Are your products suitable for vegans?
Yes! All of our products have been approved by the Vegan Society.
Are there any use-by dates on your products?
If the product remains unopened it has a shelf life of over 30 months. Once opened, you have 12 months to use.
Do your products contain synthetic fragrances or colours?
No - none of our products contain synthetic fragrances or colours, nor do they contain mineral oils, parabens or Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS).
Is Bottoms Up safe to use during pregnancy?
Yes. Bottoms Up has been formulated to soothe, cool and calm the perineal area in pregnancy and following childbirth making it perfect for stitches, tears, grazes and haemorrhoids.
Can I spray my Bottoms Up directly onto my skin?
Yes. Bottoms Up is designed to be used directly onto the skin.
What key ingredients are there in Bottoms Up?
Lavender: Antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, pain relieving properties, promotes healing - improves the formation of scar tissue.
Witch Hazel: Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent - promotes healing – tightens tissues together, moisturises, cools, soothes, relieves itching, disinfectant.
Cucumber: Pain relieving properties, soothes, anti-inflammatory, promotes healing – helps to heal scars, moisturises.
Arnica: Anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, promotes healing – stimulates the formation of granular tissue, soothes and promotes skin renewal.
Has Bottoms Up Received Any Awards?
Yes! Best Washes has won the 2020 Bizziebaby Gold Award.
Is the pipette dispenser designed so you can apply the oil directly to your perineum?
No if you did this you wouldn’t be able to sense where you were applying the oil and you may touch your perineum with the pipette – this would not be very hygienic. The reason for the pipette is to allow precise application to the finger tips without the product running down the side of the bottle and it also prevents any cross contamination that can occur when you need to reapply some more oil.
This isn’t my first pregnancy, would I still benefit from perineal massage?
Yes most definitely, the research shows that subsequent mums undertaking perineal massage reported experiencing less pain after birth. It’s also worth saying that if you had any tears or needed a cut the first time round you will now have scar tissue. This type of tissue is not as pliable so is more likely to tear when stretched therefore perineal massage is just as valuable second or even third time round.
Why is it so important that I use fragrance free perineal massage oil?
In pregnancy your perineum can be a very sensitive area and highly prone to irritations or thrush. We therefore felt it important to not put any fragrance or essential oil into our “Down Below” formulation, especially as some women find these type of ingredients leaves them feeling sore in their intimate area. In fact, Down Below is totally allergen free so it’s perfect for the most sensitive of skin.
What else can I use Down Below for?
The natural plant oils used in Down Below have some amazing properties for your skin so you can use it all over your body to soothe dry irritated skin, hydrate and moisturise and help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks either in pregnancy or when you are a new mum.
Has Down Below won any awards?
Yes! Down Below has won the Mother & Baby shortlist awards in 2018.
Cool it Mama
I’m not pregnant - can I still use Cool it Mama?
Yes without doubt, anyone can enjoy the benefits of Cool it Mama – we have received positive feedback from customers with Fibromyalgia, Menopausal symptoms and those travelling abroad to hot climates as well as stressed office workers who love to sit a bottle on their desk to grab when they need it!
Can I use Cool it Mama in my first trimester?
Yes we have developed Cool it Mama using ingredients that are totally safe throughout your entire pregnancy, after all you can sometimes feel your most delicate in the first 12 weeks.
What key ingredients are there in Cool it Mama?
Neroli: Relaxes and calms. Good for insomnia, nervous tension, headaches, depression, anxiety.
Ylang Ylang: Relaxes, calms, and uplifts. Good for low mood, anxiety, stress, and anger. Aphrodisiac!
Bergamot: Uplifts and refreshes. Good for irritability, tiredness, stress, negative moods. Deodorant.
Grapefruit: Diuretic properties and refreshes. Good for water retention, lack of energy, headaches.
Menthol: Cools and refreshes. Good for hot flushes, tiredness.
I'm not pregnant, can I still use Sleepy Mama?
Absolutely. The relaxing aromas of Bergamot, Lavender and Chamomile will help just about anyone feel relaxed in both body and mind.
What is the best way to use Sleepy Mama?
There are several different ways to try our Sleepy Mama. The product can be spritzed onto a pillow before drifting off to a dreamy sleep. Alternatively, Sleepy Mama can also be spritzed within your bedroom to promote a healthy sleep, and it can even be applied to your pulse points to help keep you calm throughout the day or night.
What key ingredients are there in Sleepy Mama?
Bergamot, Lavender and Chamomile.
Can I use Best Washes during my First Trimester?
Absolutely. We have developed Best Washes to help soothe morning sickness. Best Washes uses the refreshing delicate aroma of Spearmint to soothe and calm icky tummies, together with Black Pepper to tackle a tired fuzzy mind.
I have sensitive skin, can I still use Best Washes?
Best Washes has been formulated with Aloe Vera and natural foaming agents to soothe sensitive skin. If irritation does occur, please discontinue use.
What key ingredients are there in Best Washes?
Spearmint: Anti-emetic, Anti-spasmodic, uplifting, stimulating, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, calming, antibacterial, increases skin elasticity, soothes.
Black Pepper: Anti-emetic, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, pain relieving properties, stimulating on both body and mind, revives tired muscles, anti-inflammatory.
Aloe Vera: Anti-inflammatory, calms and soothes, moisturises, hydrates, promotes skin renewal, softens, antimicrobial.
Has Best Washes won any awards?
Yes! Best Washes has won the 2020 Bizziebaby Silver Award in the Pregnancy Toiletries and Morning Sickness category.
Can I use Pure Bliss on my haemorrhoids during pregnancy?
Yes you can. We would suggest using a smaller compress so it just covers your back passage/anal area where you are feeling the discomfort.
Can you use Pure Bliss in the bath?
If you were to add Pure Bliss to a bath the dilution wouldn’t be the same and would therefore not be as effective. The best method for use is that of the compress.
Can I use Pure Bliss if I have a caesarean section?
Caesarean section wounds can be very sore and tender and they are prone to becoming infected. One of the key ingredients of Pure Bliss has anti-fungal and antiseptic properties so this makes the product ideal for after a caesarean section. For the first 24 hours you will have a dressing over your wound but once this is removed Pure Bliss can be used in exactly the same way; just place the compress over your wound area instead.
My Pure Bliss is a brown colour with bits in – is it alright?
Don’t worry! This is exactly how Pure Bliss is supposed to look. This is due to the nature of the ingredients used and the finished nature of the product; the formulation is known as a tincture rather than an oil or lotion.
I’ve still got some Pure Bliss left and everything feels back to normal now after birth. It’s a shame to throw it away – can I use it for anything else?
Yes! Pure Bliss can be kept for a year after opening and during that time you could certainly use it to soothe any other sore areas/cuts/grazes etc.
Nourish & Relieve
On what areas of my body can I use Nourish & Relieve?
Nourish & Relieve has been formulated with a natural blend of plant oils and butters to soothe and hydrate your skin, locking in the moisture and helping to maintain its elasticity - thereby also reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
For this reason, you can use Nourish & Relieve on any areas in need of extra moisture, on any areas where you experience stretch marks, and on any areas you would like to prevent stretch marks.
Nourish & Relieve is also an excellent massage oil, and you can use this oil on any area of your body for massage - including your scalp!
Is Nourish & Relieve fragrance free?
Yes. Our fragrance-free blend is kinder to both sensitive skin and delicate noses.
What key ingredients are there in Nourish & Relieve?
Sweet Almond oil: Balances the loss & absorption of moisture, soothes irritations.
Grapeseed Oil: Regenerates & restructures – improves skin elasticity, hydrates.
Olive Oil: Moisturises, prevents and repairs damage to the skin, smoothes, softens.
Glasswort Extract: Locks in moisture, improves skin elasticity and firmness.
Cocoa Butter: Soothes rashes and irritations, keeps skin supple and smooth.
Shea Butter: Maintains skin elasticity, nourishes, moisturises, protects, evens skin tone.
Wheatgerm Oil: Helps to fade scarring & stretch marks, supports cellular regeneration.
Can I use Bosom Buddies during pregnancy?
Bosom Buddies have been formulated and tested to use the very best essential oils available to support breastfeeding issues and therefore this product is only intended for use in the postnatal period by new mums.
I have some oils left and now I’m no longer breastfeeding what can I use them for instead?
All three Bosom Buddies smell gorgeous and have relaxing, uplifting properties so could be used in an oil burner or diffuser - your room will be filled with a beautiful scent. Alternatively, a few drops could be added to a base oil to create beautiful massage oil. Imagine using “Ooh” for a swollen foot massage after birth! “Ouch” for sore muscles or “Aah” as a general “pick me up” shoulder massage for a frazzled mum!
When should I use these oils?
To help ease full, heavy tender breasts, engorgement or symptoms of mastitis you will benefit from applying the “Ooh” compresses just prior to each feed so that the baby can then help to empty the breast after the oils have helped to reduce the inflammation and encouraged the breast tissue to contract.
For low milk supply it is beneficial to apply the “Aah” compresses before each feed to help reduce any anxiety and encourage hormones involved in milk production and flow in readiness for the next feed.
You may prefer to apply the “Ouch” compresses after each feed to help with any pain or discomfort experienced during the feed and ease sore nipples before the next feed comes around.
But don’t worry if you forget because you can use the oils as often and whenever you feel the need and in the early days it is often impossible to predict or pre-empt the next feed and some women will prefer to use compresses just at a time when have a moment to themselves!
What key ingredients are there in Bosom Buddies?
Cypress: Calming and relaxing – has diuretic properties thereby reduces swelling.
Geranium: Uplifting – Diuretic and astringent – induces tissue, muscle and skin to contract.
German Chamomile: Lifts mood – antiphlogistic properties thereby reduces swelling & oedema.
Peppermint: Relieves stress, depression and mental exhaustion – relieves pain, reduces swelling.
Mandarin: Boosts circulation – antiseptic properties promotes healing, relieves stress.
Fennel: Galactogogue – boosts production of oestrogen which plays a part in milk production.
Lemon Grass: Galactogogue –promotes the flow of milk, increases self-esteem, confidence and uplifts spirits.
Frankincense: Lowers anxiety and stress – promotes relaxation, antiseptic properties.
Neroli: Relaxes and calms. Good for insomnia, nervous tension, headaches, depression, anxiety.
Lavender: Antiseptic – pain-relieving properties, calming of nervous tension and emotional stress.