Weleda Mother Care products are formulated using natural, soothing plant extracts including organic calendula and chamomile and essential oils of lavender, ylang ylang and neroli for a warming, nourishing and nurturing holistic experience. All of Weleda’s natural and organic skincare products are free from synthetic fragrances, colours and preservatives and are made without raw materials derived from mineral oils, such as petroleum or paraffin, which form an inert, occlusive film over the skin rather than working to support and care for it.
All Weleda face and body care products are safe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless a mother has been told to avoid a specific ingredient because of a high-risk pregnancy or complications. It is not recommended to do a detox program during pregnancy or breastfeeding, so we don’t recommend the use of the Weleda Birch Body Care during this time. Weleda face and body care products contain blends of essential oils in concentrations of 0.02% (sensitive skin) to 1.5%. These dilutions typically don’t cause any concerns for safety. Weleda’s Pregnancy Care including Stretch Mark Massage Oil, Nipple Balm, Perineum Massage Oil and Nursing Tea—is specifically formulated for use during pregnancy and beyond.
It is ideal to begin preparing and strengthening the skin of your tummy, breast and thighs as early in your pregnancy as possible. Weleda’s Stretch Mark Massage Oil contains an expert combination of sweet almond oil, vitamin E rich wheatgerm oil and organic arnica to improve elasticity and help prevent stretch marks. At the same time, its exquisitely delicate fragrance of rose, neroli and myrrh gently envelops you and brings about a feeling of comfort, calm and joy. Many mums continue to use this oil long after pregnancy ends!
Apply Weleda Nipple Balm, made with organic calendula extract, to protect and repair sore and cracked nipples, ideally after feeding or between feeds rather than just before, to avoid making the nipple slippery immediately prior to breastfeeding as this may hinder the baby latching on effectively. After each feed, pat the skin dry gently. Apply a small amount of balm to the nipple and areola to moisturise and comfort the skin. The Weleda Nipple Balm is fragrance free and suitable for frequent use and safe for both mum and baby and does not need to be removed before breastfeeding.
Weleda Nursing Tea supports healthy lactation and soothes the digestion of both mother and child. A delicious organic herbal tea mixture developed together with midwives and pharmacists for breastfeeding mothers, this tea supports peaceful and relaxing feeding times. The effective formula is 100% certified organic and caffeine free and the tea bags are unbleached. It is recommended that you drink up to three cups per day, beginning after birth and throughout your nursing period.
Weleda Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash is ideal to cleanse and nourish your baby’s or child’s fine hair and delicate scalp. Formulated with plant-based, sugar derived foaming and cleansing agents, it forms the softest lather for gentle cleansing and care.
We recommend using Weleda Calendula Oil for daily care, warmth and protection. Massage over your baby’s skin after bathing and as needed. This oil is also ideal for a therapeutic infant massage. Weleda Calendula Body Lotion can also be used as a convenient daily care moisturiser. It will help keep the skin soft, supple and protected and it is easily absorbed by the skin. Both are featured in flip-top, ergonomic and recyclable packaging for safe, single-handed use.
We recommend Weleda Calendula Oil for cleansing the nappy area. Then, apply Weleda Calendula Nappy Change Cream for daily care. This gentle, soothing cream helps protect the delicate skin of the nappy area.