“Aren’t you going to take that?” was the question I was asked by the nurse as well as my friend visiting me in the hospital when I delivered my second baby girl. They were referring to the gift box they give a mama at the hospital full of small samples of baby creams and oils. Baby Products full of chemicals and harmful ingredients nobody really addresses.
My answer was “NO”.
I shouldn’t have been surprised by the question; Being that I live in a tiny bubble of natural-minded women, I forget that most women outside of my bubble would much rather just buy the more convenient less-expensive harmful product than choose a natural alternative.
There’s so much more to the story than just picking the more convenient option. What we put on our bodies truly makes a difference in the long-term health of our skin as well as our overall health. And choosing natural and organics skin cream for our babies instead of taking the hospital sample is a way of giving our children a chance at a better start to a healthier life.
There are a wide variety of baby skin care products on the market today, some of which are synthetic and some of which are natural. While all of these products have the potential to be beneficial, natural products are generally the better choice of the two.
#1. Its better for the Environment
Synthetic products include chemical and harsh ingredients that harm animals and plants when they come in contact with them.
Another reason why they are bad for the environment is the way the ingredients are sourced and made. Most of these ingredients require mining, which produces a great deal of pollution and ultimately leaves a negative carbon footprint on the environment.
However natural and organic skin cream and other products do not use such ingredients, this makes them not only better for the environment but also for the animals and eco-system in general.
Remember that our babies don’t have another world to live and grow up in, so helping it stay as safe as possible for them is the least we can try to do.
#2. Toxic Buildup
The reality is that what we put in, and on our bodies, affects our bodies forever. Toxins build up because our bodies don’t know how to absorb and digest these foreign ingredients, so they continue to circulate and put strain on our bodies, rather than becoming food and nourishment for our cells.
The world is full of chemicals and toxins that our babies will be exposed to and we can’t protect them from everything; this makes it more important to very carefully choose what we do apply on their skin, because our little ones bodies can handle a little bit of chemical exposure when it is strong but having too much toxic and chemical buildup will be very hard to handle.
#3. Green Beauty is never tested on Animals
You might be amazed by the amount of large skincare manufacturing facilities who still
test their products on animals.
The good news here is that natural skin care manufacturers skip animal testing all together and do nothing to harm any other living beings in general.
#4. Beneficial Ingredients
The best way to highlight the benefits of natural skincare is to talk about their ingredients. There is a huge difference between what is in synthetic products and ingredients found in natural skincare.
When you look at the ingredient label on a synthetic product, you’ll see words such as Triclosan, Glyceryl Stearate, Dye #4, and Petrolatum. These ingredients are made in labs, and can be very harmful, even if they still perform what they claim.
On the other hand, natural products are filled with ingredients that are and sound familiar. Ingredients such as Shea butter, Coconut and Olive oil, Lavender, Calendula flower and many more are not just beneficial but also not harmful at all.
#5. Anxiety free experience
We live in a time where there is a controversy surrounding everything. But something that definitely does not carry any doubt is that natural ingredients do no harm.
Choosing green beauty removes all anxiety from buying something that would have the potential of harming our little ones. And as mamas we can breathe easier knowing we are offering our babies the best chance at a healthier life.
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