Are you pregnant with your first child? Or are you an experienced mama, with another precious little human on the way?
As experienced mothers ourselves, we fondly remember our moments of impending motherhood: the awe of watching our bellies grow; the tiredness that would overcome us at the end of the day; and the joy we’d feel when our baby would kick! All the while, trying to find a balance between protecting our health and beauty regime, and that of our growing babies.
b.box body is a collection of 5 all-natural bathing + skincare essentials with ingredients you can not only trust on your newborn, but that you too can feel safe to indulge in and use right now in your own precious time, before baby arrives? To reinvigorate yourself. To feel soothed. Knowing for certain, that you are using clean, green products that are safe for mum and bub, and kind to the planet.
Think clean patented formulations. Think wholesome ingredients with subtle aromatic undertones that not only calm your mind but are naturally gentle on your changing body and stretching skin.
Here is our how-to-use guide with plenty of choices for pregnant mamas – to be used as an at-home ritual, created with care by fellow mums: for your impending, joyful motherhood journey!
how-to-use b.box body: for expecting mama’s
option 1 – cleanse + rinse
If you’re wondering where to start when it comes to your pregnancy routine, a good base is cleaning your hair and body with our cleanse aromatic foaming gel, filled with Australian botanicals of kakadu plum, aloe vera + green tea which all aid in hydration for even the most sensitive skin. Keeping your stretching skin well hydrated during pregnancy can assist in relieving dryness and itching that lead to discomfort. Apply cleanse to damp skin and hair, massage gently to lather, then gently wash and rinse with water on your face, hair, and body. Or add to the bath for a light sudsy soak.
Option 2 – soothe and relax
Changes in body and skin in pregnancy can lead to dryness and discomfort. For next-level hydration and soothing relief for sensitive skin caused by stretching, indulge yourself with soothe, a soap-free sensitive skin treatment that delivers care to the hair and body. Simply add directly to bath water for a luxurious milky soak, with no need to rinse. soothe contains calming botanical elements of aloe vera, Kakadu plum and jojoba oil to help hydrate, teamed with kaolin clay to remove impurities, leaving skin soft and supple, and leaving your mind feeling tranquil. Reminding you that in pregnancy, bathing is recommended in water which is comfortably warm and a little warmer than your own natural body temperature!
Option 3 – nourish and massage your belly
Does the skin around your belly need some extra loving? Using nourish is perfect to self-massage any sore spots in your belly, as well as your feet, calves, and lower back. Perhaps your partner could lend a hand too! Massage releases physical tension caused by weight gain and body changes; and also helps to calm the mind, body, and soul. Our aromatic nourish bath oil not only can gently leave your skin feeling hydrated, silky smooth and smelling beautiful, but it is also made from botanical elements of coconut, sunflower, and jojoba to help hydrate and replenish the skin’s natural barrier, as well as the essential oils of
mandarin and chamomile - to offer nourishing properties to your sensitive and stretched skin, prone to dryness or irritation. Simply spritz and massage into belly for an extra nourishing boost, to relieve itchiness.
Option 4 - protect belly before bed
Sometimes, the stretching of a pregnant belly can cause the connective tissue in your skin to get damaged and become inflamed, causing a dryness, peeling or perhaps even a rash to appear. For inflamed skin condition you can try protect, a mineral-based barrier cream. Dermatologically approved, it contains natural ingredients to create a protective barrier from external irritants. With the botanical elements of lavender, calendula and Kakadu plum to gently penetrate the skin with anti-inflammatory properties, plus shea butter to creates a protective barrier around delicate skin. Free from chemical nasties, protect can be used daily to assist in calming redness and irritation, is safe for mum’s growing belly and growing bub.
Option 5 – hydrate to feel great
For a final top-to-toe boost before bedtime, layering with hydrate to really help lock in moisture and try to prevent dryness and itching. Hydrate is a moisture-rich formula packed with the natural botanical goodness of aloe vera, jojoba oil and shea butter to help replenish moisture and assist in the repair of skin sensitivities like dryness. Free from chemical nasties, hydrate is plant-based, vegan-friendly and dermatologically tested, and packed with nutrient-rich kakadu plum and green tea extract to support skin hydration. And aromatic essentials oils of calendula and chamomile known to help calm the skin, all while smelling amazing! Ideal for body + face and designed for good penetration without any white ghosting leaving you perfectly moisturised!
Enjoy these how-to’s, as well as your pregnancy journey - with b.box body!