Baby Boo Organic Chamomile & Geranium Cleanser

I’m probably one who is easily led by my nose going by how I choose my products. When it comes to facial or body cleansers, smell is of utmost importance for me; a product that smells good to me will get into my good books easily. Like this Baby Boo Organic Chamomile and Geranium Bubbly Cleanser – when I first took a whiff of the scent, I knew I just had to give it a go no matter.

Certified range suitable for babies
For some reasons, I’ve never checked up the Baby Boo organic ‘Pamper My Baby’ range of products till recently. I think I had mistaken it for another brand, whose ingredients I wasn’t too impressed with. But in any case, I found out that the Baby Boo range is specially formulated to pamper, protect and soothe babies’ skin and hair. All products in the range are certified by the Organic Farmers & Growers Association and The Soil Association, and free from parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth sulphate (SLES), petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and artificial colouring. Additionally, Baby Boo organic products have not been tested on animals, do not contain any animal ingredients and all development and manufacturing processes are free from GMOs.

Texture, packaging and scent
Ladies, the next time you head to Watsons, please check out this product and tell me what you think of the combination of chamomile and geranium scent. I’m like so in love with the calming and relaxing scent that I can’t get enough of it. I was initially leery that this being a bubbly cleanser might be too runny. Well, it is a tad runny and because of the tube packaging, I found the wastage to be kind of high if I’m not careful and it sure will do better in a pump bottle. But the good thing is that this cleanser foams up adequately and when you rub the gel with your wet hands, you’ll get quite a bit of small bubbles in the air. Lovely!

Baby Boo Organic Chamomile & Geranium Cleanser, 200ml

Ingredients: Aqua, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Betaine, Xanthan Gum, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil (Produced under Organic Farmers & Growers Standards), Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Produced under Organic Farmers & Growers Standards), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder (Produced under Organic Farmers & Growers Standards), Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool.

This is a paraben-free formula that uses Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, and Dehydroacetic Acid as preservatives instead. I was concerned that the addition of the scents might irritate the skin of my child but it poses no problems for himself nor me. While this is a keeper for me, it’s not really the case for my son. Because this is just a body cleanser, I can’t use it for my son’s hair and so I’m likely to go back to purchasing A’kin Body Wash & Shampoo for him, which is an all-in-one bath product for children.

Overall summary
Like I’ve indicated, I’m in love with this stuff and at S$14.20, readily available from Watsons, I’m very likely to continue purchasing it for awhile. Unfortunately, it seems that Watsons has only stocked a limited range of the baby products because I see a few more interesting bath and body items on the Maison Boo website that I’ll be keen to give a try.

Have you tried any of the Maison Boo or Baby Boo products & do you have a favorite?


  1. Jyoan says:

    I am very led by scent too! I’ll be sure to check this out the next time I am at Watsons! I have been wanting to try baby products for some time now, the ingredients all look wonderful. But pharmacies don’t stock many brands… … Normally, I only see GAIA.

    Hmmm, may I ask, what is Xanthum Gum for? I always see this ingredient being more prominent in SLS-free formulas.
    Jyoan last post is: Maybelline Jelly Glow

  2. Lanie says:

    xanthum gum is a thickener.. it is also used for baking…

  3. EcoBeauty says:

    I’ve got too many bottles of body wash in the toilet now, haha. I’m tempted to buy this since I haven’t been particularly happy with the ones I used previously but have to control myself… >_<
    EcoBeauty last post is: Review & Giveaway: Dress made from Bamboo Fabric by Zhai Eco Collection!

  4. Sandra says:

    This sounds interesting, will try it for myself when I’m done with my Buds Organic Happy Baby Cleanser, which I get from Unity Pharmacy. However, I think Baby Boo’s tube packaging will not be suitable for my son as he will squeeze everything out in no time.

  5. Carrie says:

    hehehe this entry reminded me of one of my besties who now lives in Korea and has been rather helpless with good-smelling prodcuts! When she was in NZ I could remember she used to drag me to pharmacies, department stores and even duty free shops to try and sample a wide range of products. I can vividly remember she had to sniff every thing that caught her attention and that’s when her wallet start to sound the alarm!! Before she left NZ she even handed me and another friend each a whole box of stuff she hadn’t finished and yet couldn’t accompany her all the way to Korea @0@ It took me nearly 2 years just to use them (some even have to be thrown away! what a waste >”<) And yes, even though I am also driven by the scent, I am proud to say that I have more self control than my friend when spending XD

  6. Sesame says:

    Oh I hope you like it as much as I do. I really really love the scent. ?

    As for Xanthum Gum, it is a natural sugar derived from corn. Like what Lanie pointed out, it’s a thickener and is able to produce a large increase in the thickness of a liquid with just a small quantity added. It is also used to hold the ingredients together so they will not separate.

  7. Sesame says:

    Check it out. ?

  8. Sesame says:

    Oh yes, the tube packaging isn’t too ideal cos I find wastage can be high.

  9. Sesame says:

    You’re disciplined! ? But heheh, I’m not like your bestie. Although I’m led by scents, but I only smell stuff I’m interested in. I think I can get a headache sniffing at all the stuff in a store!

  10. HKLights says:

    I have to agree with the smell being one of the most important things when considering cleansers. These products look worth a try.

    By the way, Sesame, on your quest for the “perfect” natural toothpaste, you might want to do some research on active coal (charcoal) as a toothpaste (yes, coal!).

    During a holiday a few weeks back, I heard that my grandfather washed his teeth exclusively with charcoal (from burned wood), and had no cavities and amazingly white teeth to his death at 80-years-old!

    I took the plunge, purchased charcoal from a pharmacy (where it is sold in powder format), mixed it with natural non-fluoride toothpaste, and never have had such a good cleansing in my life and now use it as the last toothbrushing of the day!

    I always wondered how people kept their teeth clean & white before modern times, and charcoal toothpaste seems to be one of those lost golden secrets.

  11. Carrie says:

    Haha you’ve got good self control too!! I’ve tried to dissuade my friend on so many occassions in the end I just have to give up â•®(ï¿£_ï¿£”)â•­ And every time when I see you blog Korean skincare products I always think of her LOL

  12. Sesame says:

    Oh charcoal! Very interesting because I’ve seen it in a Japanese brand but it’s not powder like what you’ve described…believe it’s a paste. I’ll try to source for the powder (hope it’s available here) and give your tip a try. It sounds like using baking soda. ?

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