As your body changes you may find sleep becomes disturbed and your muscles strained and achy. This nourishing blend of almond, apricot and calendula base oils combined with beautifully scented essential oils will help soothe and calm during pregnancy and labour. …. benefits which are equally important once your baby has arrived. Our pump cap also makes dispensing easy. For ingredients click Within.
Use with massage or swished into a warm bath to ease aching muscles and calm during pregnancy and labour or apply as a luscious body oil.
Before you begin read Massage for pregnancy
Ingredients – Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Almond) oil*, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil*, Calendula officinalis (Marigold) flower extract*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E from Sunflower), Lavendula angustifolia (Lavender) oil*, Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) flower oil*, Boswellia neglecta (Frankincense) oil*, Citrus sinensis (Orange) peel oil expressed*, parfum*, Limonene**, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Citronellol**
*from organic agriculture
** naturally occurring in essential oils
99.5% Organic of total. 100% natural origin
Nutrition – Here’s how to eat for a better night’s sleep.
If your nightime is regularly disturbed by pregnancy heartburn you may benefit from eating smaller more frequent portions and eating your last meal at least a couple of hours before bedtime. Eating this way also helps to balance the hormones and transmitters which regulate sleep.
A carbohydrate rich dinner using wholegrains can increase the production of serotonin a calming neurotransmitter. To further boost your serotonin levels add poultry, dairy products, nuts, seeds, legumes, soy products, tuna and bananas to your diet as they are rich in tryptophan, an amino acid used in its production. Give these food combinations a try: chicken salad on whole wheat bread, nut butter and banana sandwich, banana and yoghurt/soy milk smoothie, prawn and egg fried brown rice, wholemeal pitta bread and humus.
If you’re frequently woken by leg cramps you may be low on calcium and magnesium which are important for their calming effect on nerves and muscles. Increase these by including dairy, nuts and green leafy vegetables.
Being well hydrated is important for a good night’s sleep but to avoid increasing the frequent nightime trips to the loo, which can become an issue in later pregnancy, try to get more of your water quota earlier in the day.
In addition to the above, caffeine should of course be avoided.