I like to keep it very simple in the skincare department, & Himalaya Herbals is one of my go to brands. Their products are affordable, made from natural ingredients & most importantly- very effective. I’ve blogged about about their affordable anti acne face pack, & it’s still my favorite Himalaya product. They have great lines for people of all ages, babies & even pets! So when I heard they were coming out with Himalaya FOR MOMS, a body care range for expectant & new mothers, I wanted to check them out (despite not fitting into the category myself).
Himalaya for Moms currently consists of six products – a nipple care butter, toning massage oil, anti rash cream & three different body butters. Let’s dig in, shall we?
Massages have always been a part of traditional body care regimes for new mothers in India. Massage is proven to be effective for faster postpartum recovery and better health as it increases flexibility while also toning muscles. An effective massage can stimulate blood circulation, thus reducing pain and swelling. Massage also helps with improved milk secretion, relieves stress and promotes sound sleep.
The key ingredient is Sesame Oil, infused with Country Mallow, Winter Cherry & Aloe Vera. Sesame Oil has antioxidant properties, it also moisturises & soothes. Country Mallow helps improve muscle & joint strength. Winter Cherry conditioners & soothes the skin and Aloe Vera is has legendary healing properties. This oil is Lavender fragranced (one of my all-time favorite scents to relax & unwind to, along with lemongrass) make it the perfect massage oil for new moms.
Himalaya FOR MOMS Nipple Care Butter
Nipple care is usually done the traditional way. A cloth dipped in warm water is used to wipe away excess milk and saliva. Sometimes, harsh soap is used to clean nipples. Enzymes from baby’s saliva, water or even soap residue can remove moisture from sensitive nipple skin, all contributing to sore & cracked nipples in nursing mothers.
Formulated with kokum butter & virgin coconut oil, the nipple care butter can be used by expecting mothers (to nourish nipples & prepare them for lactation) & nursing mothers, to prevent & soothe sore & cracked nipples. It’s rich & emollient but non greasy, making it the perfect formula to care for your nipples.
Rashes can occur due to sweat, rubbing together of folded skin, or irritation caused by normal skin germs. The deeper the folds are, the more likely the chances of a rash. The most prone areas are between and under the breast, under the stomach, in the arm pits and between the thighs.
The Himalaya FOR MOMS Anti-Rash Cream is an herbal formulation that effectively reduces itching and rashes, and gently soothes the skin. It is very useful in relieving rashes during pregnancy, as well as other dermal cuts and scratches which cause minor itching. The comforting Lavender aroma will not only calm the rash but also distract your mind from the irritation. The key ingredients of this cream include Yashad Bhasma, with aloe vera, almond oil & manjistha.
The range also includes three Soothing Body Butters. Made with cocoa butter & glycerin (both known for intense moisturising & skin softening properties)
The rose fragrance uplifts, jasmine rejuvenates & lavender calms (my personal favorite!) They’re available in 50ml, 100ml & 200ml.
Overall I really liked everything I tried from the new Himalaya FOR MOMS range. Himalaya is such a trusted brand & it’s great that they’re brought out a great skincare line for moms that’s both natural & very affordable (everything is under ₹500!) The range is easily available both in stores & online. x