Our Founder's Favorite Pregnancy Skincare Products

Throughout both of my pregnancies, I got asked the same question over and over again: which PP product is your favorite to use while pregnant? And since I don’t have just one, writing a post on my top products to use while pregnant seemed fitting.

Another question that we as a company get asked often is, “Is safe to use while pregnant?”

Here’s our answer: while there are certainly concerns surrounding the exaggerated use of certain essential oils during pregnancy and breastfeeding, we believe the essential oils used in our products and the dilution rates at which these essential oils are combined with their corresponding carrier oils make all of our products safe choices to use on your skin throughout pregnancy (with the exception of our Fancy Face Serum for which we offer a pregnancy safe version).

But if you’re unsure or iffy about an ingredient for any reason, it’s always a good idea to consult with your health practitioner before use.

Here are some of my favorite pregnancy skincare products!


My absolute favorite product that I swear by during pregnancy and beyond is our Baby Balm. It’s incredibly effective at preventing stretch marks on growing bellies, and has kept my belly stretch mark free throughout both pregnancies (eating plenty of healthy fats and drinking bone broth or taking collagen peptides also plays a huge role in this). Baby Balm contains Emu Oil and Marshmallow Root which deeply moisturize and lubricate the skin – it also makes an amazing, deeply nourishing eye cream!


Another one of my top pregnancy products is our Sea Soak, which contains precious salts, seaweeds and clays to relax sore muscles and provide the skin and body with vital minerals. It’s the perfect way to unwind and squeeze a bit of self-care into your day which is so necessary for all of us – especially during pregnancy!


Our Beauty Creams and Body Butters are also go-to’s for me while pregnant. One thing I’ve experienced with both pregnancies is dry skin everywhere – on my legs, my hands, face…literally everywhere. Both of these products work wonders in deeply nourishing the skin and preventing + correcting dryness.


Lastly, our Dry Shampoo has been hugely helpful for me while pregnant. Since I need more sleep than normal right now, showers are often the first thing to get cut from my schedule. And as a result, most days I’m either wearing a hat or have a pound of dry shampoo in my hair.

I hope this has been helpful! I know everyone’s skincare needs are so different especially during pregnancy. But this is what’s working well for me at the moment – thanks so much for reading!


Primally Pure Founder Bethany McDaniel is expecting baby girl #2 and is sharing the pregnancy skincare products she swears by in this post. | Primally Pure Skincare

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Bethany McDaniel

Bethany is the Founder of Primally Pure and lives in Southern California with her husband and two daughters. Having used all sorts of harsh prescription creams to treat her acne as a teenager and young adult (and dealing with red, raw, irritated skin as a result), Bethany was blown away by the effects she eventually experienced after ditching the harsh chemicals and replacing them with natural ingredients. Bethany’s journey inspired her to start Primally Pure (with an initial $250 order for ingredients + supplies) to help others experience the benefits of using clean products. In addition to leading the PP Team and envisioning new product ideas, Bethany is passionate about all things clean living, biohacking and personal growth - as well as taking regular tropical vacations with her family to reset + refresh.