If you’re reading this article, you are probably someone who is carefully scanning supermarket shelves and online for the latest non-toxic products. Parents are becoming more informed and suddenly demanding ethical products that do no harm, both before AND after they are consumed. Brands who are not at the forefront of this trend are losing market share while young, savvy brands are taking their place. We share your passion for non-toxic products, and have thrown together a top 10 list of our favourites that we use around the house.
1 – Dantoy Bioplastic Toys
About: Dantoy makes their non-toxic plastic from sugarcane and is thus a more sustainable option than petrochemical sources. Cool pastel colours make these toys a real hit with modern families.
Where to buy: https://thelittlekidzcloset.com.au/
Cost: $38 for the bucket and truck sets, and $42 for the dinner set.
2 – Grant’s Toothpaste
About: Grant’s mint toothpaste contains the healing benefits of certified organic Aloe and natural herbs for gentle oral care and fresh breath. It’s also ideal for those with sensitive teeth and gums or mouth ulcers. Certified vegan and made in Australia, this toothpaste has a loyal following amongst non-toxers.
Cost: $4.20 for a 110g tube. Other flavours are available, as well as kids options.
3 – Whole Kids Snack Food
About: Struggling with healthy, non-toxic snacks for your kids? We are too. Whole Kids saw a massive gap in the market and have filled it with tasty treats that are organic, healthy and made by a certified B corporation that is a family-run business in Australia. Ease your mother-guilt and buy from Whole Kids.
Where to buy: https://www.wholekids.com.au
Cost: Snacks range from $2.20 – $6.50 with discounts of 10% for buying in bulk.
4 – Little Urchin Sunscreen
About: Founded by a doting father (we’ve met him – great guy) who was concerned about the carcinogenic chemicals found in regular sunscreen, he started his own brand to fill another gap in the non-toxic market. Ingredients are 100% natural, organic, fragrance-free, and offer broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
Where to buy: https://www.littleurchin.com.au
Cost: $24.95 with 10% off for subscribers.
5 – Koala Eco Cleaning Products
About: Koala Eco have mastered their niche. You will adore the subtle, calming smell of these products. The smell will constantly remind you that you’ve chosen well for your family, as the range of ingredients is completely non-toxic and consists largely of Australian essential oils. The founders are fantastic, and full of integrity (you’ll want to support them).
Where to buy: https://koala.eco
Cost: Their prices are affordable, especially when you can save an extra 30% by signing up for repeat orders.
6 – Ever Eco Stainless Steel Lunch Boxes
About: Have you sensed lunch boxes have become a bit of a fashion statement? Blame Ever Eco. Plastic free lunches are all the rage these days, and Ever Eco uses premium stainless steel to give you what you need. We use them every day.
Where to buy: https://evereco.com.au/collections/food-storage
7 – Weleda
About: You’ve probably heard of these guys. They have an ah-mazing range of cosmetics, all with the obligatory organic and natural ingredient lists that you’d expect as the non-toxer you are. Skin food (nice branding), salt toothpaste, calendula nappy change cream, and sage deodorant are just some of the many products.
Where to buy: https://www.weleda.com.au/
Cost: On the more expensive side, you are paying for a quality product that comes with great reviews.
8 – Patch Adhesive Bandages
About: Your kids are starting to get the inevitable scatches and cuts that come with the territory? Patch bandages are made with 100% organic bamboo fibre, with the added natural goodness of activated charcoal, aloe vera and coconut oil. Latex free, paraben free, thimerosal free, cruelty free.
Where to buy: https://patchstrips.com/
Cost: $6.99 for a tube of 25 adhesive strips
9 – Honeybee Wraps
About: You hate using Cling Wrap, don’t you! This beeswax based product seals those old dinners perfectly, and a quick wash under hot water is all they need and you can use them over and over again. This is a quality product that we’ve used ourselves. We’ve met the lovely founder of this company too.
Where to buy: https://www.honeybeewrap.com.au/
Cost: A twin pack of small wraps is $18, while a twin pack of medium wraps is $24. Shipping is free world-wide.
10- Biome Mozzie Mist
About: If you’re like us, you start chanting happy thoughts to clear the racing thoughts every time you have to spray chemical-laden insect repellents on your childrens’ pure skin. Biome Mozzie Mist is non-toxic, vegan and palm oil free, safe for children from 3 years and easy on sensitive skin types. It comes in a reusable 200 ml glass bottle and is almost plastic free. Carefully chosen range of essential oils that bugs, flies, mosquitoes and even ants despise, but you and the family will love!
Where to buy: https://www.biome.com.au/natural-mosquito-repellent/