Bath-time is not a fun time in our house. Between that oh-so terrible hair wash and that nasty face wash, bath-time really is the worst part of the day for my daughter. I sincerely doubt there is any product out there that would make bath-time more harmonious. However, by choosing the right products I can at least ensure I’m not putting any harsh chemicals in her bath or in her hair, making bath-time a happier time for me and for my daughter’s delicate skin.
Weleda, who I’m already a fan of (see my Skin Food review), recently sent me some of their Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash from their baby range to try out, which combines soothing calendula with nourishing almond oil:
First things first, I was delighted to see that it doesn’t contain any palm oil (I think), which is worth about 100 gold stars in my opinion. It’s also 100% natural – free of synthetic preservatives, fragrances and colourants – as well as being free of raw material derived from mineral oils. It’s also packed full of organic ingredients and vegan friendly. All good things.
I’ve been using it now for a couple of weeks in my daughter’s bath, and it’s such a lovely product. Yes, we still get the tears and the tantrums, but her hair is soft and shiny, and her skin is soft, with no irritation or dryness. The scent is delicate and fresh, not harsh or overpowering; and the formulation is gentle on her eyes. These things, coupled with the fact that it’s palm oil free, mean I can’t think of anything I’d rather use in her bath. I’ve also been known to use some in the shower for me – my skin and hair are beautifully soft!
At £6.95 for 200ml it’s not the cheapest bath-time product, however it’s certainly not as expensive as some of the other comparable brands out there, and a little does goes a long way. Definitely a favourite in our house!
You can pick it up online at Weleda’s website; in selected health food stores; or in Boots or Waitrose.
Disclosure: I was sent some products from the Weleda Calendula Baby Range to try out, but all words and opinions are my own.