Thursday, February 3, 2011

All Natural Baby Powder for More than Babies

Mix up your own non-toxic, green and clean baby powder with this simple recipe. Find a favorite sugar shaker, salt shaker or cleaned jam jar with punched holes and combine:

1/4 cup cornstarch
10-12 drops of favorite essential oil - lavender, lemon, orange

Consider this Pampered Chef shaker with top or scour your local thrift store or pantry and up-cycle using an old jam jar with a few holes punched. Hot glue some ribbons around the jar to coordinate with your baby's nursery.

Here's to clean tushies and more!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snack Attack Goes Green

Pack a ton of nutrients, stave off hunger and feel great about the good work you're doing for the old bod. Try this little snack mix that keeps the team at Satsuma Designs working and playing hard with the little satsumas.

Satsuma Snack Mix
- 2 handfuls organic roasted almonds (no salt)
- 2 handfuls pepitas (the inside of a pumpkin seed - incredible source of iron for a little seed!)
- 1/2 a handful chopped brazil nuts (only need a little of this to get the great benefit of selenium)
- 1 handful dried cranberries (can sub raisins or whatever's in the pantry in terms of dried fruit)
- 1 and a dash more handful of dark chocolate chips or chunks (try chopping your favorite semi-sweet bar into this)

Combine in a reusable baggie like ReUsies or old jam jar with top. Mix it up and enjoy!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

10 Tips for Clean, Green, Eco-Serene Laundry

Not many love it, but there may perhaps be something satisfying about conquering the endless cycle of laundry that comes with a family, pairs and singles. Who's ready to confess that finally slaying the dump, sort, wash, dry, fold, put away dragon feels mighty nice?

Make it even nicer by keeping it green and eco-clean. Here are some tips to keep the family looking and smelling fresh and keep the salmon swimming.

1. Only machine wash in full loads in cold water or warm for whites
2. Line dry when weather and time permits
3. Machine wash once per week – even an active family of four should be able to accomplish this goal in 4-6 loads (one FULL load per person plus linens and a delicates)
4. Hand wash and line dry delicates (no machine washing as suggested above)
5. Use an enviro-friendly wash detergent that’s phosphate, chlorine and the other ‘nasties’-free 6. Make your own all natural washing machine detergent with a recipe of soap flakes, washing soda and borax
7. Spot clean apparel and toys with lemon juice and set out in sunshine – for colder, clear winter and fall days, simply lay items in a sunny window for the same result.
8. Dress and sleep in all natural fibers
9. Choose naturally anti-bacterial fabrics such as bamboo rayon
10. Fluff or time dry in dryer

Tighter fold please.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Satuma Gives Baby The Shirt on Her Back

Satsuma Designs launches their debut apparel collection in organic, cozy bamboo and cotton blends in colors to please baby boys and girls (and their respective sugar mommies and daddies). Not yet available for sale at, but soon. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek!