Take your little cherub on outdoor adventures without the worry of bites and stings. A safe and effective aloe vera-based gel containing lemon eucalyptus oil – a gentler alternative to citronella oil. No DEET.
Formulated specially for children, safe for newborns.
Proper use of Cherub Rubs repellents
To ensure optimal effectiveness of your repellent, the lotion must be applied evenly on all exposed body surfaces.
If you miss a spot, the mosquitoes will find their way to that area and you will get bitten.
It should be re-applied after 1 to 2 hours, depending on your level of physical activity, perspiration and exposure to water.
Repellents must be re-applied after sweaty exercise or swimming.
Deionised water, *Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, vegetable glycerine, Xanthonomonas campestris (xanthan gum), *Aloe vera powder, Sulphated castor oil, *Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, Eucalyptus citriodora (lemon eucalyptus) oil, *Rosa damascena (rose) floral water, almond and vanilla extract.
Frequently Asked Questions
1Do I need to rinse off Baby Safe Hair & Body Wash after bathing my baby?
It is recommended to bathe the baby in a tub filled with lukewarm water, with a teaspoon of Hair & Body Wash added and mixed well. For tub washing, it is not necessary to rinse off. If Hair & Body Wash is applied using a wet scrub or washcloth, it is good practice to rinse off with water to wash away any sweat and dirt from the body.
2Are Cherub Rubs products cruelty-free?
Cherub Rubs products are not tested on animals, and is cruelty-free. Cherub Rubs also does not contain any animal by-product.
3What is the difference between Natural & Organic?
Natural refers to things that grow or are found in nature. e.g. Plants & animals.
Organic refers to natural things like plants and animals that are produced without the use of synthetic chemicals, pesticides, chemical fertilizers or genetically modified derivatives.
4Why should I choose Cherub Rubs products?
If you want a range of products that are not going to irritate your young one’s skin and is honest in what it offers and includes, then Cherub Rubs is a good choice – even more so if you read the labels and ingredients details and accreditation of products available in the market. We adhere to very strict organic standards – which are higher than most other certifications in other countries and as such, parents and families can be assured that what they are putting on their skin will do no harm.
5What Cherub Rubs product can I use for cradle cap?
Cherub Rubs Baby Safe Hair and Body Wash is formulated to help loosen the scales from cradle cap – the tea tree oil is therapeutically indicated to help to reduce the build-up of scale from cradle cap. Rub a small amount on the baby’s head and gently massage into the scalp. It will not lift immediately but will continue to thin out with regular use over time.
6Why does my hair feel rough after using Organic Baby Shampoo?
It is normal for a new user. That feeling of dry, rough hair will vanish when all the chemical residues that other shampoos leave on your hair has been washed away. There is nothing in the product that can dry hair out.
7Can Skin Balm be applied on the nipple during breast feeding?
Skin Balm is absolutely good and gentle for applying anywhere over the body. It doesn’t contain any irritating ingredient, and is very safe for baby during breast feeding. There is no need to clean away the Skin Balm before latching on.
8Can Skin Balm be applied on the lip area?
Skin Balm is absolutely good for applying anywhere over the body, including lip area. All the ingredients are edible.
9Can Skin Soothe/Skin Soothe be applied on the genital area?
Both Skin Soothe and Skin Balm is safe to apply anywhere over the body. It doesn’t contain any irritating ingredient.
10Can Skin Soothe be applied on pregnant women’s abdomen?
Skin Soothe is free from petrochemicals and most useful for pregnant women to relieve abdominal itchiness as it is much safer to the foetus than any other chemical, after penetration.
11My kids have been using Scatterbugs, when should they switch to Skin Guard Plus?
They can switch to Skin Guard Plus whenever they like, after three years old.
12What is the difference between Scatterbugs versus Skin Guard Plus?
Skin Guard Plus is formulated with higher concentration of Lemon Eucalyptus Oil, with the rest ingredients being the same as Scatterbugs. It is intended for older children (3 years and above) and adults who find Scatterbugs not effective enough to repel mosquitoes.
13Apart from deterring mosquitoes, can Scatterbugs repels other bugs?
Scatterbugs is an insect repellent. Flying insects which feed on human blood detect us via smell. Scatterbugs work by masking the smell of human beings so those insects cannot “find” us.
14Which ingredient in Scatterbugs and Skin Guard Plus serves the purpose of mosquito repellent?
Lemon Eucalyptus Oil (OLE) serves the purpose. Its fragrance is gentler; kids will not reject it as with Citronella or DEET. Kids can also apply it by themselves in school or outdoors as it not harmful to them even with frequent application. Citronella and DEET are not recommended for children especially those under 3 years old.
OLE is also used as food flavouring/fragrance and therapeutic purposes by aboriginals in Australia for many years. Cherub Rubs uses very safe low concentration of OLE in Scatterbugs.
15Petrochemicals have been commonly used for a long time, why is it not good for human beings?
Many recent journals and studies show that petrochemicals ‘clings’, it just acts as a barrier and may block your skin pores. It does not help nourish and rejuvenate skin cells. Petrochemicals may also contain some harmful impurities.
16What are the benefits of using Cherub Rubs Skin Balm which contains high level of Macadamia Oil?
Macadamia Oil is a uniquely Australian Oil. It is a protective oil with a high absorption rate and has been successfully used as a healing oil for scars, sunburns, minor wounds and other irritations. The monounsaturated component is similar to skin sebum.
17Are Cherub Rubs gluten-free?
Cherub Rubs products are fully vegetable-based.
18Can pregnant women use Cherub Rubs products? Are there any essential oils that pregnant women should avoid?
Newborn baby’s skin is the most delicate, any product that can be applied on newborns can be used by pregnant women as well.
19Can Cherub Rubs products be used for the whole family?
Cherub Rubs is the first baby skincare product that got ‘Certified Organic Product’ Certificate in 2006. Cherub Rubs products are safe and convenient for the whole family – one product for the whole family and for the entire body, from face to toe. The baby has the most sensitive skin in the family, and products safe for the bub are suitable for all in the family.
20Is it safe if the baby happens to lick the products after application?
There are no issues if the baby licks the products, as all the ingredients in Cherub Rubs products are edible and very safe to newborns & kids.
21Can I apply the product on newborn’s or baby’s face?
Yes, as all Cherub Rubs products are free from petrochemicals and toxic substances. It is suitable for the whole body, from head to toe. It can be used for the whole family, from newborn to adult, even elderly with sensitive skin.
22Is it safe to apply essential oils on newborns or babies in general?
All essential oils in Cherub Rubs products are safe to be used on newborns. The oils used are predominantly edible oils and well established for use over many years. They are generally at very low concentrations in Cherub’s products to ensure safety for newborn.
23What is Australian Certified Toxic Free Certification?
It is a certificate issued by Safe Cosmetics Australia, an independent organization with a mission to provide consumers with the information & identification required to purchase products that are formulated without the use of potentially harmful toxic chemicals. All ingredients are assessed individually for health and safety according to extensive research based on scientific literature and government data, sourced locally and aboard. Safe Cosmetics Australia continues to research and evaluate chemicals comparing tests carried out by leading Formulation and Production Chemists based in Australia to information published in the EU, USA and Canada by environmental working groups and scientific research companies.
24Why is it so important to use organic products for baby?
Infants have extremely soft, delicate skin and it is sensitive – reacts easily to all chemicals. When you make the choice to purchase only organic skincare products in caring for your child, you permit your little one to grow into the world without being assaulted by chemical preservatives, colouring and artificial fragrances.