4 All-Natural Beauty Finds for Moms to Be

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Baby fever has official hit Hollywood. Many of the celebs whose sartorial choices we diligently track -- including Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, and Natalie Portman -- are now expecting. With this baby craze in full-swing, it probably goes without saying that we've started receiving more and more information about hot new fashion and beauty indulgences for moms-to-be.

I'm usually wary of suggestions for soon-to-be moms because pregnancy is such a unique and individual experience. But, I recently saw some suggestions of all-natural beauty indulgences from LUSH, maker of fresh handmade cosmetics, that sounded like such fabulous gifts for expecting friends that I had to pass them along. Helen Ambrosen, LUSH product creator and mother of two, personally recommends these pre-natal products. I'd snag them all, wrap them up in a cute box or basket, and gift them to the expecting moms in your life.

Helen suggests that expecting moms massage Therapy certified organic moisturizing bar on their bump to help prevent stretch marks. The cocoa and shea butter mix with neroli oil to moisturize dry skin and improve its flexibility and elasticity.

Therapy Massage Bar

→ Buy LUSH Therapy Massage Bar, $9.59, at lushusa.com.

A big celeb favorite, the Butterball bath bomb, is loaded with creamy cocoa butter to moisturize and calming ylang ylang.

Butterball Bath Bomb

→ Buy LUSH Butterball Bath Bomb, $4.95, at lushusa.com.

With pregnancy comes hormones... and lots of them. Moms-to-be can attack acne (one side effect) by using this Herbalism Facial Cleanser made with kaolin clay, ground almonds, stimulating rosemary, dirty defying nettle powder, and soothing chamomile.

Herbalism Cleanser

→ Buy LUSH Herbalism Cleanser, $11.50, at lushusa.com.

Since hair cannot be chemically colored during the first trimester, grab one of LUSH’s hair hennas for the expecting moms in your life. With four colors to choose from, LUSH henna (sourced from Iran) is mixed with other natural ingredients like coffee and fresh lemon juice to naturally add color to hair.

Caca Brun Mama Hair Henna

→ Buy LUSH Caca Brun Mama Hair Henna, $22.95, at lushusa.com.