While we should avoid applying harsh chemical filled products to our bodies, this becomes particularly important when we're pregnant! After all, you're now looking after the health of both you and your baby!
We believe it is always best to choose natural and organic products that nourish your body and provide your skin with the ingredients it needs to keep hydrated. After all, you're now looking after the health of both you and your baby! That's why we have collated this guide for new and expecting mothers to find everything they need in one place. With the help of our Nourished Life Naturopath, Melanie Ruckley, we put together a list covering everything from skincare and body care to supplements and feminine hygiene! Please note that this is a general guide only, always check with your healthcare professional before starting a new diet, choosing supplements or adding new skincare products to your routine when pregnant as every pregnancy is different. The products listed in this post are products that the brand has specifically advised are suitable or beneficial in pregnancy.
Skin and Body products!
Juniper Calming Face & Body Wash
Ideal for women during pregnancy, the Juniper Calming Face & Body Wash $24.95, is a great multipurpose wash. It's made using gentle ingredients including Aloe Vera and Shea Butter which is ultra calming and soothing on sensitive skin.
Juniper Skincare Rose-Otto Hydrating Toner
A great next step in your pregnancy skincare routine is to apply the Juniper Skincare Rose-Otto Hydrating Toner $25.95. It's made with pure Rose Otto Hydrosol, Calendula and Pomegranate. I also recommend carrying this spray around during the day, for a spritz of hydration whenever you need it! To use spray 2 to 3 pumps onto the skin after cleansing and while the skin is still damp.
Juniper Skincare Skin Firming Serum & Primer
The Juniper Skincare Skin Firming Serum & Primer $28.95, is the ideal base for both your moisturiser and makeup. It has a lightweight gel formulation made from Aloe Vera, Pure oils and Micro-algae which help to prepare the skin. I recommend using this product before your moisturiser as a daily facial serum by applying 2 pumps onto the face and neck.
Juniper Nurturing Body Oil
During pregnancy, it's just as important to nourish your body as it is your face! The Juniper Nurturing Body Oil $39.95, does what it says - this body oil contains a selection of essential vitamins and minerals, as well as Linoleic and Oleic Acid to nurture the skin. With a light citrus scent scent, this oil is specifically formulated for pregnancy. To apply, moisturise into the body after showering.
Magnesium Bath Flakes
Check with your healthcare professional about adding some magnesium flakes to your bath, these can help keep you relaxed and ease you into a nice sleepy time routine. Try the Amazing Oils magnesium bath flakes.
Growing belly products!
Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil
Developing stretch marks is common during pregnancy, but that doesn't mean you can't take steps to try to help reduce them The Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil $26.95, is made with natural oils including Almond and Wheat Germ that are absorbed into your skin. To use, massage into the body using circular motions.
Skin Juice Mummy's Tummy Stretch Mark Prevention Cream
The Skin Juice Mummy's Tummy Stretch Mark Prevention Cream $33.50, is another option that supports growing tummies. It's ideal for application both before and during pregnancy as it's made with beneficial ingredients including Shea Butter, Almond and Apricot Oils as well as essential fatty acids and antioxidants from Pomegranate, Red Raspberry and Kakadu Plum.
Skin can become more sensitive duting pregnancy, so you may want to opt for a more delicate, bi-carb free deodorant we love the Dr Hauschka roll on in Rose, $29.00 which is made with a gentle blend of Jojoba Oil, Rose Water and Alchemilla that work to help neutralise odour and keep your underarms feeling dry. This deodorant also has a beautiful subtle rose scent.
Fresca Natural Deodorant - Citrus
For something a little stronger or for warmer weather, the Fresca Natural Deodorant in Citrus $15, is a fresh way to start each day. This hard working deodorant is made with a blend of food grade ingredients and uplifting essential oils. This roll on deodorant works in unison with your body to help neutralise odours while offering natural odour protection to your underarms!
Biologika Evening Bliss Organic Deodorant
If you are prone to sweating during the night check with your healthcare professional about using a deodorant overnight. We love the Biologika Evening Bliss Organic Deodorant $11.95, which is a refreshing and relaxing product with a natural Australian Bush Flora scent. Made with softening ingredients including Calendula and Rosehip Oil, this deodorant is ideal for using at night time.
Morning sickness friendly products
Pukka Tea Three Ginger
The Pukka Tea Three Ginger $7.95 herbal tea is a caffeine-free tea that is spicy and uplifting. It's made with organically grown ingredients to create a rich and smooth blend. Perfect for those who love ginger! Remember to boil for at least 5 minutes.
Vanessa Megan Garden Wonderland Pregnancy Perfume/ Morning Sickness Spray
The Vanessa Megan Garden Wonderland Pregnancy Perfume/ Morning Sickness Spray $29.95, is almost too good to be true! This beautiful scent is made with a very light blend of essential oils which have been diluted at 1% to be gentle for mums and mums to be. It's made with calming ingredients including Lavender, Spearmint, Peppermint, Ginger and Lemon Myrtle which have all been associated with alleviating the symptoms of morning sickness. This multipurpose product can be used in two ways. The first is as a daily body spray or perfume which activates with your own body heat and the second is as a fabric spray that you can spritz onto your clothing or pillow whenever you're feeling nauseous.
Herbs of Gold Breastfeeding Support
Made for new mothers, the Herbs of Gold Breastfeeding Support $40.95, contains herbs such as Blessed Thistle and Fenugreek traditionally used to improve lactation and stimulate the production of breast milk. Use only as directed. Always read the label. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. For use by adults only.
Weleda Nursing Tea
Another way to support nursing time is by drinking the Weleda Nursing Tea $18.95! This delicious tasting herbal tea is formulated specifically for nursing mothers and is filled with nourishing herbs including Anise, Fennel and Caraway that may help soothe digestion for both mother and baby.
Shampoos and Conditioners!
Curelle Hydra Natural Shampoo
The Curelle Hydra Natural Shampoo $16.95, is a nice and simple shampoo ideal for use during pregnancy because it is completely fragrance free and contains very little ingredients. Made with plant based proteins and hydration boosting amino acids, this shampoo helps to soothe sensitive scalps and washes away any excess oils without causing dryness or irritation. The best combination? Paring this shampoo with the Curelle Treslite Natural Conditioner $16.95. It's lightly moisturising conditioner that helps to tame fly-aways for smooth hair. It's also ideal for those with thin or fine hair who are looking for a boost of shine.
Feminine hygiene products!
Modibodi Maternity Lace Boyleg
The Modibodi Maternity-friendly Lace Boyleg $28.50, are made specifically for women during pregnancy and postpartum. They're created using patented Modifier Technology which has a super thin absorbent liner which protects you from any bladder leakage, discharge or sweat experienced during pregnancy. These stylish and comfortable underwear will keep you feeling dry and fresh all day long!
TOM Maternity Pads
Another alternative are the TOM Maternity Pads $10.95, which are made from organic and hypoallergenic cotton. These pads are super gentle on the skin, very breathable and leakage proof. You can have peace of mind that these maximum coverage pads will keep you feeling protected and fresh!