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— Badger Baby Balm Review —
A couple of weeks ago, I bought a little tin of Badger’s Baby Balm for my newborn, Billy, who is only seven weeks old.
I’m usually extra careful when sourcing products to use on my children. What I liked about this baby balm is that it is USDA certified organic, which means that it doesn’t contain nasties (in particular, NO chemicals, synthetics, “fragrance,” parabens or GMOs).
It’s two key ingredients are chamomile and calendula which are both soothing and healing for delicate and sensitive skin. These herbs are carried in extra virgin olive oil, which is highly moisturising for sensitive skin and a perfect choice for babies. Organic extra virgin olive oil was in fact recommended by my midwives at the hospital. This product can also be used on adults with sensitive skin.
Luckily for Billy, he has gorgeous olive skin. No sign of eczema yet, which my first son suffered. However, newborns always have something going on with their skin! From one day to the next, some kind of irritation will pop up in a different spot. He seems to get redness around his hairline and on his eyebrows a lot and he has also had a few spots here and there around his chest and tummy.
Each time an irritation has shown up, I used the baby balm and by the next day (sometimes even the same day) it has generally gone. I’d like to think it was due to the baby balm! Generally, he doesn’t seem bothered by his skin, so I’m sure it is calming any itchiness he might be experiencing.
I also use it on his bottom. I use a barrier cream throughout the day and will only apply the baby balm after his bath when he’s completely clean, to give him a break from the barrier cream. He hasn’t experienced any nappy rash yet. Amazing!
If you are in Australia, you can get yours from the lovely ladies at Natural Supply Co. Lifelong friends Catherine Brooks and Celeste Robertson launched Natural Supply Co last year (2014). They only sell brands which meet the following criteria:
– they must harness the power of natural ingredients
– they must be cruelty free and only tested on humans
– they must have environmentally conscious manufacturing and packaging processes.
Tick, tick and tick.
Plus, shipping is really fast and the girls wrap it up so pretty (this is very important of course!).
[accordion title=”Ingredients:“] *Olea Europaea (Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), Essential Oil of *Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile), and CO2 Extract of *Calendula Officinalis (Calendula). * Certified Organic[/accordion]
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