Here’s how we came up with our 100% natural, safe and effective prenatal massage oil that we and other Filipino Mamas have been loving!
Motherhood is amazing. There’s no feeling like raising a child. But sometimes, it can be seriously unfair. Morning sickness, stress and back pain are just some of the difficulties we encounter as Mamas. That’s why we set out to develop a massage oil that could help mothers on their journey! We can’t wait to share what’s inside, as well as how we came up with it. 🙂
Let’s start with what’s inside – the main reason why almost everyone keeps telling us that they love the scent of our massage oil.
Why we chose each of our ingredients
Don’t worry, this isn’t a big laundry list. We only have 6 high-quality natural ingredients inside our massage oil!
Lavender is a staple of any great massage oil.
It’s extremely fragrant, and also famous for its relaxing properties which help to relieve stress and anxiety, ease tension and alleviate back pain.
Orange oil is a natural moisturizer, known for nourishing and soothing dry skin.
We love this ingredient because it’s great at helping you relieve morning sickness! If you’re feeling nauseous, simply pop a few drops of our massage oil into a diffuser and relax.
Tip: If you’re in the first trimester, it’s also good to stock up on citrus-related food and products. They help a lot!
Grapefruit is a citrus fruit that has a fresh, sweet and invigorating aroma.
It’s great at enhancing your mood and energy, especially for the days when you’re feeling a little down. It goes really well with orange oil, and also helps to drive morning sickness away.
Coconut oil hydrates your skin, leaving it glowing! As a natural emollient, it moisturizes dry and stressed skin.
You should use our massage oil when you want to pamper yourself a little 🙂
A classic antioxidant, olive oil helps to protect your skin against damage which leads to signs of ageing.
Just like why we chose coconut oil, olive oil helps to improve your skin health.
The Vitamin E in our massage oil comes in the form of Tocopheryl acetate. It’s actually a form of Vitamin E that you’ll also usually find in most skincare products at home.
In the skincare industry, we mainly use it because it’s a great antioxidant which helps to bolster your skin health, and reduce signs of aging.
That’s all! We use just 6 ingredients for our massage oil, and all of them are natural and safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mums.
Together, our ingredients build a beautiful combination of aromas to help you refresh and relax whenever you want to, while also taking care of your skin.
So, we had the formula for our prenatal massage oil – what then?
Sometimes, the secret to a great massage oil is in the smell.
That’s why we enlisted the help of over a hundred mums in our focus groups to help refine our texture and formula in blind tests. We also asked hundreds of Mamas to take part in product surveys, which played a huge part in deciding the final composition, aroma and texture of our Mama’s Choice Relaxing Massage Oil!
After we had refined the perfect texture and formula, it was straight to lab-testing!
Here are some of the Singaporean lab tests we’ve sent our massage oil for:
- Microbiological tests to make sure that though we’re using natural ingredients, there aren’t any microorganisms hitching a ride along.
- 1,4 – dioxane tests to clear our massage oil of 1,4 – dioxane, which is an irritant that causes liver and kidney damage.
- Heavy metal tests to make sure that our massage oil doesn’t contain any nasty metals which could harm your health.
After we had refined everything – the ingredients, aroma, texture and safety, it was time to share our perfect massage oil formula with you! 🙂
How do you use it for prenatal massage?
The term prenatal massage might seem a little daunting, but it’s actually not too different from a normal massage!
There are some areas you shouldn’t massage when you’re pregnant. Take a look at our infographic below to see more.
If you want to see a detailed guide on prenatal massage, read this article we wrote about it!
If you’re wondering when you can use it for a massage, prenatal massage is suitable for pregnant and nursing mums after the 2nd trimester.
Generally, you’ll want to avoid having a massage during the first trimester (the most fragile trimester). However, you can still use our massage oil for aromatherapy to ward off that notorious early pregnancy morning sickness!
Using our Relaxing Massage Oil for aromatherapy
We’re going to leave you with a great tip since you’ve made it so far into our article: We’ve specially designed our massage oil so that you can use it in a diffuser.
Our Mama’s Choice Relaxing Massage oil doesn’t just smell great. We put in grapefruit and orange oil so that you can drive away morning sickness!
Our prenatal massage oil is simple to use. Just put a few drops into a diffuser whenever you want to freshen up your room, relieve nausea or relax in the evening. It’s an amazing pregnancy companion.
Where can I get my own Mama’s Choice Relaxing Massage oil?
You can shop for our prenatal massage oil on Shopee for only ₱379. Our Relaxing Massage Oil, just like all of our products upholds the Mama’s Choice promise of safe, natural, and effective products safe for Mama and Baby. Committed to providing you with #OneLessWorry on your motherhood journey, our Relaxing Massage Oil is FDA Approved, tested in independent Singapore labs, and guaranteed pregnancy and nursing safe!
Mama's Choice Team
The Mama's Choice PH team is composed of three Mamas who are dedicated to spoiling their little ones with lots of cuddles, playtime and the occasional sweets, of course. <3