By: Nina Meyer
Being a mother of two toddlers, I know all too well the struggle a new mom can go through trying to find the best lotion for her sweet soft kissable baby.
I spent SO much time and money throwing away lotion after lotion and in the end just wound up with two coconut oil covered slime babies.
BUT, now that I'm past the baby stage and have learned from my mistakes, (and gotten some sleep), hopefully I can help a few of you find a better solution than having slippery little oil bombs!
I compiled a bunch of popular and healthy baby lotions, all free from harmful ingredients, and tried them out on myself. Here’s how they measured up!
9.95 (1.17 per ounce)
Fragrence free- contains no dyes, parabens, silicones, mineral oils, phthalates or synthetic fragrences. hypoallergenic lots of ingredients tho
This lotion absorbed well, lived up to it's title of fast absorbing and was silky. I didn't LOVE the "scent" of it, but it goes away quickly and is not too jarring. Also I didn't love how many ingredients it has. But it works pretty good.
24.95 (2.08 per ounce)
Vegan, made with organic & ethically sourced ingredients . lots of oils.
I absolutely LOVED this lotion. It smells amazing, VERY heavily scented though, so perhaps too much for a baby. But the smell is of a field of fresh lavender. It goes on super smooth, takes a bit to absorb but then stays silky. Really I just want it to be my personal lotion.
11.99 (1.78 per ounce)
100% edible & natural! no added fragrance, free of petroleum, phthalates, parabens, dies and allergens. Looks to be mostly coconut & almond oil based
Noooo, no no no. This one smells strongly of not good things. And it's also pretty watery and doesn't absorb. Sorry
17.99 (1.80 per ounce)
no petroleum, mineral oil, parabens or artificial fragrences. aloe leaf juice and
olive oil are the first two ingredients
BEAUTIFUL beautiful lotion. Great texture and so velvety. The scent is more towards vanilla extract than lavender but it's on the mild side and very baby-appropriate. Highly recommend.
10.00 (1.66 per ounce)
fragrance free & non toxic - doesn't really say much about the ingredients
UGH. Fragrance free just means they didn't add any fragrance because let me tell you, this stuff STINKS. It smells rotten. And its also the most watery of all the lotions I tried. Dissapears on the skin and you feel dryer after using it.
12.99 (1.08 per ounce)
vegan Gentle & non toxic. contains no silicones, parabens, dyes, pthalates, formaldehyde, peg, nuts, animal by products or harsh chemicals
WHAT A DREAM. This lotion is delightful. The scent is SOOOO mild that it's almost unscented. But the scent that is there is delicate and stunning. Its velvety, smooth and well absorbed and I loved it.
7.64 (1.14 per ounce)
vegan & organic. green packaging. short ingredient list. no parabens, phthates, paraffin, gluten, mineral oil, synthetic color, paba, synthetic fragrences, dea, animal ingredients
This lotion is watery, smells gross and actually started burning my skin. HATE IT.
13.99 (2.00 per ounce)
Certified Vegan plant based ingredients, blend of organic oats, avocado & argan oils
no parabens, sulfates or artificial ingredients or synthetic fragrances. soy free, nut free, & non gmo
This lotion was also watery, kind of an offputting color and smelled very sharp and rotten, like maybe it had gone bad? I don't know. I did not like it at all and couldn't wash it off fast enough.