If you're a parent, you want what's best for your baby. You want to make sure they are healthy and safe, both physically and environmentally. That's why organic baby products — such as shampoos, body washes, lotions, oils, and powders — are such a great choice.
Here we'll discuss what organic baby products are, how they are different from natural products, what they can and can't contain, their benefits, and how they're better for your baby and the environment.
What are organic baby products?
Organic baby products are made with organic ingredients that are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or other harmful chemicals.
In addition, they do not contain synthetic fragrances, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or other harsh chemicals that are usually seen in skin and hair care products (both for babies and adults). Organic baby products also cannot make use of GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
What's the difference between natural and organic?
There's a tendency to equate the terms "natural" and "organic," but they don't mean the same thing even though both concern natural ingredients. It's important to know the difference between natural and organic so that you can make the best choice when it comes to baby skin and hair care.
The term "natural" is not regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) — except when it comes to added color, synthetic substances, and flavors) — so companies can pretty much put anything they want on their products and label them as "natural." The organic label, on the other hand, is regulated by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).
In order to be certified organic, products must meet certain standards set forth by the USDA. This means that organic products must be made with organic ingredients that are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or other harmful chemicals.
According to the USDA website: "Organic products must be produced using agricultural production practices that foster resource cycling, promote ecological balance, maintain and improve soil and water quality, minimize the use of synthetic materials, and conserve biodiversity." Therefore, skin or hair care products that "can meet the USDA/NOP (National Organic Program) organic production, handling, processing and labeling standards" can be certified as organic.
For example, Nature's Baby Organics has products that are USDA Certified organic and bear the label as well. Check out our "About Us" section for more on our production processes and certification.
The Benefits of Organic Baby Products
Now that we know what exactly organic baby products are, let's take a look at their many benefits.
The benefit of organic ingredients
Obviously, organic baby products are made with organic ingredients that are free of synthetic chemicals (such as sodium lauryl sulfate and parabens) and pesticides that tend to be harsh on the skin, especially sensitive baby skin.
However, it's important to check the label and make sure of what ingredients the product actually contains — you don't want to become a victim of "greenwashing."
Better for sensitive baby skin
Organic baby products are considered to be better for baby skin, which is more sensitive and thinner than that of an adult. In general, organic products are mild and less likely to cause any irritation, rashes, or other skin problems when compared to non-organic baby products. Indeed, there are many skin experts who recommend that babies with skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis should use organic products as they tend to be more gentle.
By choosing organic baby products, you're limiting your baby's exposure to chemicals and other synthetic substances in the long run. Moreover, such products might also be good for adults with sensitive skin.
Many organic baby products are hypoallergenic as well, which means they're less likely to cause allergies because they don't contain some of the most common synthetic allergens seen in skin and hair care products. So if your baby has sensitive skin or is prone to allergies, organic baby products are definitely worth considering.
However, note that it is possible for your baby to be allergic to natural ingredients! So, always do a patch test before deciding to use a particular organic product on your baby regularly.
Better for the environment
It's no surprise that the cosmetics, beauty, and personal care industry greatly damages the natural environment. The chemicals used in skin and hair care products often end up polluting our waterways and soil, which is harmful to both animals and plants.
Organic baby products, on the other hand, are much better for the environment because they don't contain any of these harmful synthetic chemicals. In addition, organic farming practices help promote ecological balance and conserve biodiversity.
So the next time you're shopping for baby skin or hair care products online or in local stores, be sure to look for the organic label. Choose baby brands that are well-known, certified, and accountable — this will not only help you identify the best organic baby products but also become an eco-friendly parent!
Enjoy Organic Baby Products with Nature's Baby Organics
Nature's Baby Organics has a wide range of USDA Certified organic baby products that are gentle and specially formulated for sensitive and problem-prone baby skin. Ours are some of the best organic baby products on the market!
Our award-winning baby skin and hair care products are also cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, and EU approved and certified to be free of over 1500 chemicals. Plus, they are minimally processed and dermatologist-approved. No SLS, no parabens, no phthalates, no talc, no alcohol, and no artificial fragrances. Just natural goodness! We prioritize organic ingredients such as coconut oil, calendula, aloe vera, shea butter, tamanu oil, cucumber extract, and chamomile oil.
Since 2004, Nature's Baby Organics has been making use of sustainable practices to manufacture environment-friendly baby products. We are also a signee of the "Truth in Labeling" campaign, pledging that what is on the label is actually in the bottle.
With us, your baby is in good hands. And so is the whole family and the planet!