Ok. So, I am an ITEC & IFA qualified aromatherapist. So I am 7+ mths pregnant for the 1st time and I should be worried about the nemesis by the name of “stretch marks” or striae (singular stria), as they are called in dermatology. So I should be doing my very own blend of skincare right? And not scramble to the nearest pharm AGAIN for creams, lotions & potions right? SO… This is what I’m up to then.. Wheeeeeee! 🙂
I’ve been mixing my own facial oils, massage oils, hair & scalp oils for my family and both for me and husband’s usage so now I’m gonna STOP giving credit and profit to Palmer’s and its lovely cocoa butter and make use of my lovely (and expensive) essential oils for my belly, breasts and wherever that this baby is stretching me and my largest organ out to! (basically everywhere!)
Thanks to Tisserand, one of my fav aromatherapy brands of course..
I love the Face & Body Pure Blending Oil, as it contains all the goodies you want in a base oil. There’s organic moringa, sesame, jojoba and is rich in antioxidants and Omega 6 and 9. Mix it with 3 extra good friends this pregnant woman can have- Lavender, Frankincense & Rose.. I could’ve used Mandarin instead, since its cheaper but what the heck.. Live and let live.. What better time to splurge on Rose anyway??..
Now, a disclaimer– I do this blend because I love these oils, and I like it obviously because its effective and powerful as a skin oil; but I won’t go around telling people this is the only good blend ok? No reader of this post should too. There’s loads of good skin recipes, easier on the budget too.. But during pregnancy, you’d be told that its prudent to use only Lavender. Bahhh! Bullshit. I ‘m sick and tired of sooo many spas and also other therapists pressing too much on contraindications during pregnancy! I was rejected to have a massage by countless spas and massage places just cos I was pregnant! Perhaps they’re not qualified, and if it’s that’s the case, I truly appreciate their honest rejection. But some tell me I”M NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE MASSAGES OR BE IN CONTACT WITH ESSENTIAL OILS. Hullo, I’m pregnant, NOT SICK AND AILING. Needless to say, I couldn’t be bothered at all to tell them I’m a therapist AND a trainer.. Sigh.
A pregnancy is a period that SHOULD NOT be ignored, in fact it’s a time to be pampered more and much generously.. Hell, if i could do me own pre-natal massage, I’d be doing it everyday! But see, I can’t. So I make my own potions, lotions and elixirs.. And I’m happy. 😉
Here’s a guide:
20 ml Base Oil
5 drops Lavender
3 (teeny tiny stingy) drops of Rose
3 drops of Frankincense
Shake/Stir it well, store in glass amber bottle and away from sunlight. I bet this amount won’t last long for me, but I’d like to improvise as I go along- so smaller amounts are goooood.