TIPS for Pregnancy, Mum and Baby

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During my baby building stages and for baby/toddler years Rose Day Cream nurtured more than just my skin. Keeping up with my daily Dr. Hauschka skin care rituals was my self care moment at the beginning and end of each day. When applying Rose Day Cream in the morning I would always cup the warmed cream in the palms of my hands around my nose first and take a moment to deeply smell the aromas of organic and biodynamic roses to nurture me.

Stretch mark prevention

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During pregnancy body care is particularly important to keep the skin supple, Blackthorn Toning Body Oil supports the skin’s elasticity in weight loss or weight gain and helps prevent the appearance of stretch marks. I used Blackthorn Toning Body Oil  from 25 weeks while skin was still moist after my morning shower. Its formula is based on botanical extracts, with only a minute amount of essential oils for fragrance. It did the trick! I think we forged an everlasting connection at that time. I still reach for Blackthorn Toning Body Oil, particularly in autumn and winter when I need its strengthening effect.

Other firm favourites

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Gentle Rose Nurturing Body Cream and/or Rose Nurturing Body Oil.

Quince Hydrating Body Milk gives the skin a fresh, firm feeling during pregnancy, as does Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk. Refreshing and energising in the warmer months.

Rose Nurturing Bath Essence for a Cleopatra moment, both exotic and nurturing, in the bath or in your Compress & Hydrate basin water for pre-facial cleansing. Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence aids relaxation. Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence to refresh and revitalise.

Rapidly tiring and swelling legs in the latter stages of pregnancy gain support from Revitalising Leg & Arm Tonic.

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A protective cocoon

Babies really only need to be bathed in warm water and a muslin cloth, however, a squeeze of Rose Nurturing Body Wash with such gentle ingredients from nature may be used for cleansing if needed.

Silk Body Powder has to be the most exquisite and caring baby body powder there is! Created by combining precious Silk powder, which has anti-bacterial properties and is particularly well tolerated by baby’s skin, Rice starch, Silica and extracts of Gentian, Oak and Sage. Silk Body Powder does wonders for preventing the appearance of nappy rash. In my personal experience, Silk Body Powder was the ONLY product that worked for my daughter’s predisposition to nappy rash.

Rose Nurturing Body Oil for gentle and caring baby massage. Just remember to wrap baby in a towel or blanket when lifting in case they’re slippery!

Your facial skin care during pregnancy and post natal

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Your skin may go through changes as your body has to metabolise hugely increased hormone levels which may cause break-outs. For others, as the baby takes so many nutrients, their skin becomes incredibly dry.

You may need to tweak your products to suit your changing skin condition.

After having my son my skin quite literally went to the pack, dry, flaky, itchy and irritated. At the time I thought it was due to the fact that he was such a rapacious baby, leaving me short in nutrients. However, I reached for a 28 night treatment of Renewing Night Conditioner which is recommended to support skin during a time of transition and post natal certainly is that. Incredibly my problem was solved within the first 4 nights of the one month treatment.

Beyond pregnancy and post natal

As the kids grew I kept finding new uses for Dr. Hauschka products. For minor scratches and scrapes a quick spritz of Clarifying Toner which contains anti-bacterial Echinacea and anti-inflammatory Daisy. I’m a fan of all Dr. Hauschka Bath Essences as I benefited from their aromatics while reading to the kids when they were in the bath. The odd patch of dry skin was sorted with Rose Day CreamSage Purifying Bath Essence foot bath and Deodorising Foot Cream came to our aid when my daughter picked up ‘something’ on her feet after a session at the swimming pool and both kids loved After Sun applied during beach holidays to keep their skin cool, soothed and hydrated. Although they’re now teenagers the aroma of After Sun is still reminiscent of family holidays for them.

Home environment

Bringing a baby into the world is a catalyst for many changes. It’s an excellent time to remove synthetic chemical overload in our homes and on our bodies if you haven’t already done so. Move on from all the conventional synthetic chemical skin, perfume, deodorants, hair and body products, cleaning and laundry products too.  

Visit Helios Health & Beauty for effective and ecological alternatives.

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Can I use Dr. Hauschka if I am pregnant or breast feeding?

All Dr. Hauschka products and ingredients are evaluated to the highest quality and safety standards and regulations. These mild, safe and gentle products have been relied upon by mothers for decades but if have allergies to any particular ingredient or you have any concerns about using any product or ingredient while pregnant or breast feeding discuss it with your health care professional.

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