Today I’m joined by Nico from Noleo Care – this chemical engineer dad of 2 is sharing his product and why you might consider if for your baby.
Noleo makes a 3 in 1 wash that can be used with cloth diapers to clean the skin, treat the skin, and soothe the skin. This product is made with less than 6 ingredients, is cloth safe, and definitely worth trying. You can find it at www.noleocare.com
Nico Chery is a French dad and chemical engineer raising two daughters in San Diego, California. When they were expecting our first child, he became concerned about the growing number of chemicals in our personal care products, and the lack of transparency in the personal care market.
Today we are going to talk about rash and skin care – so I have Nick from Noelo Care (pronounciation) with us. Many people switch to cloth diapers to try to combat rashes and skin irritation. It often works but cloth diapering doesn’t make us immune to rashes. We still get skin irritation as the body changes.
Why a 3 in 1 product for a cloth diaper parent?
It’s a new concept and for many of you, it might not be something you’ve considered before. This product is to eliminate the chemical reactions between products – baby wipes, lotion, and rash cream. How do those ingredients interact in unknown ways and impact baby’s skin?
I asked last week on my FB page about the different types of products people use at a diaper change and was a bit surprised. I’ve always been a bit of a minimalist at a diaper change and mostly just use water – but many people were using wipes, wipe solutions, and rash creams and sometimes moisturizer.
What is it? How do I use it? Is it a little different than using wipes or cloth wipes?
Our 3 in 1 product comes in the form of a cleansing lotion – the oil content and limewater it’s an effective cleanser because the oil will help the poop move from the skin. Scrubbing is no good for the skin. This causes some friction for the skin.
It’s really simple to use – 1 or 2 pumps on a cloth pad, or a cotton pad and then wipe clean.
You mention this want to simplify things. Can we talk through the ingredients in this product? They are all super simple and cloth diaper safe – there is no petroleum or zinc and that means no clogged fibres, no stains.
Five ingredients in our product: limewater, organics sunflower oil, organic olive oil, glyceryl stearate, beeswax.
Limewater is an important ingredient because it raises the pH to a little over neutral and that allows the balance of pH on babies skin – especially for the urine on the skin.
We use sunflower because too much olive oil might not be great for infants skin, so we switched to a sunflower based blend to support the skin.
Beeswax to retain the moisture. The shine afterwards is the beeswax, and that product stays on the skin like ointment.
What is the shelf life?
3 years after manufacturing before you open the package, once you open — then you have about three months. You’ll smell if it’s gone bad.
What about the environmental impact of the other ingredients in this product?
We are very cautious about the products we use and checking that they come from sustainable plants. We use such small percentages of the products. The product is made in France. The organic cotton pads are sourced out of Turkey and manufactured in Poland.
Where does your story? How did you get into this?
The last time I talked to a Dad was with Lil Helpers.
It came by like any Dad story – I had my first daughter and was surprised at the number of ingredients being used in ingredients and not-happy with the transparency. So he wanted to address these issues and finding a product that would work. As a chemical engineer, he felt he could make an ingredient with less than 6 ingredients. This became a necessity in finding a product that would work for his kids.
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