Studies show that babies are exposed to toxic chemicals in the womb – so reducing your exposure while pregnant is a great place to start. This can be overwhelming, but at Organic Lifestyle, we want to help make your life easier and healthier. We put together this list of pregnancy must-haves, starting with one of our favourites: the organic body pillow.

  1. Organic Body Pillow

As any new parent will tell you, sleep becomes a precious commodity once you’ve had a baby. But sleep loss often starts before baby is born, especially in the third trimester. This is where an organic body pillow can help.

Body pillows help put the body in a naturally comfortable state for better sleep, especially when you can only sleep on your side as baby grows. But it’s important to note that not all body pillows are made equal. Here are some things to consider when looking for a body pillow for pregnancy:

  • Pillows are required to meet flammability standards and may contain toxic flame retardants.
  • Polyurethane foam (including memory foam) offgas potentially toxic VOCs, and aren’t breathable so can make sleeping temperatures warmer.

Our organic cotton or wool body pillows are handmade without toxic dyes or chemicals in the US.

Checkout our Organic Full Body Pillow here:

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  1. Non-Toxic Make-Up

Now is a great time to start cleaning up your beauty routine. Chemicals found in conventional cosmetics include hormone disruptors and carcinogens that are absorbed into our bodies. You don’t have to sacrifice performance to go green, and we’re excited to feature CertClean-certified (and made in Canada) Natural beauty kit.

Treat yourself to a naturally healthy glow, eyes that pop, and hydrated lips with this trio of basics. Make-up artist and natural beauty expert Maria Velve had this to say about the mascara:

As a makeup artist and as someone who has tried many different brands, I have to say that this mascara is beautiful. I really like how it gives natural-looking lashes – evenly-coated and separated, fluffy and soft to the touch. This is the perfect ‘every day’ mascara.

Try our Natural Beauty Kit:

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  1. All-Natural Candles

Making time to unwind and put your feet up is important for all of us, but even more important when you’re pregnant. If you’re a fan of scented candles, now is a good time to re-think what you’re using to set the mood. Conventional candles are scented with synthetic fragrance, which typically contains phthalates, known hormone disruptors. Not to mention the petroleum products used for the wax.

So before you cuddle up with a good book and your new organic body pillow, opt for non-toxic, beeswax candles with an organic cotton wick to set the mood.

See our huge selection of Beeswax candles with even an organic cotton wick (Made in Canada!):

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We hope this list inspires you to read labels and choose non-toxic products, not only for your baby, but for you too. What are your pregnancy must-haves? Leave us a comment below – we’d love to hear what has helped you have a more comfortable, healthy pregnancy!