Wet wipes have become an integral part of my purse. Whether I am visiting the market or going to town side or it’s a day picnic. When it’s a vacation time, my kids have one pack each of the wet wipes, of their own too. The reasons are obvious. They offer the convenience on the go. Wiping the hands or the face off in the middle of the journey is made easy. They also have an added advantage of rendering one fresh after the use.
Recently I came across Mother Sparsh water-based baby wipes. Along with some friends, we had gifted it to a new mom as a part of baby hamper. I had learnt that Mother Sparsh Baby wipes are India’s first water-based wipes. It had 98% of water. And this was one of the reasons why I started using and recommending the Mother Sparsh wet wipes to new moms. After all water is the safest medium for cleansing.
What did I find when I started using these wipes?
Its smooth and has cottony feel. It’s thus gentle on skin. An ideal for the tender baby skin, I must say. And why it wouldn’t be? ‘Coz its made of skin friendly natural fabric.
Being sensitive towards Earth, I was happy to discover that Mother Sparsh water-based wipes owing to effective formulation, plant base origin and natural fabric are 100% biodegradable.
As a mother of two, I understand how painful it can be when the baby develops the skin rashes. Checking little further about Mother Sparsh wet wipes, I learnt that they are alcohol and paraben free. Chemical free, Mother Sparsh water-based wipes are clinically proven water wipes for preventing bacterial and yeast growth. The wipes are hypoallergenic and pH balanced to provide the utmost surety of caring the baby skin. No need to worry about the skin irritation and rashes thus.
Curious that I am, I wanted to check if the wipes really are safe for tender skin based. “Agni Pariksha” aka the “Flame Test” is what I carried out. Now what is this “Flame test”, you may wonder. Its simple exercise that one can carry out at home. All you need is a baby wipe, candle and matchbox. You can follow the steps that I carried out to…
— Take a baby wipe, let it dry in the open air for a while till it turns little dry.
— Light the candle with matchbox.
— Hold a corner of the baby wipe near the flame.
Simple isn’t it? Yes, indeed. But a lot needs to be carefully observed after these steps.
First indicator is the “fragrance”. We all know that polyester, on burning gives out bad smell. The bad smell is thus indicator of presence of chemicals in the wipes which is definitely bad for the tender baby skin as it is formulated with chemicals in it.
However, if the smell is of the burning cloth or paper, it means that the wipe is made of natural fabric and is needless to say gentle on the baby skin.
Next indicator is the “residue” after burning the wipe. A hard-black residue or the hard lump on the fabric means presence of polyester in it.
If the fabric turns into ash, its an indication that the wipe is made from natural plant fabric and is of cotton. Enough an indication for the wipe being safe and gentle for the baby skin, right?
What were my findings after this experiment, you may be curious to know. So here are share them with you…
On conducting the Flame Test on the Mother Sparsh water-based wipes, I registered the burning smell of paper or cotton. This clearly indicated that Mother Sparsh water-based wipes are chemical free. The residue was nothing but “ash”. This confirmed natural plant-based origin of Mother Sparsh water-based wipes.
Yippee!!! My faith in Mother Sparsh water-based wipes is confirmed forever, for it cleared the Agni Pariksha aka the Flame Test with flying colours!