Healthy alternatives

Prefer shampoos with a neutral pH (less irritating)

Fragrance-free

Brand nameProduct description
Attitude2 in 1 Shampoo and Body Wash, fragrance-free
Baja BabyUnscented Shampoo and Wash
Babo BotanicalsSensitive Baby, Shampoo and Wash
Carina OrganicsBaby Shampoo and Body Wash
Dolphin OrganicsShampoo and Body Wash, fragrance-free
Green BeaverBaby Wash, fragrance-free
Made ofFoaming Organic Baby Shampoo and Body Wash, fragrance-free
Pipette BabyShampoo and Wash, fragrance-free
Uniquely JTear-free Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

With fragrances (essential oils)

Brand nameProduct description
Baby MantraNewborn Shampoo and Body Wash
Druide2 in 1 Cleansing Gel, Body and Hair
Paul PendersNatural Baby Shampoo
Think BabyShampoo and Body Wash

DIY

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