When it comes to gift ideas for new mums, it’s easy to go down the flowers and booties track, but what if you could give her a gift that keeps on giving?
Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil – or AEVOO as we like to call it – is the perfect natural, healthy, multi-purpose gift, especially for new mums, and here’s why.
Not only will AEVOO super-charge your new mum’s diet and take her cooking to the next level, it can also be used as part of the whole family’s everyday healthcare regime.
From skin care, to inner health, to caring for baby – AEVOO is an incredibly natural and versatile lifestyle oil.
Just make sure you buy her a high-quality, certified Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the most antioxidants and the healthiest EVOO around.
Here are the top ways your new mum friends can use AEVOO at home all year round.
MUM AND BABY BALM
AEVOO is a natural wonder oil, with its large amounts antioxidants, it’s a pure, natural, healthy skin balm for any mum and baby’s daily skin and body care – particularly when it comes to skin niggles.
Baby oil: AEVOO is the ultimate, pure baby oil. Loaded with vitamins E and A, fatty acids and antioxidants, AEVOO will moisturise a baby’s delicate skin and help neutralise free radicals. Just gently pat baby dry after bathing and massage AEVOO into the arms, legs, torso and scalp.
Stretchmarks: If she, like most Mums and just about anyone has some stretch marks to deal with, tell her to massage slightly warm AEVOO into the affected skin area. The oil will increase circulation and keep the skin well hydrated. Over time, stretch marks will fade and become less obvious.
Natural shaving oil: New mums hardly have time to shower, let alone shave, but when the hairy legs get too much, she can use AEVOO a naturally soothing shaving oil. Slather legs with AEVOO and then shave under a warm shower. The natural lubrication will ward off shaving rash – and legs will be soft and moisturised.
A LITTLE BIT OF INDULGENCE
New Mums have very little time and money for beauty regimes, which is why a simple bottle of AEVOO is the perfect gift that keeps on giving.
Here are just some of the ways Mums can utilise AEVOO for an inexpensive and indulgent spa experience at home.
Body scrub: Mix course sugar with AEVOO for a wonderfully invigorating body scrub. Rub all over the body and rinse off with warm water in the shower. This will leave the body shining with a healthy glow.
Body oil: For soft, dewy and supple skin all year-round, AEVOO is the ultimate body moisturiser, packed with vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants. Massage into your body when skin is warm and slightly damp from the bath or shower.
Hair treatment: Olive oil has been used since ancient times to keep the hair soft, supple and shiny. Slightly warm oil by putting some in a cup and resting in a jug of hot water. Gently massage into the ends of the hair and into the scalp. Wait 15 minutes and then shampoo out.
Cuticle conditioner: AEVOO is a simple, inexpensive and super-effective cuticle conditioner. Rub a few drops of oil into your nails and cuticles before going to bed at night and see the difference within days.
Make up remover: Fresh, natural and fruity, AEVOO is the ideal make-up remover. Gently massage into the skin, avoiding the eyes, and remove with dampened cotton pads. Spritz rose water onto your skin before going to bed.
HEALTHY, DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS
It’s hard to make time for food shopping and staying healthy with a newborn, which is why a good quality AEVOO is an excellent addition to any new mum’s kitchen.
Super charged salads: AEVOO is king of the kitchen when it comes to making simple, healthy and delicious salads. Its sweet, fruity flavour is perfect for splashing on organic baby rocket, shaved fresh beetroot, apple, fennel and walnuts superfood salad. Delish.
Indulgent dinners: When there’s little to nothing in the fridge, a good quality AEVOO can take basic ingredients to the next level. Just toss cooked linguine with AEVOO, shaved parmesan, pan-fried garlic, cracked pepper and fresh herbs for the most deliciously indulgent and simple home dinner. Add smoked salmon or a can of tuna to taste if protein is needed. Healthy, simple and delicious.
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