Pregnancy Safe Skincare



The short answer is YES. You can happily focus on growing your bubba while using Woohoo products :)

We have purposefully chosen ingredients (including essential oils and bio-retinols) our Woohoo products with pregnancy and conception in mind. 

The only product that we advise pregnant ladies about is Black Seed Oil as it is a known emmenagogue (stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area) when used as a food supplement. No one has given any recommendations when it used on the skin, so we always stay conservative and advise against using it.

Please get in touch if you have more questions!!

Yes, bio-retinols are safe to use during pregnancy.

Even though they have similar skin benefits to retinols and retinoids, bio-retinols don't have the same side effects.

The short answer: Yes, the essential oils we use are all considered safe for use during pregnancy or when trying to conceive.

The long answer: 

Many of our products have essential oils because we stay well away from artificial fragrances. When it comes to essential oils there is no clear cut answer about whether or not you should use them during pregnancy.

Our belief is that many are safe at the very low levels that we use them. But some definitely need to be avoided during pregnancy because they're emmenagogues (stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area). These are oils such as clary sage, sweet marjoram, vetiver and juniper.

We do not use any essential oil that is considered a definite 'no no' during pregnancy. The essential oils we do use are at a very low percentages with the total of essential oil being under 1% which it is considered OK when used topically (by some, you'll find lots of conflicting advice on the net). So it is up to you if you are comfortable with this.

Webmd has some more information if you want to dig into the details :)

If you prefer to avoid essential oils entirely, we have lots of essential oil free options in our skin, deodorant and hair ranges. Click here for our Essential Oil Free products.