Clean Kids Naturally!
09.17.13 Clean Kids Naturally!
Inspired by the healing and revitalizing properties of the sea and the homeopathic teachings of a wise grandmother, the founder of Clean Kids was determined to create a line of healthy alternative for children's skincare.
Clean Kids products are made without parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial colors or fragrances, mineral oil or petrolatum. The following are also gluten free, vegan and thankfully never tested on animals.
"Pound for pound, kids are exposed to more contaminants in everyday products than adults. Their immature metabolism and organ systems are typically less capable of fending off chemical assaults. And as a rule of thumb, if the label has a long list of ingredients, you're better off not buying it," notes the fabulous work of the non-profit Environmental Working Group.
Unfortunately, toxic chemicals can be found in many conventional kids' skincare and haircare products, including bubble baths and soaps, shampoos, conditioners and lotions. So, in whatever products you choose, it's a good idea to choose products with clear labels with identifiable ingredients.
Bubble Bath: Many conventional bubble bath formulas contain a list of harmful chemicals, including foam boosters, synthetic fragrance and dyes, preservative and even formaldehyde. Not feeling the need to soak your child in that concoction of chemicals? Didn't think so.
Clean Kids Tiny Bubbles Foaming Bath is made with the calming fragrance of Linden Blossom and watermelon extract and the tiny foam bubbles are there thanks to the natural soapwort extract.
Antibacterial Soap: Many parents have the impulse to slather antibacterial anything on their kids in an attempt to keep sickness at bay. While ecouraging a good hygiene practice is necessary, harsh chemicals are not.
Shampoo: Even seemingly 'natural' shampoos often contain parabens, a preservative that displays estrogenic qualities and is easily absorbed through the skin! Other concerning chemicals include formaldehyde, 1,4 Dioxide, Phthalates (fragrance) and SLES/SLS.
Clean Kids Naturally Orange Burst Shampoo is made without harmful chemicals and relies on the joined forces of orange and lime extracts for effective but mild hair washing. Purified seawater and birch leaf extract are added for balancing both healthy hair and scalp.
Conditioner/Detangler: Typical detanglers (and conditioners) contain: Propylene Glycol (Paraben), DMDM Hydantoin and Quanternium-15 (Formaldehyde) and Fragrance (Phthalates) and hormone-disrupting chemicals like TEA, DEA and MEA.
Clean Kids Naturally Banana Smoothie Detangler doesn't need the 'slippery' slope of chemicals to do the job. Instead, kiwi extract and seaweed strengthen and protect children's fine hair from the common damaging effects of sun, chlorine and brushing. The added bonus of essential oils leaves hair silky, soft and smelling great.