Heathy alternatives

Fragrance-free

Brand nameProduct description
AttitudeNatural Diaper Cream, Zinc, fragrance-free
Babo BotanicalsSensitive Baby Daily Hydra Baby Lotion
DruideBaby Body Milk
Earnest MomCalendula Butter Baby Cream
Everyday OilFragrance-free
EveryoneBaby Lotion Simply unscented
Finally Pure For Baby100% natural baby lotion, unscented
Green BeaverBaby Lotion, fragrance-free
MustelaHydrating Cream
Pipette babyLotion, fragrance-free
TerressentialsOrganic Fragrance-free Baby Oil
ThinkbabyBaby Lotion, fragrance-free

With fragrances (essential oils)

Brand nameProduct description
Baby MantraCalming Massage Oil
BabyTime!Snuggly Lotion
Farm GrainOrganic Grain Baby Lotion
Hello BelloPremium Baby Lotion
OlivarrierBaby organic Found Squ Squ Lotion
Sea Wench NaturalsBaby Bummm Spray/ Baby Lotion

Tips

A child’s skin is naturally composed of oils. By using mild soaps, the use of lotions or oils can be reduced.

Use a mild oil, preferably organic, such as coconut oil, almond oil, sesame oil…

Replace talcum powder with rice starch, corn starch or arrowroot powder.


Ingredients to avoid

  • 1,4-dioxane: possible carcinogen
  • Ammonia: irritant and corrosive to the skin, eyes, and the respiratory and digestive tract
  • Dyes (coal tar): carcinogen, skin sensitizer, photosensitizer
  • DMDM hydantoin: possible carcinogen (by release of formaldehyde), skin irritant, skin sensitizer
  • Mineral oil: possible carcinogen depending on the degree of purification, allergen
  • Lanolin (oil, if not organic): skin sensitizer
  • Parabens: endocrine disruptors
  • Perfumes: allergens
  • PEG: may contain carcinogenic 1,4-dioxane, irritant to skin, eyes and respiratory tract
  • Propylene glycol: allergen, irritant
  • Quarternium-15: possible carcinogen (by release of formaldehyde)
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: irritant, may cause contact dermatitis
  • Talc: possible carcinogen, irritant to skin, eyes and respiratory tract
  • TEA: respiratory and skin sensitizer, irritating to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract