April 27, 2012

Weleda Baby Bath & Skin Care Products Protect, Soothe and Heal with Calendula

When I first started researching nontoxic bath and skincare products for babies back in 2007, Weleda was one of the first brands to cross my radar, as an eco-friendly and pure option. I was writing a story about The Little Seed boutique on Larchmont in Los Angeles, and they had a changing room/nursing area for babies and moms that was stocked with Weleda products. I've always wanted to try Weleda, but never have until recently. I'm sorry I waited so long because their products are fantastic.

I've written before about the importance of bathing your little ones in a toxin free tub- from the bath products you use to the toys, to the actual tub itself. Weleda's mother and baby care collection fits the bill perfectly and goes above and beyond in measures of product safety, performance and integrity.
At the crux of their collection for baby's sensitive skin is healing and soothing organic Biodynamic®calendula -- and everything in the line is plant-based, tear free and completely free of synthetic ingredients. The fresh fragrances detected in the products are derived from essential oils, and when I bathed Miss O with the Weleda Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash, she was delighted by the scent. It's nourishing, moisturizing and lathers well, so a little goes a long way.

I would highly recommend the Weleda Baby Starter Kit as a lovely baby shower gift and/or to have packed in your bag of tricks for baby's first bath. If you're having a hospital birth, take this starter kit with you and ask the nurses to bathe baby using the non-toxic and organic shampoo and baby wash, keeping in mind that babies -- and big kids, and adults too!-- absorb everything into their skin and then into their bloodstream. Also in the kit: diaper care, baby cream, lotion and face cream. Buying this kit is a great, economical way to get an introduction to the collection too.

Weleda recently celebrated their 90th anniversary, and they work hard to protect our planet and support humanity via their business practices and charitable contributions. Weleda is truly a pioneer of the green movement, employing sustainable farming methods and upholding Fair Trade standards long before there was a mainstream effort in place in these realms.

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