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Take An Afternoon For Yourself at the Mindful Mom Re-Treat this September 16!

Mindful Mom Re-Treat makes a comeback next month on September 16, Saturday, 8:30 to 11:30 AM, at Makati Diamond Residences.

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While it’s almost second nature for moms to help others, it takes a little prodding for them to care for themselves. At the Mindful Mom Re-Treat, moms have a few hours not only to enjoy the company of other mothers but also to delve into their present priorities, past issues, and future goals. It’s going to be a physically, mentally, and spiritually refreshing day as moms take the time to rediscover and re-center themselves. Facilitating the re-treat is Michele S. Alignay, MA, Registered Family Psychologist and mom of two.

We will also be joined by The Oil Natural Project who will be doing a quick talk on the benefits of essential oils in living mindfully and will have samples for you to try.

Sponsored by Belo Baby, PLDT Home & Goodbag, the retreat is a takeoff from Mommy Mundo’s award-winning Mom Manifesto campaign in 2015. It was conceptualized and created by Mommy Mundo Founder Janice Villanueva, in collaboration with Alignay and Mommy Mundo Content Head Jing Lejano.

Mommy Mundo passport holders gets 30% off from the registration fee!

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Register by texting 0908-865-7245 or go to http://mommymundo.com/mindfulmomretreats/. Pre-registration is a must! The P800 participation fee covers snacks and the workshop kit.

Remain Zit-free with Proactiv! Is it your favorite acne treatment too?

My struggle with acne has finally reached its tail end…well, I think and I really hope that this is finally it this time. So far no major pimple breakout for the past one and a half months. I am hoping that in this territorial dispute (my face, my territory) with acne, my pimples have finally surrendered on me.

Thank God for effective, Proactiv Solution, clear skin is just a beauty counter away. Proactiv Solution’s acne clearing system has garnered a loyal following in the country since it’s successful release in the local market. It’s proven effectiveness in elimanting even the most stubborn pimples has made it the go to brand of people with acne.

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I know for a fact that Filipinos are pretty discerning when it comes to beauty choices. I guess, what made this U.S. brand so popular here is their collection of products that complements the skin care needs of Filipinos struggling with acne and blemishes. Each item in the Proactiv kit is designed and developed to treat even the most stubborn, problematic spots. In fact, it actually stops the growth of acne even before it starts!
Great isn’t it?

Whats more, Proactiv Solution is easily available in any branch of Watsons and SM Department Store nationwide. It comes in a 30-Day or 60-Day kit. You can choose which one fits your budget and need. And, it still continue to offer a money-back guarantee just in case you are not satisfied with its result.

What are you waiting for, get your own Proactiv system at (Php 2,495) for the 30-day kit and Php 3,995) for the 60-day kit at any Watsons and SM department store branch near you. Trust me, this is your ticket to clear, beautiful skin.

Mindful Mom Retreat: Find Your Flow

Last Saturday, January 28, I attended the fifth Mindful Mom Retreat at Earth Kitchen in Bonifacio Global City. I personally think this is a good way to jumpstart 2017 that is why I made sure not to miss this one.

An offline version of Mommy Mundo’s award winning Mom Manisfesto Campaign, the Mindful Mom Retreat uses modules to guide moms to uncover and (re)discover their purpose and passion so they could live better, fuller lives, and parent more intentionally. It is especially designed to equip moms with tools that would help them be more mindful and conscious of their thoughts and actions.

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This retreat is facilitated by Michele “Ichel” Alignay, Registered Family Psychologist and co-founder of the Mom Manifesto Campaign. An expert when it comes to creating an open and inviting atmosphere, Ichel always manages to keep things light and fun. Main reason why moms who attend this retreat are never shy to share and participate in the well crafted activities and insightful discussions that have become the trademark of Mommy Mundo Parenting Events. Since participants receive a lot of support and encouragement in this retreat, they always come home re-fresh, re-energize, and re-centered to their mommy mission.

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And true enough, after sitting for three delightful hours listening to Ichel lead and facilitate the discussion on finding one’s flow (your strength) instead of one’s flaws (your limitations), of focusing and harnessing one’s strengths instead of one’s weaknesses as a woman, I felt truly empowered and affirmed. I must admit, I spent a significant part of my life as a mother trying to overcome, to no avail, my weaknesses until I simply just quit trying because truth to tell, I don’t really have the knack for them baking, cooking, Math, and even breastfeeding. Ichel’s fresh take on self-improvement made me feel truly good inside. It drove away any guilt feelings I have for delegating such tasks to the other members of the household and made me stop feeling like a total failure in the motherhood department also. It made see that if I just take the time to acknowledge the skills and talents that I have, I would realize just how much I can (still) share and give despite my limitations. It completely drove this point straight to my heart as well: I do not really need to be a perfect mom, just a mindful mom who deliberately and consistently work on improving myself for the better through constant and mindful reflection (self-check, visioning, goal-setting) and action.

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There is definitely a lot to learn from this retreat. But perhaps the most valuable lesson I got from this Mindful Mom gathering is this, to live a life of meaning and purpose, one must always take the time to recharge, reflect, and re-center. The Mindful Mom Retreat I tell you, is the perfect venue for that.

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In case you are interested to catch its May run this year, simply follow Mommy Mundo to get heads up on its latest schedule. Hope to see you there.😊

Photo credit: Mommy Mundo

Too much exposure to mobile phone heat, not good for the skin 

I am sure most of you will agree with me when I say, cellphone is that one thing that we can’t live without nowadays. Our whole life practically depends on it. Okay, maybe I am exaggerating here a bit but lets admit it, there’s some truth to what I am saying. To prove my point, what’s the first and last thing you do everyday?! Of course, check your cellphone. See. 

While cellphone was created primarily for communication, it didn’t take long before they added applications and other features that allow us to do more with it. Now we don’t just use it for calls, we use it to get information, run our businesses, and even entertain ourselves.

While its true that cellular phones have given us the power to do things with just a swipe or touch of our fingertips, did you know that the constant use of mobile phones especially for taking selfies, can cause our skin more harm than good. Studies show that the heat coming from mobile phones promote a number of antigens that could cause moderate to severe allergic reactions especially to those with long standing history of allergies. The heat from cellphones when combined with the metals, nickel and cobalt in the phone trimmings can cause the skin to turn red and itchy. When such skin irritation occur, acne and blemishes (may) soon follow. The dirt and bacteria that accumulate in our cellphone can also get in contact with our skin and mix with the sweat and oil in our face. Once they get trapped in our pores, they too can cause breakouts. 

Luckily, America’s #1 acne treatment, Proactiv Solution, has a 3-Step System that is dermatologically developed and designed to help clear existing acne and prevent future breakouts. Proactiv 3-Step System guarantees smooth, flawless skin that is always selfie-ready. Absolute no need for filters before posting it online (*wink*).

Proactiv’s 3-Step System starts with the application of the Renewing Cleanser which contains Benzoyl Peroxide that helps kill acne-causing bacteria. These ultra-fine, micro-crystal BPO penetrates pores fast while being gentle on the skin. These exfoliating beads also help unclog the pores of impurities such as excess sebum, keratin, and dead skin cells. The Proactiv Revitalizing Toner which refines and purifies pores through gentle exfoliation, on the other hand, contains soothing botanicals that gently remove excess oil for a more refreshed and clearer skin while the Repairing Lotion helps heal breakouts and prevent new ones from forming. 

Each Proactiv kit comes with a free Refining Mask that helps keep skin clear and acne-free. Formulated with sulfur, this proven acne-fighting ingredient, reaches deep into the pores where blemishes begin. It unclogs pores, pampers inflamed skin, and softens the skin’s texture.

Nothing beats natural remedies of course. Taking a break from long heat exposure from mobile phones will definitely improve our overall skin health. Trimming down hours of phone calls to a minimum, lessening the amount of time spent on playing games on the phone, and taking a few selfies in a day can go a long way in improving the condition of our skin. With these natural remedies plus Proactiv’s 3 Step-Systtem, we are guranteed a blemish free skin that is simply selfie perfect.

To know more about Proactiv Solution visit http://my.proactiv.com.ph/

Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer

You have probably heard about Green Tea by now. It is considered one of the healthiest beverages on the planet since it is loaded with powerful antioxidants and nutrients that are known to address common health issues such as high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, and even cancer. But among its many incredible benefits, what probably got women truly excited about it are its natural anti-aging and moisturizing properties.

In a bid to improve its product line and to continuously provide its consumers with safe and effective skincare, Proactiv Solution came up with Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer. A lightweight, nongreasy formula especially designed for blemishprone skin. Rich in mineral and botanical extracts, this product acts as the perfect moisturizer since it soothes dry skin without clogging pores.

Proactiv + Green Tea Moisturizer is ideal for men and women suffering from dry skin associated with acne medication. It helps maintain the moisture, tone, suppleness, and softness of the skin. It contains hydration ingredients, minerals, and emollients that nourish skin as well as Green Tea EGCG, a potent antioxidant known to fight free radicals that helps soothe and calm dry, irritated skin.

It perfectly complements the Proactiv 3 Step system. It can be applied daily as needed after Step 3-Repairing system to alleviate dryness and can be worn alone or under makeup. It contains the following natural ingredients : Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Trideceth-6, Zinc Sulfate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Alcohol, Allantoin, Propanediol, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Polyquaternium-11, Disodium EDTA, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, FragrancParfum), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool.

You can grab it at any of the following stores/kiosks:

a. Proactiv Online Shopping: http://my.proactiv.com.ph
b. Proactiv Door-to-Door Delivery Hotlines: Metro Manila Landline: (02) 729-2222 Globe Provincial: 1-800-8-729-8888 PLDT Provincial: 1-800-10-889-4444 Mobile No.: 0917-801-8888
c. Proactiv Mall Kiosks
Ground Floor, Glorietta 2 – Contact Number: (02) 512-5885
2nd Floor, Trinoma – Contact Number:(02) 512-5981
d. Selected Watsons and SM Department Stores:
G/F, SM Cubao Department Store (Beauty Section), Cubao, Quezon City
G/F, SM Makati Department Store (Beauty Section), Ayala Center, Makati City
Level 2, SM North Edsa Department Store (Beauty Section), North Ave. cor. EDSA Quezon City
G/F, SM Megamall Department Store (Beauty Section), Building B., Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Level 1, SM Fairview Department Store (Beauty Section), corner Regalado Avenue, Quirino Highway, Quezon City
G/F, SM Southmall Department Store (Beauty Section), Alabang – Zapote Rd, Almanza Uno, Las Piñas
G/F, SM Mall of Asia Department Store (Beauty Section), Seaside Blvd, Pasay City
Level 2, Watsons, SM Megamall 4, Building A., Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
G/F, Watsons, SM Mall of Asia, near Starbucks, Seaside Blvd, Pasay City
Upper Ground Floor, Watsons, SM Aura Premiere, near Hypermarket, McKinley Parkway, Taguig

It has suggested retail price of Php999 for the 30ml 1fl.oz. Delivery Fee (Hotline and Online Order)of Php150 for Metro Manila and Php330 for provincial apply. FREE delivery is also available for Online and Hotline order if purchased along with Proactiv Solution Combination Therapy 30day or 60 day kit!

Adam Levine’s Proactiv TV Commercial


Lead singer, Adam Levine of the Grammy Award-winning band, Maroon 5, made quite a name for himself in the music scene with his signature hot looks and superb singing voice. But did you know that he who was voted “Sexiest Man Alive” last 2013 also struggled with acne breakouts during his teenage years?

Many envy Adam for his undeniable charm and charisma but just like any normal teenager, he suffered acne and lacked self-confidence too. Surprisingly for someone who looked so natural in the front of the camera, he once stayed away from the crowd due to this worsening skin problem. Shares Adam, “People might think that nothing fazes me but that’s just not true. Nobody is proud of having acne. It isn’t fun. In fact, it sucks. I suffered from acne when I was younger which made me so insecure. It was not a pleasant experience. ”

Fortunately, America’s #1 acne treatment system, Proactiv Solution, became the answer to his pressing concern. Proactiv’s 3-Step System is developed by dermatologist. It is designed to help clear existing acne and prevent future outbreaks while gently caring for your skin.

Adds Adam, “So if your acne is your problem, the solution is Proactiv, bottomline. I know how important it is to get acne out of your life. Proactiv helped me. It’s no brainer. Just do it because you’ll be very happy. It is great that there is something out there now that is legitimate.”

Now with clear skin, Adam Levine no longer feels the need to hide. Says Adam, “It is a game changer. It treats acne and your skin right. As a guy, I don’t like to put a lot of acne products but with Proactiv, it is just three easy steps. That’s all you need to do.”

Here’s Adam Levine’s Proactiv commercial:

Proactiv Solution comes in 30-Day kit (P2,495) and 60-Day kit (P3,995). It is available in all Watsons stores nationwide.

Iflin Baby Products

During the Mommy Mundo Expo Mom here in the South last weekend, I realized, there are just so many nice baby products in the market today, its no wonder Mommy Mundo Expo Mom is always an instant hit! I chanced upon one that made me wish I’m a mom of an infant again. I am talking about Iflin Baby Bamboo Muslin Products from Thailand which Iflin Baby PH carry here in the Philippines. Their products are all made of 70% silky soft bamboo fiber and 30% natural cotton.

You probably might be wondering, why bamboo? Well, it turns out, bamboo is gentle & softer than cotton and great for baby skin. It is also breathable, absorbent, anti-bacterial, sustainable, and environmental friendly.

Here are the five Iflin products available in the Philippines:

My Cozy Bamboo Blanket SRP: Php 2,195.00 (1 pc/box)

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This might be the cuddliest blanket your baby will ever have since it is made up of double layers of silky soft bamboo muslin with extra soft padding in the middle.

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This can be used as stroller and car seat blankey, on-the-go-pillow (just fold it and place under baby’s head), nursing cover (simply snap it around your neck), diaper, tummy-time, play, changing, or picnic pad, and stroller canopy/sunshield.

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My Everyday Bamboo Burp & Nurse SRP: Php1,800.00 (2 pcs/box)

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This is designed to be a cross body burp cloth. Its unique semi-circle shape provides maximum coverage from your shoulder to your chest and elbow. The snap buttons ensure that it stays in place and don’t fall off your shoulder.

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Its smart design also makes it more than just a burp cloth. It allows for a more private comfortable space for on-the-go breastfeeding since it can be used as a 360 degree nursing cover by opening it up and putting it over your head. It can function as a crossbody burp cloth, nursing cover, and diaper changing pad.

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My Handy Washcloth & Napkin SRP: Php900.00 (6 pcs/box)

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This multifunction washcloth can be snapped easily in your bag/diaper bag. It can clean up all kinds of little mess in no time. It can also serve as napkin during mealtimes, washcloth for fever or during bath time, cleaning cloth for baby’s hands, face and drool, and handkerchief for kids.

My Favorite Bamboo Muslin SRP: Php1800.00 (4 pcs/box)

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This versatile cloth with its feathery softness makes it a diaper bag essential. It can be used as a cleaning cloth for baby’s hands, face, and mouth, towel for unexpected baths, burp cloth, stroller blanket, car seat blanket, stroller liner, stroller canopy or a sunshield, diaper changing, nap, tummy time, or play pad. It can be anything you need it to be.

My Style Bamboo Burp and Bib SRP: Php1,650.00 (2 pcs/box)

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It features double layers of silky soft bamboo muslin with extra soft padding in the middle. The maximum softness it provides allows your baby to rest her little head comfortably on your shoulder (won’t fall off your shoulders as well). This smart and stylish burp cloth goes well with any of your outfit. It also works as a bib or a cute little shawl for your little one since its extra soft padding can keep your baby warm on a chilly day.

These Iflin Baby products are definitely cuteness overload. They are currently available at The Parenting Emporium and The Nest: Attachment Parenting Hub.

For more info about these products, you may visit:
Instagram: iflinbabyph
FB: inflinbabyph

The Mommy Mundo Journey Box

The wonderful world of motherhood is exciting and challenging, heartbreaking and heartwarming, inspiring and fulfilling. As we go through its different stages, from getting pregnant to having a baby, from raising a toddler to sending off our child to school, it’s comforting to know that there is community of mommies who are more than willing to lend a listening ear, share a bit of wisdom, and laugh over our foibles and antics.

A community of moms dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering moms with useful, relevant, and up-to-date information, Mommy Mundo counts among its members 100,000 active and progressive moms.

Joining the community only involves taking a few easy steps– just sign up for a Mommy Mundo Passport card! With membership comes all sorts of benefits including invites to exclusive events, special offers from mom, baby and kid-focused brands, and upcoming perks and surprises throughout the year.

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(Photo grabbed from mommymundo.com)

As a first surprise, joining the Mommy Mundo community via the Passport now also comes with a Journey Box, filled with special items from our beloved partner brands. Reflective of the motherhood journey, there is a box for every stage:

• The Soon-to-be-Mommy Box for expectant moms
• The Welcome to Motherhood Box for moms with newborns
• The Smiles and Tickles Box for moms with toddlers
• The Hello, Kiddo! Box for moms with preschool-aged kids and up

Here’s a sample of the Journey Box:

Here’s how to be a part of the growing Mommy Mundo community of active, modern moms:
1. Apply for a new Mommy Mundo Passport tagged at P500 with one-year validity.
2. Choose the appropriate Journey Box.
3. Pick up your Journey Box at the Mommy Mundo HQ in Pasig City, or have it delivered via
courier.
4. If you’re an existing Mommy Mundo passport holder, you can reprint your card and get the
Journey Box for 300 pesos.

To apply visit http://www.mommymundo.com/passport

Adam Levine Reveals Secret To His Confidence

If for some insane reason, you do not remember who Adam Levine is, let me refresh your memory. He is the lead singer of the Grammy Award winning band, Maroon 5. He is responsible for such popular hits as This Love, Payphone, and Sugar which earned gold and platinum record awards. He made quite a name for himself in the music industry with his amazing voice and signature good looks that never fail to make women swoon (this one included). He sat as one of the judges in the Emmy Award-winning singing contest, The Voice, and starred in the indie film, Begin Again, where his 222 Records label track Lost Stars was nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards.

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While most women go gaga over his hot looks (he was declared the “Sexiest Man Alive” of 2013) and remarkable talent, men aspire for the same kind of charisma and confidence that he exudes. What others do not know is that, he too suffered from severe acne breakouts back when he was a teen. This took away much of his confidence and forced him to stay away from the crowd. Adam shares, “I was so ashamed of my acne. I had horrible breakouts and would hide from cameras or hide in my room. It is like one day acne showed up, caused trouble, and messed with my confidence.” You would think that acne’s been a thing of the past for Adam, but no, when his schedule gets busy, the stress still takes a toll on his skin. He discloses, “I am a very active person and truth is, it kind of lead to zits.”

Fortunately for Adam, America’s #1 acne treatment system, Proactiv Solution, took care of his acne problems before it became worse. If there one thing Adam wants people to understand it is that, just because celebrities look so good on the screen does not mean they do not suffer from skin problems like everybody else. Says Adam, “I always want to make sure that people understand that even though we are celebrities or successful, we are no different than anybody else.” Adam encourages those with acne to try Proactiv 3-Step System. He emphasizes, “You have to take these steps if you want to take good care of your skin. It has your skin in mind, it is legit, and in fact a lot of it is restorative and healthy, which is great.”

Proactiv’s 3-Step System is dermatologist-developed and is designed to help clear existing acne and prevent future outbreaks, while gently taking care of the skin. It is ideal for people on the go because it takes no more than five minutes to complete. It starts with the application of:

Step 1: The Renewing Cleanser which contains Benzoyl Peroxide that help kill acne-causing bacteria. It has ultra-fine, micro-crystal BPO that gently penetrates pores and tiny exfoliating beads which help unclog the pores of impurities, such as excess sebum, keratin and dead skin cells.

Step 2: The Proactiv Revitalizing Toner which refines and purifies pores through gentle exfoliation. It contains soothing botanicals to gently remove excess oil for a refresher and clearer skin.

Step 3: The Repairing Lotion which helps heal breakouts and prevent new ones from forming.

Each Proactiv kit comes with a free Refining Mask that helps keep skin clear and acne-free. Formulated with sulfur, a proven acne-fighting ingredient, this Refining Mask reaches deep into the pores where blemishes begin. It also unclogs pores, pampers inflamed skin, and softens the skin’s texture.

Adam Levine described Proactiv’s 3-Step Solution best when he said, “It is game changer; it treats acne and your skin right,” Adam said.

Proactiv Solution comes in 30-Day kit (P2,495) and 60-Day kit (P3,995) and is available at all Watsons stores nationwide.

Nature to Nurture

When my daughter, Bianca, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at age 12 three years ago, I cannot help but look back and ask myself, had I done things differently, like be more discerning with the things we used around the house and things we exposed her to when she was growing up, would I have been able to shield her from cancer? Though doctors pointed at genetics as the root cause of her cancer, studies show that genes can be altered and influenced by chemicals in the environment.

Babies and mommies nowadays are lucky to have vigilant mompreneurs who make it their passion and mission to develop safe baby products. One such mom is Jacqueline Siy, co-founder of Nature to Nurture. In her desire to protect her child from exposure to unwanted chemicals, she painstakingly studied the usual products we use to clean our body and our home. When she found out that most of them are unhealthy and unsafe for babies, she looked for safer althernatives. Since there are not that much available in the market that are just as effective as the commercial ones, she created Nature to Nurture, one of the brands that I wish we had when my Bianca was just a baby.

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Nature to Nurture products were designed having children in mind. Since Jacqueline is a self confessed cleaning addict and a fan of disinfectants and bleach, the first thing she developed was a fragrance free Baby Bottle and Dishwash. This solution contains only ingredients essential for cleaning. It does not have the nasty and harmful chemicals, colourants, and fragrance. When used on feeding bottles, they come out sparklingly clean and free of residues since the mixture of plant-based surfactant and baking soda effectively remove the grease from breastmilk and eliminate milk film and odor. It rinses easily too thereby cutting down the time you spend washing bottles. It is perfect not just for feeding bottles but for toys, teethers, breastpump accessories, fruits,and veggies as well.

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Another product, Nature to Nurture Multi Purpose Cleaner concentrate, acts as a cleaning agent for surface residue. It contains plant based ingredients that safely yet effectively cleans dirt, buildup, grease, and grime. It uses Tea Tree Oil, an antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral solution that kills germs and deters insects. It can be diluted in water and sprayed on surfaces, or for cleaning or mopping floors. It has been proven to kill 99.99% of E.Coli and Salmonella becteria and 99.92% of Staph bacteria by SGS Phils, Inc., a world renowned testing center.

I know some of you would not even give cleaning solutions in your household a second thought but believe me, after having had a close run in with cancer, I say we should especially if we are raising and nurturing babies and toddlers at home. Little things like this matters especially when it comes to our children’s health.

Nature to Nurture products are available at The Parenting Emporium, Cash & Carry, Lazada, Shoppers Mart, Echostore, and Sesou outlets. For more information connect with them on facebook and instagram.

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