In an effort to replace products with preservatives and toxins, our kids products were some of the first I looked at. One of the things we enjoy using the most is bubble bath. Most of the bubble baths I had bought were 5-7 on the EWG's Skin Deep database. My goal is to get all of our products to less than 3 in one year's time. I came across Kiss My Face's bubble bath and I love it! It is called Orange U Smart, and it smells soooo good. Here is what Kiss My Face has to say:
Obsessively Natural Kids Bubble Wash
No artificial colors
Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Urtica Dioica Nettle Extract, Disodium Coco-Glucoside Sulfosuccinate, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar Gum), Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Natural Blend or Essential Oils, Capric Acid, Glycerin, Panthenol, Potassium Sorbate, Glycine
Efficiency: 9--The kids love it. I love the smell, and the kids come out squeaky clean!! Big bubbles that last for a while!
Cost: 7--Usually this runs about $8 a bottle. While that sounds like a very expensive bubble bath, the same bottle has lasted us for months. It really only takes a small squirt to get a whole bathtub full of bubbles. I think the cost is justified.
Green factor: 9--This is where the cosmetic database becomes very useful! I don't know if capric acid is good or bad, but EWG ranks it as a 1. Overall the product gets a 2. However, the do not specifiy what essential oils they use.
Overall: 8.5--This is a great product. I feel safe putting it on my children. I am very sensitive to fragrances and this smells so good. I love taking a bath with it, and it lasts a very long time. The cost balances out because of the other changes we have made...baking soda/vinegar for our hair, no more hairspray, etc.