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California Baby Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash Review

A natural, great-smelling shampoo & body wash, gentle enough for babies and all skin-types
California Baby Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash
Credit: California Baby
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Price:   $24 List
Pros:  Nicely scented, natural, leaves skin and hair soft
Cons:  Runs out too quickly
Manufacturer:   California Baby
By Juliet Spurrier, MD ⋅ Mom-in-Chief  ⋅  Oct 29, 2015
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Our Analysis

This two-in-one baby shampoo and body wash scoring 1 on EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database is gentle enough for the newest baby's hair, face and body, but still enjoyed by people of all ages without tears or irritation. Made from Calendula, a flower extract used for centuries to naturally soothe skin (a.k.a. Pot Marigold), it is formulated towards dry, sensitive or irritated skin. Its natural vegetable glucoside cleansers are non-stripping, biodegradable, and grown sustainably. Free of sulfates, DEA, numbing agents, and synthetic fragrances, its scent comes from aromatherapy quality essential oils.


The most commonly cited likes for this product are:

  • Smells great
  • Gentle enough for newborns, but works for all ages
  • Perfect for sensitive, irritated or dry skin


User reviews frequently note these disadvantages:

  • Runs out too fast!

Juliet Spurrier, MD