Its that time of year where the ghosts and ghouls come out to play. To some, eating the traditional Halloween colored candy alone is enough to make you scream like Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” painting. But fret not….there is hope for those who are sensitive to those nasty artificial dye candies.
Below are some of the brands that we recommend:
- Yummy Earth
- Surf Sweets
- Annie’s Homegrown Organic Candies
- EnviorKidz Organic Candies
- Go Naturally Hard Candies
- Bali’s Best Tea Candies (also make Coffee flavored too)
- Clif Kid
- Whole Foods All Natural Jelly Beans
- The Ginger People
- Sun Spire Sun Drops Chocolate Candies
- Endangered Species Chocolate Treat Singles
Other things that you can give out as treats are:
- All Natural Popcorn Balls
- Pretzels (Snyders has a Gluten Free/Dye Free Pretzel now!)
- Pretzel Crisps (flattened pretzels)
- Clark Bar Mini’s (yes! they are dye free)
- Organic, dye free Cotton Candy small packs
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If you see a category not listed but would be a great add on for our forum, please let us know!
You know you want nothing but the best for them in their time of need and just because they are sick, it doesn’t mean that you have to pick up the first thing on the shelf.
Right now I have two sick kids with a cold….so that means lots of coughing, sniffling, stuffy noses. Last night me and my husband were at the drug store and were amazed at the different over the counter children’s medicines that are on the market. What caught my attention was all the different flavors: Bubblegum, Grape, Cherry, Orange, Rainbow? What do all these medicines have in common? DYES! I was totally shocked at the amount of dyes that are included in medicines…..and what for? only to make it appealing to kids? I don’t know about you, but when my kids are sick they just want to feel better and fast!
So after about 15 minutes of searching for a dye free alternative, we came across the Boiron Chestal Homeopathic brand. What a delight it was to see that it was not only dye free, but all natural too! We ended up getting the honey flavor since our kids love honey and has no medicine-like taste to it.
Once we gave it to the kids, we started seeing (and hearing) results within the first hour! There was no pinching of noses or zippered lips as we put the medicine on the spoons. My son usually balks at taking any type of medicine, but once I gave him a tiny sip of it he was like “Wow! This tastes just like honey!“. (The great thing about this brand is that is actually does work and very quickly I might add!)
This product does contain sucrose so it does contain sugar components.
The letters HPUS indicate that these ingredients are officially included in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.: Antimonium Tartaricum HPUS – 6 CHelps loosen thick mucus , Bryonia Alba HPUS – 3 CRelieves dry and painful cough , Coccus Cacti HPUS – 3 CRelieves cough associated with a tickling in the throat , Drosera Rotundifolia HPUS – 3 CRelieves barking cough worse at night , Ipecacuanha HPUS – 3 CRelieves cough associated with nausea , Pulsatilla HPUS – 6 CRelieves wet cough during the day becoming dry at night , Rumex Crispus HPUS – 6 CRelieves dry cough triggered by cold air , Spongia Tosta HPUS – 3 CRelieves dry, croupy and barking cough , Sticta Pulmonaria HPUS – 3 CRelieves nighttime hacking cough
Citric Acid , Honey , Purified Water , Sodium Benzoate , Sucrose
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Welcome to Dye Free Living. This website is used to educate people on the harmful effect of artificial dyes in food consumption and prescription drugs.