Childs Farm products are as natural as we can make them, mild and gentle and designed for childrens' skin and hair, AND they work! No point having a shampoo that makes you look like mice have been nesting in it, and it's impossible to comb. We want every drop of the product to come up trumps: no room for half measures in our barn.
So, what makes us different?
We don't use the by-line 'as natural as your countryside' as a gesture. Young skin and hair deserve the respect of a researched product on them which is mild and gentle, not harsh and abrasive.
All Childs Farm products DO NOT HAVE Parabens, SLS', Mineral oils or artificial colour.
What does this mean, and does this matter?
These are preservatives which prolong the shelf life of a product. They can cause irritation to young skin, & experts advise against using products that contain parabens.
SLS & SLES are harsh foaming agents. They are also known skin irritants. We use a very mild derivative of pure coconut oil instead.
This is a liquid by-product of crude oil - you know, petrol, gasoline. Mineral oils form a oil film over skin which is not ideal as healthy skin needs to absord oxygen and release carbon dioxide.
Why do it? We think our stuff is pretty inoffensive looking as it is, and why add to it when you don't need to?
They DO HAVE organic essential oils for their wonderful whiffs and natural properties:
It has such wonderful properties and is mild enough for children. We've used it in the bubble baths because it is calming, soothing, relieves tension and makes you happy. It's just awesome and we love love love it!
Used in our body wash, sweet orange oil helps dry, irritated skin cope better.
Strawberry and Mint
The mint relieves skin irritation and itchiness, as well as cooling the skin. The strawberry is just yummy smell!
Mrs J adds: We're told our scents smell like a sweet shop: hurrah to that!
Soil Association (SA) permitted mild natural surfactants derived from Coconut and sustainable Palm Oil:
Cocamidopropyl Betaine (SA)
Sodium Coco-Sulfate (SA)
Sucrose Laurate, Alcohol (SA)
Decyl Glucoside (SA)
Soil association permitted Organic essential oils:
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil* - Organic Orange Oil
Citrus Reticulata Peel Oil* - Organic Tangerine Oil
Mentha Arvensis* - Organic Peppermint Oil
Other Soil association permitted natural ingredients:
Sodium Chloride (SA) - Salt
Citric Acid (SA)
Tocopherol (SA) - Soya
Cetearyl Alcohol (SA) - Palm Oil
Soil Association permitted preservative:
Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol (SA)
Other natural ingredients:
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride - from Guar seeds that have been modified
Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Lauryl Glucoside - Coconut Oil and Fruit Sugars
Glycerin - Vegetable
Argan Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters - water soulble Argan Oil
Allergens within the fragrance:
Parfum - fragrance
Cetrimonium Chloride - Cationic, designed to smooth the hair, found in most hair conditioners
Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey - modified Honey for improved softening and moisturisation.
Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein - modified Wheat for improved softening and moisturisation.
Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCI, Maltodextrin, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica - vitamin complex designed specifically for hair care products.