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12 Best Baby Soap and Baby Wash In India

With some of the biggest brands in baby care segment coming under scanner for selling potentially cancer causing baby products, its no surprise that parents are concerned about the safety of the toiletries they buy for children. Even if it doesn’t contain carcinogenic elements, it is a fact that most of these products are laden with chemicals. While it may not seem harmful in the short-term, the long-term effects are yet to be determined.

Keeping in mind the concern of every such parent, we have brought out this list of best baby soaps and baby washes in India. We have divided the list in to three, namely-

  • Regular baby soaps that are affordable and mild, but contains chemicals (but none are found to be carcinogenic). If your baby doesn’t have any skin conditions like eczema or any skin allergies, these soaps are suitable, though not ideal.
  • Organic baby soaps which are 100% natural and without chemicals.
  • Imported baby soaps with safe ingredients and suitable for babies with eczema, allergy and such skin conditions.

So, you would definitely want to know how we came up with this list. First of all, if any of the brands has had been banned in any part of the world or have come under scanner for its harmful ingredients, then they are off the list. Then, we analyzed the ingredients of each soap and checked its safety. Finally, we relied on the reviews from e-commerce sites too.

BEST BABY SOAPS

  • Sebamed Baby Cleansing Bar

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    Ingredients : Triticum, vulgare starch, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Talc, Aqua,Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lactate, Cera alba, Panthenol, Inulin, Lecithin, Glycine, Magnesium Aspartate, Alanine, Lysine, Leucine, Parfum, CI 778

    The German based company Sebamed claims that the ingredients used in their cleansing bars are based from botanical ingredients and hence, the reported incidence of allergic reaction is 0.000003%. Free from Phthalates / Mineral Oil / Fatty alcohol / Triethanol amine / TFMs, this soap has a pH of 5.5 which helps cleanse and protect the babies’ delicate skin without drying it. It is expensive compared to other regular baby soaps available in the market, but its quality makes it totally worth it. Sebamed’s extra soft baby wash is also a high quality product with features similar to its baby soap.

    It has a rating of 4.2/5 based on 97 reviews.

  • Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo

     

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    Ingredients : Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Peg80 Sorbitan Laurate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Peg150 Distearate, Sodium Benzoate, Tetrasodium Edta, Fragrance, Polyquaternium10, Butylene Glycol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract. May Also Contain Citric Acid.

    Though Aveeno Baby Wash contains a number of chemicals, these are not known to be carcinogenic. The manufacturers claim it to be tear-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free and gentle on baby skin and hair. Even though it isn’t chemical free, on using it, you find it to be mild and gentle.
    It has a rating of 4.4/5 based on 72 customer reviews.


  • Dove Baby Bar

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    Ingredients :
    Sodium Lauroyl  Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Palmitate, Lauric Acid, Aqua (Water), Sodium Isethionate, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Parfum (Perfume), Sodium Chloride, Zinc Oxide, Glycerin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Alumina, Titanium Dioxide

    None of the ingredient of Dove are found to be carcinogenic. However, many medical sites states that the most common side effect of some of these ingredients is skin irritation. On a positive note, the soap is said to contain ¼-moisturising cream (something everyone who watches Indian television knows), has a hypo allergic formula and is paraben free. Reviews on most of the e-commerce sites are positive and it has a rating of 4.1/5 based on 64 customer reviews.

  • Pigeon Transparent Baby Soap

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    Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Ethanol, Purified Water, Sucrosa, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Caster Oil, Stearic Acid, Fragrance, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) flower water, PEG 40 hydrogenated castor oil, Trideceth-9, Bisabolol, Propylene Glycol, Jojoba Oil, Tetra sodium EDTA.

    Analysing the ingredients of the soap, you can see that it has many natural ingredients like coconut oil, castor oil, chamomilla and jojoba oil. These ingredients help keep the baby’s skin soft and moisturized. The soap is given a rating of 4.3/5 based on 46 reviews.

  • Dermadew Baby Soap

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    Active Ingredients: Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Hypoxis Rooperi Extract, Mushroom Extract, Pea Extract, Salicylic Acid, Olive Extract, Aloevera, Shea Butter, Kokum Butter, Glycerine, Pearl Protein

    Dermadew baby soap was actually suggested to us by my son’s pediatrician when he had dry skin. Majority of the ingredients are plant based and hence the soap is generally considered as suitable for babies with dry skin and minor skin irritations. As it is mostly sold on prescription, the product doesn’t have much of sales online.
    It has a rating of 3.6/5 based on 5 reviews.

  • Mamaearth Baby Wash


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    Ingredients :
    Purified Water, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Cocoamphoacetate, Vitamin E, Allentoin, Aloevera Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, & Orange Essential Oil, Enriched with Secret Mama’s Love oil

    Mamaearth Baby is certified by MadeSafe.org to be free of any of the 8k known harmful chemicals. Recommended by pediatrician and dermatologists, it is known to cleanse the baby and keep their skin soft and moisturized. It has very good reviews online and has a rating of 4.5/5 based on 66 customer reviews.

Best Organic Baby Soaps

  • Rustic Art Baby Soap


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    Ingredients:
    Organic Corn Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Neem Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Aloe Gel, De-Mineralized Water, Caustic Lye, Certified Shea Butter, Oil Extract Of Calendula, Chamomile, Malva, Green Tea, Vanilla, Essential Oils Of Lavender, Orange, Citric Acid.

    Packed in bright cloth pieces, the soap effuses eco-friendliness in every aspect. Made out of organic ingredients, Rustic Art Baby Soap is pH neutral and completely free of any synthetic elements. Being cold-compressed, the soap ‘melts’ quickly and has to be wrapped in the cloth packet and kept off water to last long. It stings the eyes too and that isn’t because of any synthetic elements, but rather due to the nature of ingredients. But on the positive side, it has no strong fragrance, added colours or preservatives. The only possibility of any allergic reaction is if the baby is allergic to any of its ingredients and not as a side effect of any chemicals. It has a rating of 4.3/5 based on 10 customer reviews.

  • La Flora Organic Baby Soap

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    Ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Palm Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Calendula Oil, Essential Oil of Lavender, vanilla, Lye, Distilled water.

    Certified by NPOP and USDA, La Flora soaps are organic and handmade and doesn’t contain any parabens/Triclosans, Petroleum derivatives or artificial Perfumes. Though mild, it is not a no-tear shampoo owing to the nature of the ingredients used. Based on four customer reviews, it has a rating of 4.8/5

  • Omved Shishu Baby Ubtan

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    Ingredients: Green gram (Vigna radiata),White sandalwood (santalum alba),Rose petals (rosa centifolia), Tulsi leaf (ocimum sanctum), Bandhuka flowers (ixora) Haldi (curcuma longa).

    Though the ingredients are not organic, they are 100% natural and devoid of any preservatives or chemicals. Traditionally, our grandmothers have been using these ingredients for bathing babies. The product gets good reviews from its users, but a major complaint is that for the given quantity, it is a little over-priced. Overall, it has a rating of 3.5/5 based on 4 customer reviews.

Best Imported Baby Soaps

 Imported baby soaps are obviously more expensive compared to Indian made soaps. It usually takes about 1-2 weeks for delivery too. But on the positive side, they are mild and ideally what you should use if your baby has eczema, chronic dry skin or any other skin allergies. The price ranges from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 2000. If judiciously used, it can last for 60 to 75 days or more. Hence, when you do the math, it isn’t that unaffordable for many.

  • Sheamoisture Baby Eczema Soap


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    Ingredients: 
    African Shea Butter* (Butyrosperum Parkii), Coconut Oil*, Palm Oil (Sodium Palm Kernalate), Water, Vegetable Glycerine, Palmitic Acid, Vanilla Extract, Sodium Chloride, Argan Oil ( Argania Spinosa Kernel), Chamomile (Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract), Extracts of Frankincense & Myrrh, Mineral and Vegetable Pigment

    As the name suggests, this soap is highly recommended for babies as well as adults with eczema and other skin conditions. Chamomile, Frankincense and Myrrh has anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce redness and rashness while shea butter and argan oil moisturises the skin making it soft and smooth. As it doesn’t contain any artificial ingredients, it doesn’t irritate the skin unless your baby is allergic to any of the ingredients.
    It has a rating of 4.6/5 based on 132 customer reviews.

  • Dr. Bronners Baby  Liquid Soap


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    Ingredients: 
    Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Palm Kernel Oil*, Organic Olive Oil*, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid and Tocopherol

    This liquid soap is very mild and can be used as baby wash as well as shampoo. Made of organic ingredients and with no added fragrance, this liquid soap has to be diluted 1:40 parts before using on babies. The pH of this liquid soap is 8.9 and hence is not a tear-free soap.Do not use the peppermint fragrance liquid soap on babies as they may find the smell too harsh and uncomfortable.
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  • Nurture My Body Organic Baby Soap Bar


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    Ingredients: 
    Certified Organic Saponified Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Certified Organic Saponified Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Certified Organic Saponified Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil

    Made out of three certified organic oils, this baby soap is free of fragrances, parabens, phthalates and sodium lauryl sulfate. Reviews suggest that it is an ideal choice for babies as well as adults with extra sensitive skin that is prone to allergies from using other regular soaps. It has a rating of 4.4/5 based on 40 customer reviews.

Our Recommendation

Out of all regular baby soaps, we highly recommend Aveeno baby wash, as it is mild and does not dry your baby’s skin. Reviews suggest that it is even suitable for babies with eczema. If you are looking for a completely organic soap, then La Flora Organics is the better choice when you analyse the richness of the ingredients used for making it.


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