Awesome Natural and Non Toxic Baby Bath Products
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Awesome Natural and Non Toxic Baby Bath Products

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Bath time for babies can be challenging, fun, and terrifying especially if you’re a new parent!

Making sure the products you’re putting on your baby are non toxic baby bath products is something we don’t always think about in the rush of new parenthood.

It took a long time for my little to actually enjoy baths but now I can barely get her out and she asks for one every day.

Something I never thought too much about were all natural baby bath products and non-toxic bath products.

Sure, I put some on my registry, but I just went by the package information and didn’t really look too much into them.

As a mom-to-be and new mom I had other priorities (like sleeping, eating, and bathing occasionally).

Now that I have a bit more time (and a lot more knowledge about the importance of finding the best natural baby products) so I’ve found the best natural baby wash products and want to share them with you!

First, let’s start with:

What’s Natural vs. Non-Toxic vs. Organic?

Let’s start with natural.

This is basically a marketing term…lots of things can be considered “natural”.  It could be the raw and most natural form or it could be highly processed by-product.  Both are considered “natural”.

There are no regulations around using the word natural and you can never really be sure how “natural” ingredients are unless you read the label very carefully!

If the top 10 ingredients are listed as organic or recognizable to you as natural then you’re *probably* ok.  Remember, ingredients lists start with the highest percentage of each ingredient and go down.

Next let’s look at the term Non-Toxic.

This is also a marketing term with basically no regulation but is slightly better than just “natural”.

It means that the product you’re buying doesn’t contain ingredients that have been shown to be harmful to humans (carcinogens, hormone disruptors, etc.).

If the label also says “synthetic-free” you’ve hit the jackpot!  That means that there are no man-made ingredients.  Everything in the product can be found in nature.

Finally, Organic labels.

A product labeled organic is the gold standard.

Regulated by the USDA with a strict process means that you can be sure that the ingredients were grown without pesticides, GMOs, fertilizers, antibiotics, growth hormones, or herbicides.

Always look for the USDA certified organic label.

For a product to be certified organic 95% of the ingredients need to be organic (some products are even 100% organic).

Head over to the USDA’s organic site to learn more.

On to the best natural baby bath products!

What are the best non-toxic options when bathing your baby? With so many products out there, check out our list of the best ones!

I have used some of these products, others are on my list to try.

When possible, I’ve checked these products on the ThinkDirty app and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to check their chemical content and ingredient safety.

Check their sites to find out more about their rating processes

ThinkDirty’s rating process

EWG’s rating process

I’ve listed these in order from best rating on ThinkDirty and EWG to worst/no rating.

Pipette Baby Bathtime Duo

This tear free baby shampoo and baby lotion is made from renewable and responsibly sourced sugar cane.  This hasn’t been rated by the ThinkDirty but is EWG certified which is the best rating that a product can receive.  There’s a fragrance free option as well as a calming scent (which is also EWG certified).

Think Dirty Rating: Not Rated

EWG Rating: Certified

Carina Organics Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

This tear free formula is perfect for a bath right before bed!  Paraben Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free, Dye Free, and completely biodegradable.  This is one you can feel good putting on your baby and down the drain!

ThinkDirty Rating: 0

EWG Rating: 1

Druide Baby Cleansing Gel

This also received the highest possible rating on ThinkDirty and has multiple certifications.  I’m putting Druide on the list to try as my little gets older as it’s not tear-free.  Made in Canada, it’s certified organic by ECOCERT which is the highest form of organic certification.  This has to be one of the best organic baby bath products out there.

ThinkDirty Rating: 0

EWG Rating: Not Rated

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Head-To-Toe Wash & Shampoo

I’ve seen the SheaMoisture brand in several stores and online.  I’m glad to see that their baby wash and shampoo got a very high rating on ThinkDirty and I’ll feel more comfortable purchasing to give it a try!  I love using Argan Oil for myself and I think my little will like it as well.  This is a product that uses certified organic ingredients but doesn’t quite meet the criteria to be a certified organic baby bath products.  It’s also not tear-free so I’ll be waiting a little longer on this one!

ThinkDirty Rating: 1

EWG Rating: 2

California Baby Aromatherapy Shampoo & Bodywash Calendula

I haven’t seen this in any of our stores but I love to use Calendula on my little’s skin!  It also received a good rating on ThinkDirty making me even more interested to try it out.  California Baby is a bit more pricey than the others so it will likely go on a Christmas wishlist!

ThinkDirty Rating: 3

EWG Rating: 1

Alaffia Babies & Up Shampoo and Body Wash – Coconut Chamomile

The whole family could use this one from Alaffia!  It’s made with ethically traded virgin coconut oil and is gentle enough for everyday use.  No synthetic fragrances, parabens, sulfates, and no animal testing.  This one is NOT tear free so make sure you’re careful when washing hair and faces.

ThinkDirty Rating: 1

EWG Rating: 1

Tom’s of Maine Baby Shampoo and Wash

We recently purchased toddler toothpaste from Tom’s and I was interested in some of their other products.  I was interested to see how their baby bath products scored on ThinkDirty.  While they still get a green (good) rating, it’s the same level as Burt’s Bees.  I’ll probably try this one out as well since it’s tear-free and fragrance free though it will be lower on my list because of the dirtier rating it received.

ThinkDirty Rating: 3

EWG Rating: 2

Weleda Baby Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash

I hadn’t realized that Weleda made a non toxic baby shampoo and body wash until I was researching for this post.  I love their calendula diaper rash cream so this one is DEFINITELY going on my list to try!  This received the highest possible rating on ThinkDirty and is also tear-free.  I love that it’s certified by multiple agencies and meets EU guidelines (which tend to be stricter than US guidelines).

ThinkDirty Rating: 0

EWG: 4

All information in this blog post from Mamma in Pearls is meant for educational and informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products and/or information are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. Readers are advised to do their own research and make decisions in partnership with their health care provider. If you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or are taking any medication, please consult your physician.

Alexis is a wife and mom on a journey of gentle parenting, slow living, and lower toxicity in a laid back way.

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