This Holiday season CurlyMonkey is happy to start offering a Gift Wrap option greener than ever. I found some wonderful plant based cellophane bags made from wood cellulose fibers sourced with sustainable forestry principles. Those Cello bags are Certified biodegradable, compostable and made carbon zero. How cool is that? They meet ASTM D6400, EN13432 standards for CA and other states. I am pretty sure you will love them too! A nice burlap ribbon will complete our Gift Packaging by adding a nice touch of color.
Happy Holidays to All!
My son will be 3 yo in a few months and he is having great fun learning his colors. For him I created this set of 6 wooden peg dolls using some hemp twine. Each doll is a different color and I enjoyed learning some ornamental knots. The set can be used as sensory play as well as an educational set.
In the SHOP today.
They are mini, they are organic, they are here!
You asked and we delivered: a mini size for your eyes only (or just to apply your favorite toner!). 2.5″ across. It is time to ditch your disposable cotton rounds. Super soft, naturally anti-microbial, eco-friendly.
Composition: 55% hemp 45% organic cotton blue fleece.
In THE SHOP today.
About wooden teething rings. We have a lot of teething babies in our community and I found wooden rings to be a great choice to soothe tender gums. It is a much better alternative to plastic or silicon teething rings. Not only baby doesn’t chew on BPA and other nasty materials but some woods, like maple, have natural antibacterial properties.
But wood is porous. How about the germs?
I did some research about how to finish wooden rings and found the following options: beeswax protects the wood and makes it water-resistant but it is wax and I don’t like the idea of using it for baby’s mouth (personal choice), blend of beeswax and olive oil (olive oil can go rancid), olive oil alone, and …. coconut oil! Coconut oil cleans and polishes any wood and has also antibacterial properties. Like olive oil, it is a vegetable oil, but one of the great things about it is that it has a long shelf life (2 years) because it is slow to oxidize due to a high content in saturated fat. Some people use coconut oil to clean and protect their cutting board!
Taking care of wooden rings: So I finished my rings with organic virgin coconut oil. No dyes, no pigments of any kind so it is non toxic and safe. Then what? Wooden rings can be washed in warm water and soap and retreated with either coconut oil or another blend of your choice. See below the difference between an unfinished ring and one treated with coconut oil.
Because Easter is approaching fast, I made some bunny ears using scraps of hemp / organic cotton fabric. The back is the natural hemp / organic cotton fleece I love, besides it shows the wrong side of the fabric as opposed to having the fleece side apparent, so there is no lint in baby’s mouth!
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They are new in the shop, they are organic and they are super soft!
Created for teething babies AND older kids (my 5 years old is wearing his brother’s in the last pic below), this is the ultimate bib for drooling kids. In blue (Limited edition) or Natural for sensitive skin. Composition: 55% hemp/ 45% organic cotton fleece.
Large enough do have the job done without sacrificing comfort and softness.
We have also listed the matching organic cloth baby wipes.
organic blue hemp fleece baby bib
organic hemp fleece baby bib
My 5 yo wearing his brother’s bib
organic blue baby cloth wipes
New fabric sourced. Limited edition. Blue hemp/ organic cotton fleece.
Blue hemp/ organic cotton fleece
New waldorf inspired baby doll using hemp fabrics and hemp fiber for filling.
In my Etsy Shop HERE