The Best Organic Products Both You + Baby Can Use
By Megan Taylor
Having a baby can be expensive but adding organic baby products that you both can use can help save a few pounds.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could share your beauty products with your newborn, knowing that if it’s good enough for your baby, you’re more than happy to use it on yourself?
Organic and natural skincare is best for both of you but especially to your baby who has only just been introduced into the world as the products won’t contain any nasties.
When looking for the best organic skin care products to use on baby and yourself, a top tip is to read the INCI listing which is better known as the ingredients list.
You’ll find this on the back of the product and contains all the ingredients that make up the product. The list is in order of how prevalent it is in the product.
Ask yourself if you have heard of these ingredients before? Would you really be happy slathering petrol all over your baby’s chest? If not, then stay away from petroleum.
You should also shy away from some products which contain fragrance/perfume in case they are too strong for your baby’s skin.
More and more brands are shying away from chemicals in their products and making it very clear that they don’t use petrochemicals which is great news for fans of clean beauty and will surely become more and more the norm.
There is much to learn and in the huge minefield that the beauty industry has become that you might not have much time to research which products to buy.
The best organic skincare brands for you and baby:
I love how this product is multi purpose making it great for so many reasons: dry skin, nappy rash, moisturiser, hair tamer and softened cuticle.
It’s also 100% organic and natural and certified by the Soil Association. Balm Balm says that their fragrance-free range is totally safe for newborns.
This luxurious Ren cleansing milk is a treat to both you and your baby. Use it to cleanse your own skin and wash away, pollution, dirt and makeup and treat your baby to a gentle bath with a drop of the cleansing milk.
This product has calendula oil in its formulation which is perfect to help soothe and heal your baby’s skin and any signs of nappy rash.
An all-in-one non-irritating, multi-tasking treatment you can both use. For baby, use to moisturise face and body and on irritated nappy rash.
Thanks to Coconut Oil and Beeswax, the ointment does a great job moisturising your older skin too.
Soaper Duper products are all free from parabens and sulphates. The scents that Soaper Duper have produced will make your young ones want to wash their hands.
The body wash and hand wash both have shea butter in the formulation to help soothe your skin.
Bamford is a one-stop shop for lovely homewares, fashion, beauty products and they even have places you can stay in.
What is fantastic about their beauty line is that they have plenty of mummy and baby suitable products including balms, massage oils, body washes and soaps.
Another paraben free product which is suitable for both you and your baby is Sukin’s Paw Paw ointment which has a thick consistency and is great for rubbing on yours and your baby’s dry patches this winter.
If you or your baby suffer from any skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, this gentle skin cream is the perfect product to soothe and moisturise the skin.
Formulated with five organic essential oils and natural vitamin E, it’s100% vegan and can be used on sensitive areas like eyelids, lips and ears. Suited for babies over one month.
Classic skincare brand Kiehl’s offers nourishing skincare products for mum and baby alike. Kiehl’s Nurturing Oil is made with 100% natural ingredients including olive fruit oil and apricot kernel oil.
More of their baby-friendly products include baby face and body cream and baby hair and body wash.
This hydrating body wash is vegan and hypoallergenic. Developed to have a balanced pH formula with coconut and Himalayan pink salt that gently cleanses the skin.
Aurelia’s ethically-sourced BioOrganic products are a great product for the family. The Little Aurelia’s collection has every toiletry that a mum and her baby would need, from a range of botanical oils, cleansers, serums and deodorants.
If you’re having trouble getting your little one off to sleep, investing in some of the Little Aurelia night time bath products is a good idea.
Their special babies range includes a gentle sleep time bath wash, nighttime cream, baby bath massage oil, pillow mist and more.
The ‘Mummy and Little One’ gift set is the perfect present for new mothers. It lasts two months, so it’s perfect for sharing between your other children as well.
This fragrance-free balm is formulated with organic shea butter and can be used for prenatal massages.
Without parabens, mineral oils or harsh ingredients, it’s an ideal product for mums with sensitive skin to share with their little ones.
An excellent mum and baby toiletry kit that’s crafted with ingredients that are 100% natural, like calendula and zinc.
The kit is equipped with contains two soothing balms, moisturising baby cream and a face flannel.
Perfect for use on face or body, this thick creamy lotion comes into its own in the winter when the harsh wind outdoors and central heating indoors can leave skin looking and feeling parched.
The cream only contains five ingredients:
- aloe vera
- sunflower oil
- coconut oil
so is gentle enough for use on baby too.
What’s your favourite skincare product to use on yourself and your baby?