I just received a gorgeous gift basket filled with bath and body creams, as thanks for becoming a client of a financial adviser. While I deeply appreciated his thoughtful generosity, I had to return the gift basket. Why?
Because all the bath and body products contained toxic ingredients that are linked to cancer and chronic illness. Many of these ingredients are found in breast cancer tumors, according to Cornell Medical research.
Researchers prove that whatever you put on your skin ends up in your bloodstream. So if you want to protect your body against cancer and environmentally-caused illness, it makes sense to avoid bath and body creams and cosmetics laced with toxic ingredients and carcinogens, along with eating organic, pesticide-free foods and drinking purified water.
Since you’re shopping for holiday gifts, why not choose the safest, most luxurious bath and body creams which are healthy for your skin and the environment. How do you find them?
I’ll make it easy for you. I’m posting a list of the best companies who make safe, organic products without toxic ingredients.
This list was researched and recommended by SmartMommyHealthyBaby.com because these products are safe enough to use during pregnancy, when what you put on your skin also ends up in your unborn baby.
While I do use many of these organic products, I don’t get paid to recommend them to you.
Happy holiday shopping for healthy, organic bath and body creams that help you look and feel your best:
Acure Organics makes pure, organic skin body care lotions, completely free of toxic or questionable ingredients, that feel absolutely luxurious! The company also has a sustainability policy including green packaging, and a portion of the profits go to breast cancer research. Made in the USA.
Alaffia offers a full assortment of body creams, lotions, balms and hand-crafted soaps that are free of toxins and other artificial ingredients. The products are fair trade and sustainably manufactured, promoting gender equality as well.
Aubrey Organics offers a full line of bath soaks, liquid soaps, bar soaps and body lotions – truly one of the most comprehensive lines, addressing varius skin care issues and catering to various skin types. All bath and body care products are 100% natural and contain no sythnetic ingredients or preservatives. Aubrey Organics also offers deodorants free of aluminum and other synthetic ingredients. On its website, Aubrey Organics provides a list of ingredients for each of its products.
Avalon Organics offers a full line of bath and shower gels, hand soaps, shaving creams, and body lotions made of organic ingredients. Avalon Organics bath and body care products do not contain any parabens (look for the “consciousness in cosmetics” seal on the product to know it is free of parabens), sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil, propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin, aluminum, TEA or DEA. Avalon Organics uses a proprietary blend of preservatives based on natural ingredients as well as food grade preservatives such as phenoxyehtanol and potassium sorbate. On its website, Avalon Organics provides a list of ingredients for each of its products.
Burt’s Bees offers a full line of bath washes, soaps, bath and body oils. Burt’s Bees bath and body care products are over 95% natural, most of them 100% natural. In addition, Burt’s Bees products are eco friendly as well. The bath and body products contain no parabens, petrochemicals, sulfates, mineral oil, propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin, aluminum, TEA or DEA or other harsh synthetic ingredients and over half of their bath and body products contain only 100% natural ingredients. Certain products are preserved with the use of phenoxyethanol. On its website, Burt’s Bees provides a list of ingredients for each of its products.
Ciao Bella offers a line of bath and body products, including body washes, scrubs, hand and body lotions. The bath and body care products are free of parabens.
Dr. Hauschka offers a full line of body washes, aromatherapy baths, body oils and moisturizers (including hand creams and foot lotions) for all skin types. Dr. Hauschka skin care products are 100% natural and contain no synthetic ingredients or preservatives – and the company grows and cultivates much of what goes into its products. Dr. Hauschka also offers a number of deodorants, all of which are free of synthetic ingredients and aluminum. On its website, Dr. Hauschka provides a list of ingredients for each of its products.
Earth Therapeutics offers a wide range of bath and body products, including exfoliating soaps, herbal soaps, exfoliating scrubs, lotions, as well as back massagers, back brushes, loofahs, budy brushes, eye masks, and socks, many of which are complete with eco-friendly packaging and labeling. The products are widely available in retail stores and online.
EO makes more than just those nice toxin-free disinfecting wipes…their bath salts, bubble bath, and bath gels are great as well. Although not certified organic, the company identifies each product that meets the FDA’s organic standard – and their take on why not certified organic is quite interesting. Available nationwide.
Flourish Natural Body Care
Flourish Natural Body Care products, including the lip balms, body balms, body scrubs, shampoo, and conditioner are handmade in small batches in Woodstock, Vermont. The products are made of 100% natural raw ingredients and essential oils.
Giovanni Cosmetics offers the “Four Dreams” organic line of body washes, body lotions, body butters and exfoliators as well as body bars. Giovanni Cosmetics Four Dreams line is free of parabens. The Cassifleur body lotion is one of the best I have ever used – amazing natural scent, silky and luxurious texture – all without leaving any sticky or greasy residue.
John Masters bath and body care is a complete line of body care products, including body wash, soap, exfoliating body bar, shaving bar, body milk, body lotion, and hanf cream. The JM product line contains no SLS, parabens, DEA, TEA, MEA, GMOs, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances or dyes. The packaging is nontoxic and eco-friendly as well – #1 and #2 plastics only. Widely available nationwide (e.g., Whole Foods) and from online retailers.
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Morrocco Method International, founded by Anthony Morrocco with over 40 years of experience and practice in holistic hair care, offers a comprehensive approach and solution for hair, body, and face care.MMI products contain only naturally derived minerals and botanicals selected for maximum potency and each product contains 92 trace minerals. MMI is dedicated to following the principles of “Old World” farmers (planting, harvesting and storing foods according to the lunar cycle to maximize the energetic potency of the plants). The body care product line includes 100% natural soaps, body scrubs, and shower accessories.
Miessence offers a full line of body washes, cleansing bars, hand soaps, body milk and body creams. The Miessence bath and body product range also includes aluminum-free and chemical free deodorants and body powders as well as shaving creams and toothpaste. Miessence skin care products are 100% natural, organic and free of chemicals and synthetic ingredients, certified by the Australian government. On its website, Miessence provides a list of ingredients for each of its products.
Naturalista Cosmetics offers a range of all-natural bath and body products. The cocoa butter, the shea butter, and the black soap are designed to cleanse and moisturize body (and hair!) and keep stretchmarks at bay. Available on the company’s web site.
Nubian Heritage created a complete line of body bars, body washes, body lotions, body creams, and hand lotions in interesting combinations ranging from carrot & pomegranate to olive and green tea. The handlotions are rich and pampering. The products are made in the US with certified organic ingredients.
Nude Skincare offers a line of body care products, including a body refiner, moisturizer and polish to address various skin concerns. Nude body care products are formulated without the use of parabens, sulphates, PEGs, propylene glycol, DEA, phthalates, mineral oils and silicones. The products are 99% natural and contain phenoxyethanol as a preservative. On its website, Nude Skincare provides a list of ingredients for each of its products.
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Pacifica makes an intrigueing line of bath and body washes, body butters, soaps, and scrubs. The bath and body products are free of chemicals and are made with vegetable and fruit based ingredients (especially coconut and derivatives) and with an added splash of all natural essential oil based perfume. Some blends are exotic, others invigorating and refreshing – but they are all non-toxic and made in the US. Available nationwide.
Pangea Organics body soaps (bars), body washes, body lotions, and body oils (in various gentle and natural scents) are organic, using only raw natural ingredients whenever possible. Although the body care line does not have products specifically formulated for men, the Canadian pine and sage formulas work very well for men. A full list of ingredients is included on the company’s website.
REN offers a full line of shower washes, bath oils and bath salts as well as body creams, body oils, scrubs and hand creams. REN bath and body care products are 100% natural and are free of parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrance and colors, sulfates, animal ingredients and other potentially harmful ingredients such as glycols and diglycols, PEG’s, PPGs, urea, D.E.A, T.E.A, PABA, aliphatic alcohols/hydrocarbons, phthalates, fumarates, amines, alkanolamines, synthetic AHAs/BHAs, polyacrylamide, metacrylate, elastomer, poloxamer, styrene, vinyl, polyquaternium, synthetic chelating agents, nylon, nitriles, nitrates, nitrosamine releasers, bromates, fluor, aluminum and alumina. On its website, Ren provides a list of ingredients for each of its products.
Seed makes 100% natural body soap bars (also perfect for shaving), body lotions, body creams, hand creams and hand lotions, all of which are free of artificial colors, parabens, phthalates, and even gluten. The key ingredient is grape seed, known for its exceptional skin healing and preserving benefits. The hand lotions are fantastic.
ShiKai offers a selection of body soaps and lotions and hand soaps and lotions. The company has a special line of products for color-treated hair. A number of ShiKai products are available in travel sizes as well. The products are free of preservatives, sulfates, mineral oils, and artificial fragrances and ingredients.
Suki offers a selection of cleansing and moisturizing products. All Suki products are 100% natural and organic. On its website, Suki provides a list of ingredients for each of its products. A number of Suki products are available in travel sizes as well.
The Organic Home
The Organic Home, based in the UK, offers a wide selection of body soaps in varieties such as anise poppy seed, cinnamon organge clove, geranium rose, lavender, lemongrass, shea butter & oatmeal, ylang ylang, and much more. All of the company’s products are 100% natural and organic and are free of parabens, petroleum-based ingredients, alcohol, sulfates, animal products, and synthetic dyes or fragrances. In addition, its products are packaged in recycled, recyclable and/or compostable materials and are manufactured in a shop that is powered by renewable energy only.
Weleda offers a full line of bath milks, bath washes, soaps, body oils, creams and lotions (including hand creams and foot balms) for all skin types. Weleda products are 100% natural and are free of parabens, petrochemicals, sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil, propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin or similar chemical compounds. Weleda also offers several deodorants, all of which are free of synthetic ingredients and aluminum. All skin care products are made in Germany or Switzerland. Weleda also has a fantastic natural spa, if you are ever in New York. On its website, Weleda provides a list of ingredients for each of its products.
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