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Natural Baby, Head to Toe: Safe & Healthy Skincare Products

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With hundreds of brands and new products on the market every day, shopping to suit the needs of your child can be quite the challenge. Comparing cost and ingredient labels is hard enough without having to worry about added chemicals. Just finding toothpaste that your toddler won’t spit out is half the battle—we know, the struggle is real.

 

As consumers, we have the power to change the marketplace by purchasing safer products. But we can only do this if we know what is considered “safe” and what is not. Finding harmful-chemical free baby products should be a no brainer, right? We think so too, which is why we did some digging and cultivated a list of products that use only safe and natural ingredients. Since there are so many great products out there, we picked our favorite for each major product category.

 

To “test” the skincare products listed, we used the Environmental Working Group’s cosmetics database, Skin Deep. This website is a handy resource full of information regarding personal care product safety. We recommend downloading the EWG Healthy Living app for easy access (available for iPhone and Android). If you can’t find a certain product within the database, their list of tips for safer shopping breaks down what ingredients to avoid based on the product type. No more ingredient guesswork!

 

While we can’t promise that your toddler-teeth-brushing routine will be any smoother, we do hope these resources help make your next shopping trip a little easier.

 

Soap

Bloom Naturals, NOURISH baby – baby wash + hydration, available at Bloom Naturals

Why we love it: Nourish Baby contains only a handful of natural ingredients and is safe for baby and kids of all ages! This gentle cleanser is moisturizing and contains anti-bacterial properties making it a one-stop-shop for bath time needs.

Check out the Skin Deep Safety Profile here

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Photo via Bloom Naturals

Bubble Bath

Carina Organics, Baby Bubble Bath, available at Carina Organics

Why we love it: Carina Organics products are vegan, cruelty Free, 100% biodegradable, and chemical-free—and that’s only half the list of amazing product qualities! This tear-free bubbly goodness comes in scented or unscented to suit even the most sensitive skin. Safe for newborns and big kids!

Check out the Skin Deep Safety Profile here

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Photo via Carina Organics

Shampoo

Real Purity, Natural & Gentle Baby Shampoo, available at Real Purity

Why we love it: An all-natural, non-irritating shampoo that gently cleanses AND smells like watermelon? Yes, please! It is paraben & alcohol-free and contains Kosher vegetable glycerin to sooth flaky scalp.

Check out the Skin Deep Safety Profile here

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Photo via Real Purity

Shampoo & Body Wash Combo

Earth Mama Angel Baby, Natural Non-Scents Body Wash & Shampoo, available at Earth Mama Angel baby

Why we love it: Nothing beats a good 2-in-1 product, except maybe a GREAT 2-in-1 product! This castile-based foaming cleanser is fragrance free and safe for newbies to big kids. This soap (and all of their castile-based cleansers) can even be used to make your own baby wipes! Check out the Earth Mama Angel Baby blog for more info!

Check out the Skin Deep Safety Profile here

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Photo via Earth Mama Angel Baby

Bath Oil

Leah Chavie Skincare, Kids Bath Oil, available at Leah Chavie Skincare

Why we love it: Leah Chavie is local Chicago business owner and well-known skincare specialist who just launched a line of all natural kiddo products. We have always been a huge fan of her various skincare services, so we are thrilled to feature this completely natural bath oil! This calming blend is made from organic seed oils that protect and sooth sensitive baby skin. Hypoallergenic and free from all nut oils.

Leah Chavie Skincare products aren’t on the Skin Deep database yet, so we reached out to Leah and she provided us with the full ingredient list. We referenced the EWG’s tips for safer products to make sure this product didn’t contain any harmful ingredients, and it checks out!

Ingredients: Carthamus Tinctorius (Organic Safflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Organic Evening Primrose) Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Organic Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil, Natural Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Lavandula Officinalis (Organic Lavender) Essential Oil, Calendula Officinalis (Organic Calendula) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Organic Roman Chamomile) Essential Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Organic Rosemary) Essential Oil

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Photo via Leah Chavie Skincare

Body Oil

Badger Balm, Calming Baby Oil, available at Badger Balm

Why we love it: Badger Balm baby oil is made with chamomile and calendula to naturally sooth and protect. It is free from parabens, GMO’s and all the other bad stuff, and great for babies to adults!

Check out the Skin Deep Safety Profile here

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Photo via Badger Balm

Lotion

Farm to Girl, Organic Baby Bliss—Unscented, available at Farm to Girl

Why we love it: This all-natural lotion is made with organic coconut oil, organic sweet almond oil, and beeswax. Free from petrochemicals, phthalates, parabens and other synthetic chemicals; no added dyes, fragrances or perfumes. Not only does Farm to Girl make great products, they also give back 20% of profits to women’s health and education. Read more about their story here!

Check out the Skin Deep Safety Profile here

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Photo via Farm to Girl

Powder

The Honest Company, Organic Baby Powder, available at The Honest Company

Why we love it: The Honest Company has become a household name for natural baby essentials, so it’s no surprise that this talc-free power made our list. The absorbent organic powder is hypoallergenic, plant-based and pediatricially tested.

Check out the Skin Deep Safety Profile here

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Photo via The Honest Company

Diaper Cream/Balm

C & Co., Herb Infused Diaper Balm, available at C & Co.

Why we love it: This handcrafted, bottom-soothing balm is full of good ingredients and cloth-diaper friendly. It’s also gluten & cruelty free!

Check out the Skin Deep Safety Profile here

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Photo via C & Co.

Wipes

The Honest Company, Honest Wipes, available at The Honest Company

Why we love it: Another Honest Company product for the win! These wipes are made from medical grade cloth, so they are soft, safe and durable. Biodegradable, hypoallergenic, sustainable… the list goes on and on!

Check out the Skin Deep Safety Profile here

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Photo via The Honest Company

Sunscreen

Babo Botanicals, SPF 30+ Clear Zinc Sunscreen, available at Babo Botanicals

Why we love it: This zinc-based sunscreen is “gentle enough for newborns yet effective enough to protect everyone in the family.” It’s full of anti-oxidants (green tea, rosehip) and certified organic moisturizers (shea butter, sunflower, jojoba) to protect and sooth sun-kissed skin. Added bonus—it goes on clear!

Check out the Skin Deep Safety Profile here

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Photo via Babo Botanicals

Toothpaste

Jack N’ Jill, Natural Calendula Toothpaste Raspberry Flavor, available at Jack N’ Jill

Why we love it: Jack N’ Jill’s all natural toothpaste is made without fluoride, sugar, color, SLS, preservatives and gluten. Safe for babies, toddlers and big kids! They also make super cute toothbrushes that are compostable & biodegradable.

Check out the Skin Deep Safety Profile here

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Photo via Jack N’ Jill

Nipple Balm

Mama Mio, Keep Calm Nipple Balm, available at Mama Mio

Why we love it: Lanolin is safe for breast-feeding mamas and babies so you won’t need to remove this product before feeding! Ingredients you won’t find include parabens, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance and colorants, xenoestrogens, PEGs, phthalates and glycols.

Check out the Skin Deep Safety Profile here

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Photo via Mama Mio