The kids' bath time is difficult enough as it is without the awful stinging and tears from getting shampoo in their eyes, so I put together this guide to the best natural kids shampoos which are gentle on young skin, and can even double as body wash too.
When it comes to bath time, kids can get fussy, annoyed and difficult to bathe, often ending up with shampoo in their eyes because they won't stop fidgeting! There's nothing worse than that nasty sting, with irritating ingredients usually to blame. Natural kids shampoos are much gentler on their young hair and skin, containing pure, plant-derived ingredients to soothe and calm while still removing all that dirt and grime from the day's play. Affordable and effective, natural kids shampoos can keep your child's hair fresh, soft and tangle free. Not to mention that many of them actually double as a body wash, so you can save a bit of money and tick two things off your list in one hit.
How is natural kids' shampoo different?
Children's hair and skin have different needs to our adult scalps, as delicate young skin can be far more sensitive and susceptible to irritation. For this reason, it's good to look for natural products that are specifically formulated for children, as they often contain pure ingredients that are gentler and more suitable for sensitive skin so as not to upset its natural balance. It's also important to look for products that don't contain common irritants such as synthetic sulphates and fragrances, as not only can they irritate skin, they can also sting little eyes and bring on more than a few tears! It can also be really helpful to opt for a 2-in-1 shampoo and body wash to save time and money if your kids don't love following a complicated bathing routine.
Best natural kids shampoo
Jack N' Jill Natural Bathtime Shampoo & Body Wash Sweetness
An ideal 2-in-1 to make bath time simpler, the Jack N' Jill Natural Bathtime Shampoo & Body Wash Sweetness contains a gentle, aromatherapeutic blend of Neroli, Sweet Orange and Ylang Ylang to cleanse and refresh young skin. Organic Coconut Oil and Quinoa leave skin smooth, soft and hydrated while adding shine to delicate hair. In a pure, non-irritating, tear-free formula, this blissfully scented wash is ideal for more sensitive skin, and is Palm Oil Free.
Jack N' Jill Natural Bathtime Shampoo & Body Wash Simplicity
Perfect for the most sensitive skin, including newborns, the Jack N' Jill Natural Bathtime Shampoo & Body Wash Simplicity is a gentle unscented and hypoallergenic formula. With natural Soap Bark and Quinoa Seed Extract, this pure wash thoroughly cleans skin and hair without upsetting its natural balance or causing dryness. Anti-inflammatory and non-irritating, this gentle 2-in-1 is tear-free, Australian made and Palm Oil Free, and can be massaged over the scalp and body during bath or shower time.
Ethique Oaty Delicious Gentle Shampoo Bar for Little Ones
Simple and pH balanced, the Ethique Oaty Delicious Gentle Shampoo Bar for Little Ones has been specially created to make bath time easier thanks to its unique solid bar design. Formulated to help avoid irritation to your little one's eyes, this nourishing bar contains Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Coconut Milk and Oats which work into a rich lather to gently yet effectively remove dirt and grime, while calming Lavender and Chamomile freshen the scalp and hair. Vegan and Palm Oil Free, this multitasking bar can also be used as a body wash.
Little Innoscents Organic Hair & Body Wash
With a refreshing scent from Spearmint, Lavender and Sweet Orange, the Little Innoscents Organic Hair & Body Wash, is super soft on skin and hair of all ages. Gently foaming, this delicate gel washes away dirt and grime to leave skin cleansed, purified and smelling delicious, and is so gentle it may even be used on dry, eczema prone skin. Suitable for babies and kids of all ages, this calming, Australian Made body wash is free from harsh sulphates and silicones, and is Vegan, Gluten Free and Certified Organic.
Little Innoscents Organic Cherry Coconut Hair & Body Wash
I also love the Little Innoscents Organic Cherry Coconut Hair & Body Wash which is great for providing symptomatic relief of dry skin conditions, and is suitable for those with mild eczema and cradle cap. It's so gentle you can even use it on your newborn. With calming Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil to hydrate both skin and hair, this all-in-one gel also contains Cherry Coconut Extract for a subtle, uplifting scent, helping to replenish the skin's moisture levels. Ideal for delicate and sensitive skin, this naturally scented hair and body wash is Certified Organic, Gluten Free and Vegan, and can be worked into a light lather all over the body.