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Moisturize Baby's Skin Without Adding Toxins

What you rub all over your baby's body, seeps into their skin, goes into their blood stream and into their little tiny organs (same is true for mom and dad, of course ... only less tiny). Eventually, enough toxic build up can lead to a ton of different health concerns from brain development to hormone imbalance to immunotoxicity to cancer. Ever wonder why things like ADHD and cancer are so common today? Well, for one thing, our ancestors weren't bathing in and rubbing chemicals all over their bodies.  

Does your little one have a headache or nausea? Could be a reaction to the Quaternium-15 in their baby lotion. The Quater-who-what now?? What's a word like that doing in my baby's lotion?!



10 Common Baby Lotion Toxins You Must Avoid

You don’t really “need” to know this list. It’s why Blissful Miss Guides were created the first place . . . so you don’t have to bother your brain cells with all this scientific jargon and decipher ingredient lists. But if you’re into that sort of thing, check out what’s lurking in some of the most popular baby lotions on the market.

  1. 1.4-Dioxane

  2. DMDM Hydantoin

  3. FD&C Colors

  4. Fragrance (if all it says in the ingredient list is “fragrance” … dig deeper)

  5. Mineral Oil (or “baby oil”, both of which are derived from “petroleum oil”

  6. Nitrosamines

  7. Parabens

  8. Petrolatum

  9. Propylene Glycol

  10. Quaternium-15

What Do These Toxins Do?

Now that you know “what” some common toxic ingredients are, learn what they do to your child’s health in 10 Common Baby Lotion Toxins You Must Avoid, by Era Organics.



It Says "natural" . . . but is it?

Never assume that a product labeled "natural" is actually safe for your baby. Sometimes an ingredient is naturally derived, but is not safe for the human body (like aluminum in most antiperspirants). And often times a manufacturer will create a "mostly" natural product, label it as such, and then throw in a couple of toxins just for kicks. 

Easily Find A Safe & Natural Baby Lotion

It may seem like you need a college course to educate yourself on what is truly safe to use on your baby. But like I said, that's why Blissful Miss Guides were created in the first place. So busy parents like you can find a product you can trust is safe AND actually works well ... based on the enthusiastic reviews of parents who already tried them and love them.

Relieve Common Skin Irritations

Does your baby suffer from one of these skin irritations?

  • Sensitive Skin

  • Allergies

  • Diaper Rash

  • Eczema

  • Psoriasis

  • Keratosis Pilaris

  • Cradle Cap

If so, any one of the lotions in this guide may work wonders for them. The fact that they are void of skin irritating chemicals, and often full of naturally healing ingredients makes them a God-send to many parents trying to relieve their little one’s skin issues.

Also check out the Blissful Miss Natural Baby Shampoo & Body Wash Guide for more products that may help with skin irritations.

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Why You Can Trust This List


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The Environmental Working Group rates products according to their toxicity to the human body. Each Blissful Miss guide begins with products rated safe by EWG. Products are rated 1 through 10, with 1 being the safest.


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Products are cross-referenced with human reviewers on Amazon, who have tried them, love them and rated them with a super awesome 4 stars or higher. 


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Next, products are currently being checked on Fakespot as well, to ensure that only products with real and honest (not paid for) reviews are recommended here. A Fakespot Grade of "A" is the most trustworthy.

This Easy List will totally help you find a Safe & Natural Baby Lotion that won’t harm your little angel's health. EWG Rated, Toxin-Free and Parent Reviewed. Another great Natural Product Guide from Blissful Miss. Safe, Loved & Legit!

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1. Earth Mama Angel Baby Lotion - Vanilla Orange

EWG Rating - 1
Fakespot Grade - A
  Super trustworthy Amazon reviews

This is Earth Mama Angel's classic baby lotion. The Vanilla Orange "creamsicle" scent is delicious without being overpowering. Lots of mom's love this lightweight lotion so much they use it for themselves, even as a daily facial lotion, with wonderfully silky soft results! 

  • Great for super dry skin from cheeks to bottoms to toes

  • Lightweight

  • Excellent for diaper rash, eczema, psoriasis & karatosis pilaris

  • Made with healing and infection fighting organic Calendula

  • Delicious Vanilla Orange scent is not overwhelming

Review Highlights

  1. One mom says her little one smells so good she just wants to eat her up! She likes this baby lotion so much, she bought a bottle for herself … which just happened to cure her elbows of winter psoriasis. Nice!

  2. Another mom who bought this for her baby finds herself applying it to her own hands a lot. She loves the scent, of course, the convenient pump dispenser, and says it has a nice and creamy consistency.

  3. This lotion cleared up the red eczema patches all over a little boy’s legs, back and bottom within a few weeks of use. And like so many, his mom loves it so much she sneaks a squirt for her own hands here and there. Leaves skin soft, not greasy and she, too, adores the mild non-overpowering scent.

2. Earth Mama Angel Calming Lavender Baby Lotion

EWG Rating - 1
Fakespot Grade - A
 Super trustworthy Amazon reviews

Calm and soothe your baby while moisturizing their skin. Same formula as other Earth Mama Angel baby lotions, but with organic lavender & vanilla. 

  • Great for super dry skin from cheeks to bottoms to toes

  • Lightweight

  • Excellent for diaper rash, eczema, psoriasis & karatosis pilaris

  • Made with healing and infection fighting organic Calendula

  • Lavender Vanilla scent is pleasant and soothing

Review Highlights

  1. A new mom tried samples of this lotion from the hospital when her baby girl was born. When it was gone she tried other brands, but they all gave her dry skin and rashes. Within 2 days of going back to this lotion the rashes were gone.

  2. Magical! That’s how another a reviewer describes her own use of this lotion. She had an allergic reaction to certain fabrics and body oil. Earth Mama Angel cured her itchy skin issues the moment she put it on.

  3. This lotion keeps a baby boy’s skin soft without being greasy. Mom says the scent is not too strong and doesn’t overwhelm. Great replacement for Johnson & Johnson.

3. Earth Mama Angel Natural Non-Scents Baby Lotion

EWG Rating - 1
Fakespot Grade - A
 Super trustworthy Amazon reviews

The unscented version of Earth Mama Angel baby lotion is described by one reviewer as simply "fresh" ... like sun dried laundry. Ahhhh Same great formula as the previous two.

  • Great for super dry skin from cheeks to bottoms to toes

  • Lightweight

  • Excellent for diaper rash, eczema, psoriasis & karatosis pilaris

  • Made with healing and infection fighting organic Calendula

  • Unscented, but organic ingredients naturally give it a subtle "fresh" aroma

Review Highlights

  1. Cleared up two stubborn patches of dry, irritated, red skin on the back of a little boy’s heels within a few weeks of use.

  2. A mom who sought out a safe & natural lotion for her daughter loves how truly effective it is. Her 2-year old’s cheeks were cracked and bleeding from super dry winters, but within a couple of days of using this lotion, her baby's cheeks were silky smooth again.

  3. Great lotion, describes another reviewer. Absorbs well, soothes sensitive skin and has no added fragrance. It has a pleasant, light, earthy and natural scent from the plant oils. This is another mom who uses it on her own hands as well as her baby.

4. Shea Moisture Baby Healing Lotion, Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil

EWG Rating - 1
Fakespot Grade - B

This rich moisturizing cream is made for baby's sensitive skin, but lots of reviewers don't even have a baby. They bought it for themselves and are in love with the creaminess of it, along with the divine scent. Great for eczema and other skin issues. 

  • Super thick and creamy

  • So thick, some reviewers say it's difficult to dispense, but most deal with it because they love it so much

  • Great for eczema, rashes and other skin issues

  • Smells "divine" ... "fantastic" ... "baby smells like an angel"

Review Highlights

  1. A mom and dad duo love this cream and say that their baby likes it so much she eats it! They have to keep the bottle out of reach. It smells fantastic and worked great on their little one’s eczema.

  2. We all think our baby is an angel, but one mom says her baby smells like one … even a full day after this lotion is applied. Shea Moisture also cured the little tiny bumps on her daughter’s neck and shoulders that no other lotion helped.

  3. This lotion is super creamy and moisturizes another reviewer’s kiddos like no other she’s tried. The scent is divine and it all but eliminated her daughter’s dry skin and eczema. The absence of harmful chemicals triples the score.

5. California Baby Calendula Everyday Lotion

EWG Rating - 1
Fakespot Grade - B  

Calendula is a super hero, super "healing" herb. The calendula in this lotion comes from flowers grown on California Baby's own organic farm. It's the Parent Magazine award winner of "Mom Knows Best Beauty Awards" and gets thumbs up from actual moms and dads like you.

  • Great for extremely dry skin from cheeks to bottoms to toes

  • Healing effects of calendula is excellent for rashes, eczema, psoriasis and other skin issues

  • French Lavender scent

Review Highlights

  1. This worked wonders to clear up a rash on an newborn boy’s face. Mom is double pleased that it also smells amazing.

  2. Another mom is thrilled that her 12-year old daughter’s psoriasis on her elbow, knees, fingers and toes is finally gone. Not even doctor-prescribed steroid based creams, any other over the counter cream or treatments came close to curing her severely cracked skin that even bled sometimes. One week of California Baby and her skin looked almost as good as new! Wow.

  3. Great for eczema! A reviewer tried every natural and not so natural product, and says this stuff works. They recommend applying a couple of times a day for faster results.

6. California Baby Calming Everyday Lotion

EWG Rating - 1
Fakespot Grade - B

This aromatherapy face & body baby lotion is infused with French Lavender to calm your little one, and Aloe Vera & Vitamin E to heal and soothe their dry, irritated skin. It absorbs quickly and one mom says the lavender "actually smells like lavender", unlike many lavender scented products, but it's not overpowering.

  • Healing effects of Aloe Vera & Vitamin E is great for cradle cap, eczema and other skin issues

  • Soothing lavender scent. Consider using it as a bed time massage lotion.

Review highlights

  1. A mom's baby boy had very dry patches on his head for months, which she thinks was probably a mild case of cradle cap. He was constantly scratching at his head. The dryness nearly disappeared within weeks of using California Baby. She says it absorbs very quickly.

  2. Great for young ones with allergies and sensitive skin, says another parent. The scent is not overpowering and the lotion doesn't leave a sticky residue behind. Her little guy’s skin is super soft and healthy, which is awesome since he formerly had issues with eczema.

  3. One reviewer says this is one of the only lavender baby products that actually smells like lavender, which she just loves.

7. California Baby Eucalyptus Ease Everyday Lotion

EWG Rating - 1
Fakespot Grade - B

Fresh and vibrant eucalyptus clears both the mind and senses, as well as the nose and lungs. Great for any healthy child, but one mom loves that it helps her congested little one sleep through the night.

  • Eucalyptus scent clears both mental and physical senses

  • Try massaging it onto a congested child

Review Highlights

  1. Helps comfort a mom’s little one on those really congested days, and helps them sleep through the night. She says the consistency is really thin, but she wouldn’t want it to be much thicker as it’s supposed to be a coating and not deeply moisturizing lotion.

  2. Another parent’s son always gets compliments on how good he smells, and mom loves that she knows every ingredient on the ingredient list.

  3. A mom who loves California Baby bubble bath is excited to now use the lotion for her toddlers as well.

8. California Baby Summer Blend Everyday Lotion

EWG Rating - 1
Fakespot Grade - B

Got bugs? Get this lotion. The product description for this Summer Blend says it "soothes" bug bites. It doesn’t claim to “repel" bugs, but reviewer after reviewer is astounded at how well it does just that. Babies, kids and adults alike are thrilled to ward off mosquitos and other insects with this safe and natural, pleasant smelling “baby lotion”. One reviewer describes the scent as “lemony citronella”. To be honest, not every reviewer is a fan of the scent, but all agree they love not being eaten alive!

  • Ward off bug bites with this soothing baby lotion

  • Soothe and heal existing bug bites

  • Great for sensitive skin

  • Per one reviewer, has a “lemony citronella” scent

Review Highlights

  1. It really does work to repel insects, says one amazed reviewer, who notes the ingredients consist of several plant extracts that do tend to repel mosquitos.

  2. A man says his granddaughter and wife are like giant mosquito meals, but when they applied this lotion … they did not get a bite at all. Whoa!

  3. Mosquitos sometimes thrive on the people of Hawaii. A grandmother says she and her 19-month old grandson instantly went from being eaten alive, to no more bites when she applied this lotion. It has a pleasant fragrance and is not oily or sticky.

9. California Baby Super Sensitive Everyday Lotion

EWG Rating - 2
Fakespot Grade - A

When super sensitive skin is on the line, “unscented” is often your best friend, as even organic essential oils can irritate the most sensitive of skin. This Super Sensitive formula from California Baby has been used successfully by many parents to clear up their little one’s eczema, one teenager's facial acne, and more. And it leaves the skin silky soft. While no fragrance has been added, it does have a naturally derived scent that one reviewer describes as "fresh baking flour or fresh homemade bread”. Another reviewer who doesn’t love the scent said the lotion absorbs quickly and then you don’t smell a thing.

  • Formulated for the most sensitive baby’s skin

  • Successfully used to clear up eczema, acne and more

  • No fragrance added

  • Its naturally derived scent fades as the lotion quickly absorbs into the skin

Review Highlights

  1. Just the right consistency, says another parents. It absorbs well and cleared up her baby’s dry skin eczema within days of use.

  2. This is the only lotion a mom tried that actually cleared up a toddler's eczema. He doesn’t need the lotion for eczema anymore, but mom is still using it!

  3. After trying Burt’s Bees and Aveeno, a reviewer found that California Baby Everyday Lotion (and shampoo) is the only thing that doesn’t cause him any skin irritation. (NOTE: There are two California Baby shampoos on the Blissful Miss Baby Shampoo Guide.)


10. Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion - Fragrance Free

EWG Rating - 2
Fakespot Grade - B

Cure itchies with Aveeno Baby Lotion. Collodial Oatmeal in this lotion helps heal and relieve itchy skin, diaper rash and eczema. But your baby (or you) doesn't need to be itchy to enjoy the silky smooth skin this lotion delivers every day. Reviewers love the convenient pump, that it is non-greasy, moisturizes well and is not tacky or sticky. It is not scented, so baby's sensitive skin won't be reacting to any added fragrance.

  • Naturally help stop itching & skin irritation from collodial oatmeal

  • No fragrance added

  • Great all around moisturizing lotion

Review Highlights

  1. One reviewer says there’s something in this lotion (pretty sure it’s the collodial oatmeal) that naturally stops itching, and she’s not talking about itching caused by dry skin or anything. When her daughters complain about an itchy back from the tags on their clothes or long hair, mom lathers this lotion on and they stop complaining. It even worked on mom’s own itchies when she had mild hives.

  2. Worked for a baby girl’s dry skin, rash and eczema under her diaper.

  3. Another reviewer loves that Aveeno lotion actually moisturizes, unlike Johnson & Johnson baby lotion that she finds too greasy with too strong of an aroma.

11. Shea Moisture Olive & Marula Baby Head-To-Toe Lotion

EWG Rating - 2
Fakespot Grade - A  Super trustworthy Amazon reviews

Reviewers LOVE THIS SCENT! Can't emphasize that enough. No one describes exactly what it smells like, but almost every review mentions the divine scent. They also love how it moisturizes, it is thick, not greasy, lasts a long time, a little goes a long way, it helps with eczema and all that good stuff.

  • The scent is amazing

  • Thick and moisturizing

  • Helps with eczema

Review Highlights

  1. The smell is divine, says the mother of a baby boy with eczema. She threw out all of her Johnson & Johnson products and is in love with this stuff. It doesn’t feel greasy and moisturizes her son’s skin perfectly.

  2. A mom of another eczema suffering baby absolutely loves this lotion. When her daughter’s skin gets very dry, it always helps keep it moist and soft. An added bonus … she always gets compliments on how good her baby girl smells.

  3. Another reviewer says that Johnson and Johnson and many others she's tried burn her daughters skin, but this lotion does not. The smell is amazing. It is thick and a little goes a long way, so it lasts a long time.

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This Easy List will totally help you find a Safe & Natural Baby Lotion that won’t harm your little angel's health. EWG Rated, Toxin-Free and Parent Reviewed. Another great Natural Product Guide from Blissful Miss. Safe, Loved & Legit!

More Resources for Choosing Safe Baby Products

  1. Well known Midwife, Kama Lee Jackson, recommends The Environmental Working Group (EWG) along with more tips in Ask the Expert: What Kind of Baby Products Should I Use? on

  2. The Non-Toxic Baby is a Huffington Post article referencing Dr. Jack Maypole in outlining how to choose everything from safe food to toys to clothing.

  3. Check out the Comprehensive Safe and Natural Baby Food Guide at The Soft Landing for everything you need to know about feeding your little one.


The safety of products suggested by Blissful Miss is based on the Environmental Working Group rating system. This is not to say that every ingredient in and of itself is considered 100% safe, but combined with several other non-toxic ingredients that product receives a high rating by EWG. Any product on this list can be researched on the EWG Skin Deep Database for specific details of how each ingredient is rated and what the known concerns are, if any.

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