We have had a few people ask about the use of essential oils in our pregnancy products ...
Wow, what a controversial topic! There is so much out there at the moment about this subject that I thought I would put up a post with a little info for your info!
Firstly, I would like to say that as a mum who has had 3 babies, I know how confusing it is for new mums with all the info that is passed on (whether we want it or not) that we have no idea what to believe and what not to believe. So please read on and take from this what you need or want and remember, it's your body and your baby.
I managed to find a list of what an expert in the field has deemed to be safe and not so safe Essential oils to use when pregnant – for various reasons. I have also left the search links on certain words incase you need them.
Also keeping in mind that it's a very good idea to mix essential oils with a carrier oil (like sunflower oil for example) if it's going to go straight on to your skin.
Water is an essential component for all processes the body completes each day. While most of these processes occur without our awareness, without adequate water availability they would not occur, and in cold weather, not enough water increases certain problems.
The human body is made up of 70% water; most of the water is found in and around tissues like skin and within the tiny individual cells that make up our body parts like organs. We lose water on a daily basis in the following ways:
1/2L lost through normal breathing
1/2L lost through perspiration
1.5L lost through urine and bowel excretion
2L lost through exercise
Although we tend to think of it as a summertime concern, dehydration doesn't disfavour the cooler months. In fact it is more likely for people to become more dehydrated in the winter months purely because the air you breathe is drier, and your lungs have to work harder to humidify the air and warm it up. Tips to help prevent Dehydration in the cooler months :