“It wasn’t until I had a baby of my own that I started to really pay attention to buying non-toxic products.”
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that line. There’s something about bringing a new life into the world that wakes you up to the potential hazards in the world around you. Suddenly you become extra sensitive to every little thing in your new baby’s environment – from food and clothing, to items in your home, and even the air they breathe. The shampoos and creams you use on their little bodies are under scrutiny as well….and for good reason.
Why It Matters
Pick up a personal care product off a store shelf, and it will very likely contain ingredients linked to hormone-disruption, early puberty, cancer or other negative health effects. Why? Because current federal regulations are extremely limited, and untested ingredients are perfectly fine for companies to use.
It’s one thing to use these ingredients on our grown-up bodies, but another thing altogether for a baby. A baby’s tiny body does not detoxify as efficiently as an adult’s, so the same chemicals can have a more drastic effect on them. You just don’t want to mess around with something like this on your baby. And why take the chance when plenty of safer products exist?
(For more about how to buy safer personal care products, including how to read and understand product labels, check out this post.)
Speaking from experience, life with a newborn can also a pretty overwhelming time. As a new mom, you don’t have a lot of time for leisurely shopping. Sure, you want to buy safe and healthy products, but you don’t have time to visit specialty shops all over town. Nor do most of us have an unlimited budget to buy high-end lotions and potions for baby.
Safe. Affordable. Easy.
I get it. That’s why I put together this list of non-toxic baby product brands that are both affordable and easy to find on your next trip for diapers and groceries. Everything listed here meet the following criteria – especially important for babies:
- EWG’s Skin Deep rating of 1 (or certified USDA Organic)
- Fragrance-free or lightly scented with natural essential oils
- Made with natural and organic ingredients (synthetic preservatives may be necessary in some products for safety**)
- No animal testing
(**For a great discussion about preservatives in personal care products jump over here – but come right back!)
Want to take this handy chart with you on your next shopping trip? You can download it right here!
More about the Brands
Want to know a bit more about these brands? Here’s what makes them tick, the types of products they carry and why you’ll probably love them! As I said, you can find these brands at most mass retailers, drug stores and even many grocery stores, but I’ve included links to Amazon* if you prefer to buy them there.
Mission: To provide safe, herbal alternatives with worry-free ingredients, for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and babies of all ages.
Products: Body wash & shampoo, lotion, balms.
What’s to love: Their vanilla orange scent is to die for!
Mission: To create safe, effective, natural skin care products that enhance the health of babies’ and young children’s naturally sensitive skin.
Products: Baby wash, lotion, diaper cream, oil, sunscreen, powder.
What’s to love: The #1 organic brand in hospital birthing centers.
Mission: We believe that people with sensitive skin deserve amazing, natural products that actually work.
Products: Hair care, bubble bath, lotion, diaper cream, sunscreen.
What’s to love: Known for their hair care products – many different varieties.
Mission: To create the safest naturally based products to soothe, nourish and smooth out life’s rough patches: one baby, one kid, one family at a time.
Products: Bubble bath, hair care, lotion, diaper cream, oil, sunscreen.
What’s to love: Their calendula creams and lotions are hard to beat.
Mission: To create products that are effective, but unquestionably safe, eco-friendly, beautiful, convenient, and affordable.
Products: Bubble bath, hair care, lotion, diaper cream, balm, powder.
What’s to love: The multi-tasking healing balm is great for grownups too.
Mission: To create natural formulas that work and to have a positive impact on the world we live in.
Products: Foaming baby wash, lotion, diaper cream, balm, sunscreen stick.
What’s to love: After you graduate from baby, move on to the rest of this fabulous line.
Mission: To raise the next generation of healthy, happy babies. Every product must meet four values: completely baby safe, effective, accessible, sustainable.
Products: Bubble bath, hair care, diaper cream, lotion, sunscreen.
What’s to love: Big 20-oz bottle of bubble bath is very affordable and lasts a long time.
Mission: To harness the power of nature to help your skin work beautifully.
Products: Bubble bath, hair care, lotion, diaper cream, oil, powder.
What’s to love: Zinc oxide based diaper cream has a great reputation.
Mission: To create formulas that are pure, safe and gentle for babies, yet effective for the whole family.
Products: Bubble bath, lotion, hair care, oil, diaper cream.
What’s to love: You’ll be using their products on yourself – they are that nice!
What are your favorite natural and organic personal care products for babies?
*There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a purchase using a link, I may receive a small commission (at no extra charge to you). Thank you for supporting Mindful Momma if you do!
This is NOT a sponsored post. I’ve tried all these brands over the years and hope you will enjoy them too!