We absorb more of what we put on our skin than we often realise. So, whilst it is important for our own health to avoid products with undesirable chemicals, it is even more important that we choose the best skincare for babies and children, who don’t yet have a choice in what they use. Fortunately, there are a host of ethical products on the market now, offering a wide range of items free from the nasties. Here are a couple that are gentle on your baby’s skin and kind to your baby’s health.

Little Violet’s Baby Powder
non-toxic – biodegradable – hypo allergenic

“At Violets we were concerned about reports surrounding old fashioned Talcum powder, produced by the mining of talc rocks which are then processed by crushing, drying and milling. However this process does not separate out the minute fibres which are believed to be harmful. These concerns led us to develop Little Violet’s talc free powder.

Hand crafted in small batches, our all natural talc-free baby powder is beautifully soft and delicately scented. We have combined the natural absorption of organic tapioca & corn starches with gentle natural clay, healing benefits of zinc oxide & organic aloe vera with gentle scents from essential oils. Our pure talc-free powder will keep baby comfortable and dry whilst eliminating chafing which can irritate delicate skin, and soothe and calm skin and freshen during nappy changes. Little Violet’s talc free powder can be used by any age group concentrating between legs, under arms & breasts to minimise chafing.”
organic tapioca starch – corn starch – kaolin clay – zinc oxide – organic aloe vera – orris root – pure essential oils

Violet’s Soothing Baby Balm
non-toxic – biodegradable – hypo allergenic

Use Little Violet’s balm, with all natural ingredients and suitable for vegans, to soothe & protect sensitive baby’s skin – not just bottoms! Packed with the goodness of only natural ingredients to protect delicate skin from irritation including plant waxes and olive oil, with lavender and chamomile essential oil to soothe & protect. No water – no synthetics – just good honest ingredients.

The balm is very concentrated and soft to use; just a little needed at each changing time and for any patches of eczema or irritation. It’s soothing, too, for baby’s face. All packed into a easy to use tube to keep the balm clean and safe.

eco soy wax – unrefined coconut wax – extra virgin olive oil – cold pressed sweet almond oil – apricot kernel oil – natural vitamin E – xanthum gum – chamomile & lavender essential oils

You can find Little Violet’s products in our Babycare selection at Wikaniko (we-can-eco)