I had a friend ask me about cleaner, ‘fun’ bath products for her ‘tween’ daughter recently and I realized this is a topic I’m sure many moms of tweens (and teens) may be thinking! So much of those face masks, bath bombs and soaps sold at Target and Claire’s are full of harmful ingredients that can really mess with young girls’ endocrine systems. They’re SO easily targeted and get caught up in the pretty colors and sparkly glitter. It’s hard to resist, I know. BUT, there are so many cleaner self care products for tweens or teens that want to pamper themselves – without spending a fortune.
I clearly remember getting googly eyed once I turned around 12/13 and would walk by a display in the store featuring some sort of bath product, play makeup or glittery lotion.
It’s like a right of passage to slather yourself in sugary smelling, peel off cucumber masks and take a bath in pink bath water with sparkles.
BUT! It’s just not worth the yucky chemicals on our babies (even if they’re hormonal, moody or downright mean sometimes these days).
Plus, there’s a lot of safer alternatives for them to have some fun while being safe.
Here’s my recommendations for cleaner self care products for tweens or teens…
For the kid who wants to use face masks, have them try these by C’est Moi – they even make this adorable ‘sleepover mask’ set of three, perfectly created for young, delicate skin.
For DIY mani’s and pedi’s, you can’t go wrong with Ella and Mila polishes at Target.
If they want a grown up bubble bath, get the Rocky Mountain Soap Company bubble bath – the vanilla coconut will be right up their tween/teen scent profile!
To fill that ‘sparkly’ lotion need in their lives and/or if they ask for a body scrub, you cannot go wrong with this limited edition Good Glow Body Duo gift set from Beautycounter! The lotion is infused with safely sourced mica to give a beautiful subtle glow with naturally derived Citrus Chamomile fragrance. The scrub is a best seller with finely ground sugar and hydrating oils. Totally safe and pretty!
This set is limited edition, so if it’s out of stock when you’re reading this, go for the shimmering body oil and the body scrub individually (plus, the sugar scrub in the full size is generous enough that you can sneak a few uses for yourself then 😉 ).
If they need a safer deodorant, steer them to milk + honey or Primally Pure. Both have very similar formulas and are great for sensitive, delicate skin while being free of harmful chemicals. I personally love Primally Pure’s Charcoal deodorant for myself and my husband. I do have a code for Primally Pure to save some $$$, so use BRIGHTERDARLING at checkout!
I hope that helps fill a gap in the lives of our young ones while keeping lots of unnecessary chemicals from touching their skin, and helps set them up for safer and smarter choices as they get older 🙂