Why go natural & organic during your pregnancy? Here are just some of the benefits…
- What you put on your body can affect you as well as your unborn baby. It has been said that women use an average of 12 personal care products a day which means they could be exposed to over one hundred unique chemical ingredients some of which may not be good for their health!
- Your hormones change when you’re pregnant which effects your skin greatly Switching your skincare to natural and organic products can be much gentler on your sensitive skin.
- Your skin absorbs about 60% of the lotions used on it and many ingredients can be passed through the placenta as well as breastmilk.
- Look for certified organic products. There’s no legal definition of the words ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ in beauty so you need to look for actual certification labels. If in doubt, look out for the Soil Association kite-mark on packaging, which is an independent stamp of approval confirming products are a minimum of 70% organic.
- Studies are showing us that chemicals in everyday personal care products like moisturizers and shampoo are associated with developmental, reproductive and behavioural disorders, hormone disruption and even cancer. Do yourself a favour and make the switch to natural, organic products to lessen your risk!
NYR Organic is my most trusted, go to brand for personal products so below I’ve shared some of my absolute favourites for expecting moms! Check it out.
Mother Organic Collection Gift Box Mother’s Massage Oil is nourishing and elasticity boosting, helps prevent stretch marks and is infused with uplifting fragrant essential oils. Mother’s Bath Oil replenishes and relaxes while encouraging a sense of well being. Fragranced with uplifting essential oils of bergamot, ylang ylang and lavender essential oils and pure organic skin-nourishing botanical oils. Mother’s Balm is clinically proven to increase skin firmness in just 30 days and increase skin elasticity in just 30 days.
I’ve been using this kit my entire second pregnancy and love it!! The oil is great for first trimester when smells make you feel nauseous because there is no heavy scent!
Frankincense Intense™ Eye Cream: Clinically proven to deliver visible results, our natural age-defying eye cream visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness, while firming and boosting elasticity, hydrating and brightening the eye contour.
Frankincense Intense Cream: This luxurious, instantly hydrating cream is scientifically formulated and clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just 60 days, firm and tone, boost suppleness, enhance radiance, optimize hydration.
Now is an amazing time to grab these two products!! Buy the Cream and get the Eye Cream for half price!! I cannot say enough good things about these products- I use the Eye Cream religiously.
Rejuvenating Frankincense Skincare Kit Rejuvenating Frankincense Refining Cleanser Enjoy soft, fresh skin with this cream cleanser, made with organic cocoa butter, Rejuvenating Frankincense Toner – Rejuvenate skin and help improve the absorption of your moisturizer, Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Oil – This facial oil nourishes skin and protects it from moisture loss, Frankincense Hydrating Cream – Clinically proven to moisturize for up to 24 hours.
This is a great kit to try out some products that work for all skin types! Also great for traveling.
Frankincense Intense™ Lift Serum: A mindful beauty breakthrough with targeted lifting technology, it works to visibly lift, plump and recontour* skin that’s starting to show the second signs of aging. Inhaling the aroma while applying will help you start to feel more relaxed.
This is a newer product that is blowing people’s minds (mine included!). My skin feels firmer INSTANTLY when I use this.
Rose Facial Oil: Precious damask rose infuses a luxurious combination of organic skin-nourishing oils, rich in essential nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins, to help replenish moisture levels and boost skin’s natural radiance. 99% organic.
I love love facial oils and this is a major favourite. I love it both underneath my foundation or at night time.
Rehydrating Rose Facial Polish: Exfoliates and enriches normal to dehydrated skin. Antioxidant milk thistle and aloe vera combined with gently exfoliating wild rose seed powder to leave skin smooth, enriched and revitalised. For oily/combination skin try the Purifying Palmarosa Facial Polish.
I find so many face scrubs too harsh but not this one! Gentle but still gets the job done. We also have a men’s verison.
Wild Rose Beauty Balm: Deep Nourishment Use on dry or sun-damaged areas to restore and nourish. Apply sparingly to clean, dry skin. Simple Cleansing Cleanse excess make up from the skin and moisten face with warm water. Gently massage balm into skin. Run cloth under hot tap, squeeze out water and use it to wipe off balm in gentle circular movements. Full Facial Cleanse excess make up from skin before you start. Run the muslin cloth under hot water, squeeze out and place it over your face to warm the skin and open pores. Repeat. Apply balm in a gentle circular motion, avoiding eyes. Run cloth under hot water again and place over the face. The warmth allows the oils to infuse and the balm to penetrate the skin. Rinse the cloth and use it to wipe the balm away, exfoliating and cleansing as you go. Finally run the cloth under cold water and place over the skin to close the pores.
If you like multi-purpose products, this is for you. Use it as a cleanser, moisturizer, mask, cuticle cream, hand/body lotion, to tame hair flyaways, for sunburns and so on!
Rosemary and Cedarwood Hair Treatment: This special, deep conditioner stimulates the scalp and revitalizes lacklustre hair. It is particularly beneficial for hair affected by dyeing, chlorine, harsh weather or age.
I love that this hair treatment makes my hair feel moisturized without being greasy! It’s like a spa treatment, honestly.
Aromatic Shower Gel: Cleanses and uplifts. A fragrant aromatherapy blend of lavender, Spanish marjoram and geranium essential oils combine with skin conditioning botanicals to hydrate and nourish skin.
One of my favourite shower gels for when I want a more calming scent.
Roll On Deodorant Peppermint & Lime: With a fresh and invigorating scent, our Peppermint & Lime Deodorant delivers aluminum free, clinically proven 24hr protection. It has been formulated to help naturally guard against odor and wetness with cleansing shikimic acid and moisture-absorbing bamboo powder. A skin-loving combination of organic essential oils delivers a gentle yet effective way to face the day with confidence.
I swear by this deodorant and recommend it to every one!! Perfect for even the MOST sensitive pits and yes, it seriously works!! I’ve tried many many natural deodorants and this one is by far my favourite.
Beauty Sleep Body Butter: Intensely nourishes and calms. Wake up to deeply nourished and silky smooth skin with our Beauty Sleep Body Butter, combining organic butters and oils. With an aroma-therapeutic blend of essential oils to calm the mind and enhance a restful sleep, skin is left smelling dreamy and beautifully pampered.
I love applying this (or the lotion version) before bed. The scent is so wonderfully calming and relaxing, it helps me wind down.