We are excited to introduce our natural baby line to you! It has been carefully formulated with organic, whole-food ingredients to cleanse, nourish, hydrate and protect your baby. There’s also a rich belly butter for mom to prevent stretch marks and keep a growing belly happy.
Here are some key points to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about our products:
DO THE BABY PRODUCTS CONTAIN ESSENTIAL OILS?
We love essential oils! However, we don’t use them in our ultra-gentle baby line. The only product that has a touch of essential oils is the Belly Butter, formulated for Mom. The only scent in the baby products comes from steam- distilled hydrasols (that means the water that remains after the plant has been distilled). Hydrasols are gentler than essential oils, while also nourishing the skin and acting as mild anti-bacterials. We also use our own Jusu-infused lavender oil to impart a delicate aroma.
WHAT MAKES YOUR CLEANSER and SHAMPOO FOAM?
Jusu Body is very particular about foaming agents. There are so many harsh, toxic bubble baths, shampoos and body washes on the market. Many of them are thickened with petroleum-based or synthetic thickeners. We use a locally made, pure liquid soap combined with a coconut-based foaming agent that is gentle, environmentally safe, biodegradable and safe enough to eat.
IS YOUR BABY WASH/SHAMPOO DRYING?
We use organic castor oil to provide gentle moisture, along with aloe vera and local seaweed, so it doesn’t dry baby’s delicate skin.
WHAT MAKES YOUR DIAPER BALM SAFER THAN OTHERS?
We don’t use any synthetic fragrances or petroleum-based barriers (carbomer, mineral oil, petroleum jelly). We only use organic, rich healing butters and oils like organic shea butter, virgin coconut oil and camellia oil. We also use herbs as antibacterials. Calendula and Lavender come from our own Jusu garden. Other healing herbs are neem and marshmallow root.
WHY DO YOU PUT ZINC IN YOUR DIAPER CREAM?
Most commercial diaper creams use zinc as their main ingredient. We use a very small percentage of zinc oxide in our diaper cream for its healing and protective qualities. We rely on organic shea butter to do the work in the Jusu Diaper Cream. Zinc oxide is a naturally occurring mineral – its formed when zinc and oxygen get together. However, all zinc oxide is now made in a lab and is pharmaceutical grade. It is non-nano, which means it sits on the surface and does not penetrate.
MOST PRODUCTS HAVE NASTY PRESERVATIVES IN THEM. WHAT DO YOU USE TO PRESERVE YOUR BABY LOTION?
We know what you mean. We avoid any cumulative or “nasty” chemical-based preservatives. We use Elderberry extract, Leuconostat (a ferment filtrate from a radish), and a tiny amount of potassium sorbate (a salt). Our preservatives are food-grade and non-cumulative.
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF YOUR BABY PRODUCTS?
We believe that “Fresh is Best”. The shelf life of our baby products is anywhere from 10 months to 18 months. They are made with love in small batches. Treat them gently – keep them away from heat sources or out of direct sunlight. These products are safe enough to eat and in fact, they are made with food-grade ingredients.
WHAT IS BARRIER BALM FOR?
This is a herbal, organic butter and oil healing balm infused with the herbs Plantain and Chickweed. It is protective, hydrating and reduces itching and redness. Because of the natural beeswax, shea butter and cocoa butter, it provides a protective layer that can be used safely on sore nipples, chapped lips or the skin around the mouth and nose, or for the diaper area. The Barrier Balm is preserved with a natural Vitamin E.
WHY DO YOU USE SUNFLOWER LECITHIN IN YOUR PRODUCTS?
We use Sunflower Lecithin in our Baby line because we don’t use any silicone, acrylics or petroleum products, and sunflower lecithin helps the natural ingredients bind together, feel silky and nourish at the same time. It is organic and safer than soy lecithin (which is often GMO). It is also protective.
IS YOUR SHAMPOO SAFE FOR BABY’S EYES?
Yes, it is. It is very mild and contains no harsh irritants. Because anything foaming has a higher PH, it can be slightly uncomfortable. If it gets in baby’s eyes, just use a damp cloth to wipe the area. There is absolutely no risk to eyes. Some baby shampoos on the market actually use ingredients that anesthetize the eye to prevent stinging from their harsh ingredients. In our opinion these are not only dangerous, but they are unnecessary.
DO YOU USE THE JUICE PULP IN THE BABY PRODUCTS?
We made a decision not to use our nutrient-dense organic pulp in the baby products. We would love to, but they are produced in the vicinity of other foods and we didn’t want to risk any allergies. So we kept it simple! All other Jusu products contain our fruit and vegetable pulp extract.
WHAT IS THE JUSU BODY BELLY BUTTER SCENTED WITH?
The scent in the Jusu Body Belly Butter is very subtle. It contains a blend of pure essential oils including lavender, rosewood, rose, and ylang ylang. It has a sweet vanilla scent that comes from our natural clove-extracted vanilla powder.
Written by JUSU Body Master Formulator, Karen Van Dyck