• I love a product that will do double duty.  I especially love an all natural product that will do double duty.  Our hair and skincare products obviously work wonderfully for their intended purposes.  However, there are some products we use for multiple things! 1) Bubble Bath Body Wash - Aside from the obvious body wash and bubble bath, we use this to make a cloth wipes solution for the baby.  I put two pumps of this in a squirt bottle and fill it the rest of the way with warm...

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  • I don't know about you, but we're starting to think about school starting back up.  We've got school supplies to get, backpacks, lunch boxes, uniforms, etc... We also have to think about back to school hair.  We like to start school with well-moisturized hair.  Summer can be hard on curly hair.  With the pool water, humidity, sand, dirt, woodchips and more taking their toll on our kids' curls, we like to start school with a good Deep Condition and Hot Oil Treament.  1) We begin with a good shampoo, scrubbing...

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  • Another of my favorite products is the moisturizing Aloe Lotion.   I use this product daily for soft faces and hands.  It is a soft lotion that is not heavy like the Shea Lotion.  The Moisturizing Aloe Lotion is absorbed quickly so is does not leave you feeling greasy. This makes it perfect for those delicate faces and for regular hand moisturizing.   It is also a great whole body moisturizer for the summertime. I love the shea Lotion in the winter because it provides heavy, long-lasting moisture for those...

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  • I have been on a hunt for many years to find an all-natural deodorant that actually works.  I know that the aluminum in commercial deodorants/antiperspirants is harmful and as much as I don't want that on myself, I really don't want it on my kids!   However, most of the natural deodorants and recipes I've found contain baking soda.  Which I've found to be incredibly irritating to my sensitive skin.  I'll take smelly pits over red and itchy pits any day.  Additionally, most homemade deodorant recipes call for some kind...

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  • I thought I'd highlight one of my favorite products today!  I have been using the Africa Sleeps' Nourishing Shea Lotion on my children twice a day every day for months now.  We had a lotion we had previously liked, but it was not natural and had lots of questionable ingredients in it.  Like I said, I lotion my kids head to toe twice a day.  That's a lot of questionable ingredients going on and in their body each day. Since switching to the Shea Lotion, I have been pleasantly surprised...

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  • - We've had computer and internet issues these past few weeks around here, so I've been running Africa Sleeps from my phone.  Not ideal, but it worked. Our computer issues have been resolved now and business is running as usual!   - This weekend I'm having a Flash Sale on all Sleep Caps!  Use Code FlashSale3 for $3 off of all sleep caps (code will apply $3 off to each sleep cap in your order).  The coupon code will be valid through Monday, February 29.    - This weekend is one of...

  • My kids absolutely love to read.  We are regulars at the library and we have an extensive collection at our house too.  For Christmas, one of their favorite gifts is new books.  This year, I got them a book that had been recommended to me a few times.  I got them "Penny and the Magic Puffballs".  The story is super cute and it quickly became their favorite book in our house.  The story follows a little black girl named Penny who is sad because she wants to wear her hair...

  • So I've introduced our family a few times, but I thought I'd take a chance to introduce our Africa Sleeps' models (my children) individually so you can get to know them a little bit!  We are so very thankful for the gift of our children in our lives.  Our lives are forever better because of these four little people in our lives!! They're too wonderful not to share with all of you! Agnes (5), Anthony (3.5), Mya (3.5), Anna (4.5) Agnes is our oldest.  She is our outgoing conversationalist.  She...

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  • Something happened this week that reminded me how important it is to make sure that my children are surrounded by black representation. I went shopping for some new underwear for one of my girls this week.  While it may seem like such a small thing, the underwear struggle is real at my house.  Each of my girls needs a different size.  However, with the tagless undies, the numbers wash off after a few washes.  When I am doing laundry, I simply don't have the time or energy to compare underwear...

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