Friday, February 17, 2012

Motherlove Review & Giveaway 2/21

A paragraph from the "About Us" section of their website

As the first herbal personal care and supplement line specifically designed for pregnant and breastfeeding women, Motherlove has led the holistic body care industry since its conception in 1990. Our dedication to consistent quality means crafting only the finest, purest products, and using certified organic ingredients designed to nurture, soothe and heal women on their all-important journey of nurturing life. Each of our formulas are time proven and backed with integrity, wisdom and an intimate knowledge of herbal remedies.
Creating the purest products of the finest quality, Motherlove Herbal Company is dedicated to using certified organic ingredients for a holistic way to soothe, pamper and enrich the pregnant or breastfeeding body. Certified cruelty free and without the use of preservatives, artificial fragrances and petroleum-based additives (such as mineral oil) found in most body care products, Motherlove products instill confidence and peace of mind as you nurture yourself and the life within.

Used to soothe the discomforts of pregnancy and breastfeeding, and pamper the body, our products are also safe and gentle on baby's skin. Motherlove products have been proven so effective they have earned the trust and continued support of lactation consultants, midwives, healthcare practitioners and mothers everywhere.

I wrote Motherlove with a great interest in their Belly Salve because early on, around 10 weeks, my belly was already getting itchy and some what dry, so I knew I wanted something besides normal lotion to try to cure this problem.

Once the product arrived, it was instant relief and I was extremely satisfied. I didn't use very much so it soaked in to my skin right away and I was able to have my shirt over my belly without sticking to my skin or leaving a greasy feeling. After a couple applications however, I slowly used more and more just to see what would happen and I was a little disappointed that if you use a lot, it does not soak in like I hoped. At one point I sat with my shirt up for 30 minutes before giving up and wiping it off.

Motherlove suggests using this cream on your breasts, belly, and thighs to help moisturize skin and prevent stretchmarks and I think that it definitely had something to do with me not getting any stretchmarks this time. I guess I kept my belly moist enough to where my skin stretched fine and left no big obvious marks. They also recommend morning, afternoon, and evening applications of this cream and I think that's a great idea. Solving the issue of using too much at once, apply small amounts but multiple times a day and your skin will feel and look great!  

Pregnant Belly Salve retails for $17.95 for 4 oz and it's enough to get you through the whole pregnancy, depending on just how much you use each time!

Motherlove has generously offered the winner to choose between the Pregnant Belly Salve or a jar of Green Salve so here's a little information on it.

This all natural versatile salve quickly and effectively takes the itch out of insect bites, bee stings and poison ivy. It soothes and eases the discomforts of rashes, chapped, and irritated skin. A must for every home! 
Motherlove’s green salve has a zero rating (zero toxins) on EWG’s skin deep database and is made with 100% certified organic ingredients. 
Apply to affected area several times daily to help relieve itch, rash, or chapped and irritated skin. Retail Value is $8.95 for a 1 oz jar