One of the first products to get the boot from our home when I started this journey to a more natural, green life was the little tub of Crayola bathwater colors. We were very loyal customers and my two oldest LOVED to tint their bath water all sorts of groovy colors. But my son was already showing that he reacted to artificial dyes in food and since our skin is our biggest organ it no longer made sense to have him bathe in artificial dyes anymore. If you look at these tubs you have a not-so lovely list of ingredients such as FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #5, D&C Red #33. So out this tub went and i never bought another.
My youngest son (now 4) never knew the joys of colored bathwater though, until now. I was super happy last year to find Tinti Bathwater Colors.They have created colors which are made from renewable sources such as blossoms, leaves, fruits and roots. Tinti contains no preservatives or SLS, is bio-degradable, and free from all known allergenic fragrances. All products are soap free and dermatologically tested. The ingredient list on the paper packing confirms this with a list of plant based ingredients and the red color, which gave the water a deep pinkish-purple color did not stain the bath or my kidlets. My two youngest are over the moon happy to have bathwater colors now.
They are pricer than what you could buy at Wal-Mart but this just means they become a once a week treat instead of an every night event. They are made in Germany which has much stricter safety standards than the US so I feel very comfortable using these. I LOVE when smart, ethical companies create alternative products that replace the sub-standard stuff we had to ditch when greener, cleaner pastures called to us and this is definitely one of them. Its not life changing or even necessary in the grand scheme of things but its one of life's little luxuries for green kids made a greener and safer. A+ from me.
You can buy Tinti bathwater colors here in the US at Challenge and Fun. Enjoy bath time!