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Splash Safely: 3 Natural Ways to Reduce Chemicals in Your Child’s Bath Water

Splash Safely: 3 Natural Ways to Reduce Chemicals in Your Child’s Bath Water

Welcome to our latest wellness guide, especially for parents! Are you concerned about the chemicals in your child's bath water? You're not alone. Many of us are aware that regular tap water contains various chemicals, from chlorine to fluoride, which might not be ideal for our little ones’ sensitive skin. At uRBAN wHIP, we're all about making bath time both fun and safe, so let's dive into three natural ways to reduce these chemicals.

1. Vitamin C: The Chlorine Neutralizer

Did you know that Vitamin C isn't just great for the immune system but can also neutralize harmful chemicals in bath water? Most municipal water supplies use chlorine, which can form harmful byproducts like chloroform. Luckily, Vitamin C comes to the rescue by effectively neutralizing chlorine and chloramine (a combination of chlorine and ammonia) used in water treatment.

How to Use:

  • Choose Your Form: Opt for either Ascorbic Acid or Sodium Ascorbate Vitamin C.
  • Quantity: Just a teaspoon is enough for a standard bathtub.
  • Timing: Add it to the bath 2-5 minutes before your child hops in to give it time to work.

For a more convenient solution, consider a bath ball de-chlorinator, which can last for over 200 baths!

2. Clay: The Natural Detoxifier

Bentonite Clay is known for its powerful detoxifying properties. It can bind to heavy metals and toxins, removing them from the body. This same action can be beneficial in your child’s bath, helping to draw out impurities from the water.

How to Use:

  • Prepare the Clay: Mix 2 tablespoons of Bentonite Clay with water in a non-metal container (as metal reduces its effectiveness).
  • Add to Bath: Pour the mixture into the bath after removing the chlorine.

3. Salts & Minerals: The Magnesium Boost

Epsom salts and magnesium flakes are not only relaxing but they also provide a healthy dose of magnesium through the skin. This is especially important as many of us are deficient in this vital mineral due to depleted soil levels and the use of synthetic fertilizers.

How to Make a Magnesium-Rich Bath:

  • Ingredients: 1-2 cups of Epsom salts or magnesium flakes, 1/2 cup Himalayan or sea salt, 1/2 tsp of natural vanilla extract, and 10-15 drops of essential oil like lavender or mint.
  • Preparation: Mix the salts and magnesium flakes, then add the vanilla and essential oil.
  • Usage: Add this mixture to a warm bath and soak for at least 20 minutes.

Why This Matters

The EPA has acknowledged that we can absorb more contaminants from bath and shower water than from drinking the same water. This is particularly concerning for children, who often spend longer in the bath and have a larger surface-area-to-body-weight ratio. By implementing these simple methods, you can significantly reduce your child's exposure to potentially harmful chemicals during bath time.


Bath time should be a source of fun and relaxation, not worry. By using Vitamin C, clay, and natural salts, you can ensure your child’s bath is not only enjoyable but also safe from unwanted chemicals. Remember, a little effort goes a long way in protecting the health and well-being of our little ones!

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  • Danielle Lasit