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Going Green, How to Select Organic Bath Products for Kids

It’s no secret that we do our best at going green and  living a Green family lifestyle; as far as it is within our meager budget. We are very conscious about toxins and chemicals in our family cleaners, and home care products. And even more so when it comes to our children’s bath products. If I don’t want any toxins going on the surfaces in our home, why would I want those same toxins being applied directly to my child’s skin or hair to be absorbed quickly into their little bodies?

Going Green, How to Select Organic Bath Products for Kids

Going Green; what to look for when selecting bath products

When it comes to selecting bath products for our kids; the things you want to look for first of all are labels. Does the product claim to be natural? That is a good place to start. But that doesn’t guarantee that a product is free of toxins and is safe to be used on your child. Many of those products still contain harmful chemicals.

The next step is to look for a Certified Organic label. The products that contain the certified organic label are the safest bet when it comes to not containing any harmful chemicals. But even then; not all products that are have paid the money to have them tested and certified as organic. So here are some common toxins you want to look for in any product before you buy them. If the product contains any of these ingredients; do not buy them! These are known toxins in bath and body care products. And they are known to be toxic to children.

  • BPA
  • Phthalates
  • Flame retardants
  • Fragrance. This is often used by companie to state they have added chemicals to give a product a scent. These are often toxic, but the companies don’t want to pay the money to have each item listed individually. And it will also show you the harmful toxins they contain. Unless it states specifically the oil or item used to create the fragrance; do not buy anything that merely lists Fragrances as the ingredient.
  • PEGS
  • Parabens. ANY of them! These disrupt the hormone system and are found in breast cancer tumors.
  • DMDM hydantoin- these are often found in toothpaste and lotion for kids. It has been linked to cancer.
  • Dyes
  • Artificial (anything)
  • mineral oil
  • Sulfate

To learn if any of the ingredients in your products (adults or kids) are known toxins; you can use the EWG’s Skin Deep website. Search for each ingredient and it will show you the toxicity level of the ingredient. It’s a fantastic site that I love to use when I’m serious about what I use on myself, my kids or in my home.

Things to look for on packaging labels include words such as

  • Paraben free
  • Sulfate free
  • BPA free
  • Toxin free
  • Cruelty free
  • And sometimes even Vegan!

Going green with Eco Princess Organics

Going Green, How to Select Organic Bath Products for Kids

Eco Princess organics is made by a mom who was tired of the highly toxic ingredients found in kids’ products. Working with one of the best formulation teams, she combined her daughter’s love of princesses with effective non toxic ingredients to create a line just for little girls that moms can feel good about.

All of Eco Princess products are made from certified organic ingredients. They fall within all the requirements I listed above. They are

  • Paraben free
  • Sulfate free
  • BPA free
  • Toxin free
  • Cruelty free
  • Vegan!

Eco Princess offers everything a princess could want, including play makeup, body glitter, water-based nail polish, and bath products.

I instantly loved the idea behind Eco Princess and had to give it a try. The Citrus Shampoo is amazing. I love the smell. I could literally sit and smell it all afternoon. It is delicious! And no it’s not scented with toxic fragrances! No, instead they use essential oils and list each one specifically. I love essential oils and use them frequently; so this really pleased me!

Going Green, How to Select Organic Bath Products for Kids

It lathered quite well! And it really cleaned as well. My daughter’s hair can get rather frizzy and full of fun oils and food. So it was great that the Citrus shampoo was able to remove the oil and food with just one washing.

The conditioner is great too. It’s a soft creamy texture just like regular conditioner. And it smoothed onto my daughter’s hair really easily. It instantly removed any tangles her hair had.

And if that wasn’t enough. The conditioner was all I had to use! I no longer had to use a spray and leave in conditioner with Jade’s hair after it dried! It was able to be combed without any  more conditioner. This is a first. See how she has those beautiful curls? They sometimes can cause some combing issues. So the conditioner is very important to me. It leaves Jade with beautiful, shiny, and gorgeous curls.

Going Green, How to Select Organic Bath Products for Kids

And even afterwards when her hair dries it is still beautiful and shiny. Since we started using the Eco Princess Shampoo and conditioner, Jade has been getting lots of compliments on how beautiful her hair is. How shiny and beautiful her curls are. It used to just frizz; and now the curls stay more intact. I couldn’t be happier with our new organic bath products from Eco Princess.

Going Green, How to Select Organic Bath Products for Kids

The only down side is that they are a little more on the pricier end. When you are used to buying $1-2 shampoo for kids; jumping up to the $12.99 of Eco Princess organics might be a bit hard. But when you remember what is in the two different bottles, it makes the switch much easier. You have safe and quality organic products in Eco Princess, and cheap toxins in the other.

Next on my list to switch over are the nail polishes! Jade loves to get her nails painted just like mommy. But I hate the toxins in the nail polish. I was very excited to see that Eco Princess also has an organic nail polish that is safe for kids! I want to try that badly! That is my next step of going green!

You can learn more about going green and organic beauty products by following Organic Beauty Now on Facebook and Twitter.

What are the things you have learned by going green?

What toxins do you watch out for when you are going green?

 

This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received items from Eco Princess for the purpose of this review. 

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