Category Archives: Little Butterfly

June 26, 2018

ingredient of the month – calendula oil

Our product of the month our ‘fall into dreams mother & baby massage oil’, recently shortlisted in the Family Skincare category at The FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2018!

Introducing soothing and healing calendula oil. The antiseptic and antimicrobial action of calendula oil helps to speed up healing of wounds and minor cuts, and assists in relieving insect bites, acne and bed sores. Our ‘fall into dreams mother & baby oil’ helps skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and other skin problems when applied topically.

June 26, 2018

baby shower gifts – the best ideas for mother and baby

Set the ultimate skincare standard for a new mother or mother-to-be with our array of award-winning, organic-certified products. 

Our beautiful gift sets offer the height of indulgence in mother and baby skincare and are the perfect kick-start for that special friend or loved one. Our baby shower gift sets are charmingly packaged, featuring our signature gift box complete with our shimmering butterfly print and a soft mint-coloured cotton ribbon. When ordering online, you can add a personal message on our handwritten, complimentary gift-cards.

Our gift sets start from just £43. Let us help you find the perfect gift for your budget! 

The Little Treasures Gift Set – £43.00

An elegant and nurturing gift set. Includes the award-winning ‘dewdrops at dawn – body lotion and our stunning ‘bubbles in the breeze – top to toe wash’.

The finely balanced ‘top to toe wash’ formula artfully blends soothing meadowsweet, moisturising cucumber fruit and comforting oat kernel extract. Silky buttermilk conditions ever so gently, while nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants leave young skin feeling fresh, nurtured and protected.

The Luxury Gift Box – £88.00

Featuring four of our best-selling baby products, this luxurious gift box includes our ‘dewdrops at dawn – body lotion and ‘bubbles in the breeze – top to toe wash’, and is joined by our 100% organic ‘love eternal baby massage oil’ plus our best selling ‘soft as moonlight nappy change cream’.

Our hero product for little ones – ‘soft as moonlight nappy change cream’ is certified-organic by Ecocert and is dermatologist approved for sensitive, newborn and eczema-prone skin. This superb formula is 100% natural and contains only the purest, safest and most premium natural and organic ingredients. Peach, apricot, cucumber seed oil, mango seed butter and meadowsweet are only a few examples of many.

The Pamper Gift Box – £119.50

Features our generous ‘cocoon of bliss stretchmark butter’ and award-winning ‘blossoms in spring illuminating day cream’ for expectant or new mums, whilst baby is pampered with the perfect post bath combination of our 100% organic ‘fall into dreams mother & baby massage oil’ and our ultra-nourishing and soothing ‘dewdrops at dawn body lotion’.

May 12, 2018

Little Butterfly London in Finland

Last week our founder, Gudrun, joined our partners Jolie Organic in Finland to meet with some wonderful women for a day of beautiful food and education. During the event, Gudrun presented Little Butterfly London and our range of organic products.

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May 12, 2018

keep your little one safe in the sun

If you’re planning a sun filled holiday, or you’re simply just hoping that the sun will show its face at some point this summer, it is imperative to be sun safe. Children who get sunburned in childhood or adolescence are at an increased risk of melanoma (the most serious form of skin cancer) in later life. Take precautions protect your children now and into in the future.

Here are 10 of our top sun safety tips:

Babies up to 6 months ideally should not be exposed to direct sunlight as they have much thinner skin and underdeveloped melanin. Cover their arms and legs with clothing while out and about. Use mesh screens on car windows.

The best time to take young children outside is before 10 am and after 4 pm when the sun is not as intense. Ensure they wear wide-brimmed hats, and consider investing in a parasol or a special cover for the buggy. Some newer designs, such as the Uppababy Vista, will already have a special UV protection cover installed in the hood of the pram.

Young, sensitive skin is especially vulnerable to damaging UV rays. Use a broad-spectrum sun cream that protects against both UVA and UVB rays, making sure to cover all exposed areas.

Experts recommend an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30 for children, but the higher the SPF, the better. Most sun protection for children has SPF 50.

Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going outside. It’s worth doing a patch test to check if your child is allergic to a particular cream.

Generously re-apply sun protection every 2 hours.

When using a spray suncream, do not spray directly onto the your child’s face. Instead, use your hands for thorough application.

Take care in cloudy weather – up to 90% of UV rays can pass through light cloud. Be familiar with the UV index, which measures the risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. This can be checked on most weather apps.

If your children are in someone else’s care, make sure you send sun cream with them and  ask that their carer re-applies at regular intervals.

Children learn from example, so let them see you apply sun cream to your own skin too!

Protect the delicate skin of your precious little ones now and instil lifelong sun safety skills that they will carry with them into adulthood.

Source: eumom.it

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April 8, 2018

‘fresh meadows’ jade stone body treatment

Our ‘fresh meadows jade stone body treatment’ provides the ultimate cooling pregnancy massage for legs, arms, chest and scalp. This revitalising treatment incorporates both a soothing massage with our ‘Fall into Dreams’ Massage Oil as well as effective drainage massage techniques with our ‘Fresh Meadows’ Cooling Leg Gel.

The lymphatic drainage massage uses a cool Jade Stone which is linked to fertility and promotes eternal love. The Jade Stone also calms the mind, aids restfulness and reduces fluid retention. The synergy of these specialised massage movements relieves cramps, puffiness, heaviness and restless legs to make you feel light as as a breeze.  A new ‘Fall into Dreams’ Mother and Baby Massage Oil (100ml) will be opened and used for your treatment. With our compliments, you will receive the rest of the product to take home with you; to nourish, soften and promote peaceful sleep for both mother and baby.

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April 6, 2018

bonding with baby at bathtime

Bathing your little one can be a magical experience and help nurture early bonds. Here at Little Butterfly London, we believe that life is a gift to be treasured and enjoyed. That special time when your belly is growing, those precious moments gazing at your little one … we want to contribute with skincare that goes beyond cleansing and conditioning to bring pleasure and lift the mood.

For some mums and dads, bonding with their baby is instant – like a flipped switch. But for others, a deep, loving bond is built gradually through day-to-day activities, like feeding, cuddling and bathing. Your baby’s first bath is a special milestone for both of you, as well as the ideal chance to bond.

bathtub bonding

Skin-on-skin contact with your baby can help you bond – like the first time your newborn is placed on your chest – so washing your little one is the perfect time to make a connection. You’ll need to watch your baby at all times for safety – but maintaining eye contact and smiling as you wash them will help them feel relaxed and calm in the water, as does talking and singing to them. Try using our luxurious creamy ‘floating on clouds bedtime bath milk’ that caresses and relaxes delicate skin as it nourishes both yourself and your little one with nourishing buttermilk and comforting oat kernel extract.

bonding with dad

In the early days, there are plenty of chances for mum to bond with her newborn through skin-to-skin contact, especially if breastfeeding. Bathtime is an opportunity for your partner to feel part of this memorable time by spending some precious moments bonding too. Our ‘bubbles in the breeze top to toe wash’ is a fun alternative to our bath milk as it creates a light and fragrant bubble bath for dad and baby to enjoy. Our organic-certified top to toe wash gently cleanses both body and hair, whilst creating a delicately fragrant bath. Beautifully mild and soothing, it gently cares for the even most delicate, dry and irritation-prone skin.

post-bath massage

Once your little one is dry and warm after their bath, a good way to extend this bonding time is to try baby massage using our 100 % organic ‘love eternal baby massage oil’ which is packed full of nourishing peach, protective rosehip and healing calendula oil. Lovingly stroking your baby is an amazing way to bond – it can help you feel closer to each other, and there are lots of other benefits too. Find a local baby massage class to learn the proper techniques – it’s also a great way to meet other new parents in your area.

start a routine

When your newborn is very young, a bath two or three times a week is enough. Once they’re a couple of months old, bathing becomes an important part of your daily routine – a bath in the evening relaxes babies and toddlers before bed and helps them distinguish between day and night by becoming a signal that it’s time for baby to sleep.

can I bathe with my baby?

You or your partner can have a bath with your baby once they’re around two months old. It’s a safe and very bonding experience, although always make sure you have someone else on hand to hold the baby while you get in and out.

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March 20, 2018

daylight savings – how to keep your baby sleeping through

This Sunday, March 25th 2018, the clocks ‘spring’ forward, which means we lose an extra hour in bed – but is that really the truth as a parent? It seems that just a one hour change can dramatically affect sleeping habits in babies, which is not what parents what to hear at all. The daylight saving doesn’t have to mean sleepless nights and endless cups of caffeine, as you can take a few steps to keep your little one snoozing through the winter.

1) Start making changes as soon as possible
Move your baby’s bedtime and napping times forward by 15 minutes. By doing this you are starting to prepare their body clock for the change that is to come. You can also adjust their feeding times in conjunction with this so that their whole schedule is consistent.

2) Regulate the light
Establishing day and night for your little one helps them to understand when it’s time to start feeling sleepy. Due to the light changing, you can use blackout blinds to make it dark at the right time, and light to allow their brain to understand it’s daytime.

3) Build the right environment
An overstimulating environment can lead to baby feeling awake, and not wanting to sleep at all. Before bedtime make sure everything you do is very calming – from the rooms you are in, to the tone of voice you use. Create a soothing time just before bed to help them relax.

4) Dress baby softly to sleep
Really soft bedding and clothing makes a difference to how well your baby will sleep. They love very soft and gentle bedding, which you can also ensure smells of you to keep them content. Dress baby in gentle and breathable clothing to ensure that they feel comfortable and ready to sleep.

5) Remember, you’re doing great!
When your little one isn’t sleeping, sometimes you end up feeling frustrated and disappointed. No matter whether they are sleeping or not, everything will fall into place with time. You are doing an amazing job and eventually, your whole family will be sleeping well.

Article via Baby Mori

March 20, 2018

new stockists

Our products can also be found in the prestigious and luxurious John Bell & Croyden and Lloyds Pharmacy in Selfridges London. Neither need an introduction, especially as John Bell & Croyden are proud to hold the Royal Warrant, whilst Lloyds Pharmacy were the first pharmacy to open their doors within one of the worlds biggest and most iconic department stores, Selfridges.

Our founder Gudrun previously visited the store and helped train staff on each of our products to ensure the best service will be given to the prestigious clientele of this iconic store.

A special representative will be at both stores every Monday to showcase our products and offer a few exciting promotions.

Shining Shen (pictured below) will be at John Bell & Croyden between  9am – 1pm and Lloyds Pharmacy at Selfridge’s between 1.30pm – 6pm every Monday.
We hope to see you there!

John Bell & Croyden
50 to 54 Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2AU

Selfridges & Co
400 Oxford Street
London
W1A 1AB

March 20, 2018

ingredient of the month | arnica flower extract


Used in our new ‘fresh meadows cooling leg gel’, arnica flower extract helps to reduce cell inflammation and enhances circulation, which is ideal for mums who are dealing with irritated and itchy skin.

origins

Derived from a yellow mountain daisy that grows in Europe and is also known as leopard’s bane, arnica has traditionally been used to treat bruising.

healing properties

It reputedly increases circulation by stimulating white blood cell activity, thereby decreasing the amount of healing time and reducing inflammation.

Click here to purchase our ‘fresh meadows cooling leg gel’.

February 22, 2018

ingredient of the month | horse chestnut

We thought we’d dish out a few facts on one of the lesser known botanical skincare ingredients available on the market: the horse chestnut!

Studies have found that the topical application of gels (such as our NEW  ‘fresh meadows cooling leg gel‘!) that contain horse chestnut extract can help with varicose veins, phlebitis and post-thrombotic syndrome.

One study found that the application of horse chestnut extract led to an increase in pressure of flow through both normal and constricted veins (Guillaume & Padioleau, 1994). Another reason for topical horse chestnut extract improving circulation comes from its strengthening of the connective tissue around the capillary system.

The humble horse chestnut also has powerful anti-ageing properties and was also found to be comparable to Vitamin E.

So next time you find a conker when you’re out in the woods, you might want to consider that horse chestnut extract can offer powerful anti-ageing and cosmeceutical properties…