While the balance of essential oils in our formula is proprietary, we believe that parents have every right to know what is in the products they use on their babies. We are proud to list the ingredients in our formulation and urge you to explore our Knowledge Center to find out more about these botanical ingredients.
Ingredients: Deionized water and Aloe barbadensis powder (concentrated organic aloe vera); Prunus armeniaca (wildcrafted apricot kernel) oil; Rosa rubiginosa (wildcrafted rosehip seed) oil; proprietary blend of essential oils of Melaleuca quinquenervia CT viridiflora (organic niaouli), Zingiber officinale (wildcrafted ginger), Anthemis nobili (organic Roman chamomile), and Lavandula angustifolia (organic high altitude lavender); carbopol (thickening polymer); potassium sorbate; sodium benzoate; citric acid; sodium hydroxide.
What? You’re using preservatives?
Yes, unfortunately, we must. Though these botanicals have amazing properties for mammalian skin, the antibacterial and antifungal properties are not robust enough to ensure that the product won’t become moldy or otherwise tainted a few days after it is opened. But we have worked with our suppliers and chemists to choose the safest possible route (these are all food grade ingredients) with the lowest concentrations that will still be effective. We looked at some alternatives, but they weren’t pretty!
And we’re not afraid to shout out for another baby skin care manufacturer who has explored this topic beautifully! Check out Earth Mama’s Blog.
What are those last two things for?
The citric acid and sodium hydroxide are pH buffers. Without them, the formula’s pH (level of acidity or alkalinity) could swing wildly in any direction. That would not be good. Again, we worked with our suppliers and chemists to choose food-grade buffers that we could use in very small amounts that would be least impactful on babies’ skin.Tags: aloe barbadensis, Aloe vera, aloebaby, apricot kernel, apricot kernel oil, botanical skin care, botanicals, Earth Mama, Essential oil, essential oils, food grade ingredients, food-grade buffers, ginger, high altitude, Melaleuca, Melaleuca quinquenervia, natural, natural ingredients, niaouli, niaouli essential oil, organic, organic aloe vera, patent pending, ph buffers, potassium sorbate, PreservativesPreservatives, prunus armeniaca, roman chamomile, Rosehip, sodium benzoate, tender defender, unrefined cold-pressed rosehip seed oil, viridiflora, Wild-crafted, wildcrafted