By Sue Tomchin
That motherhood transforms a woman’s life goes without saying. But in the case of Kate Solomon, the experience of having children inspired a new career as an entrepreneur.
With the birth of her first child, this veteran of the Peace Corps and of 10 years’ experience in product development for beauty companies such as L’Oreal, Parfums Givenchy and Avon began to look more closely at the ingredients in the baby grooming products on the market. What she saw were tongue-twisting chemical names and ingredients like parabens and phthalates, which research indicates can hinder proper hormone development. She set out to develop a line of botanical products that possess the qualities she seeks for her own kids—sulfate-free, allergy-tested and containing certified organic ingredients that meet the most respected standards of safety.
The result of her efforts is Babo Botanicals, born two years ago and enthusiastically embraced by health-conscious parents. Products include Oatmeal Calendula Baby Shampoo and Moisturizing Lotion, for the extra-sensitive skin of newborns; Berry Primose Smooth Detangling Shampoo, for children whose hair tends to knot, tangle or frizz; and Lavender Meadowsweet Calming Moisturizing Lotion and 3 in 1 Bubble Bath, Shampoo and Wash for the entire family. Babo is also known for Rosemary Tea Tree Lice Repel Shampoo and Conditioning Spray, which, when used together, are clinically proven to be 95 percent effective.
Visit babobotanicals.com to learn more and to see gift sets for newborns, moms-to-be, little girls and more, ranging from $40 to $55. You can also call 877-537-BABO.