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5 Excellent Organic Shampoos and Soaps for You and Your Children

It’s important to understand the ingredient list for any children’s shampoo or soap you’re considering. Ideally, certain ingredients shouldn’t be present in children’s bath products. Parabens, for instance, are a bacteria-suppressing preservative that have been used in cosmetics since the 1950s. Parabens are also xenoestrogens, which mimic estrogen in the body. Common parabens include butylparaben, methylparaben, and propylparaben.

Sulfates are a foaming agent commonly used to cheaply lather up shampoo and soap; they are capable of irritating skin, hair, and eyes. Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) are two common examples of this family of chemicals. A sulfate-free shampoo will not lather as much but still cleans.

Other problems are more specific. Make sure to check the ingredients label for potential allergens, such as peanuts, dairy, soy, and gluten. Below are five excellent children’s shampoo and body wash products known for their ability to clean without excessive irritants or chemicals.

Organic shampoos and soap

Aubrey Organics Calaguala Fern Treatment Shampoo

Based on a Mayan recipe, this aromatic children’s shampoo removes oily buildup while soothing the scalp. Aubrey Organics does not use animal testing, and the shampoo contains natural ingredients such as calaguala extract, cade wood essential oil, yucca root, soap bark, organic evening primrose oil, white pine bark, coconut oil-corn-oil soap, organic lemon peel oil, and a proprietary preservative containing vitamins A, C, and E, and citrus seed extract.

Circle of Friends Organic Shampoo & Body Wash

Gentle and tear-free with a hypoallergenic formula, Circle of Friends Organic Shampoo and Body Wash contains vitamins A and E, aloe vera, calendula, evening primrose, lavender, chamomile, and Echinacea. The bottle’s cover includes an international array of kid-friendly characters.

Earth’s Best by Jason 2-in-1 Shampoo & Body Wash Lavender

Hypoallergic, paraben-free Earth’s Best by Jason is a no-tears formulation with a calming scent. No artificial fragrances are used, and the product can be used on cradle cap and eczema without irritating the skin.

Pure Organics Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream 2-in-1 Body wash & Shampoo

Made with no animal testing and packaged in a biodegradable bottle, this minty-scented product’s ingredients include aloe juice for cleaning even the gentlest skin.

California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo & Bodywash

Gentle enough for baby’s first bath, California Baby’s combination shampoo and bodywash is recommended for children who have chemical sensitivities or intolerances to fragrances. The organic ingredients include aloe vera leaf juice, coconut and palm oil extracts, vitamin E, citrus seed extract, and vegetable glycerin.

Water and Children’s Hair

No matter how carefully you choose your child’s shampoo and soap, it does no good if your home’s water contains hair and skin-irritating chlorine, chloramines, or heavy minerals. Pelican Water’s PC600 and PC 1,000 whole house water filters reduces chlorine and chloramines from your home’s water, provides gentler, softer water for your child’s bath time, and delivers tastier, cleaner water for drinking and cooking. Our premium shower filter with wand is another option, filtering shower water while offering the versatility and maneuverability of a five-foot shower wand. Your child deserves the best water quality possible — for inside and out.

Disclaimer: The information on this website has not been reviewed by the FDA. Products offered for sale herein are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health conditions. No medical claims are being made or implied. Contaminants mentioned are not necessarily in your water.

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