We’re often asked which of our body balms are best for soon-to-be and new mamas, since they’re so helpful in maintaining taut and hydrated skin. Of course, every woman’s constitution and experience is unique, especially when it comes to smell and skin sensitivity. But the quality of our ingredients and the level of care that goes into each hand-poured balm makes In Fiore a lovely and indulgent choice for pregnancy and beyond. (It goes without saying that we believe baby skin is perfect as-is—therefore these balms should be used on mothers, only.)
Jasmine Supérieur Baume Pour Le Corps
We suggest introducing a balm at the beginning of the third trimester, in the sixth or seventh month of pregnancy. Jasmine Supérieur initially launched as a pregnancy balm and has aided countless women (including Cate Blanchett and Gwen Stefani—thanks Danilo!) with no reports of scent aversion. Its healing and calming combination of jasmine, lavender, and red mandarin is extremely powerful in the prevention of stretch marks, and its sweet fragrance adds a lovely layer of gentleness to this transformative time.
Dayala Baume Pour Le Corps
While labor and delivery experiences vary wildly, Dayala is an excellent addition to your birth bag. Warming and soothing, a birth partner or doula may incorporate it into a neck, shoulder, or hip massage to assist in deep relaxation and opening. A mix of pure jasmine and lemongrass is calming yet stimulating—a desirable combination in labor—and transitions perfectly from Jasmine Supérieur to create a wonderful scent association with the baby, especially when also used in the weeks following birth.
Vetiver is a time-tested women’s remedy, known for its strong restorative and replenishing elements. The postpartum period is a huge adjustment for mothers—often defined by lack of sleep, hormonal fluctuations, and identity shifts—and our Vetivert balm offers a grounding moment of mindfulness for new moms. We suggest incorporating this balm into your routine three weeks after birth, focusing primarily on your feet, legs, and abdomen. Use it sparingly on your torso, and consider diluting it with a body cream so that you do not overwhelm the baby.