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post #21 of 31
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I've been using the Earth Mama Angel Baby stuff on me so far during pg and have heard rave reviews about their baby products too- all their products have a zero rating on the Skin Deep database and none are tested on animals/have any animal products in them.
LOVE earth mama angel baby!! Haven't used their baby products yet though...
post #22 of 31
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LOVE earth mama angel baby!! Haven't used their baby products yet though...


Sure, baby only needs to be cleaned with water, but we need to allow people their rituals and buying/making stuff for new families is one of them. Why not let them help you load up on stuff for later on?

I don't know how well you know all these folks, but maybe a few items for the mommy could be added to the list. I'm planning to get myself some of the Earth Mama postpartum stuff, but I would never be able to ask one of my elderly aunts to get me a bottom spray !
post #23 of 31
i would not recommend using lavender essential oil on the baby, even diluted, especially for boys...it's been linked to breast growth in boys as it potentially mimics estrogen.

http://www.webmd.com/parenting/news/...r-breasts-boys
post #24 of 31
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i would not recommend using lavender essential oil on the baby, even diluted, especially for boys...it's been linked to breast growth in boys as it potentially mimics estrogen.
Yeah that. I use such tiny amount of essential oils, I'm not the best person to ask about it. I feel like, with homeopathy it's at worst a sugar pill, but with herbals and essential oils it's entirely possible to do bad things accidentally, so it's better to ask someone who knows. The active components are stronger. There may be an herbalist forum here? I'm sure there are MDCers who know lots about this.
post #25 of 31
Another big fan of Weleda here! The baby products have a very mild, natural scent that is not so overwhelming like some other natural baby products we've used.
post #26 of 31
Another California Baby Super Sensitive fan here. We've used it since DD was born and will continue with the newbie. I had some Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild that we tried a few times but we stopped b/c it was so drying. I also used apricot oil until I switched to Alba Very Emollient body lotion (unscented). I love that stuff and use it myself.
post #27 of 31
I really like burts bees and have for years and years and just now reading about them being sold... I use all their products on me and the kids, I swear by their hand soaps as I never feel like I need to use lotions after like most everything else. Now though.... california baby is going on my list. Thank you mamas!
post #28 of 31
I mmight have to try California babies, thanks everyone!!
post #29 of 31
Safe Mama Blog just released their 2010 Safer Baby Skin Care Cheat Sheet.
http://safemama.com/2010/03/15/parab...kin-care-baby/
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I think I'm going with Earth Mama Angel Baby bath care products and Heiko SPF 40 kids sun screen. The skin deep website is great! and a bit scary....
post #31 of 31
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Originally Posted by wobit View Post
Yeah that. I use such tiny amount of essential oils, I'm not the best person to ask about it. I feel like, with homeopathy it's at worst a sugar pill, but with herbals and essential oils it's entirely possible to do bad things accidentally, so it's better to ask someone who knows. The active components are stronger. There may be an herbalist forum here? I'm sure there are MDCers who know lots about this.
Hey mamas,
I wanted to chime in on the essential oil safety issue. I own an organic baby care company and we choose to use lavender essential oil in many of our baby and mama products. It is an ingredient with a long and safe track record and only a recently has this come into question.

I have copied and pasted in an email that I wrote last year addressing this question with a customer. I hope it adds some clarity to this question.

Blessings,
Rachel

Hi <Name removed for privacy>,
Thank you for your email! As a mother to two young children, I certainly understand your concern (and experienced it myself when these reports were first published in the mid 1990's). After hearing about the three cases of gynecomastia we spent many hours evaluating the data and networking with our peers in the natural body care industry. After looking hard at the data, LuSa Organics (and nearly all other natural body care companies) has continued to use low concentrations of lavender and tea tree essential oils in our products. The basis of that decision is as follows:

1. Lavender essential oil is considered safe by the most stringent challengers of body care safety, Skin Deep/Environmental Working Group (see links).
http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/ing...ngred06=703480
http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/ing...ngred06=703483
(As a point of comparision, please see the ratings of fragrance oil, something found in nearly all mainstream/department store baby care products:
http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/ing...ngred06=702512 )

2. Lavender essential oil offers many wonderful benefits when used in low concentrations.

3. The research in the article, though interesting, appears to be deeply flawed (see attachment below <attachments not included in the MDC, but let me know if anyone wants more information>) with only three test subjects, no control group, and actual ingredients not disclosed (only "lavender scented" on some items). It caused a great stir but scientifically was lacking substance.

4. Follow up in-vitro research shows a likely link with high concentrations of essential oils, something that cannot be experienced using even extravagant quantities of any products containing low concentrations of essential oils (even our very conservative midwife points to the extremely high levels of exposure in these tests versus normal everyday use and recommends lavender essential oil to her pregnant and nursing clients).

To respond to LuSa Organics product safety as a whole, I encourage you to check out our safety ratings: http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/bro...p?comp_id=3153
Our scores are excellent, and we believe in the safety of the products that we make. That being said, you should do only what makes you feel comfortable, especially in terms of your children! Any product you find that is free of synthetic preservatives, stabilizers, and fragrance oils is step in the right direction.

I appreciate that you took the time to write us. Do let me know if you have additional questions or if I can be of further assistance.
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