It is an understatement to say that childbirth and motherhood are one of the most challenging yet enjoyable phases in a woman’s life.
While it is normal and most likely that the care of the little one takes precedence, taking care of oneself as a mother is of equal importance, if not more. In line with this philosophy, Himalaya has launched a range of totally safe and gentle products formulated for expecting and new mothers. A pioneer in the wellness industry since 1930, Himalaya is a household name and has a range of over 300 healthcare and personal care products.
Branded under the name Himalaya FOR MOMS, the products include those related to Body care as well as Nursing care. The body care products are Soothing Body Butter, Toning Massage Oil and Anti-Rash Cream while you have the Nipple Care Butter catering to Nursing care. Thoughtfully formulated by Himalaya using their proprietary science along with the principles of Ayurveda these products ensure that they invigorate while they heal.
Soothing Body Butter
A pleasantly fragrant daily use cream that not only moisturizes but also nourishes your skin, this product is mainly made up of Cocoa butter and Glycerin. While the former is a natural antioxidant which hydrates and balances the skin, the latter ensures that the skin remains supple for a long time. The cream is also effective is relieving itching and has a soothing effect on the skin, thereby acting as a natural de-stressing agent. With a high content of Vitamin E which protects the skin from damage and irritation, the cream comes in the three rejuvenating fragrances of Lavender, Rose and Jasmine. The cream is available in 50ml, 100ml and 200ml packs and needs to be applied twice daily for best results.
Completely hydrating on the skin, I found the fragrances subtle and totally pleasant.
Toning Massage Oil
Combined with the goodness of sesame oil, country mallow (also known as Bala in Ayurveda), winter cherry and aloe vera, this daily use oil helps in in strengthening and firming the skin. Sesame oil is known for its skin toning properties while country mallow is known to improve muscle and joint strength. Winter cherry is an excellent skin conditioner while aloe vera has immense healing and soothing properties. Coupled with the pleasant aroma of Lavender, this is sure to enliven your mood and revitalize your senses. It is available in packs of 200ml and 500ml and is recommended to be massaged gently before bathing.
Yet another herbal formulation, this cream reduces itching and rashes and is kind on the skin. The key ingredients are Yashad Bhasma , aloe vera, almond oil and Manjishtha. Yashad Bhasma is an antiseptic and astringent agent which is useful for treating skin disorders like eczema and itching. Aloe Vera helps to heal wounds and soothe skin. Almond Oil is vitamin rich and nourishes the skin while Manjishtha has high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Nipple Care Butter
Himalaya FOR MOMS Nipple Care Butter is a product made up of 100% natural oils. Ideal for the management of sore and cracked nipples, this cream has the superlative properties of both Kokum Butter and Virgin Coconut Oil. While the former has excellent emollient properties, the latter is an effective antibacterial, antiseptic and cleansing agent. Rich in Vitamin E, Virgin Coconut Oil protects the skin from cracks and fissures.
These products are certainly what must be with a new mom. After all when mom is happy, baby is happier!