In the selfless nature inherent in all mothers, mothers would willingly spend spend spend on their babies and make sure that their babies get the best, sometimes even at their own expense. We have seen many mothers and even mothers-to-be scrutinising products for their babies but for their own, they would grab whatever is easiest and cheapest. Please take care of yourself, Mummies! Your babies do rely on you to stay healthy and well! Take time to pamper yourselves – it does not have to be a long session away as we know how stretched for time you are. Start with the basics – eat good healthy food and have a good skincare regime. After all, what you apply on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream so contrary to many people’s beliefs, it is important to ensure you use only safe skincare products for yourself. Have a look at Natural Beauty Products for Mother & Baby.
We have not forgotten mums in our products – Buds Cherished Organics has included 2 products for mothers in the world’s largest preservative-free and certified organic skincare line for babies and mums. Check out our Beautiful Blooming Belly Stretch Mark Cream and Nursing Salve.
Blossom beautifully with our Beautiful Blooming Belly Stretch Mark Cream which is packed with luxurious and moisturising Jojoba, Shea Butter and Sunflower Oil which transport a medley of bio actives to your skin. Chlorella Vulgaris Extract and Tamanol Oil promotes production of collagen and elastin in your body. See some feedback from UK here: http://sanjidaoconnel.livejournal.com/14324.html. Closer to home, one of our customers found this rich cream so moisturising that she has started applying it on her whole body as she loved how soft the cream left her skin and her daughter loved the scent too. Speaking of which, this cream is not just for pregnant mothers; neither is it just for the growing belly. We have personally received feedback from another 2 customers who have never been pregnant (yet). One had stretch marks due to dieting and another had stretch marks on her thighs, possibly due to hormones or tight jeans. Both reported success stories with this lovely cream, so get applying and feedback to us! Breastfeeding is another practice that we at Buds strongly advocate. However, we know that it can sometimes be painful especially to first-time mums. The Nursing Salve helps you to cope with the demands of nursing a newborn. This cross between a balm and gel features Inca Inchi and Aroleat Lavanda to moisturise your nipple area and prepare it for breastfeeding whilst at the same time healing any dry, cracked nipples. What’s more, since it’s preservative-free and certified organic by Ecocert, you can feel a lot more assured that it is safe for the baby to ingest. But enough from us – here is some feedback from our customers: Breastfeeding Advocates Network’s Must Buy discussion: From coleen – i’d seriously reccommend nursing salve, like the Buds nursing salve. coz seriously, the first 14 days of breastfeeding is the worst! and without the salve i think i’d quit in 5 days.. as soon as the milk came in and my nipples cracked, i was going to quit but the nursing salve kept it soothed, moisturised and best of all, its organic and safe for baby to ingest, so no need to wipe before nursing. it really was my secret to success the first few days. besides that i think a good breast pump is essential, though i personally don’t use it much. If you are looking for tips on breastfeeding, our Green Parenting page has links to useful information.
Here is a lovely review from Baby Center: http://community.babycenter.com/journal/chinjenny/3124699/product_review_-_buds_organics It was great that Ben’s Mummy wrote her ‘diary’ of reviews over several days so she could see the difference with the products. Oh and we personally love the bite test!
Another mother also highlighted the importance of reading the labels and knowing what ingredients are safe for your babies (and yourself!), and what ingredients are harmful: http://leonalim.com/blog/index.php/2009/10/19/go-organic/#comment-62949 We will be updating the Buds website soon with details on harmful ingredient so you can check those against the brands you currently use and ensure you are comfortable with them. Scratching your head over a particular ingredient in our product or maybe eve in other brand’s product? Feel free to bounce the question off us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help look it up for you!
We have had many enquiries about nappy/diaper rash. Is it the same as eczema? Is it the same as normal rash? Anything Maternity has some useful information about nappy rash, its causes and treatment.
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At Buds, we have a few products for nappy rash and inevitably, we receive many enquiries about the differences.
- Buds Cherished Organics Baby Bum Balm: From the world’s largest line of preservative-free and certified organic line of skincare products for babies and moms, this Baby Bum Balm is a great 2-in-1 for preventing and soothing nappy rash. Loaded with ORGANIC BEESWAX, it creates a barrier between baby’s skin and the contents of the diaper, preventing irritation and discomfort. It also features soothing SPENT GRAIN WAX and essential fatty acids rich INCA INCHI. The trio of JOJOBA OIL, SUNFLOWER OIL and SHEA BUTTER moisturise while ROSEMARY EXTRACT delivers anti-oxidants. This complement of ingredients; together with anti-bacterial TEA TREE OIL, provide unsurpassed protection, soothing and healing properties.
- Buds Everyday Organics Nappy Time Change Cream: Designed to protect baby’s bottom between each nappy change, this protective barrier cream of Shea Butter and Jojoba, Sunflower and Sesame oils is combined with calming Bisabolol and antioxidant rich Vitamin E to soothe and protect. After cleaning baby’s bottom, apply this cream to give the protective barrier and minimise nappy rash. Don’t forget our Nappy Time Rinse Free Cleanser which is a great addition to any nappy bag, as it handles nappy time mess gently and effectively.
- Buds Soothing Organics Nappy Rash Rescue Cream: Is your baby to prone to nappy rash? Treat and heal baby’s sore bottom with our Nappy Rash Rescue Cream. This is the certified organic version of the Buds Diaper Rash Barrier Cream noted in the Diaper Rash Home Treatment & Prevention article above. This cream is especially useful to treat nappy rash and also for babies prone to nappy rash, it helps to create a barrier against nappy mess too. We have boosted this cream with Gluco-oligosaccharide, a prebiotic that selectively fuels the growth of the healthy bacteria on your skin while inhibiting the growth of detrimental bacteria. Packed with ingredients like calming Shiso extract, recovery boosting Spent Grain Wax, hydrating Fructan, antioxidant rich Olive Leaf extract and a whole load of soothing Aloe Vera and Bisabolol, this cream will ease and repair nappy rash afflicted skin in no time. Extra Jojoba, Sunflower, Olive and Inca Inchi oils create an effective barrier to protect baby’s bottom from irritants.
Check out the feature on Buds Cherished Organics on Niaganews: http://www.niaganews.com/news/beauty/3054-Buds-Cherished-Organics.html
Buds was once again in HK, participating in the Health Expo from 28 – 30 May 2010. We hope you visited Buds and got some good bargains there! If you didn’t manage to get some Buds products (or maybe you need more!), please visit our Buds website – Where to Buy to get a list of retailers nearest to you. Or, please contact Mother Organic on +852 2521 1162 for more information.
With the success of the only baby fair in Klang Valley, Malaysia last year via Parenthood Expo, customers in Klang Valley are once again spoilt in 2010 with not only one, two but THREE main baby fairs! Motherhood started the shows off at Mid Valley from 19 to 21 March 2010. It was fantastic to see so many loyal customers dropping by to check out what’s new with Buds and stock up on Buds products with the many fantastic offers we had available. It was also great to meet so many new customers!
To launch Buds Nurturing Organics, a range of products to pamper mothers, we had a “Count the Eggs” contest. Congratulations to Ms Leow Hooi Mei of Johor, Malaysia for guessing the right number! Congratulations also to our speedy babies who participated in the Crawling Competition!
Buds Baby visited South Korea for the first time in March 2010 at Buy Korea 2010. Many promising prospects checked out Buds Organics so stay tuned for news on distributors in South Korea which we hope to announce soon!
After its first outing last year, Buds Everyday Organics has since launched its entire range. Therefore, in February 2010, it proudly brought along the rest in the range – Buds Soothing Organics, Buds Outdoor Organics and Buds Nurturing Organics. We are still missing the certified organic Solarcare lotion in the current range but it will be out soon so keep checking back!
Avid Buds blog readers would have noticed a few months’ silence on the blog. After the last few posts, I hope you can understand why! We have been rushed off our feet with exhibitions and roadshows here and abroad. With the last few posts summarising what we have been doing the last few months abroad, here is an update on the activities on our own shores.
Caring warehouse sales, 1 – 2 Aug 2009
Pantai Waterbirth forum, 15 Aug 2009.
Buds visits Singapore again, this time participating at the Baby Fair at United Square from 14 – 16 November 2009. Buds Everyday Organics and Buds Soothing Organics were showcased for the first time in Singapore, drawing many interested customers, especially those who have missed Buds the last few months.
Buds is well and truly back! Look out for it in more stores in Singapore. For any queries on Buds in Singapore, please contact Jessica at email@example.com who will be able to direct your queries to the appropriate channels. We will be planning another visit there in 2010 so visit this site often to find out when and the activities planned!
Buds participated alongside other baby products at Kind & Jugend 2009, held in Cologne, Germany from 17 – 20 Sept 2009. Usually participating in exhibitions within the natural and organic industry, this was the first time that Buds participated in an exhibition dealing specifically with baby products only. It was exciting to see so many products and so many developments of baby products. Even simple everyday products such as cups, bowls and plates were given facelifts and functional improvements. Baby slings were improved so that it is easier on parents or guardians to carry the little ones.
See below some of the photos of our booth in Kind & Jugend.
After Organic Expo and a few other exhibitions and roadshows in Australia, Buds has been listed into more outlets in Australia. Visit any of these retailers to pick up your favourite Buds products! You will see that most of them have an online presence, so you do not even have to leave your home!
Eco Child, 171 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba Qld 4557
Ph 07 5478 2466
Baby Empire, Shop 1/36 Bardin Street, Bundaberg Qld 4670
Ph 07 4154 4300
Organika, 2/205 Weyba Road, Noosaville Qld 4566
Ph 07 5442 4973
Natures Child, 1 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Ph 02 6685 6840
(Natures Child only stocks our bestseller in Cherished Organics – Mozzie Clear Lotion.)
City Market Chemist, Shop eg01 – eg02, The Canberra Centre, Bunda Street, Civic ACT 2601
Ph 02 6249 8074
BE Pharmacy, 16/345 Plummer Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Ph 03 9863 7207
Me two, 8 Jetty Street, Grange SA 5022
Ph 08 8356 8558
Tribe, 13 Front Street, Mossman Qld 4873
Ph 07 4098 3778
Natures Pure Organics: www.naturespureorganics.com.au
Soul Mothers: www.soulmothers.com.au
Down to Earth Baby: www.downtoearthbaby.com.au
Nurture Nappies: www.nurturenappies.com.au
Please contact EcoChild for more details on retailing Buds or product availability in Australia. They would love to hear from you so please contact them on +61 (0)7 5478 2466 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Buds has certainly been busy in Hong Kong recently. Did you manage to visit Buds at any of these events?
Baby Expo, 7 – 9 Aug 2009
Natural Products Asia, 27 - 29 Aug 2009 - photos to follow shortly!
Tsim Sha Tsui Harbour City Roadshow from 7 – 11 Oct 2009
If you see Doris and her team at any of these events, pop along to say hello! Or visit her at www.mother-organic.com or her Mother Organic store at Room 301 Hong Kong House, 17 – 19 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Organic Monitor recognised Buds Cherished Organics as the first Asian brand of certified organic baby skincare products. See the extract below, or click here for the original article titled “Asian Companies Turning To Natural & Organic Cosmetic Standards”.
Natural & organic standards are increasingly becoming a point-of-difference for these brands. In Malaysia, the Buds Cherished Organics brand is reporting a sales surge since the Ecocert-certified range was launched earlier this year. Produced by the Malaysian company I-Green, it is the first Asian brand of certified organic baby care products. The company believes organic certification is responsible for its large take-up rate. Ecocert certification gives a guarantee to mothers that the baby care products do not contain any potentially harmful synthetic chemicals. The success of the Buds Cherished Organics brand is leading the Malaysian company to start exporting to neighbouring Asian countries and Europe. It is also looking to start certification of its other brands.