Setting aside the various debates surrounding the benefits of yoga for toddlers and young kids (and we do believe yoga is good for kids – if for no other reason that is teaches them to focus, which is great for school), if you do encourage your children to try or regularly practice yoga in nursery school, kindergarten, or afternoon programs, make sure they have the proper clothing. If wearing socks, make sure they are nonskid or grip socks like Sticky Socks.
Save 15% now on any purchase – no minimum required.
Our organic grip socks for babies, toddlers, and kids are still on sale! Use coupon code to save 20-percent during the month of December.
Order by December 19 to ensure delivery by Christmas!
Happy and Healthy Shopping!
in helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy!
If you have the means to, please donate to charitable organizations (we donated to Save the Children, Red Cross, and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation for Staten Island relief).
The residents of Staten Island, Queens, and the New Jersey shore need help!
Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson announced last week that it would remove many of the potentially harmful chemicals from all of its consumer products by the end of 2015. Johnson & Johnson is the first “conventional” consumer product company to make this significant commitment to going green.
The pledge covers both baby care products, including its classic and popular baby shampoo and wash, but also personal care products targeted at adults.
The Environmental Working Group, which has previously urged conventional consumer goods companies to remove toxins from their products, has praised the move.
This means that by the end of 2015, Johnson & Johnson personal care products will be free of formaldehyde, 1,4 dioxane, parabens, phthalates, and triclosan.
Thank you Johnson & Johnson!
in June with coupon code JUN12.
What has changed is that now you can save 15% (instead of 10%).
We join Jamie Oliver and stand up for real food!
It is neither a strange nor a novel idea – it is simply a return to how people used to eat before everything was treated with pesticides, processed, pumped full of preservatives, and neatly shelved. A return to a time when you understood each word on the ingredient list (or, even better, recognized what you ate – no label required).
Shop fresh, local, and whole foods. Cook with your family and teach your children about real food.
It does not take a long time – just half an hour a day.
Read about Food Revolution Day here.
Happy Earth Day!
Earth Day is one day each year on which events are held worldwide to increase both awareness and appreciation of our Earth’s natural environment and protection. In 2012, Earth Day is celebrated on Sunday, April 22, in more than 175 countries.
You can celebrate Earth Day tomorrow by planting a tree or flowers.
But you should celebrate the Earth every day by respecting and protecting your and our planet’s health – eat natural, organic, and unprocessed foods, exercise, use non-toxic body and skincare products, use eco-friendly cleaners in your home, and conserve water and energy whenever you can.
It may sound like a big task, but every little step helps you and the environment.
Every time you buy a pair of organic Sticky Socks grip socks during the month of April, you will be automatically entered to win a copy of ABCs of Yoga For Kids! We are giving away two copies of this award-winning children’s title (list price $19.95).
If you win, your kids will be able to try out their new, eco-friendly grip socks right away by practicing their poses – the book utilizes the alphabet, rhyming vignettes, and colorful illustrations to introduce children to basic yoga postures in a kid-friendly way.
The two winners will be announced here on May 1st.
Good luck and good shopping!
Our 4-year old loves to do yoga and enjoys flipping through this book
before (and after) practicing her impressive skills.
ABCs of Yoga for Kids is a six time award-winning book that is perfect
for the young practitioners of yoga with its colorful illustrations of
various poses and its instructive vignettest. Perfect for kids of all
ages (and for parents trying to catch up with their little yogis).
Make sure your child practices barefoot or in non-skid socks to lessen
the chance of injury.
Our organic grip socks are on sale now and you can get an additional
15% off with code MAR12.
Residue from chemical pesticides used in farming and at least traces of food preservatives (and chemical pesticides) are present in most conventionally farmed or produced foods. In addition, residue from chemical pesticides used in cotton farming remains on the cotton once harvested and used in clothing. Just because agencies worldwide declare that certain additives, ingredients, or materials are safe does not mean that they cannot cause health or environmental issued in larger amounts, especially if used continuously over time.
Take sodium benzoate and potassium benzoate for example. Both are approved by the relevant US and EU agencies for use as preservatives for processed foods. But when these preservatives combine with vitamin C, they create benzene, a known carcinogen. The levels produced are supposed to be so low that they create no ill health effects – but what if exposure is daily?
And unprocessed, whole foods, such as oranges, are often treated with sodium/potassium benzoate to give them a more appealing color. Then there are the pesticides used in conventional farming that kill bugs almost on contact. And then we eat those fruits and vegetables.
Pesticides also affect our clothing – cotton, if not organic, is heavily treated with pesticides. These pesticides are not washed away in the process of making baby clothes, crib sheets, underwear or other personal items.
That is why we use only organic cotton in our grip socks.
Chose organic whenever you can. If you can also make it local – kudos!