Palmolive Aromatherapy Shower Gel?

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  1. luca123

    luca123 Mum to 1,twins on the way

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    Hello ladies.

    I'm looking for some advice.

    Does anyone know if Palmolive Aromatherapy Shower Gels are safe to use when pregnant? I love them and use them all the time but I've been reading up about essential oils and have got myself a bit worried.

    There is nothing on the palmolive website or the shower gel bottle about not using when pregnant. But one of the ingredients on the bottle that I have open at the moment is Jasmine Oil which I know you are supposed to avoid when pregnant.

    My husband thinks I am over reacting as the quantities of oil will be so tiny - but if any of you ladies can give me any advice on this it would be greatly appreciated. I'm only 4 weeks - and really hoping that this one sticks. I'm going to chuck out my open bottle and get something else - I'm just worried in case I've already caused any harm.
     
  2. pennysbored

    pennysbored Well-Known Member

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    I've read so much conflicting guidelines on what you should and shouldn't use.
    I'm sure you and LO are fine.
     
  3. Gemma Lou

    Gemma Lou Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't have a clue, but I would have thought that if there was an issue with it they would be legally bound to put it on the shower gel x
     
  4. spacegirl

    spacegirl Well-Known Member

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    This is incorrect. Aromatherapy oils are concentrated essential oils and should be avoided or heavily diluted. The gels ARE safer than oils as they are v dilute.

    Here's a useful article.

    https://www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnancy/isitsafeto/essentialoilsexpert/

    I think you can continue using your shower gel as it will contain only small amounts of oil.

    Cxxx
     
  5. BellaBlu

    BellaBlu Lovin' my boys :)

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    I've got the same shower gel, and it's my favorite.
    Holy moly, the more I read.. the more I feel like I'm an accident waiting to happen on this poor baby.

    :wacko:

    -Edited: Nevermind, mine has Bergamot, Cassis & Orange flower.. and those aren't on the "no no" list.. so I should be good :)
     

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