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Clarins 'Tonic' Oil for preventing stretchmarks (OK to use)?

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slackrunner Sun 12-Jul-09 22:24:35

At risk of sounding a complete neurotic is this OK to use whilst pregnant?

I've had two Clarins assistants saying it was perfect for preventing stretchmarks during pregnancy so being a mug I bought some - however when I got home I found that it contained geranium oil, which is supposed to be an aromatherapy oil to avoid. I'm confused, as if I google about it I just get loads of commentary saying how good it is for use during pregnancy. Gah! Who's right?

lucya1980 Sun 12-Jul-09 23:03:22

i have been using it and used it with my first and found no problems. It may mean for aromatherapy inhalation or vapors, rather than topically, im not sure, but it hasnt done me any harm.

LadyOfWaffle Sun 12-Jul-09 23:07:44

O, I used it (on recommendation of lovely ladies at Clarins) but had no idea of Geranium oil...?

slackrunner Mon 13-Jul-09 07:05:51

Thanks for your replies.

Argggh - I hate all these pregnancy things to avoid - so confuzzing. It turns me into a neurotic loon

Still finding conflicting reports about geranium, although it seems to be a no no if you've got a high rate of MC. I think I might give it a miss and save it for when my thighs everything needs firming up after the birth.

Nixies Wed 15-Jul-09 16:42:56

i didn't use it during pregnancy, but did use it afterwards for about 3 months and it was FANTASTIC... all my stretchmarks disappeared!

sfxmum Wed 15-Jul-09 16:59:19

I used it throughout my pregnancy and beyond loved it went huge but no marks
highly recommend it used it twice a day

thoughtforms Sun 19-Jul-09 09:18:07

I've been using it throughout my pregnancy, and so far so good - only a handful of tinnnny stretchmarks!

yama Sun 19-Jul-09 09:46:41

Another fan here. I loved the stuff.

Just remember to use it after birth as well.

rostbeef Mon 20-Jul-09 14:26:43

I think its concentrated aromatherapy oils you need to watch out for - the stuff in skin oils is a very low dose so do not worry about it. Otherwise a whole host of beauty and bath stuff would be not safe.
If you want to use it, use it! I plan to as I have just seen a first stretch mark at 16 weeks!

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