Top 3 pregnancy-safe Body OIls
Since our skin is the largest organ of our body and thought to absorb a high percentage of what we slather on it, pregnancy motivated us to swap-out our go-to conventional body lotions and oils in favor of products with a short list of clean ingredients. Simplifying our daily moisturizing routine in this way gave us peace-of-mind and just made us feel so deliciously pampered! These days, we can’t get enough of natural body oils that blend good-for-you essential oils for healthy, supple skin. Our favorite Top 3 Clean Body Oils are easy to apply, fast-absorbing, and give us a soft, dewy glow for a vibrant look all over.
What criteria did we use to select our top three pregnancy-safe picks? Learn about our process here.
Why we love it:
Like all Herbivore Botanical products, we love the clean glass bottle and simple, modern label that make this product look chic when perched on our vanities. The all-natural oil blend delivers moisture, vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants directly into your skin for silky, soft results. The beautifully feminine, jasmine scent is floral and so robust that we like to use this oil as a perfume and apply a little to our shoulders, collar bone, and pulse points. A little goes a long way. (You can also layer this oil on top of unscented body lotion for an added boost of hydration and fragrance.) Herbivore Botanicals also has a Citrine Body Oil that we’d love to try next!
Why we love it:
After stumbling upon Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr’s pregnancy wellness routine and skincare secrets video, we were excited to try her natural skincare line, Kora Organics. We thought, maybe that’s her secret sauce for achieving that healthy, plump dewy skin! We do agree, her products are great, and may very well help give her that beautiful glow. This soothing body oil with a pleasant, light scent is a luxurious blend of organic Noni extract, rosehip, and sunflower seed oils that we use all over our body for super hydrated skin. It’s a pricier item, so if we want to make it last longer, we rotate it with a more affordable daily oil (we like Honest Organic Body Oil as an inexpensive alternative).
Why we love it:
Our favorite part of this oil is that it's so clean – made up of 100% squalane oil – and it’s completely fragrance-free. If you’re looking for a basic, no-nonsense natural oil to use from head to toe, this is a fantastic option. Rub it all over for soft, hydrated skin morning and night, with zero grease factor. The only drawback, we must admit, is its high price point. But, you can run some through the tips of your hair for moisture or blend with your foundation for a dewier glow, so it’s quite the multi-tasker.
Need More Options?
Hyper-sensitive pregnancy nose giving you a red light on any of these products’ scents? Or don’t care for the consistency? Here are a few more of our favorite natural body oils to try:
Honest Organic Body Oil – This citrus-scented oil is so affordable (under $10), making it great for everyday use.
French Girl Organics Lumiere Body Oil Moonlight – Perfect for achieving a shimmery, radiant glow.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any pregnancy-related beauty questions or to suggest your favorite pregnancy-safe products for our Top 3 lists!
Remember, every pregnancy is different, and we are not medical professionals, so if you’re concerned about any product we mention, please talk to your doctor to make sure you’re 100% comfortable with what you’re using on your body. We did our best to sort out what we feel are the best pregnancy-friendly options out there by conducting extensive research, including: talking with our own doctors, scouring the internet, sifting through product reviews, and chatting with other moms-to-be. We hope our research helps you find products that make you feel great!