Most beauty brands use chemical preservatives in cosmetic products like shampoos, deodorants, facial creams, body lotions, and even toothpaste. Many conventional baby beauty brands also contain common chemicals. What are these chemicals and where can you turn if you want to find natural options for your baby? CitySaheli has more info for you and also found a few chemical-free baby products that will keep your newborn and toddler healthy and comfortable.
Parabens have been found in breast cancer tumors, and as a result more and more women look for alternative beauty products and brands that choose not to use the controversial chemical. But the use of chemical esters like methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben, and benzylparaben is not only limited to women’s cosmetics: a lot of baby product brands use parabens as well.
The following products can be found in New York City stores and online:
Method offers baby products ranging from body wash and diaper cream to bubbly bath gels and body lotions. The price is right at $6 for 8oz bottles.
Burt’s Bees baby products are paraben-free, sulfate-free, petrochemical-free, and phthalate-free. Apart from soaps and shampoos, Burt’s Bees also carries balms, bath oils, moisturizers, and baby powder.
Little Twig baby products are featured on PETA’s Cruelty Free Shopping List and offer natural, mild and organic products like bath bubbles, body milks and baby oils.
California Baby has replaced the conventional sodium lauryl sulfate and DEA with biodegradable decyl polyglucose and it boasts a wide range of natural baby products like hair conditioner, repellent sprays, diaper cream, and aromatherapy spritzers.
Erba Organics offers a variety of products free of parabens, pesticides, sodium lauryl sulfates, and artificial colorings. Aside from natural and gentle lotions, shampoos, diaper creams, and body oils, Erba Organics also carries a convenient travel kit.
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