Finding a totally-natural personal care product is difficult, especially when so many companies that their products are free of harmful toxins - when in reality, that simply isn't the case. When it comes to my children, I look at product labels with even more scrutiny, and I don't want their precious little bodies to absorb more toxins than they are already naturally exposed to.
I was quite thrilled when TruKid had sent me their TruBaby Bubbly Baby Body & Hair Wash - Thank you TruKid!
TruBaby Bubbly Baby Body & Hair Wash forms a decent lather and effectively removes surface oil, and dirt without stripping or drying sensitive skin. My oldest child (pictured below) does often battle dry skin issues, but he did not have any suffer from any reaction from this product (can we say "Happy Mommy"?).
This cleanser is free of harsh chemicals such as parabens, phthalates, bpa, gluten, and SLS. Dermatologist Tested. It has an light citrus aroma (from sweet orange essential oil*, no added fragrances) in a mild coconut derived cleanser. My kids LOVED the smell, which to them reminded them of "jelly beans", so naturally, bath-time became more enjoyable.
* Note, newer formulation includes grapefruit peel oil instead of sweet orange oil
Sweet and jelly bean smells are wonderful, but let us jump to the more important part ---> THE INGREDIENTS. As we all know, our skin is the largest organ of our body...and it does absorb what we put on it. So, how "natural" is TruBaby Bubbly Baby Body & Hair Wash? Let us find out...
Purified Water, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauryl Glucosides Hydroxypropyl Sulfonate (Sugar), Sodium Cocoyl Methyl Taurate (Coconut), Oleyl Betaine (Palm), Decyl Glucoside (Plant), Glycerin (Vegetable), Glycine Soja Protein (Soy), Citric Acid (Citrus), Soyamidopropylkonium Chloride (Soy), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar Bean), Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Sodium Benzoate (Salt of Benzoic Acid), Potassium Sorbate (Salt of Ascorbic Acid), Ethylhexyglycerin (Vegetable), Citrus Aurantium Amara (Orange) Oil (Sweet Orange)
Does This Product Pass My "Toxicity Test"?
As a mother who is pretty strict on "natural" products, I often turn to the Environmental Work Group's Skin Deep Cosmetic Database, where over 68,000 products are listed and rated on a 0-10 toxicity scale. Keep in mind that many ingredients have limited data, so any ranking given by the EWG may not reflect its actual risk of toxicity.
TruBaby Bubbly Baby Body & Hair Wash scores a 2 (low risk), with the ingredients of most concern being the preservatives potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate, which are linked to allergen issues and non-reproductive organ toxicity according to the EWG. Compared to many body washes though, TruBaby fares better than many of the toxin-laden products on the market and I do feel comfortable using it for my children...many of which include these nasty ingredients :
Right now, you can get a 3-pack of the TruBaby Bubbly Baby Body & Hair Wash for only $24.00
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Have you tried TruBaby Bubbly Baby Body & Hair Wash on your little ones or any other TruKid products?
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