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Willow & Sage Bamboo Charcoal Cloth Diapers with Bamboo Charcoal Insert

9 Jan

Willow & Sage Bamboo Charcoal Cloth Diapers

Willow & Sage is proud to bring to you our own brand of bamboo charcoal cloth diapers that comes in 10 exciting prints and colours!

I cloth diapered both my children as I wanted to reduce the environmentally impact of disposable diapers and save money at the same time.

My thought then was “Wouldn’t it be great if cloth diapers were cheaper so that more mothers would be encouraged to try cloth diapering?”

So I set off with the following aims:

1. Easy to use cloth diapers with useful features

2. Affordable

3. Exciting prints and colours

And we found the perfect cloth diaper with best selling features to provide maximum comfort when cloth diapering!

Willow & Sage Cloth Diapers Selling Points

Best of all, they are cute to boot with 10 exciting designs and colours!

animal wonderland blue 2
animal wonderland pink
carnival fun
jazzy cat
animal abc
cheeky monkey blue
cheeky monkey pink

Each diaper is adjustable and suitable for babies (4kg) to toddlers (15kg)

Each diaper set consist of a bamboo charcoal diaper cover and a bamboo charcoal diaper insert.
cover with insert

Willow & Sage Bamboo Charcoal Cloth Diaper with Insert

One Size Fits All
Economical – washable & reusable for even beyond your first child
Environmentally Friendly
Safer for babies – Disposable diapers contain dioxins, sodium polyacrylate, tributyl-tin (TBT), volatile organic compounds (VOTs) and other chemicals
Diaper Cover Outer Layer: Water-proof and breathable Polyurethane laminated (PUL) fabric (certain designs are minky fabric)
Diaper Cover Inner Layer: Bamboo Charcoal – Antibacterial, soft, cooling, provides quick absorption and quick to dry
4 Layer Bamboo Charcoal Insert: High absorbency & Dries Fast

Use Instructions
Slot bamboo charcoal insert into pocket before use
Adjust diaper accordingly to size of baby before wear
Remove when soaked thoroughly (slot in 2 inserts if you wish to)
Wash/spray poo off into toilet bowl when soiled
Recommended to be used nappy liner. Just throw nappy liner away when there’s poo.

Care Instructions
Remove diaper insert from diaper pocket before washing
Pre-soak if you wish when soiled
Machine washable in water temperature not hotter than 30 degrees Celsius
Hang dry preferred for product longevity
Avoid using bleach, enzyme based cleaning agents and softeners
Recommended to use cloth diaper safe diaper cream/balm

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Toxic Chemical Triclosan Not A Good Antibacterial Agent

21 Aug


A chemical called triclosan poses a health risk, as it is a toxic compound which can promote cancer. The most shocking thing is that triclosan is commonly found in everyday consumer goods such as antibacterial soaps, deodorants, body washes, creams, lotions, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, detergents, dishwashing liquids, and yes, mouthwash and toothpaste.

Toothpaste is supposed to help clean your teeth, but what it actually does just might horrify you. When tap water meets toothpaste, the triclosan reacts freely with the chlorine in the tap water to become chloroform (a chlorinated aromatic) and is similar to the dioxins found in the compound Agent Orange. It’s a chemical reaction occurring right in your mouth while you brush your teeth. And don’t think you are safe once you rinse it all out of your mouth: research shows that it can remain in your mouth after brushing for up to 12 hours, and can be easily absorbed into the tongue and through mucus into the body. (Children are at the greatest risk, as they tend to swallow their toothpaste more while brushing their teeth.)

“These products produce low levels of chloroform, but that adds up over time. The amount of gas formed is very low but I think the key thing is that we just don’t know what the effects are. However, manufacturers do have to list triclosan on their ingredients, so if consumers are worried the best advice is to avoid products with the chemical,” said Giles Watson, a toxicology expert.

Triclosan is officially a probably human carcinogen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Union currently regulate triclosan, and the Environmental Protection Agency classifies this substance as a probable human carcinogen.

Toothpaste manufacturers claim that triclosan is used because it helps to reduce plaque and kill bacteria, but it actually aids in gum damage and can cause mouth ulcers, say some health experts. These companies like the chemical because it allows them to state the product is a “99.9% bacteria killer” and make claims about the product being a “medicated formula.”

According to the chemical creator’s website, Ciba Specialty Chemicals “invented triclosan more than 35 years ago and in this long time of application without any adverse effects it has proven itself as the ‘aspirin’ of the antibacterial actives — helpful without side effects.

“The popularity of triclosan is a reflection of its unique combination of efficacy against almost all types of bacteria and safety to man and nature which with the currently known substances used cannot be surmounted.”

No good science supporting safety of triclosan

According to the American Medical Association: “Despite their recent proliferation in consumer products, the use of antimicrobial agents such as triclosan in consumer products has not been studied extensively. No data exist to support their efficacy when used in such products or any need for them…it may be prudent to avoid the use of antimicrobial agents in consumer products.”

The chemical company states: “Ciba supports the use of triclosan only if there is a benefit to human beings.”

So, what if it is shown to offer no benefit to humans? Will they pull it off the shelves now that evidence points to its danger from exposure? (Some toothpaste manufacturers, like Tom’s of Maine, specifically state that they do not contain triclosan.)

The widespread use of triclosan is now known to create the risk of breeding new, resistant superbugs that may be far more dangerous to human health than the original germs killed by triclosan in the first place. My advice to consumers is to avoid all products containing triclosan.

Action items

• Avoid all products that make “antibacterial” claims (unless they are using herbs to accomplish it).

• Be aware of the harmful environmental impact of consuming products containing triclosan. The ingredient is not only unhealthy for humans, it’s also unhealthy for the environment.

• Read the ingredients labels of all consumer products in order to make sure they do not contain triclosan.



Clean Well All-Natural Hand Sanitizer Spray is a kids safe, triclosan free formula that kills germs naturally. Handy sized for outings and travels with easy spray bottle.

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Welcome to Willow & Sage!

14 Aug

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Welcome to the blog of Willow & Sage!

I am Teresa and it all started with my first baby and I got more aware of the harmful chemicals that we are using in our daily products and on our babies and ourselves.

Willow & Sage was then born. We strive to bring you quality baby and mummy products that are natural and safe. Along the way, we’ll also be bringing you environmentally friendly products as such cloth diapers and wet bags. Thank you for supporting eco friendly practices!

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From my family to yours,