As a mom of three young kids, ensuring that the products we have in our house are safe, pure and healthy is more than a priority — it's a necessity!
Unfortunately, this is no simple task. Children's bath and body products often contain synthetic chemicals that have been linked to harmful health effects.
Unfortunately, children are much more vulnerable to the potentially harmful effects of synthetic chemical exposure than adults are.
Their brain, organ systems and central nervous system are still developing, making them more susceptible to damages through exposure.
That's why it's important to know we can trust what we're using with them. I know to avoid many of these synthetic ingredients because I work in the skincare industry, but this isn't the case for many parents.
Below are the top synthetic ingredients to avoid, plus two easy DIY kids' bath-product recipes to make bath-time as healthy as possible!
3 Chemicals To Avoid If You Have Children
1. Endocrine disruptors
Known as EDCs, these chemicals that can interfere with our hormones, which can in turn disrupt or harm our developmental, neurological, immune and reproductive systems, and have been linked to hyperactivity, ADHD and behavioral issues in children.
Common EDC ingredients include: