Why is Seedlings Baby Lotion the only lotion I would use on babies?
I’ll answer that in a bit. First, I want to tell you a story. When I was pregnant with my eldest I worked with a lovely bunch of ladies. So lovely in fact they threw me a baby shower at work. We played lots of fun games and ate an amazing afternoon tea. At the end they gave me a beautifully wrapped basket of goodies. Now I really was grateful for this and I knew they meant the best for me and may baby. BUT, I knew things about some of the baby products in the basket AND once you know something you can’t unknow it.
I took the basket of goodies home and popped it in the baby’s room. I was speaking with my mum about how I wasn’t going to be able to use some of then products in the basket as they contained nasty toxins that shouldn’t be used on skin as delicate as a baby’s. Don’t believe me? Look up: Mineral Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and Propylene Glycol. These are all commonly used ingredients in baby oil, baby shampoo and nappy wipes.
AND dont get me started on ‘fragrance’ which was an ingredient listed in nearly all the products I was gifted. Synthetic fragrances that have been linked to asthma, allergies, skin irritation, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity, cancer, nervous system, respiratory, and endocrine disruption. Fragrances may contain any combination of 3,000-plus chemical ingredients. Companies don’t have to disclose the fragrance formula because it is protected under Federal Law’s classification of trade secrets.
My mum suggested I regift the products to another mum who might be having a baby. I was like “WTF??? If I won’t use them on my baby I certainly don’t want to be responsible for another mum unknowingly using them on her baby.”
So my only option was to throw them out. I was so torn by this decision that I actually only threw them out a few weeks ago when I had to clean out my office, so one of my daughters could have her own room.
Yep, 13 years later after I was gifted them! I have held onto those baby products to play a little game at my low tox workshops that I call “Ingredient Bingo”. I let people choose 1 or 2 products from the table to see whose products rate the worst and the best when it comes to the toxicity of their ingredients. People are often surprised by the results, especially when the green tea body lotion comes out the worst in terms of the level of nastiness. I think the fact that it has green tea in it automatically greenwashes people into thinking it is good for us.
What baby products did I use?
The Young Living Seedlings range wasn’t around when my girls were babies. Back then Young Living just had the Kidscents range, which although suitable for children was not specifically designed for babies. And back then I had to make my own nappy wipes and natural baby oil as Young Living didn’t sell these at all.
We know that parents make hundreds of decisions every day about the health and happiness of their loved ones. Young Living’s Seedlings range was created to make it as easy as possible for parents to choose the right products for the smallest, most vulnerable members of their family. That’s why we created a gentle, naturally derived moisturiser that you and your baby can love. It’s made with skin-nourishing ingredients and a Lavender-infused blend to moisturise and comfort the little ones in your life.
I love gifting the Seedlings range of baby products as baby shower gifts, so I won’t ever have to worry about harming someone else’s baby or the products being thrown out. Young Living have even out together the perfect hamper of baby products so with a bit of cellophane and some ribbon your baby shower gift is ready to go.
What is different about the Seedlings Baby Lotion?
Keep baby’s skin soft and hydrated with Young Living’s Seedlings Baby Lotion, specially formulated for infants’ delicate skin. This non-greasy lotion supports moisture barrier function and smoothly absorbs into your baby’s delicate skin, leaving it moisturised, soft and smooth. Made without alcohol, parabens, synthetic fragrances or artificial dyes, Seedlings Baby Lotion is formulated with 100 percent naturally derived ingredients and a Lavender-infused essential oil blend to soothe your baby with a light, calming scent and no unwanted ingredients.
How to use Seedlings Baby Lotion
Squeeze a small amount of the Seedlings Baby Lotion your hands. Rub hands together to warm the lotion and then gently massage into baby’s skin.
To be applied only by a trusted adult. Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes.
What is the Seedlings Baby Lotion Made From?
Made without alcohol, parabens, synthetic fragrances or artificial dyes. Seedlings Baby Lotion is formulated with 100 percent naturally derived ingredients and a Lavender- infused essential oil blend to soothe your baby with a light, calming scent and no unwanted ingredients.
Nourishing ingredients such as Murumuru butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, calendula extract, annatto oil, apple extract and Lavender essential oil. Its non- greasy formula leaves your baby’s skin soft and smooth instead of greasy or slippery.
Seedlings Baby Lotion uses ‘Calm’, a proprietary Young Living essential oil blend, to create a soothing aroma that’s perfect for after a bath or before bedtime. Learn more about using essential oils with babies in my post Diffusing Essential Oils Around Babies.
Water, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl stearate, Coco-caprylate, Cetearyl alcohol, Glyceryl caprylate, Xanthan gum, Cellulose gum, Pyrus malus (Apple) fruit extract, Lavandula angustifolia† (Lavender) oil, Glyceryl undecylenate, Astrocaryum murumuru (Murumuru) seed butter, Mangifera indica (Mango) seed butter, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) seed oil, Coriandrum sativum† (Coriander) seed oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil (Furocoumarin free), Calendula officinalis (Marigold ) flower extract, Sodium hydroxide, Bixa orellana (Achiote) seed extract, Cananga odorata† (Ylang ylang) flower oil, Pelargonium graveolens† (Geranium) flower oil, Tocopheryl acetate
Benefits and Features of Seedlings Baby Lotion
- Uses a mild, gentle formula developed specially for an infant’s delicate skin.
- Seedlings Baby Lotion prevents dryness by soothing and moisturising skin.
- Features a non-greasy formula that absorbs smoothly into skin.
- Leaves skin moisturised, soft and smooth.
- Seedlings Baby Lotion is made with plant-based, naturally derived ingredients.
- Lightly scented with 100 percent pure essential oils.
- Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic.
- Vegan friendly.
- Seedlings Baby Lotion is formulated without alcohol, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances or synthetic dyes.
Check out my Top 5 Natural Products for Babies in this video, including the Seedlings Baby Lotion.