ARE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFE FOR USE ON BABIES AND DURING PREGNANCY?
There are certain pure essential oils that are considered toxic and should not be used during pregnancy. These include clary sage, fennel, sweet marjoram, myrrh, pennyroyal, rosemary, sage and thyme. These essential oils are not used in our range.
Lovekins product range contains pure essential oils at concentrations safe for use on babies and during pregnancy; as consulted by our qualified Aromatherapist during the development of our products. We use graded 100 per cent pure essential oils which are grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers or GMOs.If you have any questions or concerns about the use of essential oils on your baby please consult an aromatherapist.
DO YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN ALCOHOL?
Lovekins do not use “alcohol” in any of our formulations – this refers to drying alcohols. Any reference to “alcohol” on our labels refers to the wax alcohols or cetearyl alcohol which are classed as moisturising alcohols. Cetearyl alcohol is made from various vegetable oils such as sustainable palm and coconut. They bear little relation to common alcohol, which is a volatile liquid and quite drying.
DO YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN ALCOHOL?
It depends on your allergy – do you have a peanut or tree nut allergy or both? Some of our products contain nut/nut derivatives. Our baby massage oil is made with pure sweet almond oil. Almonds are actually classified as a fruit or tree nut and are low allergenic. Coconut oil which is contained in our baby massage oil, body moisturiser, face cream and nappy cream is considered a fibrous one-seeded drupe (dry drupe).
It is therefore defined as a fruit, nut and seed! While it is possible to be allergic to coconut, the cross reactivity for those with tree nut allergies is very rare.If in doubt, always seek the advice of a healthcare professional. You can also contact us with any questions about our products and/or ingredients.
DO YOU HAVE A PRODUCT THAT WILL HELP WITH MY BABY’S CRADLE CAP?
Exactly what causes cradle cap remains a bit of a mystery. What is known is that it is better to use a product that is pH balanced, free from drying agents and is moisturising so as not to upset the natural oils of your baby’s scalp, which can lead to dryness and cradle cap.
We get a lot of feedback from mums who have babies with cradle cap that have used Lovekins Baby Massage Oil and Baby Hair + Body Wash with great success.
DO YOU REQUIRE A TGA AUST L OR AUST R NUMBER?
No. If a company makes the claim to treat or cure eczema or other skin condition, then they are required to have an Aust L or Aust R number. As Lovekins does not make such a claim, we are not required to have a TGA Aust L or Aust R number.
The following safety guidelines should be observed before using Lovekins:
- Our products contain oils and butters from natural nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables. If you have any allergies please read the product label carefully. We recommend that people with sensitive skin perform a patch test first to ensure there is no reaction. Discontinue if irritation occurs.
- Lovekins are made with naturally derived ingredients, which in rare cases may cause sensitivity in certain individuals. If sensitivity occurs, discontinue use immediately.
- If you are uncertain about possible sensitivity, always do a patch test before use or consult your healthcare professional. Products and advice by Lovekins make no claim to cure or prevent any disease or medical problem and is not intended to substitute other therapy or medical advice.
- In the case of pregnancy please consult with your health care professional.