Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women, but it can also come with a host of skin and hair concerns. From stretch marks to dry skin, pregnant women often have to navigate a new set of beauty challenges.
The beauty industry has become a huge market with thousands of products to try and choose. But when it comes to pregnancy, many people become more aware with what they’re putting on and into their bodies – and beauty products are often the first to be analysed. It’s important to choose products that are safe for your growing baby.
One way to address these concerns is by using organic beauty products, which are free from harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients. But with so many beauty products available on the market, what’s the best choice? In this blog post, we will list 15 of some of the best and most popular organic and natural beauty products for pregnant women.
This luxurious butter is specifically formulated to help prevent stretch marks and keep skin soft and hydrated. This fragrance free formula contains no phthalates, paragons, petrolatum, or SLS.
This plant-based pregnancy oil is another great option for helping to soothe stretch marks and keeping skin soft while keeping your morning sickness symptoms minimal (no synthetic scents here!). It’s made with a blend of natural oils, including jojoba, calendula and orange flower essential oil. You can also use this Earth Mama Oil for gentle perennial massage after a shower or bath.
This body oil is formulated to provide extra hydration made with a blend of natural oils, including sweet almond, vitamin E rich wheat germ, and arnica oil.
This butter is vegan, cruelty-free and dermatologically tested with natural fragrance from a blend of citrus and bergamot. Not only that, but Mama Mio takes sustainability seriously with their packing being 100% recyclable.
Burt’s Bees offers a lightweight oil made with sweet almond and lemon oils. Vitamin E helps to recondition skin throughout your pregnancy. This body oil is designed to provide extra hydration for pregnancy.
Pregnancy can often experience dry, cracked lips which can be helped with an upped hydration regiment. But adding this lip balm can’t hurt! It’s designed to help soothe and moisturise lips without the use of petrolatum, synthetic flavouring, or artificial colours.
Vegan and cruelty-free, Mama Mio Boob Tube can be used throughout pregnancy and also while breastfeeding.
A common side-effect of pregnancy is the experience of swollen legs and feet, and this cream is designed to help soothe and moisturise. The rich creamy formula is made with peppermint oil and rosemary extract which has cooling effects. No phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, or SLS so you can use this cream knowing your baby will be safe from harsh chemicals.
This body oil is made with a rich blend of five organic oils for deep hydration and nourishment. Made with sunflower, jojoba, olive, coconut and sesame seed oil and is scented with the refreshing aroma of geranium and sweet orange essential oils.
Women owned company Motherlove, has specifically formulated its Belly Salve to help reduce stretch marks and soothe dry, itchy skin. It’s made with natural ingredients like calendula, chamomile, and rose petals, and is free of synthetic fragrances or dyes Non-GMO verified, cruelty free and made with USDA certified herbs.
As milk comes in and when you’re just getting into the breastfeeding groove, it’s common to experience breast and nipple tenderness or soreness. Made with a blend of natural oils and shea butter that is safe for both mother and baby, this nipple butter is designed to help soothe and moisturise.
This all-purpose balm literally is ALL-purpose. It’s made with a blend of natural oils, including coconut, sunflower, and jojoba oil, and is free of synthetic fragrances or dyes. Use this on dry, itchy skin, dry cuticles and even your hair.
Made with shea butter and coconut oil, and free of synthetic fragrances or dyes, Alaffia skin care is formulated to balance science with tradition to holistically benefit your skin, communities and the environment. Made in Alaffia’s 100% fair trade co-op in Togo, West Africa, this handcrafted shea butter is deeply moisturising leaving skin soft and smooth.
Handcrafted in Noosa, Australia in small batches, this super hydrating and nourishing lip balm is preservative-free and vegan.
This nutrient rich oil can be used not only as a face oil, but a body, bath or hair oil. Loaded with omega-3’s, -6’s and -9 essential fatty acids. Vitamins include A, D, E, copper, and zinc.
Pregnancy is a beautiful experience, but can come with some less-than-ideal side-effects (I’m looking at you pregnancy acne!). But with a little bit of help from some pregnancy safe products, some of these side-effects can be reduced, and soothed, safely.