our ingredient promise

100% of every ingredient for all Eco.kid product is certified sustainably sourced. 

Our commitment to deliver high performance certified organic botanically-based products that are kinder to your kid's skin, and to our Planet, goes much deeper than our use of naturally derived ingredients.

What is the difference between Naturally Occurring and Naturally Derived?

Naturally occurring is defined as a natural product that is delivered in its natural form as it would come from the fresh plant/seed/flower.

In a COSMOS certified organic formulation we term this ingredient a Physically Processed Agro-Ingredient .

An example is a natural Xanthan Gum in its powdered form. This may be grown commercially or organically. 

Naturally derived is defined as an ingredients derived from a natural product that has been chemically manipulated to artificially create a product that is delivered in a form that would not occur in nature. 

In a COSMOS certified organic formulation we term this ingredient a Chemically Processed Agro-ingredient – certifiable only by using agricultural organic raw materials as the starting feedstock i.e. Organic Coconut Oil
 – and manufacturing processes that are clean and authorised, all under the umbrella of “Green Chemistry”.

An example of such an ingredient is a natural glycerine soap... its feedstock is organic olive oil and it is heated with a little sodium hydroxide to split the fatty acids apart creating an entirely new finished raw material... a Soap. 


Never use Water-based product to remove headlice eggs.

Schools often send notes home instructing parents to comb the hair with conditioner to inspect for headlice. Although well meaning, this advice is not as helpful as it is intended to be.

Water-based product will swell human hair 15% within 2 minutes making the lice eggs more difficult to remove.

Oil-based products will not swell the hairshaft and are transparent making it much easier to identify the live lice and much easier to remove lice and thier nit eggs from the hair.


Oil-based Are the Best Headlice Treatments

Oil-based Headlice combing solution and headlice treatments are the best choice for detecting and eradicating headlice.

Any oil will suffocate the live lice and the oil will help support the easy release of the lice nit eggs.


Why are nit eggs so tough to remove

The nit eggs are glued to the hairsaft by a liquid chitisan. Chitisan is the same natural material as the shell of a beetle, so once it dries and hardens it forms a permanent casing around the hair fibre.

Only sliding the casing up the hairshaft will allow it to be removed.

Nit Ninja Nit Picker Pre-Shampoo Combing Oil is formulated to penetrate beneath the tough shell structure and lubricate the hair fibre to allow for effortless removal of the egg.