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#1 of 7 Old 01-19-2006, 12:12 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone have any suggestions for body butters/moisturizers that are not strongly scented? My belly is itchy. Also, my nipples get really itchy (at least one of them). I have heard that once the baby is here, I'll need to ensure that I'm using a non-fragranced cream on my nipples. Is this something I could benefit from now? What exactly would be a good choice?
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Once you have the baby, you'll prolly need Lansinoh lanolin for your nipples. It's pure lanolin & "The Only Topical Endorsed by La Leche League International" (took that right off of the package).

As for your belly & breasts now, I've been using Nature's Gate Fragrance-Free Moisturizing Lotion as well as their hemp lotion. It's like, $7.00 -$10.00? for 18oz. You can get it at the health food store. Very moisturizing, non-greasy, & little to no fragrance (the hemp & aloe lotions have a *very* slight fragrance, but it disappears almost immediately). You could also try pure shea butter; I just find it a little too greasy for my liking.
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besides the lansionh (which I could not use due to allergies) there are many vegan breast creams out there - Gerber (of all people!) makes a little tube sort of like a large lip balm that works well.

But for now, I would suggest you check out

http://www.mmucosmetics.com

I am not affiliated in any way, just a huge fan of these products. They have over 500 scents, you can customize the level of scent or leave the products completely unscented. It started out as a small family business in Canada & now is booming
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It's not unscented, but Sarna Lotion is wonderful for an itchy belly. You can get it at any drugstore. It's natural, no steroids.
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I use belly butter from my friend's all natural skin care company Gifts from the earth It's all natural, organic, and lovely

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I've been using Eucerin lotion on my tummy but its a bit greasy feeling for a few minutes.

Seriously?
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I've been using Jason Natural Cosmetics vitamin E oil (found it in the organic section at my local market). It's blended with sunflower and almond oil and a few others. There is a very light scent, but it doesn't bother me. I'm one of those people that gets a headache just from a whiff of fragrance, if that helps. Anyway, it's great after a shower, and the skin just soaks it up so it's not greasy on clothing.
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