Skin of infants is extremely sensitive and requires the utmost care. Cleaning babies with plain water is not sufficient and mild soap is required. Soaps or body wash is one of the essential toiletries we buy for our babies. Nothing smells sweeter than a baby fresh out of the bath. But have you ever looked at the ingredients of most baby soaps? It’s really scary. With the huge variety of baby soaps to choose from, it becomes hard to decide which one to pick. And these days, almost all the soaps have the terms “herbal” ,”organic” and “natural” stamped on them. But, are these so-called natural baby soaps really safe? What is the best of the best?
Before purchasing, you need to understand how to choose the best soap for baby. So, here are few important points which need to be taken care:
-Baby soap should be gentle: It should be non-toxic, gentle and free of harmful chemicals. A harsh soap can irritate a baby’s skin and can even cause rashes.
-Fragrance: It is always advisable to use fragrance-free baby soap for children. If children dislike the scent of a particular soap, they will start crying, as there is no other way to express their displeasure.
-Hypoallergenic Soaps: If child skin is very sensitive and dry, then you should look for hypoallergenic soap.
-Avoid Buying Extra Lather Soaps: There is a significant difference between cleaning a baby’s skin and cleaning an adult’s skin. Do not go for extra lather soaps as it contains additional chemicals.
-Do read the Ingredients carefully: To ensure that the baby soap is hypoallergenic and non-toxic, you must analyze the ingredients of the soap. Soaps made using natural ingredients are best for baby’s sensitive skin. Look for ingredients like almond, milk, cocoa butter, honey and olive oil.
Now, as I have to do the review of Himalaya Nourishing Baby Soap so, as per the Packaging the Product claims that:
Himalaya’s Nourishing Baby Soap is an herbal formulation, especially developed for baby’s sensitive skin. It contains natural ingredients like Honey, Sunflower, Castor Oil and Milk that moisturizes baby’s skin, and reduces itching and inflammation. Ideal for use during the monsoon season, Nourishing Baby Soap is free from artificial colours.
-Specially developed for baby’s sensitive skin.
-Natural elements like Honey, Sunflower, Castor Oil and Milk.
-Moisturizes baby’s skin, and reduces itching and inflammation.
-Free from artificial synthetic colours.
-Free from Parabeans and Animal Fats.
Key Ingredients :
-Sunflower oil is rich in Vitamins A, C, D and E which are excellent in helping baby’s skin retain moisture.
-Honey is an effective moisturizing agent that nourishes baby’s skin.
-Castor Oil helps reduce itching, rashes and skin inflammation.
-Milk nourishes, soothes and moisturizes baby’s skin.
My Experience With Himalaya Herbals Nourishing Baby Soap:
Package: Standard package with a rectangular paper box and a plastic cover sealed round the soap. The paper box lists out all the claims and directions of the soap.
Nature: The soap is milky white in colour. You can have a very good grip on the soap as it is made in such a shape that you can hold it very comfortably and it will not slip away. It foams very well and rinsing is easy too. It does not melt out sooner like the other mild soaps. It easily washes away the dirt and oil from the baby’s skin. I sometimes even use it as a shampoo for my baby, it cleans the hair and sweaty hair, scalp of your tender baby but a slight oil quantity stays around.
One bar of Himalaya soap lasts more than a month, not like the other mild soaps which melts away faster…
Fragrance: Very mild fragrance and it stays for very long in your baby’s skin.
So, My Take on this:
-Moisturizes the skin, ideal for winter or babies having sensitive skin.
-Mild and soothing soap with mild fragrance.
-No side effects.
-No artificial color added.
-Foams and Rinses well.
-Economical and available at Rs 60 only for 125gm.
-Easily available in local stores and online.
I will definitely recommend this soap as I have no complaints in this and my baby enjoys taking a shower with this soap.