Down Below Perineal Massage Oil
Perineal Massage Oil | 50ml
Research has shown that perineal massage from 34 weeks of pregnancy can reduce the risk of needing a cut in labour or badly tearing. It’s a great way to prepare your body for labour and can be done by either yourself or your partner if you prefer (or can’t reach!) “Down Below” Perineal Massage Oil has been specially formulated for the intimate area of the perineum and its fragrance free blend ensures it is safe use in pregnancy.
Down Below is safe to use (it is purposefully made for the job!), fragrance free, nut-free, allergen-free and it is also multi-purpose.
Reduces the Risk of Tearing
Research has shown that perineal massage from 34 weeks of pregnancy can reduce the risk of needing a cut in labour or badly tearing. Down Below contains a blend of Evening Primrose Oil, Rosehip Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil and Calendula Oil which are rich in antioxidants, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, assists in skin elasticity and promote skin healing.
Calms the Appearance of Stretch Marks
Down Below isn't just for perineal massage! Down Below contains a blend of hydrating and moisturising oils which makes it perfect to use on areas prone to stretch marks, such as the stomach, hips, thighs and breasts. The added Rosehip Oil also aids in skin elasticity, making it perfect to use on your growing bump.
Perfect for Sensitive Skin
During 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, 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!
Down Below is perfect for...
- Perineal massage
- Stretch marks
- Dry skin
- Scar tissue
- Itchy, irritated skin
- Sensitive skin (No Allergens and Fragrance-Free)
- Evening Primrose Oil: Hydrating and soothing –rich in antioxidants and Omega 6 fatty acids.
- Rosehip Oil: Brings elasticity and regeneration to the skin, rich in Omega 3 fatty acid.
- Sunflower Seed Oil:Smoothing and softening – has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Apricot Kernel Oil: Moisturises – rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Calendula Oil: Soothes – anti-inflammatory properties, promotes skin healing and repair.
Evidence suggests that massaging from around 34 weeks is very beneficial. Daily massaging is recommended or at least 5 times a week and for around 5 minutes each time. Ensure you wash your hands before performing perineal massage. Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. A mirror may be helpful for you to visualise the area before you begin. It can be a good idea to make this a routine following your daily shower/bath. The warmth of the water will help with the blood supply and surrounding tissues to this area. Positioning can be how you feel you’re most comfortable; semi –sitting, one foot up on the toilet, bath or stool, squatting against a wall. Full instruction leaflet included in the box.
- Free delivery in the UK on all orders of £10.00 or more
- Free international delivery on all orders of £50.00 or more
- All orders received before 1pm (Monday-Friday) are dispatched same day, excluding UK bank holidays.
Down Below FAQs
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes! Down Below has won the Mother & Baby shortlist awards in 2018.
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