After the birth of her first child, Kate Solomon struggled to find salon quality, organic products created especially for kids’ hair, scalp and skin. She was in an ideal position to do something about the lack of options, with more than a decade of experience in product development at L’Oreal, Parfums Givenchy and Avon. Kate partnered with a team of botantists on a certified organic farm in upstate New York who helped her create a new line of organic shampoos, conditioners, detanglers and lotions for babies and children. She uses only pure flower and plant extracts for her dermatologist-tested creations. There are no artificial fragrances or colors, and you won’t find any icky stuff — no sulfates, formaldehyde, paraben or phthalates. Babo Botanicals products (named after her son’s security bunny) are free of dairy, soy and nut oils, too.
The idea that what we put on our babies’ skin should be as healthy as what we feed our babies hit home for Darcy Bentley Frisch, a new mom who told us about Babo Botanicals. “My daughter Nelle, already so sweet and cuddly, is even more so after she comes out of her Babo Oatmilk Calendula bath,” Darcy says. “I can’t resist the combo of the wonderful product scent with her baby soft skin.”
Kate’s mission is one we can get behind, too. She’s committed to natural ingredients, eco-friendly packaging and corporate responsibility — a portion of Babo Botanicals revenue supports a non-profit project to turn community center rooftops into gardens. It’s a recipe for good health and meaningful success.