When I was working on the new edition of the SafeMama Skin Care Cheat Sheet for 2010 I came across several new brands that were worthy of the list. One of those was Babo Botanicals. They carry a full line of shampoo and skin care for babies and kids that is free of many of the ingredients we try to avoid such as parabens, phthalates, sulfates, 1,4 dioxane, formaldehyde, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances and dyes and propylene glycol. What IS in Babo Botanicals is carefully selected plant and vegetable based ingredients and organic oils and extracts.
Babo Botanicals sent me samples of their entire line (which I was really grateful for!) and I was really impressed with the presentation. These would make awesome shower gifts. You can purchase gift sets and they come in cute little jute handle bags.
Another thing I found cool is their Rosemary Tea Tree Lice Repel shampoo and leave-in conditioner. I get questions all the time about handling lice naturally. This is a great way to deal with lice problems (and perhaps to keep them from spreading if you have multiple children). It’s also clinically proven 95% effective which sounds pretty good.
I really like how they provide “solutions” with their products, like their Clean Sport Shampoo for sun and swim or their Berry Primrose for tangly or unruly hair. What’s great is these are all color safe for mom too. I used them on my own chemically highlighted hair (I know but seriously? Come on) and had good results.
The scents, I’ll admit are a tiny bit stronger than I’m used to with other natural brands but they get great feedback on all their products. My personal favorite is the Berry Primrose! I also packed the Clean Sport detangler in my beach bag for post-swim comb outs.
What I really love is the care and consideration that goes into this line of products. Their entire line is made on a certified organic farm in New York. They do products in small batches to ensure the highest quality and it really shows in their delivery. The products came to me wrapped up in colorful tissue in a jute bag. I felt like I was opening a box of expensive candy rather than shampoo. Very classy. Babo Botanicals ingredients earned them a respectable spot on our Skin Care Cheat Sheet.
Get It: You can order any of their products on their website Babobotanicals.com!