Johnson & Johnson Desitin brand of diaper cream has been a top seller for years. The issue is that a number of Johnson & Johnson products contain carcinogenic chemicals and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has been pushing to remove these chemicals of concern from their products since 2009. Only in August of 2012, has Johnson & Johnson committed to removing these chemicals and providing more transparency in their ingredient listing by 2015. Forbes.com provides a good summary of the chemicals found within their products and the timeline for addressing the concerns. As an alternative, we chose the following non-toxic, organic product:
Badger Baby Balm
Badger is a family run company in New Hampshire that produces USDA certified organic products. Per their website, their product line contains no chemicals, synthetics, fragrances, parabens or GMOs. They do not perform testing on animals and strive to use only ethically sourced ingredients. We think the Baby Balm product is a very effective diaper balm and is a safe, healthy choice for your little one.
Their ingredients are listed on the Badger website as follows:
Olea Europaea (Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), Essential Oil of *Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile), and CO2 Extract of *Calendula Officinalis (Calendula).
Badger Baby Balm has a score of 0 on EWG Skin Deep Cosmetic Database. Check out Badger Baby Balm on Amazon.com!