Why we use Organic Ingredients and Top Tips for Healthy Baby Skin

Thursday, 18 July 2013 03:52:00 Europe/London


We know that parents want the best for their babies. Research has shown that we can absorb up to 60% of what we put onto our skin into our bloodstream and a square centimetre of baby’s skin has one hundred times the pores of a square centimetre of adult skin.



‘Ingredients are at the heart of our products"


As founders of Organic Monkey we were incredibly shocked and surprised to see the amount of chemicals and potentially harmful ingredients used in baby skin care products, especially those from trusted brands that they naively believed to be safe and pure. Thoroughly checking and reading the labels really opened their eyes and inspired them to produce a range of baby skin care products that would only have beneficial, natural properties.



Organic products are different and offer a wide range of benefits:

*They are gentle enough for delicate and sensitive skin.


*The naturally occurring ingredients in the products are better used and received by your skin than synthetic substances.


*They are less drying to the skin.


*Made with better ingredients that have not been subjected to pesticides or artificial fertilisers.


*Better for the environment.


*Organic farming releases less greenhouse gases that non-organic farming, helping to create a better future for your little monkeys.


We have recognised the importance of certifying all of our products to instil confidence in our customers and to assure them that they we serious about producing truly organic baby skincare. All of our products are certified by the Soil Association which means that they comply with strict rules set at UK, European and international levels. These rules assure all consumers that they are buying genuinely organic products that can be fully traceable back to the farm.



Organic Monkey’s Top Tips for Healthy Baby Skin:


*Avoid bathing your baby too frequently, using chemical laden shampoos or regular soap disrupts baby’s skin barrier and drys out the natural oils that serve to guard your little one’s skin


*Avoid the harsh skin irritants commonly found in conventional baby skincare –steer clear of Parabens, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, Talc, Artificial fragrances and Petrochemicals (mineral oils) - made from crude oil or mineral oil, petrochemicals act like cling film to the skin - clogging the pores


*Opt for non-biological, fragrance-free washing products for baby’s clothes.  General detergents contain high levels of harsh synthetics and preservatives which can irritate a baby’s sensitive skin


*Choose clothes and bed linen with a natural fabric, such as organic cotton, or bamboo which  allow baby’s skin to breathe more easily and wash bed linen regularly to avoid mites and dust, which can have a negative effect on baby’s skin



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10k in the bag

Monday, 10 December 2012 14:49:09 Europe/London

Well, I completed the 10k Brighton Brooks Race! Really wanted to do it in under an hour and managed it in 59 mins and 6 seconds so pretty pleased with that.


Unfortunately though I have had to take a couple of weeks out after spraining my ankle but hope to get my trainers on again next week.


It was my eldest son’s 4th birthday on Saturday. Cannot believe how quickly that time has gone and still remember very clearly our time spent on the Trevor Mann Baby Unit. I held a coffee morning up there last Monday on behalf of The Early Birth Association and took Forrest along armed with a big chocolate cake for the staff. The parents that we met all said that it was lovely to see how well Forrest was now doing and it gave them all hope for their own poorly babies.



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Running the Brighton Marathon 2013

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 13:57:00 Europe/London

Those of you that know me know I am not a runner. In fact, I worked it out and it has been over 20 years since I ran for more than a couple of minutes; to the shop, from the car in the rain etc.



I watch the London Marathon every year and it never ceases to amaze me how many people run for such great causes and I always get emotional. My husband Duncan ran the London Marathon in 2010 for the children’s charity Sparks and I have always wanted to do it so as I am neither pregnant, nor getting younger thought that 2013 would be my year!

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Celebrity status - Mica Paris a fan of our Hello Mellow massage oil.

Thursday, 28 June 2012 11:32:44 Europe/London

Soul singer Mica Paris is doing her bit for marginalized farmers in the developing world this summer, and wants you to as well. She’s on a mission to get us to change what we put on our skin and choose from a growing range of Fairtrade certified beauty products.

Micha Paris

From lipsticks to lotions, mascara to moisturisers, massage oils to nappy balms, it’s never been easier to pamper yourself with Fairtrade to feel good and look good. Over 160 beauty products from 16 companies now carry the FAIRTRADE Mark.

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