As the clock struck midnight and 2023 transitioned to 2024, many of us felt the excitement and anticipation that comes with a new year. There’s something magical about the feeling of a fresh start and new possibilities ahead. It’s fun to dream about what the new year will hold, but for those mama’s-to-be who are expecting a little one this year, that joy, anticipation, and excitement is on a whole different level!
Our Rinse family has grown quite a bit in recent months with the arrival of some adorable new additions, and our hearts are bursting with joy! Family is everything to us and, as we dive headfirst into the new year, we wanted to take some time to give attention to all the expectant moms out there. The joy of being a mom-to-be is unmatched. It’s a time full of embracing change and uncertainty, all with big dreams in your heart as you wait to welcome your little one into the world.
If you’re expecting – congratulations! We are so excited for you and want to share some of our top tips from Rinse employees and customers alike for taking care of yourself along the journey!
Bump Bliss Essentials
We all know that one of the top concerns for moms-to-be is taking care of their changing skin. About 90% of women develop stretch marks while pregnant. While they are beautiful reminders of how strong our bodies are and the miracle of motherhood, many women are still interested in doing what they can to minimize these lines.
One of the most popular natural options for combating stretch marks is – you guessed it - Cocoa Butter. This has gained quite a reputation as a tried-and-true option for generations of women who swear by it! We must admit, we love Cocoa Butter too! In fact, it’s one of our top ingredients in so many of our most moisturizing products!
When it comes to nourishing growing and glowing skin, a few Rinse products stand out as fantastic options and fan favorites:
- Conditioning Balm – If you can believe it, this product was developed as a “happy little accident” while we were working on our Conditioning Bar. It’s definitely one of our best mistakes to date because we LOVE it! Imagine it as a lotion without water; a thick and luxurious balm that goes a long way when you add it to your wet skin after a bath or a shower. Simply rub it in, giving special attention to the bump, and enjoy as the soothing moisture infuses your skin! This is also perfect for pairing with Body Bliss Oil if you really want to take it up a notch!
- Pink Stick – We’re not saying you can’t make it through pregnancy without this, but why would you want to!? Pink Stick is a fan favorite stick lotion that smells divine and makes it so easy to apply anywhere and everywhere you need it! Keeping your growing skin moisturized is a great idea as skin can oftentimes become itchy and irritated as it stretches to make room for the growing baby. Our Rinse girlies kept this on them 24/7 for easy application throughout their pregnancies.
- Body Bliss Oil – Enjoy the luxurious experience you deserve with Body Bliss Oil! This highly absorbent oil can be used as a bath or a massage oil. It’s made with squalane oil which is excellent for penetrating deep into the skin to nourish from the inside out. It’s a great option for helping your skin elasticity and for giving you a little calming, relaxing self-care ritual. It comes in a wide range of scents from lavender to sweet orange and everything in between!
Scents of Relief
If you know, you know. Nausea or “morning sickness” as it’s commonly referred to is a real thing when you’re pregnant. It can hit you out of nowhere like a ton of bricks and, unfortunately, it’s not isolated to just the morning as the name suggests! This is certainly one of the more dreaded experiences of pregnancy and something no one enjoys suffering through.
We definitely don’t have the cure for nausea, but many of our customers have enjoyed using our Essential Oil Roll-Ons to enjoy a bit of soothing aromatherapy and relaxation to make the tough moments a bit more tolerable. A popular option among our expecting mama’s is our Lavender Essential Oil Roll-On. This fantastic roll-on is portable, easy to use, and features 100% natural lavender essential oil for a light and relaxing scent.
The closer you get to your due date, the more you are going to want to be prepared for delivery! We recommend including a few extra things in your hospital bag so that you can be as comfortable as possible when the time comes!
Just as essential oil roll-ons can come in handy during your pregnancy journey, they are a great option to keep on you as you head to the hospital for delivery. Throw your favorites in your hospital bag so that you can get some natural relief any time you want it!
We also highly recommend keeping your favorite Refreshing Spray in your bag as well! This is a great option for helping to make the hospital to feel as much like home as possible. There’s nothing comforting about the clinical smell that many hospitals have and we highly recommend using essential oils to make the experience feel a little more calm, comforting, and serene. Spritz your favorite Refreshing Spray on your sheets for an instant refresh and a way to set the mood of the room.
We hope you found these tips helpful as you navigate this exciting season of life! Embrace the change and remember that every moment brings you one step closer to welcoming your new little bundle of joy. We are cheering you on and so thankful to be a small part of your magical journey to motherhood!