Healthy alternatives

Prefer shampoos with a neutral pH (less irritating)


Attitude – 2 in 1 Shampoo and Body Wash, fragrance-free

Baja Baby – Unscented Shampoo and Wash

Babo Botanicals – Sensitive Baby, Shampoo and Wash

Carina Organics – Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

Dolphin Organics – Shampoo and Body Wash, fragrance-free

Green Beaver – Baby Wash, fragrance-free

Made of – Foaming Organic Baby Shampoo and Body Wash, fragrance-free

Pipette Baby – Shampoo and Wash, fragrance-free

Uniquely J – Tear-free Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

With fragrances (essential oils)

Baby Mantra – Newborn Shampoo and Body Wash

Druide – 2 in 1 Cleansing Gel, Body and Hair

Paul Penders – Natural Baby Shampoo

Think Baby – Shampoo and Body Wash


You can make your own natural and gentle shampoo, using 3 ingredients. In a container, mix:

  • 400 ml of liquid castille soap
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil (or sweet almond oil for example)
  • water at container level 

You will find more information on Natural Living Family.

Ingredients to avoid

  • DEA: possible carcinogen (by release of nitrosamines)
  • DMDM hydratoin: possible carcinogen, skin irritant, skin sensitizer
  • EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetracetic acid): irritant to skin and eyes (strong), skin sensitizer
  • MEA: possible carcinogen (by release of carcinogenic nitrosamines), endocrine disruptor
  • Perfumes: allergens
  • Polyethylene glycol: may contain carcinogenic 1,4-dioxane, irritant to skin, eyes and respiratory tract
  • Quaternium-15: possible carcinogen
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: irritant, may cause contact dermatitis
  • TEA: irritating to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract, respiratory and skin sensitizer