(Closed) Palmers Body Lotion makes me want to vomit!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Palmers lotion smells disgusting. I switched to a Suave lotion with cocoa and shea butters: much cheaper and smells pretty good. Of course, I really only use it to reduce the dry, itchy skin that can come with the expanding belly. There’s no hope for me when it comes to stretch marks because my skin is just prone to them. I hope you’re more fortunate in that regard. I’ve heard that no amount of lotion will prevent stretch marks, it all comes down to whether your skin is naturally more stretchy or not.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I can’t blame you, the stuff smells like vanilla frosting. Earlier in my pregnancy it would have made me feel sick too! Now it just makes me want cupcakes 🙁 lol.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@iheartnerds:  Yep.. I agree, and I asked my doctor and he said the same. Lotion is good to keep your skin hydrated and stop itching (because itching can make stretch marks look worse) but it can’t stop the stretch marks from happening.

I lubricated my belly like a mad woman and when I hit 30 weeks, they showed up. Womp womp. I am also prone to them, and my mom got them in pregnancy so I figured it was my fate but still.. having reached 30 weeks with none gave me a false hope that was quickly crushed hahaha. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

That’s why I didn’t buy it – also because it was expensive.  I ended getting the same as iheartnerds – The cocoa and shea butter.  The smell is nice, but not too strong.  I also found another cocoa butter lotion, but it had a VERY strong sunscreen smell.  I don’t need to smell like the beach everyday!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I use the Body Shop Body Butter that has Vitamin E plus cocoa and shea butter in it, it smells okay, nothing too strong. I still ended up getting big stretch marks below my belly button around the 35 week point, but at least it helps with the itching.

 

I think the biggest non-food smell that gets me, especially in my first couple of trimesters, was gasoline. Darling Husband started having to fill up my car for me because I would literally end up vomiting in the trash can while my gas was pumping…ugh, it was awful!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Not pregnant here, but I just like to use raw coco butter mixed with organic grapseed oil. It’s cheaper for the amount you get, doesn’t have all the extra chemicals, and it smells great! Although you can add essential oils to it.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I use the oily paste in the tub every day and it does smell terrible.. It also gives me a terrible case of the swamp cleavage.  I have used it since day 1 and I havent seen any yet at 29 weeks…  although I hear they come a little later so I am not getting excited yet.

 

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

It’s a good idea to stay away from perfumes and fragrances during pregnancy, especially in lotions that you rub into your skin. They contain phthalates, which are endocrine disruptors. Not worth the risk to the little one, especially male babies – phthalate levels are linked to a pattern of male reproductive abnormalities in exposed fetuses.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Monny: Yep, I got a ton of stretch marks during puberty so I wasn’t too concerned about pregnancy. Now that I’m 38 weeks, all the existing stretch marks on my belly are extending. Ah well, I never had a bikini worthy body to begin with. 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Agreed. I want to throw away my bottle.

Bio-Oil has a nice clean floral/pine smell that didn’t make me gag the way Palmer’s did. It is supposed to do the same thing.

Post # 14
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413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Monny:  Oh also — I react really strongly to any kind of burning smell, not just food. Diesel. The smell of ozone.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Lol A lot of pregnant women hate the smell. Had a woman almost vomit right in front of me when she opened the bottle!  Some suggestions Mum to be is a really nice maternity spa line stretch creams, oils, foot soaks etc. Bloomingly Beautiful is really nice too. Burts bees also makes an organic tummy butter that is fabulous. 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I used Palmers during first trimester when I was battling morning sickness, and now at 18 weeks the scent of it makes me want to gag! I switched to Maderma and BioOil.

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