Archive for March, 2010

sheamoistureI make so secret of the fact that I stalk the “natural products” aisle at Target like a love-sick teenager trying to catch a glimpse of her current crush.  So when a line of products showed up there a week or so ago I was all over it.  A brand called Shea Moisture creates luxurious body treatments with really simple and rich ingredients. I picked up the 100% Organic Shea Butter which is more or less a tub full of thick ingredients that smell heavenly. I chose the Coconut & Hibiscus scent and I don’t regret it.  It’s warm and floral = but a little strong so beware if you are scent sensitive.  This balm has many great uses like fr dry skin, chapped lips, dry hair, psoriasis, insect bites… but it smells so feminine and tropical I like to use it as a hand and foot treatment before bed.  While I watch TV I scoop out a bunch and start working it into my dry flip flop ragged feet and slip on a pair of cotton booties.  By morning my piddies are soft and back to a human condition.  I also picked up the Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Shea Butter Wash too.  It foams like, whoa. And I am so buttery soft from using it, it’s quite unbelievable.sheamoisture2

This line is totally free of parabens, phthalates, PEG’s, propylene glycols, harsh chemicals, and dyes.  It’s also made with certified organic ingredients, is not tested on animals and uses ethically traded ingredients too.  They have several scent profiles including the one I am in love with: Coconut Hibiscus.  They also have Lavender & Wildflower, Lemongrass & Tea Tree, and Olive & Green Tea… though they only have a limited few at Target stores like their African Black Soap and Raw Shea Butter.  I went back to Target to pick up the coordinating lotion and bar soap and they wee sold out.  Looks like I’m not the only one privy to this new find!

Get It: Online at or at your local Target (not all Targets carry it).

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Categories: Body Balm, Body Wash, Shea Moisture

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aloe-cadabraIf there ‘s one thing that there isn’t enough of in this world, is safer lubricant alternatives.  When we did our sex extravaganza last year for Valentines day, I had a hell of a time finding safe alternatives to your conventional chemical alternatives.   I did find a few brands, and now there’s one more you can add to your list: Aloe Cadabra.  What a cute name.  Like magic lube!  Aloe Cadabra is a little different from the few others that I’ve found.  The ingredients are food grade, so if you would happen to ingest it (and I won’t ask how you would, because what you do behind closed doors is your business), it’s perfectly safe.

I have to admit, that when I saw that it was mainly aloe vera gel, I was concerned that it might dry out or get sticky during use, unlike oil based lubricants, but it held up pretty well.  On top of that, aloe, as most people know, has magical healing properties.   And as a girl, you know that your girly parts can get aggravated easily.  So this is a nice change.  Maybe this is where the magic comes in.

Aloe Cadabra is not only all natural, but also extremely affordable.  a 2.5 ounce bottle is only about $8 bucks.  That’s a great price for the size.   And it’s safe to use with condoms and other sex toys.   Of course, it’s not a spermicide and does not prevent STD’s, so unless you’re in a monogamous relationship or not trying to avoid pregnancy, play it safe, OK?

Win it:

We have one 2.5 ounce bottle of Aloe Cadabra, along with a travel size bottle of Aloe Cadabra in French Lavender scent (in its own cute little purple satin pouch), perfect for your carry on bag).

To Enter: simply leave a comment with your favorite natural lubes and what you like about them.

For extra entries (comment for each):

  • Follow @safemama or @momlikes on Twitter
  • Tweet this giveaway: RT @safemama #WIN ALOE CADABRA natural lubricant from #giveaway

Winner will be chosen using  Open to US residents.  Contest is open until March 14th at 11:59pm.

Congrats to our winner, Laura.  Thanks to all who entered.   Stay tuned for more contests.

Get it: You can order Aloe Cadabra directly from their website.

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