Hopefully this seems like common sense, but as parents we need to not only be concerned with what our children are eating, but also what we are putting on their skin. There are so many unnecessary chemicals in products designed to be put on our skin – it truly makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about it. For example, in a scientific study of ten children’s face paints all ten were found to contain lead. Lead! Really? Why?!
And so here is a list of ingredients you should avoid if at all possible:
– Parabens (Ethyl-, Methyl-, Propyl-)
-Phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DMP, DEP)
– Formaldehyde releasing preservatives including Quaternium-15, DMDM Hydantoin, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1, 3 Diol (Bronopol)
– “Fragrances” or “Preservatives”
– Diethanolamine (DEA) and Triethanolamine (TEA)
– Tetrasodium and Trisodium (ED TA)
Are you are ready to start making a more conscious effort to make sure your kiddos skin care products are safe and free of the above mentioned ingredients? Well then I have a great affordable option for ya.
Seventh Generation Baby Bath and Body is the first complete line of USDA Certified Bio-Based baby personal care products.
We received all of the products to try out including Shampoo & Wash, Foaming Shampoo & Wash, Bubble Bath, Lotion, Diaper Cream, and Sunscreen. What’s inside these bottles will make you super happy. As I mentioned Seventh Generation Baby Bath & Body products are Certified USDA Bio-Based, but they went a step further and voluntarily placed the seal on the complete line so parents would be able to easily identify the amount of Bio-Based material in each product plus show their concerted effort to reduce the use of non-renewable resources such as petroleum. Some of those natural ingredients include Extra Virgin Olive Oil which gently moisturizes and protects skin. Heck this mama has even put olive oil right on Willow’s head to get rid of her cradle cap so you know I love it! The products are also tear free so no worries about bubbles at bath time and they are gluten free! This is great for parents that have to worry about gluten allergies and accidentally ingesting bubbles since babies put everything in their mouths.
So far we have tried the Foaming Shampoo & Wash as well as the lotion. I really like the Foaming Shampoo & Wash – for some reason foam just makes everything more fun, hehe. Plus it rinses easily out of Willow’s hair and since it is infused with extra virgin olive oil it moisturizes her body from head to toe. I am so happy it moisturizers her scalp because now that I’ve successfully gotten rid of the cradle cap it is helping keep it away – yay! Plus it smells so fresh and clean, definitely not over powering. A win all around.
Once Willow is done in the tub… well kitchen sink…. it’s time for lotion! The Seventh Generation baby lotion rubs in great and doesn’t feel the least bit greasy. It does have a light scent of grapefruit and orange which comes from the botanical extracts that I’m not too fond of, but the hubby really likes… I figure we’re not all going to like every scent, right? The lotion is also great for baby massage. If you’ve never given your little one a massage it is definitely something you will want to try because it is beneficial for both baby and parents. The video below is chock full of adorable babies and great massage tips.
Oh and one more thing that I want to mention about the Wee Generation products. If you are reading the ingredients label and some words are difficult to understand – no worries! Just head over to the website and check out the ingredient list there because in parentheses beside each ingredient there are simple terms that are easy to understand. Here is an example from the Foaming Shampoo & Wash to show you exactly what I mean…
aqua (water), decyl glucoside (plant-derived cleaning agent), sodium coco sulfate (plant-derived cleaning agent), glycerin (plant-derived processing aid), magnesium chloride (mineral thickener), coco-glucoside & glyceryl oleate (plant-derived skin conditioner), glyceryl caprylate/caprate (plant-derived skin conditioner), aloe barbadensis leaf extract (plant-derived skin conditioner), olea europaea (extra virgin olive) fruit oil (plant-derived processing aid), sodium chloride (mineral thickener), essential oils and botanical extracts* (citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil, citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil), citric acid (plant-derived pH adjuster), sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (synthetic food grade preservatives), tetrasodium iminodisuccinate (synthetic preservative). *d-Limonene is a component of these essential oils.
Willow and I both love the Wee Generation line of baby products so much that we wish we could share it with all of our readers – but the good news is we do get to share it with two of you! How? Just enter the giveaway below using the Rafflecopter form and two lucky winners will each receive all the products we tried out – that’s a lot of great stuff!
Make sure you enter though, because I don’t think Willow is willing to give up her stash, hehe.