For the last several years, I have been talking about the chemicals in our beauty care products and the importance of checking ingredients.
Here are 20 toxic ingredients to avoid when buying beauty care products. Unfortunately there are hundreds of popular brands on the market including baby brands that we have trusted forever that are loaded with ingredients known to cause contact dermatitis, to inhibit skin cell growth, and damage cell membranes; and cause skin rashes, dry skin and surface damage.
Ammonium lureth sulfate for example, found in most beauty products because of its foaming quality, strips the top layers of skin of moisture. Anyone with sensitive skin or disorders such as acne and eczema will see an immediate outbreak.
So, if these chemical laden products cause some of these skin disorders, just think of what they are doing to our babies skin. It would seem obvious that a babies skin is thinner and more absorbent than the skin of adults. There is no doubt also, that because their bodies and immune systems are still developing, babies and children are more vulnerable to toxins.
Don’t use baby care products or lotions that have toxic chemicals in them. Eczema, allergies, rashes, and skin sensitivities have risen dramatically since the introduction of baby personal care products. Take a look at the ingredients on some of the most popular baby care products. We clearly must scrutinize this group of products.
Lucky for us, times are a changing and there are many organic and natural baby care products popping up everywhere. In addition to new natural baby skin care products, many brands that our parents and grandparents swore by are now changing their formulas eliminating toxic chemicals. They have no choice-the demand is growing quickly.
I have read hundreds of reviews on baby products without toxic chemicals and most of them always come back to one thing……no more baby eczema and no more baby skin rashes.
6 of the best natural baby lotions with the least amount of toxins
Ava Anderson baby massage and body lotion
Ava Anderson had become truly disturbed at how consumers were unaware of the risks of common brands and how those who thought they were making safe choices often did not know what was really in the products they were purchasing. After months of research, Ava realized that she needed to create her own products. Through a family friend, she located a manufacturer with research facilities that could develop and produce products to her standards and in 2009, her product line was launched.
Farm to Girl Organic Baby Bliss
Throughout the world, mothers moisturize and protect their baby and children’s skin with natural plant oils and herbs. And so does this company. Farm to Girl developed this unscented organic everyday baby and kid’s lotion, made with no petrochemicals, phthalates, parabens or other synthetic chemicals. With no added dyes, perfumes or fragrances, this creamy lotion has a natural hint of freshly-cracked Pacific Island coconut.
be green Gentle Baby Oil
Moisturize your babies skin with pure, chemical free Baby Oil. This oil will safely nourish your baby’s delicate skin.
Be green skin care products are made with simple ingredients that are easy to pronounce! They come from real plants and bees not synthetic chemicals. Grapeseed oil, organic olive oil, organic cocoa butter and coconut oil, beeswax, organic honey, organic herbs, pure essential oils: these are ingredients that have been used successfully for centuries to nourish and treat skin. They will not change your skin overnight but as they are absorbed into your body, they will help your skin and body to be at its best.
Earth Mama Angel Baby Lotion
This is my favorite website for new mothers or the mom to be. They have natural products for pregnancy like organic teas and body butters, natural postpartum products like bath herbs and Happy Momma Spray, and of course everything natural for your baby’s skin.
Earth Mama’s classic Angel Baby Lotion was formulated with extra care, because what goes on your baby goes in your baby, through their mouths and skin! Gentle Angel Baby Lotion is baby safe skin care, blended with organic herbal ingredients to moisturize and protect sensitive, delicate skin. For babies of all ages – top to bottom, cheeks to cheeks. With organic Calendula and Rooibos, soothing to dry skin, eczema, diaper and skin rash.
Dancing Baby Dingo Bath & Massage Oil
Born in Austin, TX, in 2003, Dancing Dingo Skincare offers products with ingredients you and your family can feel safe using. A signer of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, the company has pledged not to use chemicals that are known or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation or birth defects in their body products, and to implement substitution plans that replace unsafe materials with safer alternatives.
Poofy Organics Baby Lotion Delightfully Unscented Ultra Sensitive
A #1 SAFEST lotion on the market according to SkinDeep, Poofy Organics Baby Lotion is made to order and will arrive fresh at your door.
Poofy Organics is a small family-run business making products fresh, by hand, on their premises in small batches and fragranced only with essential oils and extracts that have long been used for therapeutic properties. With USDA organic certification, you can trust that you’re getting the purest products possible! No hidden ingredients whatsoever.