Over the past few years I have become more conscious of what I was putting into my body. I started to want to eat more natural and organic foods and developed an awareness of all the toxins and health risks of GMO and heavily processed foods. This has become amplified since becoming pregnant. I want to make sure that my baby girl gets all the necessary nutrients without all the added hormones. I am no saint and have a major sweet tooth…so I still do indulge in chocolates and cupcakes. I am just trying my best to nourish my body and babys’ to the best of my ability. Somedays are harder than others, depending on my cravings!! 🙂
It has only been since being pregnant that I came to the realization that toxins and chemicals can also be absorbed through the skin and affect your growing baby. I have had to change my daily skin routine, as my facial acne creams were not pregnancy safe. This made me think about all the other products we use…how safe are they?? Daily body washes, shampoos and creams, can all be absorbed by my developing baby and I don’t even know half the ingredients listed on the side of the bottles.
I discovered Nine naturals and haven’t looked back. Their mission is to “make beauty simple, smart and safe for moms and moms-to-be”. The company was developed for this purpose, so all the research on health and safety has been done for you. Their formulas are 100% plant-based, with no added Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates, Petrochemicals, DEA, Synthetic Fragrances, or Artificial Preservatives. I have no questions on the products I am using and know that I am doing my best to provide a good home for baby girl.
They have a range of products from shampoo and conditioner, to belly butter and stretch mark creams. Everything an expecting mother could want, they have.
From the start of my pregnancy I was concerned about stretch marks and what I can do to prevent them. My OB stated that there wasn’t anything I could do. She mentioned that it depends on your skins elasticity but moisturizing the best you can may help. Even before I had a belly I was constantly putting on creams. Prior to finding Nine Naturals, I started with other natural belly balms, but both my husband and I weren’t too keen on the fragrances. This made me not want to use them very often….and was not going to be good in my attempt to keep things as moist as possible to stop those stretch marks. The creams from Nine Naturals have a minimal non-invasive fragrance so I love putting them on!! My husband has not complained since!!