Babies are extra sensitive to their environments with delicate, sensitive skin and brand new immune systems that haven’t built up tolerances to the type of hazards and toxins grown-up bodies easily dispel. That’s why Natracare has created organic cotton baby wipes made with only certified organic plant and essential oils, and eco-friendly, plant-derived ingredients which are mild and gentle and biodegradable.
There are a whole range of chemicals widely used in wipes about which we need to ask the question; shouldn’t we be more cautious about using products that contain such chemicals? Unfortunately, many popular brands that parents trust unquestioningly often contain harsh foaming agents like SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), as well as synthetic preservatives such as phenoxyethanol, SHG and Parabens in their baby care products. SLS does more harm than good as it strips the skin of its protective layer and can make it a permeable pathway for the absorption of toxins into the body.
Preservatives often found in many baby care products are usually labelled as methylparaben and propylparaben but sometimes the term “food grade parabens” is also used in an effort to make parabens appear more acceptable as an ingredient. They are parabens, nevertheless, and have been flagged for caution.
Other commonly used harsh ingredients which should actively be avoided for use on sensitive baby skins are propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol (PEG), Isopropyl myristate, and formaldehyde releasing preservatives such as imidazolidinyl urea. Many baby wipes available today are made from a synthetic cloth, such as polypropylene which does not biodegrade or chlorine bleached viscose rayon.