Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Motherlove Review & GIVEAWAY!

A few weeks ago, I was contact by Motherlove Herbal Company and asked if I would be interesting in reviewing one of their products. If you've never heard of Motherlove before, here's a bit about the company -
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.
The products they make can be categorized into 3 main groups - Breastfeeding, Pregnancy, and Birth & Baby. The Breastfeeding line has a variety of herbal supplements to increase milk production in safe, natural ways, as well as a nipple cream that gives relief to sore, cracked nursing nipples.

 The Pregnancy line of products includes oils and salves for stretching bellies, and a balm to soothe the discomfort of hemorrhoids (ah, the joys of pregnancy...).
And their Birth & Baby section contains Sitz baths for post-partum perineal discomfort, birth & baby oil, and a diaper rash & thrush cream that is safe for both cloth diapers (yay!), and a nursing mother's nipples.
Being the indecisive person I am, I was having a hard time deciding which product I'd most like to review - so I was graciously sent two!
The first product I chose to try was the Pregnant Belly Salve.
 
With Monster, I sure got my fair share of stretch marks! Thankfully they have faded a lot since his birth, but they are still noticeable. I have been rubbing this salve all over my belly, breasts, and thighs (yes, my thighs, too. Ah, pregnancy...) where my stretch marks were. I rub some on each morning and night to help prevent my skin from gaining any new stretch marks with this baby. It did take a bit of time to get used to the consistency of the salve - it's almost a solid until you warm it up, and then it can become almost liquid. But that means when I rub it on my skin, it's nice and smooth. And did I mention that it smells super nice, too!


 Here's my jar after about 4 weeks of use - as you can see, it's still very full!
The nice thing about the consistency of it is that you don't need to use very much at a time. This jar will easily last someone an entire pregnancy- or possibly longer!
The other product that Motherlove sent me to try is the Diaper Rash & Thrush Cream. It's called a cream, but it's similar consistency to the belly salve, not very creamy. Thankfully, diaper rashes are a rare occurence in our house. But about a month ago, Monster had a staph infection on his boy bits. We had a prescription ointment that cleared it up quickly, but he was left with a few small pink spots on his bum - almost like scars, but not quite. I've been putting the cream on those spots, and they've already lightened up.
Monster is also cutting his bottom molars at the moment, and I can tell that he's got that 'teething rash' type of thing going on. So I've been putting the Diaper Rash cream on it, and when he wakes up in the morning his bum looks nice and healthy again! I don't know how well this cream would work on a really bad rash, but I can say it works just fine for the typical red bum that Monster gets now and then.

Overall, I am very satisfied and impressed by both of the Motherlove products that I tried and would recommend them to any of my friends.

WIN IT!!
Motherlove has generously offered one winner (chosen via Random.org) one Motherlove product of their choice, so that they can pick the best product to meet their specific needs.

Mandatory entry:  Please visit the Motherlove website and comment below letting me know which product you would choose if you won!

Extra Entries:
*Follow this blog publicly via Google Friend Connect. (+1)
*Like Urban Granola on Facebook (+1)
*Subscribe to Urban Granola via email (+1)
*Like Motherlove Herbal Company on Facebook (+1)
*Follow MotherlovePR on Twitter (+1)
*Share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter - you can use the handy button below.
Make sure to leave a permalink to your post  (+1 for each)
*Leave a comment on any non-giveaway post.
Please let me know which post you comment on (+2)
*Grab my button and leave a link to where I can find it (+3)
*Blog about this giveaway and leave a link (+5)

Please leave a separate comment for each entry - and don't forget to include your email address so that I can contact you if you are the winner!

This giveaway is open to residents of the US only.
It will end at 11:59pm PST on Friday, September 30, 2011.

(I received the Pregnant Belly Salve and Diaper Rash & Thrush Cream by Motherlove for the purpose of this review. I received no other compensation. The opinions expressed in this review are my own, and have not been influenced in any way.)

45 comments:

Francesca said...

lets seeeee i would looooove more milk special blend. ive been using it for a month now and its great!

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Francesca said...

Liked you on FB already :)

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*Subscribed to Urban Granola via email xofrancescaxo@aol.com

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*Liked Motherlove Herbal Company on Facebook

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*Follow MotherlovePR on Twitter :)

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Chana Putnam said...

I'm a follower of your blog and I would love to try out the Nipple Cream.

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Just Add Cloth said...

I would get the nipple cream or the sitz bath spray. I know both would come in handy.

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Jen said...

I would choose the nipple cream! All the products look great :)

Jenny said...

I would definitly like to try the Pregnant belly slave and the nipple cream when baby #2 arrives.
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Liked Urban Granola on Facebook

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Liked Motherlove Herbal company on Facebook

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Following MotherlovePR on twitter :)

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Heather Ruggiero said...

Like you on FB!

Heather Ruggiero said...

Like Motherlove on FB and would love to try the diaper rash and thrush cream.

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Shared your give away on FB. http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1469685679 Don't actually know how to do a "permalink" so here is the link to my profile so you can see it.

Jen said...

I love all their products! But for me it's the Pregnant Belly Salve 100%! (Jwag22000@yahoo.com)

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I like Urban Granola on FB! (Jwag22000@yahoo.com)

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I liked Mother Love on FB! (jwag22000@yahoo.com)

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and i shared the giveaway on FB! (jwag2200@yahoo.com)

Charis's Mum said...

I'd pick the diaper rash and thrush cream.
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E-mail subscriber.
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Like Urban Granola on Facebook (Sarah Jane).
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Like Motherlove Herbal Company on Facebook (Sarah Jane).
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Andrea!!! said...

I would also choose the diaper cream - I've been looking for a good CD-friendly option :)

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Cori said...

I would choose the nipple cream! All the products look great

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