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Family Central: Original Sprout Kid Care

If you avoid unnatural chemicals and synthetic ingredients when choosing your own skincare and hair care products – why would you choose such products for your children?

The stylist and salon owner who founded Original Sprout thought the same thing. So about 10 years ago, when she couldn’t find a shampoo gentle enough for her new daughter, she started creating her own. Today, Original Sprout has a full line of conditioners, body washes and lotions – all natural and aimed just for babies, toddlers and kids.

Gently scented and highly concentrated, so they last a long time, Original Sprout products tick all the boxes you’d expect for a natural product: No parabens, no formaldehyde, no petroleum oil. No animal products or animal testing.

But these products _ including shampoo, conditioner, detangler, baby wash and even baby hair gel – take even more precautions than that.

  • Citing research that links cancer and early puberty to a disruption of hormones, Original Sprout avoids even many natural ingredients that may contain phytoestrogens, including lavender, yucca, pomegranate, red clover, verbena, tea tree and wild yam.
  • The company is hyper-aware of allergies and sensitive skin – so gluten, soy, dairy, honey, peanuts, grapefruit oil and bitter orange oil are avoided too.
  • They don’t use honey (it can attract insects) but they do use natural, soothing scents and infusions like rosemary, basil and calendula.

Based in California, the company has a long list of testimonials from celebrity parents, including Cindy Crawford, Diane Lane, Debra Messing, Laura Dern and Brooke Shields. Look for the line in our Healthy Living section.