International accredited school, sponsors, trains, and provides students with workplace training. Many are single mothers, often from remote and rural areas. The Nama Fiji brand is founded on the passion to support women in Fiji gain access to training and employment to improve their quality of life.

The Nama Fiji product range was designed to provide lasting hydration and nutrition to all layers of the skin to promote a radiant, healthy complexion. Through a partnership with James Cook University in Australia, it was verified that nama, a long-time local Fijian delicacy, has incredibly beneficial properties for the skin due to its high concentration of minerals and vitamins when compared to other types of seaweed.

Being mission driven, Nama Fiji built the world’s first sustainable nama harvesting program with support from the Australian Government. The sustainable nama harvesting program was designed to create opportunity for the women of the Yasawa Islands. It generates a new income source to compliment that of the traditional village system and safeguard an important natural resource in a pristine environment.

Women harvesters spend up to 8 hours in the water, 3 days a week, hand picking the wild nama “sea grapes”. Nama regenerates rapidly (within 3 weeks) and harvesting the nama does not negatively impact the ecosystem. The purchasing of Nama Fiji products helps to change their lives and the lives of those around them.

Nama’s high concentration of minerals and vitamins provides a powerful solution that hydrates and firms the skin, combats dullness and aging, diffuses redness and soothes the skin. The formulas are targeted towards those who deal with dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin, whether that’s from eczema, rosacea, or generally mature skin. However, there’s something in the range for everyone.

Nama being a seaweed, is rich with minerals (trace elements). These trace elements can be used to maintain the ionic potential of our cells, by acting on the concentration gradient via osmosis, a natural biological process. Nama’s higher concentration of mineral salts when compared to other types of seaweed, are able to permeate the cell membrane, keeping our cells hydrated (intracellular, or within-cell, hydration). Nama’s beneficial minerals also increase our cells metabolism to counteract cellular aging.

Nama Fiji is looking forward to the journey ahead as they embark on exciting partnerships and expansive international plans. Distribution to the UK is on track for early December, with Australia and New Zealand targeted for right around the New Year.

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