Natural and Organic Baby Bath Products - Choices, choices, choices. When you shop for your baby's supplies, you can quickly become overwhelmed by just how many options you have to take care of them
Whether you are a first-time parent or seasoned veteran. The sheer amount of skin and bath products may even prevent you from choosing a brand that you know will work for your child.
Fortunately, there is an easy way for parents to narrow down their choices. Your goal, obviously, is to find bath products that benefit your baby or toddler. As a result, it makes sense to limit your scope to natural and organic options.
What Makes Bath Products Natural and Organic?
First, you should understand what makes natural and organic bath products different from their counterparts. As you shop online or in the aisle of your favourite store, this understanding will help you limit the options to those that benefit your baby.
In Australia, the nature of any product (cosmetic or food) is determined to be organic based on a process. This is through an organisation recognised by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. Under Export Control. It's a two-step process:
- An organisation is officially approved by following the Department's strict application process and providing all required documentation and successfully completing the audit.
- That organisation can then review and approve individual merchants and products.
The national standard for organic products is the same for both personal care products and foods. It has to follow the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce. Which includes the following necessities:
- Does not contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's).
- Does not contain synthetic additives.
- Does not use chemical insecticides, herbicides or fungicides.
- Has not been treated with ionising radiation.
- Does not interfere with the natural metabolism of livestock and plants.
- Is not manufactured or produced using nanotechnology.
In other words, natural and organic bath products contain no harmful chemicals or other toxic ingredients. And are produced in a sustainable, natural manner.
The Dangers of Non-Natural and Organic Bath Products
You want your baby or toddler to be as clean and happy as possible when you bath them. But at the same time, you also want to make sure that the products you use don't lead to future harm to your little one's skin or body. Unfortunately, that's just what happens when you choose non-natural and organic bath products.
As Time Magazine points out, toxic ingredients in baby care products are much more common than we'd like to believe:
The fact is many personal care products on store shelves—products we lather in our hair. Rub on our skin. And put in our babies' bathtubs.—Contain chemicals with known links to health problems, with no warnings at all to consumers.
These chemicals can include dyes and fragrances that cause skin irritation, allergies, and worse. In fact, many have been designated as highly hazardous. By the international non-profit Environmental Working Group.
You might think that by law, governments regulate the type of chemicals that enter your baby's cosmetics items. In reality, that is not the case. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) does require accurate labeling. For all cosmetics, baby or otherwise. But as long as chemicals are accurately labelled, they are free to end up in the bath products countless parents buy for their little ones every day.
As you shop for the best products for your baby, keep a particular eye out for these chemicals commonly found in bathing cosmetics:
- Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
Other ingredients to avoid include mineral or petroleum oil. Chemical colours and fragrances, detergents and soaps, and metal salts. All these can lead to health and skin problems.
The Benefits of Natural and Organic Products For Your Baby
Natural and organic baby bath products very specifically and consciously avoid these types of chemicals. Their positive benefits make them especially important as you try to find the best option for your little one.
First, as you probably know, your little one's skin is much more sensitive than that of an adult. What if, instead of choosing a product that smells good, you chose one that benefits their skin? Presented in that way, it seems obvious. But too often, we get seduced by the various colours and fragrances non-natural and organic options can provide. Discounting their dangers in the process.
Instead of chemicals, common ingredients in these types of bath products come with specific benefits. Lavender, for instance, has both calming properties and acts as a gentle antiseptic. Chamomile can soothe skin irritations and even some cases of eczema. Shea butter is anti-inflammatory and works to hydrate your baby's skin without clogging her pores. Aloe vera is soothing, while natural and organic oils from sunflower to jojoba seed act as moisturisers.
But What About the Effectiveness of Natural and Organic Products?
We often get this question from first-time natural and organic customers. Aren't the chemicals included in most bath products for a reason? If I choose a natural and organic alternative, will my baby be less clean than it would be otherwise?
The answer is a definite no. In fact, the ingredients mentioned above are well known for cleansing and moisturising properties. In most cases, they accomplish their goals without any types of side effects. Sunflower seed oil, for instance, is as moisturising as mineral oil. But comes without the danger of clogging pores and preventing your baby's skin from breathing.
On the whole, then, natural and organic baby bath products are more effective than their synthetic counterparts. That's why the best choice you can make is to only look for natural and organic products to bathe and clean your baby or toddler.
Finding Natural and Organic Baby Bath Products that Work For You
Once you choose to go natural and organic, you still have to find a product that works well for you and your baby. That's where Natralus enters the conversation.
We're proud that our products are natural and organic. Our My Little One product line is based only on natural and organic ingredients. Sourced from Papaya to Shea Butter, Oatmeal extract, Calendula, Aloe Vera, Rosehip and Jojoba oils.
Each baby skincare product we offer is naturally nourishing and hydrating. Without the dangers that non-natural and organic alternatives pose. We're especially proud of the Joyful Bubbles bubble bath. Which turns bath time into an activity that is both fun for your little one and your peace of mind. Meanwhile, our Gentle Cleanse soap-free shampoo and body wash is perfect for the delicate hair and skin of your toddler. And all the Natralus My Little One range is approved by paediatricians.
You only want the best for your baby. So why take the risks that come with synthetic and chemically based bathing products? Choose natural and organic alternatives instead. And you can rest easy knowing that you're taking good care of your little one even as you give them their daily bath. Our My Little One products are perfect for all parents looking out for their children as they guide them through the journey of life.