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Essential Oil Precautions

Essential oils are generally considered to be safe to use but we do need to respect that they are quite powerful substances and need to be used carefully.
 
The level of essential oils used in Bellamer products is quite low (less than 2% dilution) and therefore should be suitable for most people. However for those that are pregnant and breastfeeding we advise that you check with your Doctor or midwife before using any essential oils.
 
There is a lot of different recommendations re the use of essential oils in pregnancy and breastfeeding - the safest recommendation is to avoid essential oils during these times.
 
Essential oils that are recommended to be avoided during pregnancy are:
Thyme, sage, wintergreen, clove, marjoram, cinnamon, aniseed, nutmeg, tarragon, valerian, oregano, juniper, fennel, basil, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, jasmine, peppermint, rose, rosemary
 
Our advice for pregnancy is to keep all skin care very simple. Carrier oils such as Jojoba oil is a good choice for such a time.
 
 

 
 

Sensitive Skin

Having sensitive skin can be quite distressing and choosing skin care products can be a bit of a lottery.  In formulating Bellamer skin care products we have specifically chosen ingredients that have beneficial qualities for skin.
 
For those with very sensitive skin we suggest to start with the soothing balm, eye treatment balm or lip balm - these products have been trialled, with success, on several people with sensitive skin.
 
 

 
 

Ingredients

All of the ingredients used in our products are 100% all natural and of the highest quality.
 
nullThey include:
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Mango Butter
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Olive Butter
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Calendula Oil
  • Camellia Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Cottonseed Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Flaxseed Oil
  • Olive Oil
 
Essential oils of:
  • Lavender
  • Chamomile
  • Peppermint
  • Clary Sage
  • Patchouli
  • Frankincense
 
Our products DO NOT have:
  • Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS)
  • Parabens
  • Artificial colours
  • Artificial fragrances

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Nutrition and Skin

 
Being a dietitian I can't help but make a comment about the importance of good nutrition to help nourish your body and your skin.
 
Your body has a need for many nutrients each day, including proteins, vitamins and minerals.  One way of looking at how our body utilizes the nutrients we consume is to think of our internal organs (heart, lungs, kidneys, gut, brain) as having first priority of the use of nutrients we consume each day, and then what's left over is then available for the skin. To have good skin means you need to have a good variety of foods each day. To get all your nutrients in each day without gaining weight is by having 3 good meals a day, including a good sized breakfast (eg cereal, toast, fruit, yoghurt, nuts etc).
 
 
 

Skin, nutrients, supplements and healing

 
There are various nutrients that are known to assist with skin repair and healing, and they include:
  • Zinc (best sources - fish, meat,  other sources - eggs, nuts, grains)
  • Vitamin C  (fruit and vegetables, high in Red capsicum, papaya)
  • Vitamin E (in nuts, seeds, vegetable oil/ margarine)
  • Vitamin A (dairy, green leafy vegetables, red and orange coloured fruit and vegetables)
 
Each of these nutrients work at different stages of skin/tissue healing.  The best way to take these nutrients are in the form of foods. There are also many other nutrients in foods that can help with improving skin quality, eg there are nutrients  (apart from vitamins) in many fruits that help to strengthen skin tissue.
 
Even though I have just mentioned that the best way to get your nutrients is through food we have found that taking a zinc supplement the same evening as using the renewing mask, eye treatment and soothing balm can enhance the benefits of the products. I recommend a zinc supplement that contains between approximately 15- 25 g zinc and to only take the supplement up to 3 times a week (no more than this).