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Herbal Diaper CreamThe best news?  The products are free of phthalates.  All scent is from essential oils – no synthetic fragrance.  Arbonne has confirmed that the products are free of phthalates. 

Also, although the ingredients do include some that can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, these products do not contain any 1,4-dioxane according to Arbonne.  Arbonne vacuum strips any 1,4-dioxane out.  I've been recently discouraged by the recent report from the Organic Consumers Association that several popular "natural" personal care products contain the carcinogen 1,4-dioxane as a contaminant from the ethoxylation process.  I talk about this issue more here.  But, doing my research, I've found products that, although they have ingredients that may contain 1,4-dioxane as a contaminant, the manufacturer takes the extra step to strip out the 1,4-dioxane.  And Arbonne's Baby Care products are free of 1,4-dioxane.  

Arbonne's Baby Care products are also free of parabens, which is great news too.  The fabulous Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database by the Environmental Working Group includes the Arbonne Baby Care products.  Unfortunately, the ingredient lists are out of date because Arbonne has reformulated and no longer includes parabens.

The complete list of ingredients for each product is on the both the inner and outer packaging.  The ingredients are, for the most part, the mildest of the ingredients for the particular application.  However, some ingredients do have the potential to cause irritation for some individuals. 
I've used the Herbal Diaper Rash Cream and really like it.  It has a mild pleasant scent.  Granted, my daughter is 3 and rarely needs it, but my sister tried it on her 6 month old baby and liked it too.  I LOVE the Arbonne Baby Body Oil, but I use it on my feet.  It is great to rub on your feet before bed, slip on cotton socks and soften your feet as you sleep.  I also like the body lotion. 
Good luck!
UPDATE:  Please note this UPDATE to my original post.  I've re-checked the ingredients to respond to a comment, and found that the Hair & Body Wash contains triethanolamine.  Triethanolamine can cause irritation of the eyes and skin and vapors can cause respiratory tract at elevated concentrations, although the amount present in this product is unlikely to do so.  Triethanolamine is linked to inhibition of choline uptake.  But, the levels required for triethanolamine to inhibit choline uptake are very high in mice, and rats did not demonstrate similar effects.  Humans are also resistent to developing choline deficiency, unlike the mice in the study.  Some websites report that triethanolamine can product nitrosamines, but triethanolamine is a tertiary amine.  Studies have shown very low potential to react with nitrosating agents to produce nitrosamines. 

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