You could got to Wal-mart and buy some Johnson’s “Lavender” Bedtime Bath for your baby’s bath time. I mean, while the relaxing ingredients listed on the bottle of Johnson’s Bedtime bath of “Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, PEG-150 Distearate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Quarternium-15, and Citric Acid” do sound kind of nice, I like to keep it a little more simple in my household. Besides, even though Johnsons Bedtime bath tries to fake us out by tossing around visions of lavender to dance in our heads, there’s no actual lavender essential oil in the Johnsons Bedtime Bath.
Skin is the largest organ on our babies’ bodies. It soaks in all of the lotions and soaps we use on them, absorbing all of the ingredients. They are too small to be absorbing toxins.
So, for about the same price, you can pick up some Baby Bum Soap, a soap made especially for babies, by people who care about the substances that are absorbed by our babies’ largest organ. They boast an ingredient list that any parent would approve of. There’s not a single harsh ingredient, in fact, every ingredient is exceptionally healthy and beneficial for our babies.
Let me break it down for you…
Grapeseed oil: an oil that contains linoleic acid which reduces inflammation, fights dermatitis, moisturizes and acts as an anti-carcinogen
Olive oil: rich in nutrients for the skin, this not only is an effective and gentle cleanser, but acts to deter the grown of skin cancer from exposure to UVB rays
Aloe vera gel: a syrup that naturally heals skin with mild antibacterial effects
Beeswax: an antibacterial, antimicrobial healing agent that also manages to catch free radicals in the skin all while balancing the skins’ oil production
Coconut oil: a very nourishing non-clogging, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal oil
Shea butter:a moisturizer that nourishes cracked and dry skin on contact
Comfrey: an herb that promotes healing given its high allantoin content as well as reduces inflammation
Plantain: an herb that helps reduce skin and scalp irritation
Marshmallow root: an herb that sooths irritations, repairs the skin’s connective tissues and controls bacterial infections proving useful in healing boils, abscesses, ulcers, and burns
Echinacea: an herb that boots natural immune functions and gently kills bacteria and viruses
Calendula: an herb that reduces inflammation, itchy patches and helps kill infections gently
Vitamin E: helps maintain healthy skin by acting as an antioxidant and nourishing the skin
Essential oils: the aromatics that soaps like Johnson’s Bedtime Bath want you to think they contain
I’m all about buying things with something called Marshmallow Root in them!! Thanks for another great recommendation on how to care for our babies as naturally as possible!
My daughter has VERY sensitive skin (peas make her face red? werid), eczema on her legs and we can’t figure out everything that sets it off. Would you think that this soap would be ok for very sensitive skin?
another great piece . . . thanks for the very useful info, Dawn!
Very smart! Since most people do not read labels. The bedtime bath isn’t even suppose to be used on little ones before 3 months at least. Great to know there are alternatives.
Thank you Dawn for another informative article, it is very important to me to use healthy, natural, cruelty free products so I will have to check this out!!!!!
Amy, I would think this would be better than ANYTHING else, except perhaps a straight oatmeal in a nylon sock bath. Everything in here is meant specifically to HEAL skin. There’s NOTHING that is even remotely abrasive or hard on the skin. Eczema symptoms are complex and caused by a mix of allergens/ bacteria/ yeast. These ingredients will very gently attack all three of these issues and should very much help resolve the problem.
I think I will try it for myself. I have been haunted by eczema since I was born. Thanks soooo much for the info. I never knew that some of these ingrediants fought cancer causing freeradicals right there on top of your skin. awesome!
Really good information! Thank you!
This all makes perfect sense for ANYONE, but especially for a baby. Look at that pic- all baths should be that peaceful and healthful!
I remember reading Johnson and Johnson’s bottles, years ago, they are gone from my home now or I’d give you a direct quote, but on the lavender or bedtime and I think a few others it warns of breathing problems associated with using it. So options are breathing problems or natural…… not a hard choice. When I can read ingredients and know they are natural and real and not numbers and letters, then I know it is a good choice, thanks Dawn for reminding me why I can’t quote from a Johnson and Johnson bottle…
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