The Best Clean Baby Shampoo and Body Wash for Babies, Toddlers, and Kids

The 7 Best Natural Shampoo and Body Washes for Babies, Toddlers and Kids

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I’m lucky to have started my clean health journey right before I got pregnant. Did it make my pregnancy a little more stressful because I knew that every product around me had potential toxins in it? Hmm… sometimes, but I’m still happy to have known about what products to avoid and hopefully I am helping my kids have a healthier life. As parents, all we really care about is giving our kids the best possible life, and picking safe products for our kids is a part of that.

Not all baby shampoos and body washes are created equal. Even if it says “natural baby body wash” on the label, it can still contain harsh chemicals that can potentially harm your baby. The best practice is to read through all the ingredients. However, you can also use the Environmental Working Group (EWG) as a guide. The EWG is an organization that specializes in product research and provides a rating system ranging from 1 to 10, with 1 representing the purest and 10 indicating the most toxic products. They even go one step further and rate some products the safest by giving them an EWG verified label. These items are rated the cleanest.

If you look at the EWG website for baby shampoos, the highest-rated one (as of right now) is rated a 6. The potential health effects that this baby shampoo can cause are as follows: cancer = moderate risk, allergies and immunotoxicity = high risk, developmental and reproductive toxicity = high risk, and use restrictions = high risk. Use restrictions means that the ingredients used are restricted or prohibited for use in cosmetics, according to industry safety guidelines, government requirements, or guidance from the U.S., EU, Japan, or Canada. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to put this product on my baby, however, many people do without knowing it. In addition to harming ourselves, these products can also be harmful to the environment. Most products that are rated well on the EWG website are more environmentally friendly as well.

Even though I use the EWG as a guide, no website or app is perfect so it’s always best to look through the ingredients yourself as well. I’ve looked through all the ingredients for the natural baby shampoo and body washes listed below and they look great! Not all of them have EWG ratings, but that’s ok! They are still clean. Ingredient checking is key.

Below is a list of non-toxic shampoos and body washes for your baby, toddler, kid, or even for yourself! (However, I also have an article for the best non-toxic shampoos for adults if you’d rather check that out). Babies have such delicate and sensitive skin, that you’ll be so glad you chose non-toxic baby products for your little one.

1. Carina Organics Baby Shampoo & Body Wash

Carina Organics Baby Shampoo and Body Wash 8.4 Oz by Carina Organics

EWG Rating: 1

This clean baby shampoo and body wash is paraben-free, dye-free, soy-free, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, synthetic-free, tear-free, and hypoallergenic. It’s gentle and made with certified organic plant, vegetable, flower, and tree extracts. It’s scented with organic sweet pea essence. This non-toxic baby shampoo and body wash combo leaves no residue and rinses easily, making it gentle enough for even a newborn’s scalp.

2. Earth Mama Sweet Orange Baby Wash

Earth Mama Sweet Orange Baby Wash Liquid Foaming Hand Soap Refill, Organic All Purpose Body Wash for Sensitive Skin, Castile Soap with Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Calendula, & Aloe, 34 fl oz

EWG Rating: 2

This clean and organic baby body wash and shampoo can also be used for hand soap, washing your pet, non-toxic fruit and veggie wash, DIY diaper wipes, a makeup brush cleanser, or even an organic household cleaner. It’s free of synthetic preservatives, detergents, foaming agents, petroleum, fragrances, triclosan, phthalates, and sulfates. This wash is made with organic herbs and oils and is even used in hospital NICUs. It’s made with organic shea butter, organic olive oil, organic coconut oil, and calendula. This non-toxic baby body wash is effective and gentle for babies and pregnant women. Shop now!

3. Badger Baby Wash, Relaxing Lavender Night Night Foaming Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

Badger Baby Wash, Relaxing Lavender Night Night Foaming Baby Shampoo and Body Wash, Organic Baby Body Wash, Gentle Newborn or Toddler Baby Soap and Shampoo, 10 fl oz

EWG Rating: No rating, but it only contains 5 very clean ingredients. They are water, saponified organic sunflower oil, saponified organic coconut oil, organic glycerin, rosemary extract, and organic lavender oil. All safe to put on your baby or child! No bad stuff. They also use potassium hydroxide in the saponification process, but none remains in the finished product. All liquid saponified soaps do this and it’s safe.

This clean and natural baby body wash and shampoo contains no artificial fragrances, parabens, or phthalates. It’s pediatrician and dermatologist-tested. It’s also packaged in the USA with 100% plastic-neutral packaging that ensures the equivalent plastic is removed from the ocean. This non-toxic baby shampoo and wash is USDA Certified Organic, palm-free, cruelty-free, and gluten-free. They have other scents as well that are also clean.

4. Mambino Organics Happy Time Shampoo & Body Wash

Mambino Organics Happy Time Shampoo & Body Wash, Calendula and Sweet Orange, 5.5 Ounces

EWG Rating: no rating, but I went through the ingredients and they look great. No bad stuff.

This non-toxic shampoo and body wash combo is made with organic olive oil and fresh herbal extracts. It does NOT include any of the following: detergents, chemical preservatives, dyes, parabens, SLS, fragrances, emulsifiers, or petroleum-based ingredients. This product is cruelty-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free. This company uses sustainable packaging and FairTrade practices. It doesn’t state that it is tear-free so just to be safe, try and keep it away from your child’s eyes.

5. Bubble And Bee Apple Spice Head-to-Toe Wash 

The Best Non-Toxic Body Wash For Babies. Kids and Toddlers

EWG Rating: No rating

This natural baby shampoo and body wash is so clean. This is one of my favorite companies. Bubble and Bee uses mostly organic ingredients and never hides any harmful chemicals in their products. This wash is also vegan and cruelty-free. Since this product is very natural, it is not tear-free so be careful getting it near your little one’s eyes.

You can follow this up with your favorite conditioner or a vinegar rinse. If you prefer a different scent they have other ones, but I read that peppermint and rosemary essential oils shouldn’t be used on young children so I would only use this apple wash for my kids. If you want to buy a separate shampoo and separate body wash (not a combined one), Bubble and Bee has other great options from lemon, unscented, and lavender. Take a look below!

6. Shoosha USDA Certified Organic Shampoo and Body Wash for babies and kids

Shoosha USDA certified Organic Shampoo and Body Wash for babies and kids, Great for Sensitive Skin, All natural made from food grade ingredients, Fragrance and Tear Free, Hypoallergenic

EWG Rating: No rating, but it only contains 5 ingredients per their website and they are all clean.

This non-toxic shampoo and body wash is made from organic aloe vera, organic calendula, and organic coconut oil. It’s fragrance-free and tear-free, and it’s made with mild ingredients that are perfect for babies with very sensitive and eczema-prone skin. It says it can also be used as a hand soap and facial cleanser as well. This clean baby body wash is also certified USDA Organic. It’s hypoallergenic, biodegradable, BPA-free, GMO-free, dairy-free, chemical-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan. There are no bad ingredients. Shop now!

7. Dr. Bronner’s 4-in-1 Organic Sugar Soap, Baby Unscented

Dr. Bronner's Organic 4-in-1 Sugar Baby Unscented Pump Liquid Soap, Vegan, Non GMO, 24 Fluid Ounce (Pack Of 1)

EWG Rating: EWG Verified

This natural kid and baby shampoo/body wash is plant-based with over 90% organic ingredients. It’s a 4-in-1 shampoo, body wash, hand wash, and face wash. In addition, it’s free of synthetic preservatives, thickeners, and foaming agents. The sugar in this wash is combined with organic white grape juice to keep your skin hydrated, nourished, and smooth. This formula also includes organic coconut-olive-hemp oils to help create a creamy lather. This clean shampoo is non-GMO, cruelty-free, and fair trade. This soap is not tear-free so keep it out of baby’s eyes!

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