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Listmania! Great Chemical-Free Products for Baby and Kids

By Glinda

Chemicals, chemicals, everywhere!  A lot of them under or non-regulated, or even some that are considered safe, but then whoops!  We find out years later that they weren’t so great for anyone after all.  There is particular concern for chemical exposure to children, simply because of their higher skin area to body mass ratios as compared to adults. 

So, one way to ease your fears is to buy products that are organic.  I know that I try to whenever possible, simply because I don’t trust our government to protect our children from harmful chemicals.  And I’m not even a Republican. 

These products are all-natural or organic, or in some cases both, so use with confidence.

Photobucket California Baby Calming Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

Can be used by adults with sensitive skin as well!

Photobucket California Baby Calendula Cream

Perfect for many skin conditions, ranging from diaper rash to cradle cap and everything in between.

Photobucket California Baby SPF 30 + Sunblock Stick

This sunscreen does not contain potentially harmful ingredients found in many bestselling sunscreens. If you feel like getting annoyed, go read this article.

Photobucket Weleda Calendula Baby Body Lotion

This is a nice, soothing body lotion that won’t irritate baby’s skin.

Photobucket Organic Lavender Bubble Bath by Little Twig

Who doesn’t love bubble baths?

Photobucket Burt’s Bees Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar

A fun alternative to liquid shampoos!

Photobucket Burt’s Bees Milk and Honey Body Lotion

No alcohol means no irritation and soft skin. Good for you, too!

Photobucket Organic Tangerine Shampoo by Little Twig


Photobucket Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube

Great for the whole family. 

4 Responses to “Listmania! Great Chemical-Free Products for Baby and Kids”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I am completely bookmarking this for when our little one arrives later on this year!! Hubby and I are going to try and do everything as natural as we can.

    Thank you for this.

  2. Meg Says:


    Now I don’t suppose you have a complimentary list of cleaning supplies? 🙂

    (I’m trying to phase out the harsh chemical stuff (as I run out of it) before the baby comes. Some things, I still have to have — darned bathroom without adequate ventilation requires mildew killer, but I’ve been moving to the Method stuff for just about everything else.)

  3. Jennie Says:

    Below is a search I copied for cleaning Green. Also, as silly as they are, watch BBC’s How Clean is Your House. Those wacky ladies have terrific natural, home made cleaning combinations.

    6 ingredients for a green, clean home

    Sure, it’s great to find that one magical product that solves a very specific household problem. (The Gonzo Pet Hair Lifter a multiple-cat-owning friend received as a Christmas gift truly has no equal.) But the truth is, you need little more than the following six ingredients—baking soda, borax, lemon juice, salt, olive oil and white vinegar—to clean just about anything in your home (pet hair excluded). Here are just a few of the many uses for these, well, magical multi-taskers:

    1. Baking soda: Acts as a scrub to remove hard water stains; polishes metal; deodorizes pretty much anything it touches (try stashing some in the fridge).

    2. Borax: Mixed with three parts water, it makes a paste for cleaning carpet stains; mixed with ¼ part lemon juice, it cleans stainless steel and porcelain. (Note: although borax is a natural substance, you still shouldn’t eat it—and neither should your kids or pets.)

    3. Lemon: Deodorizes and cuts grease on counter tops; rubbed on cutting boards, it bleaches stains and disinfects; combined with baking soda, it removes stains from plastic food storage containers.

    4. Salt: Another natural scrubber—sprinkle it on cookware or oven surfaces, then rub; add citrus juice to turn it into an effective rust remover.

    5. White vinegar: Deodorizes and disinfects; combine with water (and a little liquid soap—I know, it feels like cheating) to clean windows, mirrors, and floors; use at full strength in a spray bottle to fight mold and mildew.

    6. Olive Oil: Mix two parts oil with one part lemon juice and use as a natural wood polish. (Save the really good stuff for dinner.)

    One added bonus of using natural cleaners: as part of your spring cleaning regimen, you can now clear out all those bottles of specialized (and possibly toxic) potions.

    For more tips on rounding out your eco-friendly cleaning closet, see Christina Strutt’s cleaning-pantry-checklist from her new book, A Guide To Green Housekeeping; for a video demonstration of how to mix up some natural cleaning solutions with these ingredients, watch this clip from Decor It Yourself.

    What are your best natural cleaning techniques?
    Related: vinegar, spring cleaning, salt, lemons, green, eco-friendly, cleaning, borax, baking soda

  4. PaperPusher Says:

    For cleaning products, we’ve been using a combination of Mrs. Meyer’s, Method, and the Trader Joe’s brand, and when they’re on sale at Whole Foods, Seventh Generation. My cleaning lady appreciates it as well after we’ve switched.

    Regarding the mildew, if you switch your soaps and shampoos (although i’ve found the shampoos harder to find good alternatives…my hair is much pickier) to the paraben free, basically more “natural” kind, I think it actually lessens the amount of mildew build up so you won’t have to use the harsh chemicals to clean it up.

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