Category Archives: Little Butterfly

March 20, 2018

daylight savings – how to keep your baby sleeping through

This Sunday, March 25th 2018, the clocks ‘spring’ forward, which means we lose an extra hour in bed – but is that really the truth as a parent? It seems that just a one hour change can dramatically affect sleeping habits in babies, which is not what parents what to hear at all. The daylight saving doesn’t have to mean sleepless nights and endless cups of caffeine, as you can take a few steps to keep your little one snoozing through the winter.

1) Start making changes as soon as possible
Move your baby’s bedtime and napping times forward by 15 minutes. By doing this you are starting to prepare their body clock for the change that is to come. You can also adjust their feeding times in conjunction with this so that their whole schedule is consistent.

2) Regulate the light
Establishing day and night for your little one helps them to understand when it’s time to start feeling sleepy. Due to the light changing, you can use blackout blinds to make it dark at the right time, and light to allow their brain to understand it’s daytime.

3) Build the right environment
An overstimulating environment can lead to baby feeling awake, and not wanting to sleep at all. Before bedtime make sure everything you do is very calming – from the rooms you are in, to the tone of voice you use. Create a soothing time just before bed to help them relax.

4) Dress baby softly to sleep
Really soft bedding and clothing makes a difference to how well your baby will sleep. They love very soft and gentle bedding, which you can also ensure smells of you to keep them content. Dress baby in gentle and breathable clothing to ensure that they feel comfortable and ready to sleep.

5) Remember, you’re doing great!
When your little one isn’t sleeping, sometimes you end up feeling frustrated and disappointed. No matter whether they are sleeping or not, everything will fall into place with time. You are doing an amazing job and eventually, your whole family will be sleeping well.

Article via Baby Mori

March 20, 2018

new stockists

Our products can also be found in the prestigious and luxurious John Bell & Croyden and Lloyds Pharmacy in Selfridges London. Neither need an introduction, especially as John Bell & Croyden are proud to hold the Royal Warrant, whilst Lloyds Pharmacy were the first pharmacy to open their doors within one of the worlds biggest and most iconic department stores, Selfridges.

Our founder Gudrun previously visited the store and helped train staff on each of our products to ensure the best service will be given to the prestigious clientele of this iconic store.

A special representative will be at both stores every Monday to showcase our products and offer a few exciting promotions.

Shining Shen (pictured below) will be at John Bell & Croyden between  9am – 1pm and Lloyds Pharmacy at Selfridge’s between 1.30pm – 6pm every Monday.
We hope to see you there!

John Bell & Croyden
50 to 54 Wigmore Street

Selfridges & Co
400 Oxford Street

March 20, 2018

ingredient of the month | arnica flower extract

Used in our new ‘fresh meadows cooling leg gel’, arnica flower extract helps to reduce cell inflammation and enhances circulation, which is ideal for mums who are dealing with irritated and itchy skin.


Derived from a yellow mountain daisy that grows in Europe and is also known as leopard’s bane, arnica has traditionally been used to treat bruising.

healing properties

It reputedly increases circulation by stimulating white blood cell activity, thereby decreasing the amount of healing time and reducing inflammation.

Click here to purchase our ‘fresh meadows cooling leg gel’.

February 22, 2018

ingredient of the month | horse chestnut

We thought we’d dish out a few facts on one of the lesser known botanical skincare ingredients available on the market: the horse chestnut!

Studies have found that the topical application of gels (such as our NEW  ‘fresh meadows cooling leg gel‘!) that contain horse chestnut extract can help with varicose veins, phlebitis and post-thrombotic syndrome.

One study found that the application of horse chestnut extract led to an increase in pressure of flow through both normal and constricted veins (Guillaume & Padioleau, 1994). Another reason for topical horse chestnut extract improving circulation comes from its strengthening of the connective tissue around the capillary system.

The humble horse chestnut also has powerful anti-ageing properties and was also found to be comparable to Vitamin E.

So next time you find a conker when you’re out in the woods, you might want to consider that horse chestnut extract can offer powerful anti-ageing and cosmeceutical properties…

February 1, 2018

fresh meadows cooling leg gel

We are thrilled to announce the latest edition to the Little Butterfly London range; our ‘fresh meadows cooling leg gel’, launching on Friday 16th February 2018.

For instant comfort and relief, our energising yet soothing gel rapidly lifts and nurtures swollen, heavy-feeling legs and feet.

This fast-absorbing rescue treatment works to alleviate everyday pregnancy strains with its powerful bio-blend of anti-inflammatory ginger, arnica and horse chestnut that stimulates the circulation, eases muscle discomfort and reduces puffiness.

Invigorating peppermint gives a feeling of lightness, while nourishing cucumber, peach and passionflower oils, fuelled with minerals and vitamins, condition the skin and strengthen its elasticity. Regenerating aloe vera, green tea and grape juice boost precious skin moisture and further soothe, delivering much needed relief.


Instantly revives, refreshes and lightens heavy-feeling legs and feet
Boosts healthy micro-circulation, relieving muscular aches and strains
Encourages relaxation, soothes discomfort and alleviates puffiness and swelling
Improves skin hydration, to soften and tone, while boosting the skin’s elasticity and resilience
A handbag / travel / on-the-go must-have

skin type

Suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

smell and feel

Lightweight, invigorating, and fast-absorbing. Beautifully smoothing onto the skin, the gel is scented with a cooling ocean and peppermint fragrance, to refresh and elevate senses.

Launching February 16th 2018


January 31, 2018

soothe swollen legs and feet during pregnancy

Swollen, achy feet and legs are a common symptom during pregnancy and the early days of postpartum recovery. During pregnancy, your body produces more fluid, causing frequent trips to the bathroom and swelling in the feet and ankles. The weight of the growing baby and uterus also puts pressure on the veins that pass through the pelvis carrying blood back to the heart, impeding circulation and contributing to the swelling.

The swelling can also cause your legs to feel heavy and achy. Combined with the lax ligaments in the hips, pelvis and joints of the feet during pregnancy, leg pain is also a common pregnancy-related ache. The good news? There’s a lot you can do to help alleviate swollen, achy feet and legs!

helpful tips

1. Sleep on your side to keep pressure off the veins carrying blood back to your heart.

2. Get off your feet throughout the day as frequently as possible, even for just a few minutes. It helps to elevate your feet above the level of your heart, if possible.

3. Stretch the calf muscles and exercise the toes to prevent charlie-horse cramps in the calves and achy feet. Try the gentle, effective exercises featured in the video below.

4. Limit salt! Leave the shaker on the table to avoid retaining even more excess fluids.

5. Stay cool. Swelling is worse in high temperatures.

6. Boost circulation with ginger. Our fresh meadows cooling leg gel is coming soon! Stay tuned.




November 13, 2017

soothing mum and baby

The bond between a mother and her newborn baby is one of the strongest connections in nature, but the influx of hormones, and sheer exhaustion of motherhood can wreak havoc on new mum’s skin. Looking after a young child is a huge stress on your body and this releases the hormone cortisol into the body, weakening the skin and causing issues, such as loss of radiance and dryness.

Here at Little Butterfly London, we pride ourselves on using quality natural ingredients that help combat skin issues that new mums face daily whilst ensuring each ingredient used is safe to use, even when breastfeeding.

soothing new mum’s skin – our hero ingredients

Our ‘cocoon of bliss stretchmark butter’ helps soothe and calm itchy skin by using its powerful formula that includes rooibos and arnica flower. Arnica flower extract helps to reduce cell inflammation and enhances circulation, which is ideal for mums with stressed out, red and itchy skin.

Click here for more information on our cocoon of bliss stretchmark butter’

Fuelled with powerful botanical extracts, vitamins and minerals, our ‘scent of seas toning body serum’ uses roobios extract to help protect, heal and soothe the skin of new mothers and mums-to-be.

This high-performance serum assists in restoring elasticity and returns bounce to over-stretched or slack skin, whilst leaving a feeling of instant lightness.

Click here for more information on our ‘scent of seas toning body serum’

soothing baby’s skin – our hero ingredients

Calm your babies skin with mandarin essential oil. Our 100% ecocert certified organic ‘love eternal baby massage oil’ is filled with a luxurious oil blend that pampers baby with soothing mandarin oil alongside nourishing peach and protective rosehip oils.

With quite a history dating back thousands of years to traditional Chinese medicine, mandarin is known to be the sweetest and the most calming of all citrus essential oils. Our baby massage oil is lightly infused with mandarin and orange pure essential oils, to calm, soothe and lend a subtle sweet fragrance.

Click here for more information on our ‘love eternal baby massage oil’

Our best selling ‘soft as moonlight nappy change cream’ features oat kernel extract which is a super skin soothing, natural ingredient. Our unusually rich and generous blend of ingredients within our award winning nappy cream includes 18 carefully selected ingredients such as nurturing mango seed butter, comforting calendula and camomile to relieve discomfort. Cocoa, shea butter and buttermilk nourish and protect, while peach kernel and cucumber seed oil maintain the skin’s healthy moisture levels.

Treat your little one to this beautiful nappy change cream, with added oat kernel extract, zinc oxide, vitamin C and E to promote healing and natural protection. Rich with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it is beautifully calming as it melts into the skin.

Click here for more information on our ‘soft as moonlight nappy change cream’

October 20, 2017

eczema in babies

Eczema is a dry, itchy skin condition that affects up to one in five children. It usually appears for the first time before your child is two years old.

The good news is that most children who have eczema will grow out of the condition by the time they are in their teens. Eczema can’t be cured, but it can be controlled with the right treatments.

eczema tips that may help your little one’s skin condition

Keep your baby’s nails short to help prevent skin irritation from scratching.

Cotton clothing may help, whereas woollen and synthetic fibres may worsen the condition.

With all forms of skin products, you should look for the ones that are natural, unscented and dye-free, so that you don’t further irritate your baby’s skin.

Our 100% natural soft as moonlight nappy change cream effectively supports very dry and eczema-prone skin.

Try to keep your baby’s bedroom cool as getting hot and sweaty can make their eczema worse.

support eczema prone skin

At Little Butterfly London we always have baby’s best interest at heart, which is why all our products have been specifically formulated for newborns and the most sensitive of skins.

Made of the most precious natural and organic ingredients with highly nourishing, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, they gently care for delicate skin with a tendency to irritation, inflammation, dryness and itchy eczema-patches.

bubbles in the breeze top to toe wash (200ml)

Light and refreshing as bubbles in the breeze, our organic-certified top to toe wash gently cleanses both body and hair, whilst creating a delicately fragrant bath. Beautifully mild and soothing, it gently cares for the even most delicate, dry and irritation-prone skin.

soft as moonlight nappy change cream (50ml)

Deeply nourishing and calming, our organic-certified and 100% natural nappy change cream is the hero product amongst our range. It efficiently supports healing and protects baby’s most delicate areas from excess moisture. It also acts as a powerful healing balm to protect and repair any areas of irritated, dry and cracked skin, working equally well on mature skin.

October 10, 2017

what causes the pregnancy glow?

There are many physiological changes and common concerns that comes with pregnancy such as nausea, fatigue, or swelling. However, the pregnancy glow is one of the physiological changes many women look forward to while they are pregnant. The pregnancy glow is one of the skin changes that is caused by the changes and increase of hormones during pregnancy. If you are experiencing the pregnancy glow, count yourself blessed and enjoy it while you can.

what causes the pregnancy glow?

The specific cause for the pregnancy glow is not concrete, but there is solid educated explanations that suggest it is related to a couple of physiological changes that occur during pregnancy. As noted above, many of the skin changes are attributed to the influx of hormones. These hormones cause your glands to produce more oil, which makes your face more shiny.

Another contributing factor is the increase in blood flow. During pregnancy, your body increases the production of blood by approximately 50%.  The proposed theory is that this increase in blood flow and circulation leads your face to be brighter, or more fuller.

how can you manage the pregnancy glow?

The pregnancy glow is a natural part of pregnancy. Most women appreciate the glow or shine that is revealed in their faces. Many people call this physiological change one of the blessings of pregnancy. However, the increase in oil can make your skin too oily and sometimes trigger acne, also known as pregnancy acne. If this proves to be the case, you should be using an oil free moisturiser such as our Blossoms in Spring Illuminating Day Cream which is lightweight in texture, but powerfully formulated.

This deliciously light, ultra-hydrating day moisturizer penetrates the skin with powerful and scientifically proven botanical extracts and vitamins to optimise skin rejuvenation and vitality – leaving a velvet-matte finish as beautiful as blossom petals.

Hopefully, you will be able to display your pregnancy glow and avoid the mask of pregnancy. Unfortunately, one of the physiological changes during pregnancy is the change in pigmentation of skin. This “mask of pregnancy” involves brownish spots or patches that develop around the neck and face. Many women find these to be less desirable than the pregnancy glow.

Our day moisturiser diminishes skin pigmentation and evens out skin tone thanks to one of it’s key ingredients, collagen-enhancing Actipone® Mulberry GW. This scientifically proven botanical extract to effectively address hyper-pigmentation issues and uneven skin tone.

Massage daily in upward motions to a cleansed face and neck.

Click here for details

Compiled from the following resources:
(1994). Robert V. (Ed.), Mayo Clinic Complete Book of Pregnancy & Baby’s First Year (281).  New York, NY: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Cunningham, F. Gary, Leveno, Kenneth J., et al (2005).  Maternal Physiology in Williams Obstetrics 22nd edition (126). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

September 18, 2017

how Little Butterfly London took flight

It is now 5 years since Gudrun, the founder of Little Butterfly London, was first inspired to create an exquisite, organic-certified baby skincare range after the birth of her little boy, Lucas.  Being a new mother, it was crucial for her to nurture his delicate skin with the utmost gentle yet effective ingredients whilst ensuring that their pampering time together was truly magical.

Having a strong passion for luxury skincare since she was a teenager, Gudrun’s expectations for her son’s babycare products were extremely high, so she spent many years researching and put all her knowledge, efforts and resources into creating Britain’s first organic-certified skincare range especially formulated for babies and later also for mothers and mothers-to-be.

Gudrun’s Guiding Principals

Ingredients are key. Gudrun always chooses the precious over the ordinary. She only works with the most premium natural and organic plant ingredients available, which must always be ultra-safe and gentle, yet equally effective for delicate, potentially reactive and eczema-prone skin.

The products must be 100% pure and free of any potentially harmful or questionable ingredients such as mineral oil, paraffins, parabens, SLS, DEA, TEA, PEGs and artificial fragrances, which is also why she has chosen to work with Ecocert, the world’s most renowned natural and organic certification body giving the consumer reassurance and confidence that the products are consistently manufactured to the highest quality and ‘clean’ standards.

All our baby skincare formulas address common baby skin problems and conditions like dryness, extreme sensitivity, reactions and eczema, whilst our skincare products for mothers are truly effective yet naturally also safe to use during pregnancy and the breastfeeding period.

Whilst quality is paramount, Gudrun believes that pregnancy and early days of motherhood is a precious time in your life that passes in a fleeting moment and therefore should be enjoyed and treasured with products, that not only nurture, but also look stunningly beautiful and enhance the emotional experience and lift the mood.  This is reflected in the extreme attention to detail that has gone into the packaging and the overall luxurious feel and presentation of the range.

As passing visitors of this beautiful planet we have a responsibility to not only look after ourselves and our children, but also our environment, which is why all our packaging must be recyclable and only sourced from trusted suppliers using sustainable and responsible production methods.