Written by Stacey Kelleher. Reviewed by cleaning expert Sean Busch.
Bathing your baby is so much more than just a matter of hygiene. It is a welcome break from the day’s activities -- a time to slow down and bond with one another. It’s one of the many rituals we do as parents that help babies feel safe and secure.
Research shows that bath time is good for babies’ development because it engages all of the senses -- from the gentle touch of mom’s hands to the joy of watching bubbles form and float. We wanted to make bath time even more special, so a few years ago we created a natural bubble bath that offers plenty of foam while leaving baby’s skin soft and supple.
Why We Created Puracy Natural Baby Bubble Bath
Before introducing this product, we recommend using our Natural Baby Shampoo & Body Wash for daily cleansing. While it contains all of the good stuff we know to offer effective cleansing and moisture retention, we knew there was still some room for a dedicated baby bubble bath created especially for our littlest bathers.
Under the guidance of trusted dermatologist Dr. Julie Jackson, we worked to develop what we think is the gentlest, most effective, most moisturizing bubble bath for infants available on the market today.
Our chemists started with the best ingredients from our existing Puracy bath and body products and added something special: our proprietary blend of fruit extracts that work together to moisturize and replenish the skin.
We tested our Lavender & Vanilla Natural Baby Bubble Bath on skin at various time intervals and observed that it felt noticeably smoother and softer over time -- unlike other bubble bath products that can dry skin and strip moisture after just a few minutes. Even worse, according to Harvard Health, prolonged contact with certain types of bubble bath can lead to irritation of the skin.
What Makes Our Bubble Bath Different
When we set out to formulate our plant-derived bubble bath, we looked at what was missing from existing products on today’s store shelves. Other bubble baths take too much time and water to create a foam that falls flat in minutes. And most are full of harsh dyes, perfumes, and surfactants that aren’t good for your baby. But what we noticed most of all was how drying they were. If they didn’t irritate or strip the skin’s outer layer, then they left behind a greasy residue.
We knew what we had to do.
In our business, we call the amount of initial foam and foam height produced by a liquid the “flash foam.” We wanted our bubble bath to produce a lot of foam quickly, because after all, what baby or young child doesn’t love bubbles?
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It’s also important for bubbles to have staying power. We could have achieved this by loading up our formula with sulfates -- but that’s not the Puracy way. Instead, we put our team of chemists to work to find natural ingredients and oils that would create luminous, rich, long-lasting bubbles (also known as “carry foam”) while cleansing and renewing your baby’s skin in the process.
But what we’re most proud of is our proprietary blend of fruit oils. Every bottle of Puracy Natural Baby Bubble Bath contains extracts of apple, banana, papaya, peach, muskmelon, avocado, mango, and pomegranate for long-lasting moisture and healthier skin -- courtesy of Mother Nature herself.
Premium Ingredients for a Natural Clean
Like every Puracy home and bath product, extensive research and months of trial and error went into the formation of our gentle bubble bath. In the end, the perfect balance of unique ingredients made our formula cleansing, moisturizing, and guaranteed to produce tons of rich bubbles that last as long as bath time does.
In addition to the premium plant-based cleansers and skin softeners like vegetable glycerin, aloe, and coco glycinate found in other Puracy body products, we’ve also added Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, which has antimicrobial properties, has been known to help treat acne, and contains trace minerals like magnesium that can help soothe irritated skin.
Unlike other products that add synthetic dyes and perfumes, our bright, floral lavender and warm vanilla are naturally-derived. It’s that hint of lavender that makes bath time especially soothing and calming for baby. After every bath, your baby’s skin will be refreshed, renewed, and deeply moisturized -- the natural way.
Puracy Bubble Bath Is Safe for Babies, Pets, and the Environment
As parents and caregivers, we are incredibly choosy about what touches our babies’ skin. And we should be. Sulfates, formaldehyde, perfumes, dyes and other harsh chemicals found in many widely-available cleansers, shampoos, and body washes pose a host of health risks that go beyond minor skin irritation.
Babies are babies after all, and if yours happens to get a bubble or two in his or her mouth, then you don’t have to worry. Every Puracy product is at least 99.3% natural, derived from plant-based, renewable resources with no petroleum compounds. Our Lavender & Vanilla Baby Bubble Bath is hypoallergenic, tear-free and gentle enough for daily baths. It’s also 100% biodegradable within 30 days of use and is safe for septic systems and greywater.
Tips & Tricks for a Bathtub Full of Bubbles
When it comes to bubble baths, the more bubbles the better, right? Your baby and young kids would probably agree. To get what we call in the business good “flash foam” and larger, more voluminous bubbles, pour a few squirts of Puracy baby bubble bath under running water.
More water pressure equals more bubbles. So, try using your shower head to fill the tub or placing your hand over part of the faucet to increase the pressure and activate the surfactants -- or foaming agents -- that make those long-lasting bubbles. If your tub faucet sends out water in a smooth, even stream with minimal splashing as the water fills the tub, then it won’t create many bubbles no matter what type of bubble bath product you use. The greater the water pressure, and the more splashing and agitation the water receives, the more bubbles you’ll get.
Dermatologist Julie Jackson, who assisted us with the development of our natural bubble bath, recommends that babies (and adults) limit their time soaking in a bathtub to about 10 minutes. When bath time is over, a quick rinse of the tub should be enough to wash away any bubbles left behind. You won’t find any oily residue, soap scum, or greasy film coating your bathtub -- or your baby.
Moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers can feel good about trusting a bubble bath developed by doctors, derived from plant-based sources, and full of natural emollients and moisturizers that soften and hydrate the skin with each and every use. You don’t have to give up natural ingredients to get all the foam you want. Puracy Baby Bubble Bath is green, clean, and bursting with bubbles!
Safe & Natural Products for the Whole Family
Every Puracy bath and body product is made with premium plant-derived, natural ingredients.
After exploring dozens of ingredients and hundreds of formulas, we found that coco glycinate (a coconut-based surfactant) produced the most foam without disrupting the outer layer of the skin. That's why it's a staple in all three varieties of Puracy Natural Body Wash: It provides plenty of satisfying bubbles without drying, itching, or irritation.
To retain moisture after the bath and continue to soften skin all day long, Dr. Jackson recommends applying Puracy Organic Baby Lotion within three minutes after bath time is over. Our lotion is full of plant-based oils and butters to soothe and soften your little one’s skin. You’ll notice a difference after just one use.
And of course, we don’t want to leave out the “grown-ups.” Fragrance-free Organic Hand & Body Lotion contains tried and true organic plant oils that offer natural moisture but leave out the greasiness and residue that some other products leave behind.
There are countless washes, lotions, and shampoos on the market that claim to be safe for your baby. But we encourage you to dig deeper and find out what they’re really made of. Discover what natural means to us at Puracy and why so many devoted customers feel good about using our products for the ones they love most.