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Friday, February 14, 2014
We're Closing Our Virtual Doors



Almost 6 years ago, Nayla Natural Care was launched with the idea that our store would be a one-stop shop for parents who were concerned about harmful chemicals in the every day products they used for themselves and their children. And it became exactly that. Orders started flying in from the start and we've shipped orders throughout Canada, the US, some even to Europe and Asia!

At the time when we launched, many of the products we carried were truly unique to the Canadian market. They were things that you could not find anywhere other than in our little online store. Right from the start, we gained some lovely, loyal customers who appreciated the thought and care that went into the products we took on and they stood steadfastly by us, most still shopping with us up to this day. This is a big reason why we are sad to say that we have made the very hard decision to close down the store. There isn't one particular reason why, it's really for a large variety of reasons that became harder and harder to ignore as time went by.

We have tons of products to choose from. When shopping, think ahead to the summer when you will need outdoor and sun protection, when it's summer camp and back-to-school time you will need safe lunch storage options such as Lunchbots, Goodbyns and Go Green Lunch Boxes. And of course, we have a  huge selection of body and skin care products. Our most recent addition, Hugo Naturals has been a hit!

Please take your time and look through, we'd love to sell off as many things as we can before we close our virtual doors...and please share this post with your family and friends! Also keep in mind that once products are sold out, they will be gone for good, we will not be re-stocking anything.

Please use discount code natural2014 to receive 40% off your order. The code will be applied to everything in the store including all items that were already on sale. Free shipping still applies to all Canadian orders over $150. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch: info {AT} naylanaturalcare.com ***ALL ORDERS ARE FINAL SALE***

Thank you for sticking by throughout the years, we couldn't have made it this far without you.

Sunday, November 24, 2013
2013 Stocking Stuffer Ideas From Nayla Natural Care

Looking for natural, organic and eco-friendly stocking stuffer ideas? Here are a few of our suggested favourites from the store:




1. Hugo Naturals Body Polish - Whether your skin in sin need of some extra TLC or if you just want to make your skin glow, these body polishes and scrubs make a great stocking stuffer or gift.

2. All Things Jill Body Butters - With cocoa and Shea butters as its base, these body butters come in 5 pleasing scents and will keep your skin moisturized throughout the cold winter and beyond.

3. Sweet Leaf Bath Co. Man Bar Soap - Mmm...chocolate peppermint...as tasty as this sounds, this fair trade organic treat is for your skin and not your tummy! Sweet Leaf Bath Co. soaps come in 6 different scents.

4. BABYBEARSHOP Lip Balms - One of our favourites! BABYBEARSHOP lip balms come in 3 different flavours and each tin lasts a very long time.

5. Crazy Rumors Lip Balms - Candy Cane Infused, Soda Pop, Citrus, Gum ball and Ice cream flavoured lip balms...there is a flavour to please everyone.

6. CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitizer - 200+ sprays are packed into this portable bottle. Ideal for keeping your hands clean while on the go.

7. BABYBEARSHOP Baby Bird Soap - A mild, pure and organic soap for baby (and everyone else!)

8. Hugo Naturals Holiday Cupcake Bath Bombs - Perfect for relaxing after a long day of holiday festivities, Hugo Naturals Cupcake Bath Bombs are a great stocking stuffer or would make a perfect teacher gift.

9. Badger Night Night and Sleep Balms - One for the kids and one for you! These soothing organic balms are enriched with calming essential oils to bring you and your little ones some zzz's


Still can't decide? We also offer gift certificates! Please contact us if you have any questions about the products show above.

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    Canada Post 2013 Holiday Shipping Cut-off Dates

    As the holidays approach, it's important to get your orders in as soon as possible to ensure that your package is delivered to you on time. The following guidelines have been provided by Canada Post. Remember that these are only guidelines and delivery times may fluctuate slightly depending on where you are located.

    These dates represent the latest time you can place your order at Nayla Natural Care to ensure timely delivery for the holidays:

    Canada (Expedited) - December 11
    Canada (Xpresspost) - December 20

    USA (Expedited) - December 10
    USA (Xpresspost) - December 17

    International (Xpresspost) - Depending on where you are located, holiday delivery deadlines vary. Please contact us for more details.

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    Monday, February 4, 2013
    5 Helpful Breastfeeding Products

    For some of us, breastfeeding may come with a challenge or two in the early days, but with the abundance of resources and products designed to help make things easier, it doesn't have to be difficult.

    Whether you are breastfeeding, or you are looking for a gift for someone who is about to start, here are five helpful breastfeeding products to add to your shopping list:

    Booby Tubes are a natural, safe, gel-free breast pack made with a 100% organic cotton shell and filled with all-natural flax seed. Use warm or cold, depending on your nursing needs.

    Earth Mama Angel Baby's Natural Nipple Butter is a rich, organic cream, made with cocoa butter, shea butter, mango butter and healing calendula. It's the first organic, all natural, plant-based balm created without lanolin, so it's certified vegan too. It's safe for both nursing mamas and babies - no need to wash it off before nursing - and it's hospital recommended!

    Bamboobino reusable nursing pads are made with bamboo fleece, these nursing pads are soft, smooth & non-bulky. Don't be fooled by its thinness - they are more absorbent than regular cotton nursing pad.


    Earth Mama Angel Baby's Milkmaid Tea is USDA Certified 100% Organic & Certified Kosher Milkmaid Tea is a fragrant and comforting blend of organic herbs traditionally used to help support healthy breast milk production.

    Blended with traditional herbal galactagogues, including fennel, fenugreek, anise seed and caraway seed, and mineral packed nettle and red raspberry leaf, Milkmaid Tea helps keep breast milk flowing from healthy mama to healthy baby.


    The Peanut Shell® nursing covers are made of luxurious cotton designer prints with accent piping, a scalloped edge, contoured shape and an adjustable button clasp. They're made with a super-soft, lightweight and breathable cotton fabric on the inside and is 100% cotton, machine washable, adjustable, and features a quick-release neck strap.Each Nursing Cover comes packaged with a FREE coordinating burp cloth!


    Click to see all of our breastfeeding products.

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    Sunday, February 3, 2013
    Simple Kale Chips Recipe


    OK, I know that I am not breaking any new ground by posting this recipe—kale chips have been around for a very long time. But I wanted to share this recipe with you because it's such a delicious and healthy way to satisfy a craving for something crunchy and salty. I know there are some of you who are turning your noses up at the idea of this...kale chips? YES! Kale chips. You must try them. You will most definitely be surprised at how good they are.

    These kale chips are baked at a very low temperature until they turn into little bites of dehydrated, superfood goodness. The low temperature is essential to ensure they retain their vitamins and minerals—you know all the good stuff that makes kale a nutritional powerhouse.

    Non-organic kale is listed in the dirty dozen list, so be sure to buy organic kale if you can. Kale chips can be flavoured in many ways, but my preference is with just a little bit of salt. So good.

    Simple Kale Chips

    Ingredients:

    1 large bunch of kale
    1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
    1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

    1. Preheat oven to 250ºF

    2. Break the kale up into bite size pieces. Discard the stems and ribs.

    3. Place kale in a colander and wash well. Shake out excess water.

    4. Place kale in a large bowl and add olive oil. Using your hands, massage the oil onto the kale pieces.

    5. Add salt and mix again.

    6. Place parchment paper onto two baking sheets. Evenly divide the kale onto the two sheets and bake for 1 hour or until the kale becomes crispy.

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    Friday, February 1, 2013
    Good Eats Friday: Quick, Easy, and Family-Pleasing

    One of my favourite things about the Internet is finding new recipes. Whether those recipes are found on one of the many amazing food blogs I like to visit or through Pinterest, the bottom line is: discovering new recipes, looking at drool-worthy food photography, and making them in my own kitchen makes me happy.

    Here are a few recipes I recently discovered that can be whipped up really quickly, I hope you like them too!


    Cookies for breakfast you say? I say yes, please :) The added bonus is that these nutritionist-approved breakfast cookies from  Eat Whole Be Vital are super healthy for you!

    We don't eat a lot of meat, but salmon makes an appearance on the meal plan every now and then. I like to find creative ways to serve it, because it's fish...fish and kids don't usually mix! The trick with my kids is the serve it in fish cake form and then it becomes a hit which is why I like these Thai Salmon Burger Sliders from A Peek Inside the Fishbowl.

     A healthy recipe that can be made in my slow cooker is an instant win with me. This is why I like this Tortilla Soup from Life in Pleasantville. The recipe calls for chicken, but for us, I would omit it and add some extra veggies to make up the difference. Hungry yet? 

    And lastly, weekday dinners can be hectic for everyone. I love these tips to ease dinner planning stress from A Little Bit of Momsense.

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    Wednesday, December 5, 2012
    Gluten-Free Vegan Carrot Muffins with Chai Spices Recipe

    I find it hard to come by a good gluten-free AND vegan muffin recipe that also happens to contain healthier ingredients. I've tried many gf/vegan muffin recipes and some have turned out great, while some...well, not so great. I came across this recipe on the Gluten-free Goddess website and it instantly caught my attention. The original recipe make a loaf, but on this particular day, I felt like making muffins.

    I changed up the original recipe a bit, the major changes being that I use a healthier sweetener and I use less of it, I've also made the recipe vegan by replacing the eggs with flax eggs.

    These muffins are nicely spiced, and go great with a nice cup of tea on a cool fall or wintery day. For those of you who are not used to gluten free baking, note that these muffins will turn out a little denser than wheat based muffins, but if you take a look at the image above, you will see that the texture is still great. These muffins have become a regular in my baking rotation and I hope you love them as much as I do!

    Gluten-Free Vegan Carrot Muffins with Chai Spices
    Adapted from Gluten-Free Goddess' Gluten-Free Carrot Bread with Chai Spices

    Ingredients:

    3/4 cup sorghum flour
    1/2 cup brown rice flour
    1/2 cup tapioca starch or potato starch (not potato flour)
    1/4 cup coconut flour or almond flour
    1 cup organic sucanat
    1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
    3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    2 flax eggs*
    1/2 cup organic oil
    1/2 cup of non-dairy milk (more as needed, up to 1 cup)
    1 cup finely grated carrots
    1/2 cup raisins
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional, but recommended)

    * To make 2 flax eggs, whisk 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds with 6 tablespoons of water. Let sit until it thickens.

    1.  Pre-heat oven to 350ºF.

    2. Whisk the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl (everything up to the spices)

    3.  Mix the flax eggs, oil, and half cup of the dairy-free milk in a small bowl. Add to the dry ingredients and as you beat the liquid ingredients into the dry mix, keep an eye on the batter. It should be smooth and slightly thick, like a regular muffin batter. If it is too stiff or dry, add in more dairy-free milk as needed, add small amounts at a time to achieve a creamy-thick batter.

    4.  Stir in the grated carrots, raisins and nuts by hand and mix to distribute. Scoop the batter into your muffin tin.

    5.  Bake in the centre of oven for 25-30 or until the muffins should feel firm to the touch, and a wooden pick inserted into the center of the largest muffin emerges clean.

    6.  Remove from the oven and set muffin tin on a wire rack to cool for about 10-minutes. After 10-minutes, remove muffins from tin and let cool completely on wire rack.

    7.  When cool, enjoy!

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