Gotta Have It
Award-winning 100% organic herbal skincare saviours for expectant mums, new mums and babies
Know someone who’s having a baby or you’re expecting yourself? Pregnancy is supposed to be a time when a women’s skin is blooming but hormones can make skin more sensitive than normal and of course, it’s stretching in all sorts of new directions, and may need a little extra special care. And no one wants to use products containing harsh chemicals on a baby’s delicate skin.
Enter two mums, Liv and Bruna of Frome-based company Little Herbs, who’ve developed a range of 100% organic herbal skincare products which are safe to use during pregnancy and suitable for all skin types, even the most delicate.
Little Herbs skincare balms, oils and salves are totally pure and natural (no parabens, artificial scents or colours) and never tested on animals. Their ingredients – like lavender, calendula (marigold), chamomile, rosehip seed, apricot kernel oil, honey and beeswax – come from the English country garden and are all good enough to eat (literally). The packaging is cute, too.
Take a look…
1. Bump Butter
A Best Buy in The Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2018, massage this into your bump every day to help keep skin supple and prevent stretch marks. It’s the organic nut and seed oils, including rosehip seed oil that do the trick, that and the rose geranium and lavender – and the scent is heavenly. £15.75
2. Breast Balm
No need to slip a Savoy cabbage leaf into your bra (do they still recommend that?) to soothe sore, cracked nipples in the early days of breastfeeding. Despite the no teeth thing, babies bite. Ouch. Massage in some skin-loving, restorative Breast Balm made with vitamin-rich rosehip seed oil, almond and apricot kernel oils containing Omegas 3 and 6, and beeswax instead. £15.75
3. Mother’s Little Helpers
Not gin (sorry) but a pretty boxed gift set containing Tummy Rub to help prevent stretch marks and keep skin supple; Breast Balm for sore boobs; Bathe the Mother bath salts for relaxation and detox; Relieve the Feet herbal infusion for tired tootsies; and Soothing Salve to heal mother and baby’s skin (and for a good night’s sleep) £48.
4. Baby Balm
Throw away that thick, lard-like Sudacrem. Not just for nappy rash, the balm contains calendula, chickweed and chamomile and helps deal with all sorts of itchy bits, rashes and grazes for anyone in the family. £15.75
5. Travel Set
Can’t decide which ones to choose? No problem, try six Little Herbs in a sampler travel set. Little aluminium tubs of Breast Balm, Bump Butter, Soothing Salve, Baby Balm and a couple of bottles of Baby Oil and Tummy Rub. Perfect for away breaks at Christmas or New Year. £29.75.
All available online at littleherbs.co.uk