Healthy mommy equals healthy baby. The healthier the mom, the better off the baby. We at Aphrodite Project know that environmental toxins stress the body of mom and baby. Also, your skin is the largest organ in the body and can absorb substances from the outside into the body and the blood supply. We want the body absorbing things that can help it like magnesium from epsom salt or relaxation pheromones from lavender.
During pregnancy, take stock of all the products you use on your skin, hair, and body. As much as possible “green” them up by choosing toxin free products since you absorb up to 60% of everything you put on your skin.
Clean beauty products can be found at Sephora; Target is carrying more and more clean products including deodorant and toothpaste. Online sources like Credo and Follain offer a carefully curated collection of clean makeup, face products, and body care.
Ingredients that you should avoid are listed in detail here https://credobeauty.com/pages/dirty-ingredients
Beauty Products from Your Kitchen
Sunflower oil is readily absorbed into the skin and supports skin elasticity, combats irritation, calms redness. Add lavender or frankincense essential oil to enhance the benefits of sunflower oil. You can also use it on your hair to prevent breakage.
Coconut oil penetrates deeply into the hair. It is heavy so a little goes a long way and a thorough shampoo is necessary afterwards.
Grapeseed oil or olive oil
Mix ingredients together to desired consistency. Start with a 1:1 ratio.
Mashed avocado and yogurt.
Mashed banana and honey.
Julia Erickson, the founder of Aphrodite Project, is a wellness authority who uses food, meditation, and movement to create extraordinary health and wellness. Julia's practice is focused on helping women thrive and heal from chronic disease. She is also mother of seven.