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post #21 of 30
I feel really strongly that infant soap should be unscented. We've been really happy with California Baby unscented body wash. We use Avalon Organics unscented lotion. The CB scented products are lovely for older children. The only CB product I don't like is their unscented lotion. Smells icky.

I actually like several of the Aveeno baby products. The unscented lotion is wonderful. But all contain parabeens which has no place on a baby.
post #22 of 30
I am not a fancy product girl for myself or DS, we use handmade unscented, no packaging soap and olive oil for lotion. It works great and I know all the ingredients by name.

Soap making isn't tough but it does have a learning curve and sadly lye can be tough to find
post #23 of 30
i use wildroot botanicals baby shampoo & body wash:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=34764278

it's 100% all natural and leaves baby smelling deliciously fresh in a non-perfumed kind of way (and leaves her hair super soft).
post #24 of 30
We make our own soap, a lavender soap, and it is pretty easy. Probably takes less than an hour.

First you want to choose your fats. We use olive oil, raw shea butter and sometimes coconut oil...but really it comes down to whatever you have in the house.

This site may help you decide what fats to use

http://www.colebrothers.com/soap/oils.html

You will also need lye. Check your local hardware store, they carry it to unclog drains, but that is what is used to make soap as well.

Now you need to calculate how much lye for the fats you have...so a lye calculator - here is the one we use

http://www.brambleberry.com/Lye-Calc...-Soap-W12.aspx

and here is a how to and more instructions

http://www.cranberrylane.com/soapmaking.htm

it isn't really hard or time consuming, 1 hour maybe
post #25 of 30
I use a home made goat milk soap. I buy it already mixed (so no messing with lye) and just melt and re-pour in to molds. You can add scents and what not, but I usually just leave it plain since I'm sensitive to fragrances and other random stuff.
post #26 of 30
I almost never use soap on my babies or young children (except toddler hands!).

I have had the same bar of Burt's Bees baby shampoo/soap since dd was born, almost 3 years ago. I use that on their bottoms, hands, feet, and hair occasionally.

If I were to buy, I'd probably look at California Baby because they make the only bubble bath that doesn't give dd a rash.

I would also look for a locally made product that only contains ingredients I know and trust.
post #27 of 30
EMAB (which I LOVE) is now available @ Target (also whole foods if you live near one). We also like the Weleda line too.
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by Auraji View Post
You can always look things up here http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.php
yes i go here and California Baby is as non-toxic as they come! that's what we use.
post #29 of 30
Does soap for baby NEED to say "for baby?" I'm just asking, because I don't really know. We were thinking of just using those clear glycerin soap bars to wash our baby, but I don't know how that would work. I don't have a problem buying baby wash if I need it, but I'd rather just use the glycerin soap if it doesn't matter. Is "baby wash" a marketing thing?
post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by elmh23 View Post
I use a home made goat milk soap. I buy it already mixed (so no messing with lye) and just melt and re-pour in to molds. You can add scents and what not, but I usually just leave it plain since I'm sensitive to fragrances and other random stuff.
Where do you get this from?
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