Can GAIA Natural Baby products be used on newborns?
The entire range of products is suitable for all age groups and can be used on newborn babies (including premmie babies once they are old enough to have a bath). We have a variety of customers using GAIA Natural Baby products because of our pure and gentle ingredients. Our customers range from premmies and toddlers through kids, teens, adults up to and including the elderly, who also have sensitive skin.
My baby has dry skin and I need a general moisturiser. What would you recommend?
There are two options. GAIA Natural Baby Moisturiser is non-greasy, light cream that contains certified organic shea butter and certified organic wheat germ oil, which are both great for dry, flaky skin. If you are looking for a richer moisturiser or prefer an oil, try GAIA Natural Baby Massage Oil, it is made from pure sweet almond oil, a skin nutrient that provides deep moisturisation, softens and smooths skin.
My baby has eczema and very sensitive skin - is there a suitable GAIA Natural Baby product for me to use?
All GAIA Natural Baby products are very gentle and have been created with sensitive skin in mind. We have a variety of bathing products that may be suitable. The Sleeptime Bath, Bath & Body Wash and Shampoo are our most basic products that have moisturising oils in them, designed for bathing without dryness. The Skin Soothing Lotion may help to calm and soothe the skin- it is a thicker lotion that doesn't leave a greasy layer. It contains a zinc, castor oil and beeswax barrier for baby's skin and takes longer to absorb, as well as organic calendula, maximising its soothing qualities.
What does GAIA Mean?
Spirit of Mother Earth
. "GAIA" (pronounced
guy-ya), is the Greek Goddess of the Earth. “Mother Earth” is believed to have living energy spirit called “GAIA” that is the creator of all life and all the things that come together to form the earth.
I have heard that I shouldn't use products with essential oils during pregnancy - is this true?
Not entirely. There are a small number of pure essential oils that are considered toxic and should be avoided during pregnancy. These include clary sage, fennel, sweet marjoram, myrrh, pennyroyal, rosemary, sage and thyme. The pure essential oils and concentrations used in GAIA Natural Baby products are fine for use during pregnancy without any concern.
Do your products contain alcohol?
GAIA Skin Naturals do not use what you would commonly term "alcohol" in any of our formulations - this generally refers to drying acohols. Any reference to “alcohol” on our labels refers to the wax alcohols or cetearyl alcohol which are classed as moisturising alcohols. Cetearyl alcohol is made from various vegetable oils such as sustainable palm and coconut. They bear little relation to common alcohol, which is a volatile liquid and quite drying.
I am allergic to nuts, do any of your products contain nut oils?
It does depend on your allergy - do you have a peanut or tree nut allergy or both? Only one of our products contain nut/nut derivitives - GAIA Natural Baby Massage Oil, made from pure sweet almond oil. Almonds are actually classified as a fruit and are low allergenic. Our products are manufactured with other products containing nuts so it's best if you do a patch test first, you can request a sample of our Bath & Body Wash, Baby Moisturiser and Skin Soothing Lotion, however we do not have any Baby Massage Oil samples available at this stage.
Do you have a product that will help with my baby’s cradle cap?
Exactly what causes cradle cap remains a bit of a mystery. What is known is that it is better to use a product that is pH balanced, free from drying agents and is moisturizing so as not to upset the natural oils of your baby’s scalp, which can lead to dryness and cradle cap.
We get a lot of feedback from mums who have babies with cradle cap that have used GAIA Natural Baby Massage Oil and Baby Shampoo with great success. Check out our cradle cap handy hint on the GAIA Natural Baby Shampoo product page for more details.
Can Coeliacs use your products?
YES they can. Coeliacs Disease is a permanent intolerance to dietary gluten and, for this to be of concern, gluten must be ingested. In other words you need to eat it for it to cause a problem. Wheat products, such as wheat germ oil, can be used on the skin without concern by people diagnosed with coeliac disease.
Do you require a TGA Aust L or Aust R number?
NO. If a company makes the claim to treat or cure eczema or other skin condition, then they are required to have an Aust L or Aust R number. As GAIA Skin Naturals does not make such a claim, we are not required to have an TGA Aust L or Aust R number. In fact, we have passed a TGA audit and continue to work with the TGA to ensure all GAIA Skin Naturals' products comply with TGA labeling guildelines.
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