Baby Wash Suggestion Research

One of the pivotal moments for me in regards to learning about the products I use was when I became a mom. I had already switched out deodorant, toothpaste, and menstrual products, but still used many cleaning and personal care products that unknowingly had toxic ingredients. I had heard good things about Babyganics and so put baby wash on the registry list. Shortly after, I discovered Eco Friendly Made in USA blog and began really digging into the nitty gritty of personal care and household product ingredients. The biggest takeaway is do your research and remember that no one has your best interest at heart, not the government agencies and not the product companies. This all lead me to clearing out toxic products, including that Babyganics wash, and eventually joining as a Poofy Organics Guide. (I have not put my Poofy link in this list,  but it can be found in other posts and on my affiliate page.)

Today on Instagram, an account I follow asked for natural baby wash suggestions for another follower, to which I replied with Poofy, of course! But when the other suggestions started rolling in, I let them know that some of those products have less than ideal ingredients. I offered to do the research on all the suggestions and will gladly add to it if any of my readers have more suggestions, good and bad to put on the list. This is purely a review of the safety of the ingredients in the suggested products and not a commentary on any particular company.

Italics names contain concerning ingredients that I would recommend avoiding. Underlined names are questionable as indicated in the comments. Bold names are considered safe options, though not all are created equal or have organic ingredients. Please note that when an ingredient does not have any data about it, it is listed as a 1 in EWG.

  • Norwex Shower Gel (Couldn’t find a specific baby wash)
    • https://shopus.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/shop/product-detail/324392?categoryName=Body
    • Ingredients are not listed on the website and Norwex is not in the EWG database.
    • According to this site, http://reducingchemicals.blogspot.com/2016/02/whats-in-it-norwex-edition.html#ShowerGel , the ingredients are: (Made in Germany, Ingredient List Last Verified: February 2016) Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Lauryl Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Glycerin, Inulin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract*, Sorbitol, Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Citric Acid, Sodium PCA, Potassium Sorbate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract*, PCA Ethyl Cocoyl Arginate, Parum (Fragrance), Limonene. *Organic
    • Potassium Sorbate is a 3 for possible organ toxicity. Undisclosed fragrance is rated an 8 for irritation to skin/eyes/lung, organ toxicity, and ecotoxicology.
  • Dr Bronner’s Unscented Bar Soap
    • https://shop.drbronner.com/castile-bar-soap click on the light blue dot
    • Product not listed on EWG. Sodium Hydroxide listed as 3-4, Dr Bronner’s site states “None remains after saponifying oils into soap & glycerin.” All other ingredients rate 1 or 2.

 

  • Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Non-Scents Baby Wash

 

  • ABC Arbonne Baby Care Hair and Body Wash
    • https://www.arbonne.com/Pws/homeoffice/store/AMUS/product/ABC-Arbonne-Baby-Care-Hair-Body-Wash-850,1306,225.aspx
    • Not listed in EWG. Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate is listed as a 3 for contamination and enhanced skin absorption concerns. Cocamidopropyl Betaine is listed as a 4 for ecotoxicology and concerns of allergic contact dermatitis. Polysorbate 20 is listed as a 3 for organ system toxicity. Phenoxyethanol is listed as a 4 for irritation of skin/eyes/lungs and organ toxicity. Potassium Sorbate is listed as a 3 for organ system toxicity. Sodium Benzoate is listed as a 3 for organ system toxicity.
  • Juniper Ridge Coastal Ridge Bar Soap (organic ingredients)

About JennP

Single mom by choice, lesbian, natural living, parenting, car free, Chicago.Thank you for reading and feel free to leave a comment!
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