Eat It Up, Baby: 'Edible' Lotion Rubs Little Ones the Right Way

A way to go green that's good for the little ones.

Lotion Bars and Body Butter is available now.
Lotion Bars and Body Butter is available now.
The dilemma: Baby needs some lotion but lotion gets on baby's hands and baby likes to put hands in mouth.

The answer: Greenplicity.

Greenplicity for children is the brainchild of Shanika McCloud, who started the product line after seeing a need for loving lotions that wouldn't hurt kids if they ate it, licked it, bit it or decided to spread it on crackers and chomp it down.

"After realizing that everything I put on my daughter's skin was going in her mouth, I searched for a product line that would be safe if she ate some of it," McLoud Says. "Finding none, I decided to create one myself." 

A Show of Hands in Del Ray carries the product, and it's available and online from $4.75.

"It sells itself," says Pat Miller, an owner of A Show of Hands. "It walks right out the door. It's one of those things you explain what it is, and they just pick it up and buy it."

McLoud uses all-natural, food-grade ingredients so anytime a baby sucks her hands or a thumbsucking toddler needs some lotion love, or a 4-year-old bites her nails to the cuticles, Mom, Dad or whoever can use Greenplicity without fear that it will make the child sick.

There are two products currently on the market, and a few more that will be released later this year. 

The Lotion Bar is a coco-citrus scented moisturizer designed to soothe and restore skin. The beeswax helps to naturally seal in moisture twice as long as water-based moisturizers keeping the skin moisturized for a longer period of time. It's also available in a nut-free version.

The Body Butter is a replenishing lotion that naturally nourishes the skin with a mixture of essential oils blended to soothe and soften at the same time. It's available in Lavender or Palmarosa scents. 

"Using all-natural, and food-grade ingredients lets me create a safe and gentle product for kid's skin  — and tummys! — while being kind to the environment they'll grow up in," McLoud says.
dorthy manser April 04, 2014 at 04:58 PM
Arsenic, ricin, and botulism are also natural products made my mother nature herself. So are bubonic plague, syphilis, and belladonna. I'm sure coco butter is fine, but not because it's natural. Mother nature has been slaughtering us happily for hundreds of thousands of years, and she will again if we buy into the naturalist fallacy that everything natural is good and everything made by humans is dangerous.
tax payordie April 04, 2014 at 05:00 PM
LOL Syphilis... Yo Baby Eat this.
Donna Brown April 04, 2014 at 09:06 PM
Come on people get a grip! The product is NOT MADE FOR CONSUMPTION, even though the article seems to have confused most of you. It’s just a healthier alternative for children, free of toxins.
Brian Maday April 05, 2014 at 05:09 PM
Don't know about this BRAND - but health food stores sell coconut butter, which is very tasty on toast. Some of you "commenters" need to check facts...
Diana Flores April 26, 2014 at 04:01 PM
cool, but weird!


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