This was a great month for Baby Mantra – who makes natural and organic shampoos, oils, lotions, and body butters for both babies and their moms.
First of all, the company qualified to particiapte in the New York City Green Festival. To qualify, exhibitors had to pass the Green America screening process and earn the Green America Seal of Approval.
Seal recipients are required to show their commitment to being socially and environmentally responsible by how they source, manufacture, and market their products, as well as how they run their offices and factories, explains the Green Business Network.
This month Baby Mantra also received Natural Products Association (NPA) certification for three of its products – Shampoo & Body Wash, Calming Massaging Oil, and Calming Lotion. The Baby Mantra Body Butter is currently in the process of gaining certification.
Baby Mantra’s products contain a combination of great natural ingredients including:
- Coconut Oil – helps protect skin against excessive sun damage.
- Apricot Kernel Oil – a moisturizer for sensitive skin with natural nutrients, including Vitamin A and E.
- Avocado Oil – rehydrates dry and damaged skin and contains nutrients, including Vitamin A, D, and C.
- Lavender – has antiseptic properties which are soothing and also great for relieving insect bites.
- Jojoba Oil – a moisturizer for sensitive skin with natural nutrients, including Vitamin E and B. It also relieves skin irritations, such as acne and insect bites.
For Baby Mantra’s products to get NPA certification, they had to meet certain criteria, including:
- All products that are labeled or branded “natural” must be made with at least 95 percent natural ingredients. NPA defines natural as “ingredients that come from renewable resources found in nature, with absolutely no petroleum compounds.”
- Synthetic non-natural ingredients can only be used when there are no readily available natural alternative ingredients and only when there are no suspected human health risks discovered by peer-reviewed third party scientific literature.
The NPA also requires that companies be transparent and “fully disclose their ingredients accurately and truthfully on product labels.”
In addition, companies need at least 60 percent of their product lines to qualify for natural certification before any products are certified.
A great resource for consumers looking to locate or get more information about natural products is the NPA’s consumer website.
For new moms, Baby Mantra has a great blog, which has a lot of information on everything from planning the perfect nursery to baby skin care tips (i.e., avoiding diaper rash) to the role of parents in children’s lives.
Baby Mantra also has great maternity tips for expectant moms with information on things like: pregnancy weight gain and sleep schedules; meal recommendations; as well as exercise tips and what to wear during pregnancy.
Reader comments and input are always welcomed!