How to have a safe and natural Halloween with kids!

Pumpkins, Ghost, and Witches...Halloween is almost here! As we have fun dressing up in costumes it's important to remember that a lot of the accessories, clothing and decor sold on the market is far from being safe for us. Here is a short list of ideas on making this halloween safe from chemicals and other nasty stuff!

Face Paint

Spooky:

Tests conducted by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that many contained heavy metals like lead and chromium.

Glowing Green and Safe:

Instead try this 100% natural face paint from Wee Can Too, Made from Organic Fruit & Vegetable powders!


Nail polishes

Spooky:

Whether you’re going as a princess or a witch, the matching polishes are often filled with frightful endocrine-disrupting phthalates and volatile toxins like toluene.

Glowing Green and Safe:

You don't need to give up the fun polish colors for that finishing touch on your costume. Instead try these super Halloween colors from the awesome and super safe brand Piggy Paints. Non-toxic and even made in USA! Say good-bye to harsh, smelly chemicals and hello to Piggy Paint...it's as Natural as Mud®! They have awesome colors from Orange to Green and even Glow in the Dark!

Costumes

Spooky:

Often costumes bought from the drugstore or Halloween store are full of nasty chemicals, starting with the fabric itself and even down the bag it is packaged it. You can smell the fumes from throughout the store.

Glowing Green and Safe:

Get creative and make a homemade costume with clothing you already own or from an outfit that can be re purposed as everyday clothing. We love this Alice in Wonderland dress, just add a few simple accessories and voila you can go from a cute regular dress to Halloween costume! For babies there is no reason to put them in a stuffy, polyester costume, instead try a super soft comfy organic romper with a Halloween inspired print like this Black Cats romper from Winter Water Factory.

 

Turn this cute organic dress into this fantasy costume, just add white tights a black headband and this adorable pinafore from Etsy shop MaryLabarr.


 

Little babies don't need complicated costumes, keep it comfy and trendy with a Halloween theme outfit like this black cat romper.

 

Trick or Treat! Get a deal on any of these find in our store with code SPOOKY for 15% off your entire order.

 

 

September 15, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

Welcome Partner site: Ima Design Store

Wild Dill is growing and we are adding some partner sites to expand our inventory selection.

Welcome our first partner site - Ima Design Store, all merchandise has now been transferred over and can be purchased on this page- http://www.wilddill.com/collections/jewish-baby-gifts/hebrew

 

Founded in 2011, IMA Design is a boutique importer and retailer of top quality design and artisan children’s products sourced from around the globe. At this time we specialize in representing Israeli designers who bring a unique aesthetic and design vision to their products.

Our specialty is unique, high quality, children’s products including baby blankets, crib sheets, baby bodysuits and more.  Currently we represent 3 independent lines each with a unique and special design aesthetic. All of our represented products must meet the 3 key criteria of: quality, unique design, and eco-friendly.

Customer service is key with IMA Design and we will always do our best to meet the customers expectations. We develop strong relationships with our manufacturers and respect the love and passion they have for their products.

We bring products to the US boutique market that would otherwise not be introduced, so you can be assured of their specialness and quality.

September 15, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

Back to School with Green Kids Crafts! Get $10 off

Green Kid Crafts Earth Friendly Craft KitsBACK TO SCHOOL SALE -- $10 OFF ANY SUBSCRIPTION to Green Kids Crafts

Valid AUG 10 - 31, 2014

We know there are tons of subscription boxes out there but we just discovered one that is really cool! This is my new go-to fro birthday and Christmas gifts for kids that are bin the 6-10 yr old group.

The Green Kid Crafts is a monthly Creativity and STEM Science Box subscription service that provides all the hands-on materials needed to inspire creative and educational fun. Plus, they also offer tons of single boxes with themes like Kitchen Science, Ocean, Mad Scientist, Nocturnal Animals, Green Energy, and much more.

Use code “BACK2SCHOOL10" to save $10 off any subscription.  All new subscriptions ship for FREE! New subscribers only. Offer expires 8.31.14.
Visit here to start shopping!

 

August 10, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

Press: 20 Gifts for New Babies (and their Parents)! In Parade Magazine

Check out our latest press! Our adorable Fair Trade Elephant friend was featured in a recent Parade Magazine Gift Guide.

 

 

  fair trade blue elephant doll

Remember the "AWWWW" in unison at baby showers I mentioned earlier? This Dsenyo Elephant Doll ($24, Wild Dill)—which is hand-stitched by a women's cooperative in Malawi, Africa—is sure to illicit that. X

August 09, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

New at Wild Dill, animal doll friends from Hazel Village!

We are a little obsessed with the adorable new woodland doll animals from Hazel Village. Featuring a full range of fun animals from a Fox to Owl, Rabbit and even Bear Cub they've got your forest covered! Each little friend comes with removable clothes that can be swapped with other Hazel Village friends.
The mastermind behind these adorable organic dolls is the very talented Jane Van Cleef from Brooklyn, NY. Jane designs each animal and their fabulous outfits, creates a story and name for each one so they truly come alive before finding a good home with a sweet child.
 Founded in Brooklyn in 2010, each animal is hand stitched using 100% organic fleece cotton and hypoallergenic polyfill stuffing, so they are soft and safe for babies. And, because they are all the same size, the animal’s wardrobe choices are endless, too! Check out Hazel Village woodland heirloom dolls and adorable bird rattles, perfect for birthday or holiday gift giving here on Wild Dill.
 

Here is Jane with one of her adorable friends Gwendolyn the Raccoon. And below are some friends at play!

 

 

 

July 22, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

$2 Sampling Deal from Abe's Market!

I've written before about my favorite online natural grocery store Abe's Market, and this time I am thrilled to share their cool new sampling program! For only $2 and free shipping, you can try some amazing products from snacks to bath products. If you love it, which you probably will, it's easy to then buy the full size!

 

Abe's Market, the online marketplace of organic and natural goods, just launched a great new  sampling program that lets consumers buy full-size product samples for just $2 each, pick up to three samples every day, and shipping is free! Abe's will even ask for input after you try the products so they can be sure to bring flavors and brands that you will love.

Here are few that I am going to try! Perfect for outings with my wild and natural little boy!

 

Barnana - a dehydrated banana snack comprising all of the nutrients of a banana (high potassium!) with the convenience of on-the-go snacking. The organic, non-GMO and gluten-free line includes original, coconut, chocolate and peanut butter flavors.

Fruit.0 - A super portable, compact fruit pouch containing, well, just fruit. The 100% organic crushed fruit contains no additional ingredients or sugars and is vegan, non-GMO and free of nuts, fat, gluten and artificial ingredients.

Birch Benders Micro Pancakery - Making pancakes has never been easier. Certified organic and non-GMO Birch Benders include all the wholesome ingredients in the package and you only need to add water, shake and cook. The line offers gluten-free options and delicious flavors like cinnamon and banana buckwheat.

Hooray Puree - A perfect way to get your veggies on the go. Hooray Puree picks their organic vegetables at the peak of ripeness and purees them into gluten-free snack packs without adding any preservatives, dyes or acids. So when you're not near the store, you can always have fresh sweet potatoes, spinach and butternut squash on hand.

KIND: Load up on healthy and tasty gluten-free snack bars, granola, healthy grains bars and more. KIND products are GMO free, protein packed, high fiber, dairy free and all natural. Toss a couple in your bag, your desk or in your gym locker and grab it whenever you need a little extra energy with great taste. (Note: The KIND clusters in this promo are GF)

Rip Van Wafel: Coffee time just got more delicious! Just unwrap, place over steaming coffee (or tea!) wait a few minutes and enjoy an all-natural, high fructose corn syrup-free caramel- or cocoa-filled, crunchy Dutch treat!

I Heart Keenwah: Love quinoa but don't like when it spills in your bag when you try to take it on the go? I Heart Keenwah, with its delicious gluten-free, high-fiber crunchy clusters of almond, chocolate, peanut butter and cranberry, is a perfect snack to take anywhere with you.

 

 

*Note this post includes affilliate links

July 01, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

Wild Dill & MyRegistry - Get $5 store credit for creating a registry today!

Wild Dill & My Registry - Create a registry today and get a $5 store credit

How to participate:
Create a registry on Wild Dill and add 5 or more products. Once your products are added we will verify your account and send you a $5 gift card for use on your next order at Wild Dill.
Start today and create a registry of your favorite natural products, don't forget to share it with friends and family
!

June 27, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

Birth and Baby Fair 2014!

We had a wonderful time at the 2014 SF Birth and Baby Fair. If you live in the SF Bay Area and are expecting or have small children this is a great local event held 2x year. You can see photos of the vendors here on this Pinterest board.

This year we were lucky enough to have a table next to the very sweet and insanely talented Blanca of For The QTs and her daughter Michele.

Blanca hand knits teeny tiny baby hats from the softest, premium cotton imported from Italy. The colors are so beautiful and her designs are truly one of a kind. The little flowers are so realistic and make a sweet touch to each hat. We hope to carry some of her merchandise soon...

 

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and here I am at the Wild Dill booth...

Tina Bar-On of WILDDILL.COM, selling organic, fair + natural clothing, toys + bedding for babies + kids.

 

We hope to see you at the next Birth and Baby Fair!

 

 

June 27, 2014 by Tina Bar-On