Baby wipes are a really convenient and easy way of cleaning your baby and tending to nappy changes. They are particularly good for when you are out and about with baby.
Back when my two were babies, it was advised that only cotton wool and water should be used on a new borns skin and bottoms. This is great when you are at home, but if you venture out this can be a tad bit inconvenient.
When they were old enough to use wipes, I always worried about what ingredients were in the wipes I used, and of course just like the nappies, they have to be disposed of. Most wipes were not flushable, so they had to be added with the nappy to the household waste.
As we have discussed before. Nappies and baby wipes account for a huge percentage of our waste, all ending up in our landfills. Most are packaged in plastic and many are made with many chemicals and ingredients you would never want to let near your precious baby.
Nowadays there is a vast array of choice of Eco, and environmentally friendly wipes. All made with organic ingredients, some flushable, all biodegradable, so instead of sitting in plastic bin bags for years, they can down break down and not end up in our oceans..
The quality of these wipes now are so good that it does make you ask the question, why do we ever use anything other than eco, and envirnmentally friendly wipes?
I have researched the market and found what i believe to be my top 9 best natural organic baby wipes of 2020.
The Cheeky Panda is a young dynamic company that is inspiring positive change for our future through their innovative products.
Their aim is to create a sustainable world for future generations through their innovative products.
They want to enrich people and the planet without exploiting the planet. But above all they want to inspire a fun, environmentally conscious and healthy lifestyle.
Their mission is to bring sustainability to the mass-market in a fun cheeky way. Like us Cheeky Panda tell us they ‘want to inspire people to ditch the mundane in favour of a product for our future. A better you a better planet’
They became the first tissue company in the UK to become vegan registered. How do they do all this cheeky goodness? By using one of the earths most sustainable and the fastest growing plant in the world, bamboo!.
Why is bamboo so good? Well the glorious people at Cheeky panda tell us it is because it has no harsh chemicals, and it means trees are left alone helping to wipe out deforestation.
The Cheeky Panda use a carbon balanced supply chain to help protect rain forests and animal habitats.
The Cheeky Panda assure No Panda is going hungry because of them using the bamboo! they tell us they use a different kind to what the wonderful pandas eat.
Cheeky Panda are also going PLASTIC FREE with their tissue range and I’m sure it won’t be long before these innovative peeps don’t find a way to ditch the plastic altogether.
The great news for you environmentally conscious parents? The Cheeky panda baby wipes are biodegradable and come in PLASTIC FREE PACKAGING! Let’s take a look at these amazing wipes.
- Fragrance free
- Made with 100% bamboo infused with 99% water and then 1% aloe Vera and fruit extract.
- Suitable from birth
- Cruelty Free
- 100% recyclable packaging
- 64 wipes per pack
- Top rated
These wipes are top rated with all reviewers, with every single review over and over giving top markets and shouting from the roof tops about how amazing they are.
Simply Gentle organic baby wipes
They have now had a huge impact on our planet by supporting the growth and production of their organic cotton in up to 20 countries worldwide.
They tell us (as we know) ‘organic cotton has a low impact on the environment. This allows them to replenish and maintain the soil, reduce the use of hazardous and toxic pesticides and fertilizers and builds a more sustainable agriculture.
Just like bamboo organic cotton requires much less water and energy to grow than conventional cotton. Which means pollution is reduced by up to 98%, and Co2 emissions cut by up to 94%.
So Let’s take a look at their Eco friendly baby wipes.
- Made with aloe Vera to ensure your baby’s skin is kept naturally cleansed
- Organic and biodegradable
- soil association approved
- Pack of 52
- Top with reviewers
Reviewers love these wipes, giving them top marks and simply stating ‘very good’.
Pure beginnings tell us they believe in keeping your skin as pure as the day you were born, by providing high quality, effective, organic products that care for you and your baby’s skin.
They were established in 2007 and since then they have been one of the leading and most trusted baby and kids organic skin brand in South Africa.
They specialise in creating products that combine traditional herb botanical with some of South Africa’s most beneficial and powerful plant ingredients.
They strive to preserve Southern Africa’s biodiversity through sustainable production . The Cheeky Panda assure us that none of their products or ingredients have been tested on animals and this has earned them the endorsement of ‘Beauty without cruelty’. They also have Vegan accreditation.
Now this wonderful companies products are available to us in the UK, so Let’s take a look what their baby wipes is bringing to our baby table
- 64 wet wipes per pack – plastic free wipes
- Natural plant fibre – extra soft and gentle
- 100% biodegradable plant fibre
- Organic aloe extract – for its soothing and antibacterial properties
- Organic tea tree oil – natural antiseptic and fungicide with wonderful healing properties
Reviewers also gave these wipes top marks, with most raving about how good they are!
As we already learned in our article ‘Best Eco nappies Uk of 2020.
Eco by Naty was started back in 1994 ‘with a crazy idea’. A corporate lawyer with two boys had a burgeoning sense of environmental awareness.
After reading an article about the damaging impact disposable nappies was having on our earth, the desire for a better way was born.
Over the years they have invested millions in ground breaking technology to allow them to be on the edge of ecological development.
The company was started to make high performance products that were friendlier on nature, healthier for your baby and children and with outstanding performance. They proclaim that Eco by Naty is all of that!
Let’s take a closer look at their organic flushable baby wipe. Eco by Naty give you lots of options with your organic baby wipe. Unscented, Lightly Scented, Aloe Vera, Flushable, and a 3 economy pack unscented.
- Thick, soft and Natrue Certified!
- Extra thick and soft wipes with outstanding comfort.
- Compostable wipes with natural ingredients extracted directly from plants as opposed to being made synthetically.
- Totally Chlorine Free (TCF) and Perfume free
- Enriched with soothing Chamomile Extract
- Dermatologically tested
- Helps prevent the causes of nappy rash
- Free from alcohol, chlorine, artificial fragrance & colors, parabens, phthalates
Reviewers always rave about Eco by Naty products, and their wipes are no different. even those that don’t give top marks, only have good things to say. Most loved the eco status of these and that they stayed nice and moist in the pack, even when opened.
Earth friendly started over 20 years ago in Vermont, USA.
This is another example of a parent, in this case a father, wanting to find natural and organic products, that would be gentle on his children’s skin.
Of course back then he didn’t find what he was looking for, so decided to create his own.
In 2014 Earth Friendly products were certifed by Ecocert Greenlife. they believe in doing what they can to lessen their impact on the environment. They do this by using recycled plastic for their bottles, meaning they do not need brand new plastic for their products to be put in.
Earth Friendly products are certified natural and organic. They only use organic farming, this means they do not use artificial fertilisers and have to follow strict guidelines.
Earth Friendly are helping to protect rainforests and the habitats of species such as the orang-utan. They also ensure that any palm oil they use is sustainable. They also assure us they never test on animals. All products for Earth friendly are made here in the UK.
Earth friendly tell us they have really worked with nature to make their aloe vera wet wipes. Lovingly made using soothing chamomile and calendula, they will leave your baby’s skin feeling squeeky clean and silky soft.
So lets take a closer look at Earth Friendly’s baby wipe offering.
- 100% biodegradable
- Gentle blend for babies with sensitive skin
- alcohol free
- No artificial fragrance or colour
- Contains natural botanical and organic ingredients
- Made with soothing chamomile and calendula
Most reviewers love these wipes, with the majority giving them top marks, loving that they are biodegradable. There were however, some who felt these wipes were dryer than other brands.
Natracare tell us the company was created as a campaign to shake up the period protection industry and finally provide women with a viable eco friendly alternative.
They wanted to ditch the plastic, and succeeded to make the worlds first organic cotton tampon.
The wonderful people at Natracare believe actions speak louder than words, and as a result they donate 1% of their turnover to environmental causes.
Natracares range has expanded and they offer parents their 100% organic cotton baby wipes, that are also plastic free. Winner of Bronze award in the ‘Family Skincare catagory of the fourth annual Freeform skincare awards 2015.
They offer a great environmentally friendly option to the baby wipe.
- Natracare use only beautifully soft yet strong organic cotton, no synthetic ‘cotton like’ substitutes
- Cloth is subtly infused with otganic essential oils of apricot, chamomile and londen to gently cleanse and nourish
- Zero synthetic or petrochemical based ingredients
- Made from only natural and sustainable aterials
- Free from parabens, alcohol, SLS, synthetic perfumes, and phenoxyethanol
- Totally chlorine free (TCF)
- up to 100% biodegradable
- Clinically tested (on humans only)
- 100% vegetable based ingredients
- Re-sealbale pack to retain moisture once opened.
- Recyclable packaging
Reviewers love these wipes, stating they smell lovely and that they are incredibly soft. Again most saying they felt the higher cost was justified by the good quality. There were a few reviewers who felt these wipes were dryer than other eco wipe brands.
Attitudes tag line is ‘live consciously‘, and we couldn’t agree more! They are based in Montreal and are known for promoting a responsible consumption .
They offer high performance products and pride themselves that they have minimal impact on the environment.
Attitude started out as a very small team developing cleaning surfaces. All of their products are certified organic.
- Strong enough to clean up any mess
- No artificial frangrances, colour or petrochemical derivatives
- Able to be composted
- 100% biodegradable and frangrance free
- CO2 neutral (no contribution to climate change)
- Vegetable based, and natural
- Hypoallergenic and fragrance-free
- Vegan product.
Reviewers again love these wipes although there appears to overall be a lot less of this brand sold and reviewed in the UK?.
This may warrant us doing our own analysis and detailed review in the near future. On paper Attitude sound like the kind of company we really want to get behind and champion, I really hope these wipes, live up to their potential.
Aquaint is part of the Opus Innovations Ltdand was established in 2009, to develop and distribute innovative products in the baby care sector.
Whilst in Japan the founders discovered an antibacterial water that was safe enough to use on a new born baby. this antibacterial water contained no alcohol, harmful chemicals, fragrances or preservatives. It seemed to good to be true, but it really wasnt!. So the12 months later they set up in the UK
Aquaint was born, a revolutionary 100% natural sanitising water that also kills 99.9% of bacteria in seconds!. Sound like just what we need with a global pandemic going on!
It’s other ingredient is a natural acid (Hypochlorous Acid) which apparently is produced by the human body to fight bacteria and germs. Honestly pass me a pack of this sanitiser right now, it sounds like just what we need!
Aquaint are hailed as an allergy friendly product and is even safe enough to drink. They argue this is the safest sanitiser on the market.
They then went on to design their 100% biodegradable, platic-free wipes. These are made from dispersable plant fibres and are mild enough to be used from birth.
- Suitable for use with sensitive skin
- alcohol free
- 100% biodegradable
- Fully dispersable in water
- Contains 99.9% purified water
- contains no chemical componants
- made with apple extract (skin conditioner) and 3 mild ingredients to ensure the wioes are not contanimated after opening.
- Packed in a recyclable material.
Reviewers stated they thought these were good value but some commented that they tear easily.
Douce Nature was founded in South east France and have been designing and producing natural products since 1981.
They carry the Ecocert certification and all of their products are made in accordance of the principles of Feng Shui
They are a company that respect biodiversity and 100% pure and natural essential oils. They strive to give clear information to consumers.
- Not tested on animals
- No dyes and active synthetic compounds from petrochemical derivatives
- Made from 100% organic cotton
- gentle on the skin and very strong
- Mild Ph-value
- No parabens, synthetic dyes, alcohol or soap.
From my research these seem to be the least sold in the Uk, with very little feedback from reviewers. Again I love the ethics and ethos of this company and what they are trying to achieve, and I look forward to reviewing their wipes in much more detail for you soon.
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I have been incredibly impressed by all of the best natural organic baby wipes of 2020, featured in this article.
It shows the natural and organic baby wipe developers have really excelled and in some circumstances far surpassed their non Eco counterparts.
I absolutely loved two of the 9 I reviewed. The Cheeky Panda bamboo baby wipes, really stood out for me as both a company who’s products I would like to try personally, but also their wipes really came out top with reviewers.
Also over my research both for Best wipes and best nappies, Eco by Naty flushable wipes have come out in the top two. They appear to be one of the higher volume selling brand, and people can’t seem to stop raving about them.
Like I said earlier with such quality available on the market, it is hard to imagine why any of us wouldn’t always buy natural, organic, sustainable and non plastic.
The age old argument of extra finacial cost is always raised. But what cost do we put on not wiping our babies bottoms with chemicals? What cost do we put on not filling our oceans with plastic?, what cost do we put on not landfilling our earth with plastic nappies and non biodegradable wipes. ?
The extra financial cost, in my opinion, is so jstified for the environmental benefits reaped. Not to mention the peace of mind of knowingeverything you puton your babys skin is natural,and organic but above all safe!
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