Eco-Friendly Baby Products In 2023
If you’re on the hunt for eco-friendly baby products, you love the planet. We do, too. And the great news is that using earth-friendly products is not only good for the environment but also good for your baby! Win-win all around.
In this article, we’ll introduce you to some wonderful eco-friendly baby products — from skin care to feeding, clothing to toys. But first, let’s start with the basics: What exactly does “eco-friendly” mean, and how can it benefit your little one, too?
What Is “Eco-Friendly?”
“Eco-friendly” is a commonly used term these days. It means earth-friendly or not harmful to the environment. Products that are eco-friendly prevent harmful contributions to the air, water, and land.
That includes the process that’s used to manufacture a product, how it’s transported, what ingredients are in it, and more.
What does this have to do with your baby? Everything.
Specifically, eco-friendly baby products are non-toxic, organic, and do not deplete our natural resources — which is exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to choosing your baby’s products.
This is especially true for baby skincare products and anything that goes on or in your baby’s body. You can see why you wouldn’t want anything BUT eco-friendly products for your little one!
Here at Mustela, we’re committed to providing you with these types of products. We are proud to be a B-Corp certified company.
What is B-Corp certification?
The B-Corp certification is a demanding international label awarded to brands that demonstrate three-way economic, social, and environmental performance and that develop their activities with a positive impact on society and the environment.
It’s all about the idea that companies need to “be the change.” And the ‘B’ stands for several different ideals such as “better business,” “best for the world,” and “benefit for all stakeholders.”
Companies that wear the B-Corp label integrate social and environmental objectives into their business models, working with the environment and the community in mind.
We are happy to be part of the B-Corp family. For the good of your family as well as the planet, we wouldn’t have things any other way.
So, with all of that said, the Mustela baby experts reveal the must-have eco-friendly baby products for you and your child.
Eco-Friendly Baby Products: Skin Care
With so many product choices for your little one, you want to make sure you use what’s best for both your baby and the environment. Below, we’ve provided a list of eco-friendly baby products ranging from diaper changing essentials to bedtime items that you don’t want to miss out on!
1) Baby Oil
Baby oil is widely known for its various uses. Mustela’s Baby Oil is a gentle, eco-friendly product composed of 99 percent plant-based ingredients. Massage your little one’s skin using Mustela’s Baby Oil right before bedtime to help them relax.
If you’re not sure how to go about giving a baby massage, read our article here for tips. You’ll also learn about some of the wonderful benefits.
Mustela’s Liniment is a 2-in-1 diaper change lotion, a cleanser that creates a moisturizing barrier that provides long-lasting hydration to your baby’s diaper area.
To clean and moisturize your baby’s skin simultaneously, simply wipe Mustela’s Liniment on their diaper area using a soft cloth. Diaper changes will never be the same after using this eco-friendly product!
Mustela’s Liniment is also fragrance-free and will leave your baby’s skin feeling soft and smooth — without harming the environment.
3) Diaper Cream With Olive Oil And Aloe
For another eco-friendly diaper changing option, soothe your baby’s bottom with Mustela’s dye-free and talc-free Diaper Cream with Olive Oil and Aloe.
Made with 99.7% naturally derived ingredients, it doesn’t get much more natural than this!
Plus, this diaper cream is verified by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), vegan, and, like all Mustela products, completely free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, and phthalates.
4) Organic Micellar Water with Olive Oil and Aloe
An eco-friendly quick cleanup option is Mustela’s Organic Micellar Water with Olive Oil and Aloe. It’s carefully crafted with only 8 ingredients, 99.7% of which are naturally derived. Two of the key ingredients are organic aloe vera and organic olive oil.
Our micellar water is EWG Verified, fragrance-free, and gently cleans the face, hands, body, and diaper area. Since there’s no need to rinse it off, it makes cleanup quick and easy!
Also, our Micellar Water, along with our entire certified organic line, is designed to be environmentally conscious inside and out. How?
The formula is biodegradable, and all of the packaging is made from sustainably sourced sugar cane. And that’s in addition to the fact that we’ve removed all cartons and secondary packaging to minimize our environmental footprint.
It’s also worth mentioning that this product received a Good Housekeeping Sustainable Innovation Award in 2021.
Scientists and industry experts from Good Housekeeping evaluated almost 200 brands, addressing factors such as “energy, water, and waste reduction,” “recycled content and recyclability,” “reusability and functionality of packaging,” and “corporate social responsibility efforts.”
We’re proud to say that this product made the cut.
Keep your eyes peeled because you’ll see a few more organic products throughout this article. Next up: our organic lotion.
5) Organic Lotion
An organic and eco-friendly lotion that works for the whole family? That’s what you get with Mustela’s Organic Hydrating Cream with Olive Oil and Aloe. This lightweight, restorative cream for the face and body leaves both baby and adult skin soft, supple, and hydrated.
The organic olive oil in this lotion is thoughtfully sourced from family-owned groves in the South of France. After harvest, the olives undergo a cold-pressed extraction process to maximize potency and skin-nourishing properties.
This product is EWG Verified and safe for even the most sensitive skin — from babies all the way to big kids and adults!
Once your baby gets older, you won’t be able to keep them inside, but until then, it’s important to make sure your little one is getting enough vitamin D from the sun. Simply keep in mind that it’s recommended that babies under six months old be kept out of direct sunlight.
When you are outdoors with your older baby, remember to protect your little one’s skin from UV rays with the appropriate clothing, shade, and safe, hypoallergenic sunscreen.
However, not all sunscreen is created equal! Did you know that some sunscreens can harm coral reefs? The safest sunscreen — for both your baby and the ocean creatures — is one that uses zinc oxide or titanium dioxide instead of chemical UV filters.
This fragrance-free formula is safe for little ones and sensitive adult skin. And, of course, it’s compliant with Hawaii’s sunscreen ingredient requirement and considered reef-safe. Happy family, happy earth.
7) Organic Wipes
Another one of our organic products, Certified Organic Water Wipes with Cotton and Aloe are EWG Verified and designed to gently cleanse your baby’s skin, leaving it soothed, soft, fresh, and moisturized.
These wipes are biodegradable, vegan, fragrance-free, and plastic-free. And, instead of any questionable ingredients, they contain 99.8% ingredients of natural origin like organic cotton, organic aloe vera, and filtered, purified, and softened water.
The organic aloe vera that we use in these wipes is grown in the highlands of Mexico and comes from farms that meet fair-trade requirements. Meanwhile, the organic cotton is 100% recycled from the textile industry and part of a circular economy and anti-waste approach.
If that’s not enough, the packaging of this product contains up to 10% recycled plastic from industrial scrap and is made without a plastic lid, reducing our plastic use by 47%.
8) Gentle Shampoo
Bath time is such a fun experience for you and your little one. Their senses are heightened, and you can easily turn cleansing time into playtime.
To enhance bath time, use an eco-friendly product, such as Mustela’s Gentle Shampoo, for a tear-free bath experience that won’t strip the scalp of its natural oils like most other shampoos.
This baby shampoo is made with chamomile extract to soften and detangle as well as avocado perseose, a patented natural ingredient specifically designed to help protect and hydrate dry scalps.
9) Organic Cleansing Gel
In addition to a gentle shampoo, Mustela’s Organic Cleansing Gel with Olive Oil and Aloe is another eco-friendly baby product to add to your bathroom cabinet.
This gentle, sulfate-free hair and body wash keeps your little one clean and takes care of the earth at the same time. It’s the perfect bathtime companion!
Our cleansing gel gently cleanses your little one’s skin without stripping it of its natural oils. And, just like our Organic Micellar Water, it comes to you in eco-friendly packaging.
10) Soothing Moisturizing Face Cream
As far as an eco-friendly baby product to keep your baby’s sweet, kissable face hydrated, turn to our Soothing Moisturizing Face Cream. It’s a fragrance-free, daily baby face cream designed specifically for babies and kids with very sensitive, rashy, or reactive skin.
It’s made with avocado perseose and schizandra, a berry extract that soothes skin tingling and tightness and improves the skin’s appearance.
This, along with the other products in our line for very sensitive skin, is EWG Verified.
11) Baby Perfume
Freshen up your little one’s room with Mustela’s Musti Eau De Soin Spray. This alcohol-free baby perfume is an excellent (and environmentally friendly) addition to any nursery! With its various uses and pleasing aroma, this eco-friendly baby product is sure to please.
It smells of subtle citrus notes with hints of rose, lilac, and amber. Plus, it contains chamomile and honey extracts to soothe and soften the skin.
12) Organic Bath And Body Gift Set
Since the holiday season is right around the corner, we’d like to wrap up (no pun intended) the eco-friendly skincare product section with our Organic Bath And Body Gift Set.
With two great products in one environmentally-friendly package, this is a gift that can’t be beaten. It includes our Certified Organic Cleansing Gel and Certified Organic Hydrating Cream to complete the bathtime routine.
Eco-Friendly Baby Products: Feeding Must-Haves
Your little one will spend quite a bit of time breast or bottle feeding, as well as eating, during their first year of life. Take a look at the eco-friendly feeding essentials below.
13) Glass Bottles
A common comparison occurs between plastic and glass when it comes to the environment. Glass packaging is a more natural substance that requires less energy to recycle.
14) Divided Silicone Plate And Bowls
Silicone plates are BPA-free and recognized as a safe alternative to plasticware. They also reduce the potential for messes by not sliding around like plasticware. Finally, silicone will not corrode or deteriorate like plastic products, making it an excellent eco-friendly option.
15) Reusable Food Pouches
Be conservative with your money while helping protect the environment by investing in eco-friendly snack-time products, such as reusable food pouches. These pouches are perfect for taking organic food purees on-the-go!
16) Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bags
As your little one grows, so will their appetite. Eating on-the-go will most likely become part of your daily routine. That’s why a reusable sandwich bag is your best choice! You can easily store finger-food snacks without the worry of chemicals leaking into your little one’s food.
Eco-Friendly Baby Products: Clothing
The clothing your baby wears can irritate their skin just as much as the products you use on them. Check out the list below of eco-friendly clothing options that are perfect for your little one’s delicate skin.
17) Organic Swaddles
Since your baby spends quite a bit of time sleeping, we know they’re enjoying a swaddle or two. You want to be sure that the material you wrap your little one in is organic cotton, something that’s free of allergens and irritants (while being good for the environment).
18) Skin Soothing Pajamas
What you put under the swaddle is just as important as the swaddle itself. Mustela’s Stelatopia Skin Soothing Pajamas are made with microcapsule technology and natural ingredients to deliver moisture to your baby’s skin throughout the night.
Each microcapsule contains five natural ingredients — avocado oil, sunflower oil distillate, squalane, ceramides, and vitamin E — that are activated when they come into contact with your baby’s skin.
These eco-friendly pajamas are specifically designed to help soothe eczema-prone skin but can benefit babies with any skin type.
19) Organic Baby Carrier
When you need an extra hand with your baby, a baby carrier is your answer. Baby carriers free you up to get things done when your little one still needs to be held and loved on.
You have several options for organic baby carriers to choose from that are eco-friendly and comfortable for you and your little one.
20) Wool Laundry Dryer Balls
It’s also important to pay attention to what you’re washing and drying your little one’s clothing in. Finding the right eco-friendly laundry detergent, along with using wool laundry dryer balls, will help eliminate the chances of your baby’s clothes irritating their skin.
Another reason to give wool laundry dryer balls a try is that they can help speed up the drying process. This can be a real time-saver since having babies automatically leads to doing more laundry.
What’s more, wool dryer balls are made from sustainable, all-natural materials. They can last for two to five years, or about 1,000 loads.
Eco-Friendly Baby Products: Toys
You know that toys eventually end up in your little one’s mouth...unfortunately. But fortunately, you have eco-friendly options when it comes to choosing toys for your baby.
21) Wooden Teethers And Toys
Since teethers are constantly in your little one’s mouth, the presence of the potentially harmful chemicals that are found in most teethers is a real concern.
Wooden teethers are a safe and eco-friendly alternative for infants while teething. Your teething baby will find quick relief with handcrafted wooden teethers.
As your little one grows, so will their interests. They’ll move from teethers to toys. Wooden toys are a fun (and safe) alternative to plastic toys.
22) Interlocking Foam Tiles
Your baby’s curiosity will grow right along with them. They’ll be crawling and exploring in no time! Interlocking foam tiles are an excellent eco-friendly option for a clean, open floor space.
Covering a designated area with interlocking foam tiles will make for a comfortable and safe place where your little one can explore and roam freely. And have fun with it! Find interlocking foam tiles with different patterns and colors that will be sure to keep your baby engaged and interested.
Eco-Friendly Baby Products: The Best For Your Baby And The Environment
You want the very best for your baby, but that doesn’t have to come at the expense of the environment. Luckily, there are several eco-friendly baby products available on the market today, and here at Mustela, we are committed to doing our part to provide them.
We focus on responsible sourcing, the fight against waste, green extraction processes, and we are currently experimenting with bulk sales (non-prepackaged products).
Not to mention that our storage warehouse is located less than 800 meters from our factory for route optimization. Click here to read more about our commitment to you and the earth.
When you choose to go eco-friendly with your baby’s skincare products, feeding essentials, clothing, and toys, you can rest easy knowing that your little one is safe and the environment is protected.