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Pregnancy Skin

If you are like many soon-to-be moms, you’re concerned with the ingredients you use in your skincare routine during your pregnancy.

Your body goes through so many changes during pregnancy and some of those changes occur on your skin! You want to use healthy and natural skincare that won’t cause irritation to your skin or harm your baby. The goat milk soaps and other skincare products at Goat Milk Stuff are free from the harmful ingredients believed to be unhealthy for you and your baby.

We always recommend checking with your OB/GYN if you have any concerns about using new products during your pregnancy. Before using any new product all over, conduct a patch test on a small area of skin first to discover any sensitivities. If you do have an allergic reaction, stop using immediately.

No Harmful Ingredients

The products we make on the farm are completely free of parabens, phthalates, harmful or toxic chemicals, preservatives, and artificial color. We carefully source all of our ingredients and we only use safe concentrations of essential oils. We want to provide all of our customers with products we trust in and use ourselves. In fact, PJ used the goat milk soap and skincare products during her last two pregnancies and wishes she had started making them earlier!

PJ Holding Baby Jade

There are so many ingredients used frequently in skincare products that are believed to be dangerous for both you and your baby. Ingredients such as Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Formaldehyde, Retinol, Tetracycline, and more! Even the direct use of some essential oils is believed to be harmful. With Goat Milk Stuff, you can rest assured that the ingredients we use are safe, natural and used in safe concentrations in all of our soaps and skincare products.

Which Products are Best for Pregnancy Skin?

We always recommend trying our unscented goat milk soaps and skincare products first. This will give your skin one less ingredient to handle. You will still be able to enjoy the quality moisturizing and gentleness of goat milk and know that you and your baby are safe.

If you have no skin issues or sensitivities after trying the unscented products, feel free to use any of our scented items that appeal to you!

Dry Pregnancy Skin

  • Purity Goat Milk Soap is just good-for-you goat milk soap without any frills, natural color or fragrance. It is very mild and gentle and helps soothe dry skin of all kinds.
  • Organic Castile Goat Milk Soap is our gentlest soap containing just two ingredients - raw goat milk and extra virgin olive oil. You will experience the benefits all our goat milk soaps made with our raw goat milk provide with as little risk of irritation or skin sensitivity as possible.
  • Unscented Goat Milk Solid Lotion is very moisturizing for your skin and safe for your baby with gentle and beneficial ingredients such as coconut oil and cocoa butter. And it’s so easy to apply! Just swipe it on and rub it in.
  • Unscented Goat Milk Lip Balm will give your lips that same moisturizing treatment you are giving your body with the goat milk soaps and lotions.
  • Goat Milk Laundry Soap will continue keeping your skin and your baby safe from harm. Your clothes will be clean and your skin will be safe from any irritation caused by harmful chemicals or preservatives.

Pregnancy Acne

  • Tea Tree Goat Milk Soap is great to use if you experience acne (very common in pregnancy) and have no known sensitivities to essential oils. Tea Tree essential oil is widely regarded to be safe to use during pregnancy when it is used within a skincare product and is extremely beneficial for acne, inflammation, and sometimes even stretch marks!
  • Tea Tree Goat Milk Solid Lotion is fantastic for treating your acne-prone pregnancy skin after using the Tea Tree Goat Milk Soap.
  • Goat Milk Laundry Soap is a wonderful alternative to laundry detergents which may contain harmful and skin-irritating chemicals. Our Laundry Soap can help you continue keeping your body free from acne when you use it to wash your clothes, bedding and more!

What Is Safe To Use On My Hair While I'm Pregnant?

Some women experience changes in their hair texture or thickness while pregnant. We recommend switching out your regular liquid shampoo with our Unscented Goat Milk Shampoo Bar. Some haircare products contain potentially harmful ingredients such as formaldehyde or formaldehyde-releasing preservatives. Our goat milk shampoo bars will keep you, your baby and your hair healthy and free from any harmful chemicals.

Your hair may take some time to adjust to using a natural shampoo. Here is what you can expect when switching to a natural shampoo.

If you don’t have any skin issues or sensitivities after using the Unscented Goat Milk Shampoo Bar, you may want to try our Rosemary Mint or Tea Tree goat milk shampoo bars as well!

Other Natural Products to Consider

Natural Deodorant

A switch to natural skin and haircare isn't complete without switching to a natural deodorant. Our Goat Milk Natural Deodorant is free from aluminum which is widely believed to be harmful to you and your baby. We offer a variety of popular scents (as well as unscented). Our natural deodorant is not an anti-perspirant and you may need to do a detox before making the switch to a natural deodorant.

Tooth Powder

Our all-natural Tooth Powder contains zero harmful or controversial ingredients such as foaming agents, whitening agents, glycerin, or fluoride.

Dish Washing Goat Milk Soap

Prevent irritating your skin by using our gentle Dish Washing Soap when you wash your dishes. The Dish Washing Soap contains a blend of Orange, Lemongrass, and Tea Tree essential oils to blast grease, naturally fight microbes, smell fantastic, and best of all - the goat milk keeps your hands soft and moisturized while you tackle the job. Please note that this is not for use in dishwashing machines.

Our family at Goat Milk Stuff is so excited for you for the upcoming addition to your family! But we understand all the changes to your skin you may experience during your pregnancy can be frustrating and can distract from the joyful expectation you wish to bask in during this time. We pray our goat milk soaps and skincare products can help soothe your skin and give you comfort that you are keeping you and your baby safe.

Brett holding Michael

Customer Testimonials

"I wanted to let you, and any expectant Mom customers, know that this soap has been a lifesaver for my daughter. She is expecting her first child in March. At about 16 weeks pregnant, she developed a terrible, VERY itchy rash diagnosed by the dermatologist as "PUPPS" (Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy). I had ordered some of your purity soap, and gave her a bar to try. She was very skeptical, as the Dr had told her she would likely have the rash and itch until after she has the baby. Within 2 days, the itch had subsided, and the rash was gone!! She is now at 33 weeks pregnant, and the rash reappeared when she ran out of the soap... I gave her another bar, and BINGO!! The rash was gone again in 2 days!!! This has been a lifesaver for her, as she works as a nurse full-time, and the rash and itch was driving her CRAZY!!
PLEASE tell your customers to try this soap for PUPPS.. The Dr was stunned!!
Grandma says THANK YOU so much!!!"
- Marsha

"I've been using the tea tree lotion every night and have no stretch marks so far. I'm 45 years old and 35 weeks pregnant, so I was a little worried. I love this product!"
- Christine R.

"Love this soap! My husband doesn’t like things with too much fragrance, so I get this or the Oatmeal Honey scents. This soap keeps my skin from feeling tight and itchy. I became more aware of what my skin was soaking up when I became pregnant with my first almost seven years ago and this company is great!"
- Amanda L.

"It is a quick way to put lotion on the back of my hands and neck/chest area and I love the smell. I ordered two small ones for my daughter. She is pregnant and I thought it would be an easy way for her to rub on belly and hands without fear of chemicals."
- Karen V.

Pregnancy Skin FAQs

What skincare ingredients should you avoid when pregnant?

When pregnant, it’s recommended that you avoid skincare ingredients linked to potential health risks for the developing baby. These ingredients include:

  1. Retinoids: These are vitamin A derivatives and are commonly found in anti-aging and acne products. They have been linked to congenital disabilities.
  2. Hydroquinone: This skin-lightening agent has been linked to potential risks for the developing baby.
  3. Salicylic acid: This is a common ingredient in acne products that can be absorbed through the skin and has been linked to potential risks for the developing baby.
  4. Phthalates: These are chemical compounds that are often used as binders in cosmetics and have been linked to reproductive and developmental risks.
  5. Parabens: Parabens are a type of preservative that is commonly used in cosmetics and has also been linked to reproductive and developmental risks.

We do not use any of these ingredients in any Goat Milk Stuff products.

It's always a good idea to consult with an obstetrician or a dermatologist if you have any concerns or questions about skincare products and ingredients during pregnancy.

What creams can you use when pregnant?

When pregnant, it is generally recommended to use creams that are safe and gentle for the developing baby.

Our lotions are safe for pregnant women and can be used for multiple purposes. However, if you want to know more about what creams you should use during pregnancy, here is what is recommended:

  1. Moisturizers: It is important to keep the skin hydrated during pregnancy, so using a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer is recommended.
  2. Stretch mark creams: Stretch mark creams can help to prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy. Look for products containing ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E, which are safe during pregnancy.
  3. Nipple creams: Nipple creams can help to prevent and soothe soreness and cracking during breastfeeding. Look for products that contain ingredients like lanolin, coconut oil, and calendula.
  4. Sunscreen: it's important to protect your skin from the sun during pregnancy, but not every sunscreen fits the bill. Look for products that contain mineral sunscreen ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

Is goat milk soap good for skin during pregnancy?

Goat milk soap is considered one of the best options to use during pregnancy, as it is gentle and nourishing for the skin.

Goat milk soap is also less likely to cause allergic reactions than other types of soap, which can be beneficial for pregnant women with sensitive skin.