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How To Choose The Best Organic Baby Wipes For Your Little One

Updated on June 13, 2024
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As a parent, you want the best products for your baby’s health and wellbeing. You also want to care for the earth while caring for your baby. For many parents, this means opting for organic baby items whenever possible. If this is you, organic baby wipes are on your list!

In this article, we’ll discuss tips to help you choose organic baby wipes that are safe and gentle on your baby’s skin as well as good for the planet. But first, it’s important to define the term “organic.”

What Is “Organic?”

While the term “organic” also applies to baby products and the like, many people know it as a term used to describe food. It means that something is grown (or raised in the case of animals) without chemicals or pesticides.

When a baby product is called organic, the term is referring to how the ingredients were grown. It’s important to know this information about the plants and other ingredients that wind up on your or your baby’s skin!

What sort of products can be called organic? According to the USDA, the word “organic” can’t just be thrown around. To wear the official USDA Organic seal, a product must contain a minimum of 95% organic ingredients.

So, if you’re opting for organic baby wipes, you’ll want to start by looking for products that are certified organic. But to get the best of the best for your baby and the planet, there are a few other things to keep in mind.

Organic Baby Wipes: What To Look For

Organic Ingredients And Materials

Cotton for organic baby wipes

We’ll restate the obvious. The first thing to look for in organic baby wipes is that they’re certified organic. You can see which ingredients and materials are organic by looking for the asterisks on the ingredient list.

For example, our Certified Organic Water Wipes with Cotton and Aloe are made with organic cotton that’s recycled from the textile industry and organic aloe vera grown on a fair-trade farm in the highlands of Mexico.

Ingredients Of Natural Origin

In addition to organic ingredients, you want your baby wipes (and other baby products) to have a high percentage of naturally derived ingredients. We’re talking about ingredients that come straight from the earth, like aloe vera, olive oil, avocado oil, colloidal oatmeal, and the like.

Tip: Click here to learn about the differences between “organic,” “natural,” and “clean” skincare products.

The organic baby wipes we mentioned above are composed of 99.8% ingredients of natural origin, so you can feel great about what you’re putting on your baby’s skin. And our other organic baby products also have a high percentage of naturally derived ingredients.

With 97.5% naturally derived ingredients, our Certified Organic Cleansing Gel is the perfect bathtime companion. This sulfate-free hair and body wash is made with organic aloe and organic olive oil sourced from family-owned olive groves in the South of France.

After bath time, keep your baby’s skin soft, supple, and hydrated with Certified Organic Hydrating Cream, which contains 99.6% naturally derived ingredients.

In addition to organic aloe vera and organic olive oil, it boasts sunflower oil to keep skin (yours or your baby’s!) moisturized.

Dad with daughter in bathroom

No Questionable Ingredients

In addition to looking for natural and organic ingredients, be sure to check that your baby products are free of questionable ingredients that could irritate your baby’s skin, be harmful to their health, or harm the environment.

Choose products that are free of parabens, phthalates, and phenoxyethanol, and, if your baby has very sensitive skin, opt for fragrance-free products as well.

Biodegradable Material

To ensure safety for your baby and the environment at the same time, choose organic baby wipes that are made with biodegradable material.

Formulated with compostable fibers, our Certified Organic Water Wipes with Cotton and Aloe are biodegradable. The packaging contains up to 10% recycled plastic from industrial scrap and is made without a plastic lid, reducing our plastic use by 47%.

And, as we mentioned, the organic cotton we use is 100% recycled and part of a circular economy and anti-waste approach. These wipes are designed to cleanse your baby’s skin while being socially responsible and eco-friendly, too!

We’ve gotten creative with the rest of our organic products to make sure they’re earth-friendly as well.

Our Certified Organic Micellar Water with Olive Oil and Aloe comes to you in a recyclable bottle, and the packaging is made from sustainably sourced sugar cane. Plus, the formula itself is biodegradable.

Meanwhile, the packaging of our Certified Organic Hydrating Cream with Olive Oil and Aloe is also made with sustainably sourced sugar cane, and we’ve gotten rid of secondary cartons to reduce waste.

Baby messing with organic baby products

EWG Verified

Turn to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to do some of the legwork for you when searching for organic baby wipes and other products that are baby-safe and earth-friendly.

They’ve created consumer guides to make you aware of any hidden dangers in the products your family uses every day.

When a product boasts the green EWG-Verified label, it is free of EWG’s ingredients of concern, provides full transparency (even fragrance ingredients), and uses good manufacturing processes. These products meet the EWG’s strict standards.

Click here to explore all Mustela EWG-Verified products from organic baby wipes to face cream, stretch marks cream, and micellar water.

B-Corp Certified

The B-Corp Certification is a certification that allows you to rest assured that the products you use are good for the earth and the people who make them.

This international certification is awarded to companies that develop products with a positive impact on both the environment and society. These two emphases are very important to us here at Mustela, and we are proud to have been a part of the B-Corp community since 2018.

Our B-Corp Certification reinforces the four pillars of our philosophy: natural and safe products, respect for the environment, investment in dermatological research, and support for young parents.

Mustela’s Organic Baby Wipes

Baby laying next to organic baby wipes

To keep your baby’s bottom clean with organic baby wipes, look no further than our Certified Organic Water Wipes with Cotton and Aloe. As you now know, they’re certified organic, contain 99.8% ingredients of natural origin, and are made with earth-friendly ingredients and materials.

What we haven’t discussed yet is how these ultra-soft wipes can gently cleanse, soothe, and moisturize your baby’s delicate skin, leaving it soft and fresh.

They are perfect to use not only on your baby’s bottom but also on their hands, face, and body. You can also be sure that they are safe to use from birth on and appropriate for all skin types — and all ages! And they won’t leave a greasy film or dry out your or your little one’s skin.

Our vegan wipes are free of fragrances, parabens, phthalates, alcohol, and phenoxyethanol and have been tested under dermatological and pediatric control.

These wipes are exactly what baby products should be: good for your baby and good for the earth. Plus, they’re an ideal quick cleanup solution for the whole family.

Use these wipes to cleanse your baby’s diaper area before applying Diaper Cream with Olive Oil and Aloe, diapering them, and carrying on with whatever adventure the day holds!

Organic Baby Wipes For The Win

Big sister cleaning siblings face with organic baby wipes

With no pesticides or chemicals, organic ingredients are ideal whether your focus is your baby’s health or the earth’s wellbeing — or both! To start with, look for certified organic baby wipes.

Then, check for a high percentage of ingredients of natural origin, biodegradable material, and no questionable or potentially harmful ingredients. Finally, keep an eye out for products that are EWG Verified and companies that are B-Corp Certified.

By following these guidelines, you’ll be able to choose organic baby wipes that are good for your family and the earth, like our Certified Organic Water Wipes with Cotton and Aloe. Earth-conscious baby care is at your fingertips!

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