Organic baby skincare products are perfect for new mums looking for chemical-free toiletries for their newborn. Here are some of our firm favourites, ideal for baby shower gifts.
Today’s generation of new mums and dads are more eco-savvy. They are also more aware of the environmental consequences of using disposable nappies. Now there are organic eco-nappies, biodegradable baby wipes, and hypoallergenic skincare options which are all better for the environment.
Having a baby at 40 has certainly given me a fresh perspective on life. As a result, H and I have become more eco-conscious when it comes to our weekly grocery shop game-plan. We’re always looking at ways to detoxify our fast-paced lifestyle.
It’s no secret that going organic is trendy when it comes to food, but the latest revolution is in baby skincare products.
Since birth, little C has had very sensitive skin. Initially the healthcare visitor suggested we use hydramol ointment. That huge tub of thick, greasy wax wasn’t the most pleasant of baby products I’ve ever come across. It was also harder to clean the bath after using it too!
One in every five children in the UK is affected by eczema at some stage, and although Allergy Awareness Week (20 – 26th April 2020) is fast approaching, skin allergies can cause all-year-round problems.
Finding the right products to soothe babies suffering from eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and cradle cap is key to protecting and healing their dry, sore and irritated skin.
Organic Babies range
The Organic Babies range by Green People have a wide variety of organic baby products. This includes organic baby wash and shampoo, rescue balms and scent-free sun lotion for children. They are available to buy from Waitrose.
Green People products mix herbs such as lavender, calendula and chamomile so that products are gentle and natural on delicate skin, eczema-friendly and free from harsh chemicals. The sun lotion is also fully recyclable with it being made from renewable sugar cane packaging and ingredients are farmed on sustainable land – so it is completely carbon neutral.
Soothing Baby Salve
We tested the soothing baby salve on little C’s skin and the nourishing shea butter is rich in vitamins A & E and essential fatty acids to provide protective, healing properties for use on dry, sore and sensitive skin affected by eczema or psoriasis. Available at Waitrose, RRP £11.50
What makes Organic Babies products so special is that all the ingredients protect, soothe, nourish and calm even the most sensitive skin. The products don’t contain any harsh synthetic chemicals, which is why they are especially suited to allergy prone skin. The calendula, chamomile, rosehip oil and shea butter found in Organic Babies products have been specifically sourced and help ease the symptoms of skin allergies in babies and toddlers.
Baby wash & shampoo
We also tried the baby wash and shampoo which is really gentle and protects against irritation. It also contains cleansing properties to prevent skin drying out. It is SLS-free and contains natural key plant actives aloe vera, chamomile and yucca to heal, soothe and moisturise. Suitable for daily use and certified 83% organic, it comes in two varieties – scent free and lavender. This certainly relaxed Cyrus before bedtime. Available at Waitrose, RRP £8.50
Mum and Baby Rescue Balm
The final product we tested and our firm favourite was the Mum and Baby Rescue Balm. Calendula has been used for generations in herbal medicine and is renowned for its wonderfully moisturising and soothing properties. Perfect for soothing eczema, nappy rash and inflamed skin, the Mum & Baby Rescue Balm provides all the nourishment and care little C needs. Available on Ocado, RRP £11.50
We want to give little C the best start in life and the Green People products reassure us as parents and comfort him. Cyrus’s skin has never been better, thanks to a daily application of the Organic Babies Soothing Baby Salve. We look forward to seeing them extend the range further over the coming years.