Community Curated • Updated 03, 2019
The Honest Company’s priority is to create products that are great for everyone, from newborns to elders. This is why their collection of face and body lotions is safe for the whole family, so both you and your baby can enjoy sharing the same lotion. For dry skin, we recommend the Deeply Nourishing Lotion. It contains only plant-based ingredients, organic oils, and butters which can be read directly on the label since one of The Honest Company’s focus is to be as transparent as possible with how they create, test, manufacture, and package their products. The main ingredients for this deeply nourishing lotion are Shea Butter, apricot oil, orange peel extract, orange peel oil, jojoba seed oil, safflower oil, calendula flower extract, aloe leaf extract, and a few more oils for extra hydration and care. The ingredients are vegan, hypoallergenic, and pH balanced, and just like the rest of Honest’s products - made in the USA. The plant-based versatile ingredients help revitalize dry skin while balancing its natural moisture, so give it a try if you want an incredible lotion that’s great for both you and your baby.
The Baby Mantra is another moisturizing lotion perfect for dry and gentle baby skin, and it’s even used to treat rashes and skin conditions like eczema. Made from plant-based and organic ingredients including coconut, sunflower, and lavender oils alongside shea butter, the Baby Mantra lotion provides extra hydration leaving the skin soft and smooth. It has no sulfates, parabens, or synthetic fragrances so it’s perfect for newborns as well. It has a light scent due to the essential apricot kernel oil, liked by many parents and babies. The Baby Mantra lotion is certified by PETA so all of the ingredients are vegan and it’s not tested on animals. Moreover, it’s approved by the Healthy Child Healthy World organization so you’re sure that your baby gets one of the safest baby lotions on the market.
If both you and your baby have sensitive skin, we have just the lotion bundle for you - Honest’s Purely Simple Face & Body Lotion that is excellent for both mommy and baby. The Purely Simple lotion is made with natural, plant-based, and organic ingredients only. It contains no silicones, parabens, dyes, synthetic fragrances, or harsh chemicals whatsoever. In fact, the Honest Company has their own special list they like to call the “NO List”, where you can find over 3 thousand ingredients and chemicals they don’t ever use in their products. Given how companies often use labels like “natural” to misinform customers, the “No List” is just one of the ways in which the Honest Company stands out. We can only commend them for being as transparent to their customers as possible because that means that you’ll be getting an extra guarantee that you’re buying the best and safest products on the market. If you dislike overpowering fragrances, you’ll love the Purely Simple lotion. It’s fragrance-free and made with plant-based and organic ingredients such as Shea butter, calendula flower extract, chamomilla flower extract, aloe leaf juice, chamomile flower oil, jojoba and olive oil, among other nourishing ingredients.
The great thing about Nature’s Baby Organics moisturizing lotion is that it was developed by a mother who wanted to create a great product for the delicate and sensitive baby skin. Every single ingredient is carefully selected so that the final product is moisturizing, nourishing, and healing. The two main ingredients, aloe vera, and calendula flower extract provide deep hydration and healing, while the jojoba oil is great for retaining skin elasticity and adds a healthy glow to your baby’s skin. Another great thing about Nature’s Baby Organics lotion is that it’s third-party tested so you can be sure that the formula is great for the gentle baby skin. There are no artificial fragrances added, so the fruity scent is from the other natural ingredients this baby lotion contains – cucumber, vanilla fruit extract, and fruit extract.
The Cetaphil baby lotion with organic calendula is a great moisturizer for sensitive baby skin. It’s designed for daily use, especially after a bath when the skin is still damp. It’s formulated to really nourish the skin, provide deep hydration, and leave it feeling soft, smooth, and well-moisturized. The main ingredients responsible for the hydration and nourishment are sunflower and almond oil, along with organic calendula, but according to the reviews, instead of an oily smell, the Cetaphil lotion has more of a flowery and gentle scent.
Perfect for bedtime use, the Babo Botanicals baby lotion has a special moisturizing formula specifically designed for dry and extremely dry skin. It says Calming Baby Lotion on the bottle because the special formula is also designed to calm and relax your baby, leaving the skin hydrated, soft, and smooth. This is why it’s recommended that you use it right before putting your baby to sleep, whether during the day or at nighttime. The ingredients are a blend of organic meadowsweet oil, natural lavender flower oil, shea butter, coconut oil, chamomile, watercress, kudzu, and calendula (among others), so it’s high in vitamins and antioxidants. It’s vegan and gluten-free, and paraben and sulfate-free. It has a lavender scent that many parents and babies love, but some find it a bit overpowering. If you and your baby like the smell of lavender, you should enjoy it.
If you are looking for a more rich and creamy organic baby lotion - we recommend that you give the Buddha Baby lotion a try. It’s formulated to deeply moisturize the thick baby skin and has amazing absorbent qualities. Those who have already used it like the mild and gentle scent of the natural butters and oil, and its creamy consistency. The main ingredients responsible for the Buddha Baby lotion’s amazing formulation are aloe vera, dandelion, jojoba oil, almond oil, Shea butter, as well as chamomile, comfrey, and rosemary extracts. Needless to say, it has no added chemicals nor artificial colorants or fragrances, making this lotion a great choice even for newborns. It’s recommended to be used daily - both during daytime and nighttime.
Since the majority of the baby lotions on this list are scented, let’s start this review for the Bare Baby Organics moisturizing lotion by saying that it’s not. There are no added fragrances whatsoever, so if you or your baby don’t enjoy highly scented lotions – this one is perfect for you. That being said, even though there are no added fragrances the natural ingredients have a mild floral scent that many customers find pleasant. The moisturizing and nourishing ingredients are amazing – aloe vera leaf juice, Shea butter, calendula, chamomile, rosemary, jojoba and more, as well as 4 different oils - coconut oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, and olive oil. This blend of organic ingredients contains many vitamins and antioxidants, so your baby’s skin will get nourished and well-hydrated. Due to the lack of synthetic fragrances and the all natural organic ingredients list, it’s perfect for very sensitive skin as well.
Containing mostly organic ingredients, this baby lotion has an NSF organic certification and is EWG verified. It’s also gluten-free, vegan, and of course, non-GMO. This baby lotion from Made Of is great for moisturizing sensitive baby skin. The main ingredients are aloe vera and organic oats, as well as coconut and argan oil. It’s not greasy and can be absorbed in the skin reasonably fast. It contains 84% organic and 16% natural ingredients. The Made Of organic baby lotion is ideal for massaging it onto your baby’s skin or applying it right after a bath. It can even help with sensitive skin issues or conditions like eczema.
Made with organic ingredients, the Puracy baby lotion is developed by doctors making it great for newborns, infants, toddlers, as well as older children. It can be used on any type of skin whether oily or dry, and it’s very effective when it comes to excessively dry skin prone to eczema. The Puracy Organic Baby Lotion is made in the USA with plant-derived ingredients like aloe leaf extract, sunflower seed oil, jojoba seed oil, lavender essential oil, pink grapefruit essential oil, Vitamin E, and Shea butter. Even though it contains a few amazing oils and essential oils it doesn’t leave a greasy residue so just massage it lightly and your baby’s skin will absorb it. It’s not tested on animals, and it’s even certified by PETA. It has a nice lavender and grapefruit smell and it’s perfect for applying after a bath when the skin is damp.
The Little Twig baby lotion is another great organic baby skincare product for sensitive skin. Apart from the natural scent of the organic ingredients it contains it doesn’t have any additional fragrances, and it’s hypoallergenic and non-irritating - so definitely a great choice for the thick and gentle baby skin. If you don’t like lotions due to the watery consistency, you’ll love this one because its texture is creamier than most. Due to its thicker consistency, the Little Twig baby lotion resembles more of a cream than a lotion while still having lotion characteristics. The main ingredients are aloe, chamomile extract, jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil, lavender flower extract, white tea leaf extract, lavender oil, as well as vitamins like Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that nourishes the skin while protecting it from free radicals. It has a lovely and mild lavender scent due to the lavender oil and lavender flower extract, so if you and your baby enjoy this smell you’ll certainly like the fragrance.
The Boulder Baby Co. body lotion with its mild moisturizing formula is perfect for nighttime use. Its soothing effect and nice scent help to calm your baby if he or she gets fussy when it’s time to get a good night’s rest. Even more, the comforting aromas may relax your precious one if he or she is disturbed for any reason before sleeping. It contains no sulfates, parabens, or other harmful chemicals and synthetic fragrances. It contains sweet almond oil, aloe leaf gel, camellia leaf extract, cucumber, avocado, and mango fruit extracts, olive fruit oil, sunflower seed oil, orange peel oil, peppermint oil, honeysuckle flower extract, and other natural and organic ingredients. All of the ingredients are vegan and not tested on animals and contains no gluten whatsoever. The fragrance can be strong for some people, while pleasant for others. In any case, it leaves the skin moisturized with a feeling of softness and smoothness.
The Earth Mama baby lotion with organic lavender and vanilla calming fragrance contains organic oils and herbs that provide great hydration to baby skin. It does not contain any artificial fragrances, parabens, or petroleum, making it great for sensitive skin as well. This baby lotion is certified with the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard – the leading certification for personal care products created with mostly organic ingredients. The amazing natural ingredients include aloe leaf juice, olive fruit oil, rooibos extract, calendula flower extract, Shea butter, lavender flower oil, and vanilla fruit extract. Even though it contains a variety of oils, it’s not greasy and has a nice and pleasant scent of vanilla and lavender. It blends seamlessly into the skin leaving it well-hydrated and giving it a healthy glow.
The Bee Gentle lotion is another great moisturizing product. It’s extremely nourishing since it contains up to 32 vitamins and minerals and an overall count of 75 nutrients. The special fragrance-free formula contains aloe vera leaf juice, known for its countless benefits for the skin, alongside Shea butter, sunflower seed oil, and pure honey. Needless to say, 70% of the ingredients are organic including the main four ingredients we previously mentioned. Due to the Shea butter and aloe vera, it’s deeply moisturizing and highly absorbent. Since there are no artificial fragrances, many customers praise the light and clean scent, so if you or your baby dislike overpowering and harsh scents – we strongly recommend the Bee Gentle Baby Lotion.