Weleda’s Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash (rrp £6.95 200ml) contains the gentlest of eco-friendly plant-based cleansers, made from coconut and sugar. These plant detergents are entirely biodegradable and ecologically-sound even for aquatic life. So this body wash is kind to skin AND kind to the environment.
More and more mums appreciate gentle natural products and are trading up to ‘greener’ skincare products. Actress Courtney Cox is one such parent; when it comes to raising her daughter Coco, she told us:
“I try to always be as green as possible. My friend Jen Meyer (Tobey Maguire’s wife) told me about Weleda’s shampoo and body wash. It’s natural and great – I use it on Coco”.
Weleda’s body wash is made with organic calendula petals, grown biodynamically to ensure the very best quality and freedom from contamination by chemical fertilizers and sprays. Calendula is renowned for soothing damaged or irritated skin. A natural antiseptic, calendula also contributes gentle antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties – the perfect ingredient for a children’s body wash.
These healing properties of calendula are harnessed through an oil extraction with sweet almond oil which is particularly soothing and gentle, and especially suited to the care of sensitive skin. The high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids in almond oil protects the skin from drying out by improving the skin’s barrier function. In addition, organic sesame oil helps protect against moisture loss. Sesame also contains precious nutrients, anti-oxidants, free-radical scavengers, and tocopherols (vitamin E) for nourishing skincare.
Weleda’s Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash has been dermatologically-tested on infant skin prone to eczema and dermatitis, to ensure it is suitable for highly sensitive skin. These tests revealed that the product can help improve dry skin conditions. The shampoo & body wash is approved by paediatricians and dermatologists. Which means it is also great for adults with sensitive skin or scalp.
The natural fragrance is provided by gentle essential oils – just enough to preserve the product naturally without stimulating the skin. There’s a fresh-lavendery top note, an underlying fruitiness, and a floral base note that leaves little ones delicately fragrant. Read more