About three months ago our oldest daughter was diagnosed with psoriasis, a skin condition that unfortunately runs in the family. Sadly there is no cure for this nasty condition and she will most likely be bothered by it to different degrees for the rest of her life. Luckily things have improved considerably since her diagnosis and she is less bothered by it at the moment (the tears were heartbreaking). We specifically noticed a huge improvement after removing certain toiletries and soaps from our home so a drastic overhaul of our bathroom cabinet was in order.
If you are looking for a clean, chemical free alternative for your baby’s bath and skincare products look no further than Ecostore. In creating their products Ecostore gives priority to plant and mineral based ingredients that are from natural and or renewable resources, are biodegradable and have the lowest hazard rating in terms of health and environmental safety. This means you can be sure you are not putting any harmful chemicals on your little one’s (or your own!) skin, after all we all want only the best for our family.
The current Ecostore Baby range consists of seven great products for bath time and nappy changes. All products are suitable from birth onwards so you can keep your pure and perfect bundle clean and buttersoft without subjecting him or her to the nasties found in a lot of other brands. Whether it’s a fun and playful bubble bath with Ecostore’s Bubble Bath ($8.99, 200ml) or a relaxing soak with Sleepytime Bath ($8.99, 200ml), Ecostore knows exactly how to unwind at the end of the day, the eco way.
Of course in the early days plain water is all you need at bath time but if you do want a gentle hand with cleaning you can wash your baby from top to toe with Ecostore’s Baby Shampoo ($8.99, 200ml) and Baby Bodywash ($8.99, 200ml). For your peace of mind Ecostore goes beyond what the law requires and clearly lists all ingredients on their products, they are proud of their ingredient choices and are happy to explain where they come from and what they do.
If you prefer a block of soap as opposed to liquids do not worry, Ecostore has got you covered too with this lovely Baby Soap ($2.99, 80g). I can not believe how ridiculously cheap and amazing this product is, it proves that you can make greener and cleaner choices without breaking the bank (Why not add some to your next baby shower or newborn baby gift?). Ecostore Baby Soaps maintains the protective layer in your baby’s sensitive skin and it’s not only safe for your baby, being grey-water friendly it is gentle on the environment too.
With your baby squeaky clean from the bath now is the perfect time to get out the Ecostore Baby Moisturiser ($9.99, 200ml). After a busy day of running around make sure you enjoy some special one-on-one time with your little one, massaging this lovely light moisturiser all over your baby’s body is a great way to relax and calm down before bed and it will keep his/her skin nice and soft. You only need a small amount so the 200ml will go a long way!
One of my personal favourites from the Ecostore baby range is the Baby Nappy Balm ($9.99, 60ml), a lovely fragrance free barrier cream that has multiple uses. From sore, red bottoms to flaky cradle crap and from dry patches to little scrapes, this soothing cream will come in handy more often than you think. At 60ml this convenient little jar holds plenty of cream for many nappy changes and is a great size for your baby bag. I love the soft and smooth feel of this cream compared to the sticky, glue-like consistency of many other bottom balms.