Substance Mom: Herbal Sitz Bath, 13 g Sachet by Matter Company
Lexicon: Evening Primrose Oil: high in EFA (Essential Fatty Acids); anti-inflammatory; anti-oxidant
Lavender Essential Oil: calming, anti-septic, healing, helps to induce sleep, natural insect repelling properties, safe for babies
Lavender Flower: soothing, skin tonic; anti-bacterial; healing, calming
Oats: soothing; stops itching; healing; anti-inflammatory, calming to skin irritated skin
Palma Rosa Essential Oil: uplifting; prevents scar tissue from forming; reduces scar tissue
Wheat Germ Oil: high in vitamin A, B, D and E; anti-oxidant, rich in proteins and lecithin
Ask the Herbalist: Q.
Can stretch marks be prevented?
Stretch marks can be hereditary; however, women in their second trimester often get symptoms of “itchy belly” (very dry skin), due to the stretching of the growing belly. It will begin to crack, which can be a precursor to stretch marks. The best way to avoid stretch marks, is by taking preventative steps. One of these steps is to ensure that the skin remains elastic through intense moisturizing. The best time to start moisturizing the skin is at the very beginning of pregnancy. Daily applications are highly encouraged. Along with this preventative measure, it is also recommended to drink lots of water and other liquids to encourage the skin’s elasticity to increase its pliability.
- Rich emollient balm made up of oils that are high in vitamin E
- Helps promote the skin’s elasticity, allowing it to stretch with a growing belly
- Can be used safely in all three trimesters, as well as post natal care to continue to tone the skin
- Use for daily skincare: ezcema/psoriasis, very dry, itchy & cracked skin, bug bites, preventing scars, footcare
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