The soft, sensitive skin of our babies deserves extra special care. So many body products contain chemicals that aren’t as safe as we’d hope. You can see how your products rank on the Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetic Database. More than 74,000 common products are evaluated for their safety including their risk to contributing to cancer or development of allergies. It’s a pretty impressive resource!
The site also provides tips for specific chemicals to look out for and avoid in each age group. For example, in babies, be sure to avoid diaper creams that contain BHA, Boric Acid, or fragrances. Better yet, make your own diaper cream by making plantain salve!
Similarly, it is quite possible to make some of your own products for baby’s bath time. Today I’d like to share a simple recipe for calming and cleansing baby bath herbs. Continue reading