For mums to be.
A nourishing, strengthening blend for perineal massage for before and after birth.
Developed to tone the delicate perineal area in preparation for childbirth this concentrated blend of reparative oils encourages elasticity as it nourishes, moisturises, strengthens and softens your skin. Wonderful to use on your belly and stretch mark prone areas too! Because it is formulated for pregnant women it is fragrance free - if you’d like to add some sweetness, we recommend Neroli essential oil.
Perineal massage prepares the soft tissue around your birth canal for the birth of your baby; it can shorten the second stage of labour and help prevent tears. We recommend beginning perineal massage at 34 weeks, performing it 2 to 3 times per week up until labour. Postpartum, perineal massage supports the healing of tears and episiotomy scars. To repair wounds, your body generates scar tissue which is comprised of irregular lines of collagen and fibrin that don’t stretch easily. With activities such as intercourse, this new tissue can feel like it is tearing when in fact it is just stretching. Postpartum perineal massage encourages elasticity in the scar tissue, easing pain and discomfort. We suggest perineal massage begin at 6 weeks postpartum, and be done 2 to 3 times per week until the tissues have healed and softened.
Nourishing, anti-inflammatory, improves skin elasticity.
Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia chinensis)* - nourishes skin tissue. Balances moisture. Wonderful for hydrating dry skin. Anti-inflammatory.
Rosehip Fruit Oil (Rosa canina)* - encourages tissue regeneration. Helpful in healing wounds and diminishing scars. Anti-inflammatory.
Marigold Flower Extract in Sunflower Seed Oil (Calendula officinalis in Helianthus annuus)* - calms inflammation and encourages healing of damaged tissues. Antimicrobial. Delicate, warm, herbaceous scent. Sunflower seed oil softens and moisturises, beneficial to the skin due to its high vitamin E content.
Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima)* - penetrates skin deeply to moisturise and soften. Encourages tissue regeneration. Soothes inflammation.
Argan Oil (Argania spinosa)* - encourages skin repair with high antioxidant and vitamin E content. Regenerative and firming—preserves the elasticity of the skin. Extremely nourishing.
Gotu-Kola Extract in Sunflower Seed Oil (Centella asiatica in Helianthus annuus)* - stimulates skin regeneration and improves elasticity. Sunflower seed oil softens and moisturises, beneficial to the skin due to its high vitamin E content.
Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil (Hippophae rhamnoides)* - promotes healing in skin injuries. Helps with skin-cell regeneration. Moisturises dry skin, easily absorbed.
HOW TO USE:
Even though our elixir was initially developed for birth preparation, we quickly discovered that it is a wonderful curative — prenatally, postnatally, and non-natally!
☛ Prenatally & Postnatally: Apply a few drops of the Elixir to your fingertips and gently massage your perineum and the vestibule (entrance) of your vagina. Rub gently and with care, attuning to your body and doing only what feels good to you. Use once a day or as-needed.
For detailed instruction on perineal massage, please click here or check the insert provided with your order.
☛ Apply a few pumps to the palm of your hand, rub your hands to warm and spread the oil and massage your growing belly in a mindful ritual of connecting with your baby. You can add a drop of Neroli essential oil for if you would like a bit of fragrance. Please buy your essential oils from reputable sources - essential oils are often adulterated, which not only makes them useless in terms of the healing they provide, but they can be harmful. If you need help with choosing the right oils click here.
☛ Other uses: Use our Elixir to soothe inflammation, irritation and itching. It provides deep healing love for wounds* and scars. Great après sea and pool. Moisturising to dry, thirsty skin, face, and hair.
* allow the wounds to scab over before applying oils.
NOTES FOR USE:
- Oil may stain white or light coloured knickers.
- Do not apply to fresh wounds. Allow for it to close and scab over.
- External application only.
- Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.
- Keep out of reach of children.
Argan Oil (Argania spinosa)*, Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia chinensis)*, Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus annuus)*, Rosehip Fruit Oil (Rosa canina)*, Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima)*, Marigold Flower Extract (Calendula officinalis)*, Sea Buckthorn Oil (Hippophae rhamnoides)*, Gotu-Kola Extract (Centella asiatica)*.
* Organic ** Wildcrafted *** From essential oils