Babo Botanicals Moisturizing Baby Shampoo and Wash Oatmilk Calendula - 8 oz.
Babo Botanicals Oatmilk Calendula Moisturizing Baby Shampoo and Wash is specifically designed for baby's sensitive or dry sclap and skin. Babo Oatmilk Calendula Baby Shampoo and Wash is made from pure flower and plant extracts. It is dairy and soy free and is vegan.
- Benefits Usage Ingredients Reviews
- Extra gentle plant-based cleansers soothe and nourish skin
- Oatmilk helps comfort skin associate with eczema, dry patches or chafed skin
- Calendula Oil is known to help soothe scalps with cradle cap or dry patches
- Leaves hair soft, smooth and shiny
Calendula grows as a common garden plant throughout North America and Europe. The golden-orange or yellow flowers of calendula have been used as medicine for centuries. Calendula flowers were historically considered beneficial for reducing inflammation, wound healing, and as an antiseptic. Calendula was used to treat various skin diseases, ranging from skin ulcerations to eczema. Internally, the soothing effects of calendula have been used for stomach ulcers and inflammation. Traditionally, a sterile tea was topically applied in cases of conjunctivitis.
Babo Botanicals Moisturizing Baby Shampoo and Wash Oatmilk Calendula contains Certified Organic Nutri-Soothe Blend rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants combines Chamomile, Watercress, Kudzu and Calendula.
"What goes on children's bodies should be as natural as what goes into their mouths."
- Kate Solomon, founder of Babo Botanicals
With the launch of Babo Botanicals, the mission was to provide the highest quality, purest hair, scalp and skincare products for babies and kids. Both personal and professional experiences have contributed to Babo's inspiration for the line. It seems like most baby "grooming" products were long on chemical names and didn't truly address our children's particular hair and skin problems. Babo sought to develop a line of botanical products that offer parents the same level of choice they value in selecting products for themselves..
The Babo Team
The Babo team is children. They have inspired them and also have been so patient as to allow testing all formulas on them.
The Farm and Natural Science - The Organic Farm
The Babo Botanicals collection is made entirely on a certified organic farm, which I personally selected as I began to work on the line. Located in beautiful upstate New York, the facility sources the highest quality botanicals from around the world, emphasizing fair trade while also dedicated to supporting local NY industries. Babo Botanical products are made in small batches to ensure close attention to detail and promote the highest level of quality assurance. The formulas in the collection were developed in conjunction with leading botanists, with the unique needs of babies and children's hair, scalp and skin at the forefront of our development process.
Babo Botanicals' Certified Organic Nutri-Soothe Blend
The Babo Botanicals Collection contains the certified organic Nutri-Soothe blend which combines chamomile, calendula, kudzu and watercress, rich in vitamin A, C and D to deliver maximum nutrients, protection and moisturization. "This certified organic blend of rich and powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients, vitamins and anti-oxidants was exclusively designed for a baby or child's delicate skin to achieve optimal protection," notes David Woodward.
Babo Mission: Safe and Natural Solutions
- Pure Flower and Plant Extracts
- Sulfate Free
- Formaldehyde Free
- Paraben Free
- Phthalate Free
- Tear Free
- Allergy Tested
- Dermatologist Tested
- No Icky Chemicals
- No Synthetic Fragrances
- No Synthetic Colors
- Dairy & Soy Free
- No High Allergy Nut Oils
- Biodegradable Formulas
- Color Safe for Mom's Hair, too!
- Recyclable BPA-Free Packaging
What's Not In Babo:
Ten Ingredients to try and avoid to make bathtime worry free
If you find these in a shampoo's listing of ingredients as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), you should know that these harsh chemical surfactants are simply foaming agents to give shampoos that thick "luxurious" foam in order to create the illusion that you're getting hair cleaner, when you're really not. SLS's are also a penetration enhancer and known skin irritant.
Look for farm grown ingredients such as gylcerine and glucosides that come naturally from corn and sugar, usually found on the label as decyl glucodisde, lauryl glocoside or coco-glucoside. These organic ingredients won't give you that abundant lather you may be accustomed to with chemicals, but try the natural shampoo for a few weeks and your hair will become healthier, shinier, silkier and softer.
Parabens (Methyl, Propyl, Butyl and Ethyl)
Used to inhibit microbial growth and to extend the shelf life of products, these ingredients have caused allergic reactions and skin rashes, and in one laboratory study, parabens were found in breast tumors. This controversial study has fueled the belief that parabens in cosmetics migrated into the breast tissue and contributed to the development of tumors. The cosmetic industry holds steady that parabens are safe for general population use, but because its hormone mimicking properties have proven enough of a "what if", wary consumers are opting now for paraben-free products and cosmetics. And no wonder: parabens penetrate the skin and appear in the blood.
Phthalates (pronounced THA-lates)
These ingredients are additives widely used in plastics and other materials, primarily to improve flexibility; in cosmetics they are used to bind fragrance to the product. It is, however, thought by environmentalists that adverse health effects of phthalates include: early puberty in girls, premature delivery, impaired sperm quality and sperm damage in men, genital defects and reduced testosterone production in boys, genital defects and testicular cancer.
This by-product of a chemical-processing technique called ethoxylation, in which cosmetic ingredients are processed with ethylene oxide, is a possible carcinogen. 1,4-Dioxane is primarily used in solvent applications for manufacturing; furthermore, it is also found in fumigants and automotive coolant. It may contaminate cosmetics as well as personal care products such as deodorants, shampoos, toothpastes and mouthwashes. 1,4-dioxane is a known eye and respiratory tract irritant. It is suspected of causing damage to the central nervous system, liver and kidneys. Dioxane is classified by the IARC as a Group 2B carcinogen: possibly carcinogenic to humans due to the fact that it is a known carcinogen in animals.
Stay away from this carcinogenic impurity released by a number of cosmetic preservatives, including diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea and quaternium-15. According to reviews by the industry-funded Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel, these cosmetic ingredients can release formaldehyde at levels as high as one-tenth that of the original ingredient. The International Agency for Research on Carcinogens (IARC) has classified formaldehyde as "carcinogenic to humans", and the U.S. National Toxicology Program has classified it as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen", based on emerging evidence in humans and robust evidence in animals.
This synthetic petrochemical mix used as humectants has been known to cause allergic reactions, hives and eczema. When you see PEG (polyethylene glycol) or PPG (polypropylene glycol) on labels, be careful because these are related synthetics.
Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA)
Often used in cosmetics as emulsifiers or foaming agents, these ingredients can cause allergic reactions, eye irritation and dryness of hair and skin. DEA and TEA are "amines" (ammonia compounds) and can form cancer-causing nitrosamines when they come in contact with nitrates. They become toxic if absorbed into the body over a long period of time.
Petrolatum, Mineral Oil
Also known as petroleum jelly, this mineral oil derivative is used for its emollient properties in cosmetics. It has no nutrient value for the skin and can interfere with the body's own natural moisturizing mechanism, leading to dryness and chapping. It often creates the very conditions it claims to alleviate. Manufacturers use petrolatum because it is unbelievably cheap.
Used to make cosmetics "pretty," synthetic colors, along with synthetic hair dyes, should be avoided at all costs. These seductive, unnecessary ingredients will be labeled as FD&C or D&C, followed by a color and a number. Example: FD&C Red No. 6 / D&C Green No. 6.
Synthetic fragrances used in cosmetics can have as many as 200 different ingredients, and there is no way to know exactly what the chemicals are, since the label will simply read "fragrance". Some serious problems caused by these chemicals include headaches, dizziness, rash, hyper pigmentation, and skin irritation.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are all products tear free?
Yes. All products are clinically tested, non-irritating and tear free.
Are the products vegan?
Are your products organic?
All Babo Botanicals products are made on a certified organic Nutri-Soothe Blend, rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins.
Are Babo Botanicals products safe for babies?
Yes, but for infants and newborns, start with Oatmilk Calendula collection, specifically formulated for sensitive skin and scalp. But they do recommend consulting your doctor before you use any products on your infant. It is best to always do a Skin Patch Test to test for possible allergic reations.
Can grown-ups use the products?
YES! In addition to being natural and non-irritating, Babo Botanicals products were developed at the professional salon level. Meaning, they work for mom and dad's hair too – even hair that's been color-treated.
Can pregnant or breast feeding women use the products?
All Babo Botanicals products have been clinically and allergy-tested and use natural ingredients; however it is always recommended to perform a Skin Patch Test to test for any personal allergic reactions. Babo products do not contain parabens, formaldehydes or phthalates. See Ingredients.
What does sulfate-free mean?
Sulfates are irritating chemicals that create such a rich lather in ordinary shampoos and soap. In contrast, the Babo Botanicals line contains Sulfonates -- a combination of nature-based sugars, corn and other compounds that help to create a non-irritating formula. See ingredients.
Do your products lather as heavily as Sulfate based soaps and shampoos?
Because Babo Botanical products uses only natural ingredients like Sulfonates – not chemically-processed, the products have a softer lather that is non-irritating.
Why are parabens, phthalates and other ingredients considered bad?
Any chemical that is thought to hinder the normal development of children are not used. Parabens and phthalates are considered to affect proper hormone development.
How do you know your products are safer for children than other baby and kids products?
Babo has cross-referenced all of our ingredients through product safety groups, to ensure they meet the most respected standards of safety from not only the experts, but also our fellow parents and caregivers.
Are your products fragrance-free?
The Babo Botanicals line contains no artificial fragrances. However, each formula does have a unique fragrance developed from nature-based, premium essential oils (such as berry, vanilla, rosemary and apple)
If my child has a nut allergy, can we use these products?
Yes, coconut oil is used in the shampoo, but this is not considered a high allergy nut. There are no peanut oils in the formulas.
All Babo Botanical packaging is recyclable – either #1 or #2 plastic
The packaging does not contain BPA, phthalates, residue of dioxin or xenoestrogens.
All formulas are biodegradable.
Explain Babo Botanicals' commitment to environment?
A percent of proceeds will go towards teaching and developing urban gardens for children. This will enable children to learn how to grow vegetables, have greener communities and provide for more nutritional eating options. See Social Responsibility.
Do your products terminate lice?
Our goal is lice prevention. Clinical tests proved that Babo Botanicals' ROSEMARY TEA TREE Lice Repel Shampoo and Lice Repel Conditioning Spray are 95% effective in preventing lice when used together.
That said, if lice is already present in hair, we recommend that you contact your school/camp nurse or pediatrician for further recommendations and treatment.
What if my child gets lice?
Please contact your child's pediatrician/camp/school nurse for further recommendations and treatment.
Can products be used daily?
Yes! Our lice prevention collection is safe for daily use for children. They are botanically based, non-irritating and contain the same effective Nutri-Soothe Blend as our other hair, skin and scalp collections. It is best to use both the shampoo and spray together and not mix and match with rest of line.