Friday, March 18, 2011

Motherlove Herbal :: Review and Giveaway!

****WINNER*****

Congrats to Pamela, who said,
Pamela said...
I'd try the rhoid balm. Because my babies were all nearly 10 pounds and I've been rocking the rhoids ever since. TMI, I apologize.
thedaytontime at gmaildotcom

 Thanks everyone for entering! :)

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I grow 'em big.

This is the truth.  My biggest baby was Seth.  At 9lbs 3oz, he really paved the way for the other kids.  I measured 46cm at 36 weeks.  Kind of big.


What do you think?  Big belly?  Yep.

I posted these pictures on a forum I was on and one woman commented that she loved my henna tattoo.  I laughed out loud.  Those marks?  Those are my stretch marks.  All from Seth.  The black and white makes them look good, right?  Well how about this...


Red stretched skin.  Those marks have never gone away and they turn red like that with each pregnancy.  They itch and they hurt.

Recently I discovered Motherlove Herbal's Pregnant Belly Salve.  Oh my gosh, this stuff is AMAZING!!!  I have 1 stretch mark that really itches and hurts.  It was bright red a few weeks ago and itching all the time.  I started putting this stuff on twice a day and it has faded and doesn't itch anymore! YAY!
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 love that these products are 100% natural and almost all organic.  The Pregnant Belly Salves "Scar-healing shea butter is added to the same certified organic herbs and oil base as Motherlove's pregnant belly oil to create this creamy salve that keeps skin soft and elastic. This salve effectively prevents stretch marks and relieves the itch of stretching skin. Wonderful for regular moisturizing in the mornings, evenings or anytime! Motherlove’s pregnant belly salve has a zero rating (zero toxins) on EWG’s skin deep database."

They also have products for birth, breastfeeding and the baby.  I can't wait to try their Sitz Bath after this baby makes his grand entrance.  The Rhoid Balm is oh so soothing right now and the Green Salve works wonders on bug bites and even Libby's diaper rash!

Motherlove Herbal wants to gift one of you, my lucky readers, with any product from their website.  Whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding, getting ready to have a baby, or have a new baby, there is something there for you!

To enter, go on over to Motherlove's website and look around.  Tell me what product you would choose and why.

For extra entries you can
1. Follow Motherlove on Twitter
2. Like Motherlove on Facebook
3. Tweet about this contest!

You must leave a separate comment for each entry. You may also enter as many times as you like, but I want to know different products you would choose each time :)

This contest will run for 1 week and will end March 25 at 9 PM CDT.

*Motherlove sent me Pregnant Belly Salve, Green Salve, Sitz Bath and Rhoid Balm to try out.  When the pregnant belly salve samples ran out, I bought some of my own...that's how much I love it.  The words are all mine, you can't buy my opinion.

38 comments:

RoadTripsFeedMe said...

I have stretch marks like these still and now I use the salve years later. I think it helps a lot with itching in the winter.

Megan@TrueDaughter said...

Wow - those pictures don't even look like you! Even your eyes look different!
I carry that way, too, and will be forever cursed with a droopy tummy, even below the chub. *Sigh* I tell the one who made it the worst that he better be really, really worth it! So funny, he doesn't know what to say to that, except to tell me that he is going to be a priest, and that should count, right? I think I would love the belly salve, as I STILL have itchy stretch marks, and my last is almost 2!

Rebekah said...

Holy belly, Mama! :)

Can I cheat and say the huge gift box? I'm due in August and that kit has so much in it that would be helpful!

johnson fam said...

The pregnant belly salve for sure!

johnson fam said...

Liked them on FB!

johnson fam said...

Im kinda liking the green salve too. Thanks Kim! I <3 you!

Tender Heart Bear said...

I remember those days and I still have the stretch marks. My oldest is 24yrs old and I still have all the marks. Yes they still itch all these years later. I look at it as having the marks for the love of my kids.

Melissa Stanley said...

Ah, I want the green salve because playing in my backyard is like playing in a swamp for my girlies :)
I liked them on FB and I can't sign up for Twitter for some weird reason.... oh well. I get extra entries anyway, just cause I am cool :) Just kidding!

Leann said...

Ahhh! I have been looking for a "belly salve" that is natural! I'm getting big fast Kim! And my belly itches all the time and I must admit to being a little vain and wanting to prevent stretch marks as much as I can. I've been using a generic "Tummy Butter" and get complaints from my husband all the time that he doesn't like the smell and that it's not good for me, plus it doesn't really soothe the itching... I want to try ALL this stuff so bad but particularly the "Pregnant Belly Salve" and/or the "Pregnant Belly Oil"!!!

Pamela said...

I'd try the rhoid balm. Because my babies were all nearly 10 pounds and I've been rocking the rhoids ever since. TMI, I apologize.
thedaytontime at gmaildotcom

Pamela said...

followed on twitter.
thedaytontime at gmaildotcom

Pamela said...

liked on the effbooks.
thedaytontime at gmaildotcom

Jen said...

I have to tell you. I measured as big around as I am tall. Now that's big!! Liam weighed 11 lbs 5 ozs.

Megan Romer said...

Hey,

I've been reading your blog now for a couple of weeks. I stumbled across it while researching about the company Hallmark and learned you had done some work with their public relatiions company, Fleishman-Hilliard recently.

Anyway, love your posts and since I am not a mother, but look to be expecting sometime in the next year (**fingers crossed**), and if I could choose one product I would choose the pregnant belly salve...many of my friends complain about the itching and stretch marks and it would be wonderful to use a natural product to help minimize this discomfort.
meganromer8908@yahoo.com

Megan Romer said...

The nipple cream would also be helpful...I plan on overlooking the discomfort of breastfeeding, and enjoying the bonding time with baby.
meganromer8908@yahoo.com

andrea said...

I love this idea. I never used the Palmers brand- too toxic. Love that this gets a great EWG rating!

Loralee Choate said...

So, can I start making clown car jokes again, or will you bean me with something?

;P

Nancy said...

I would love some of the pregnant belly salve. I am 18 weeks now and my tummy is starting to stretch out and boy does it itch. I am expecting a little boy in August.

Kimberly said...

I would love to try out the Pregnant Belly Oil. I like that it can be used for massage too. I would be sure to tell my husband. :)
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I follow Motherlove Herbal on twitter @Aerated.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I tweeted. Thank you!
http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/49929408932352000
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Laura said...

I carry the same way as you and my first was 9lbs, 9oz... there was no turning back after that! He left me looking like I was mauled by a tiger :) This baby is also large, but my stretch marks somehow don't seem as angry.. phew! I would love to try the Pregnant Belly Salve... sounds heavenly!

Laura said...

I liked Motherlove on facebook, too!

Amy said...

Baby # 2 is due in October and my belly is already growing. I would love to try the Pregnant Belly Salve.

~Mendie~ said...

Oh the pregnant belly salve looks like it would be awesome! I've just been using cocoa butter up till now but I'm afraid a few are popping up! Oh well, I'll wear them with pride!

sunnymum said...

The Pregnant Belly Salve sounds heavenly since, at 37 weeks, my stretch marks are itching like crazy! I'm also eyeing the Sitz Bath Spray since it sounds like a great relief for those first weeks after birth.
cbeargie at yahoo dot com

sunnymum said...

Following motherloveherb on twitter as sunnymum.

sunnymum said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/sunnymum/status/50277288746549248

heather of the eo said...

my belly is starting to look like that as we speak. THE MARKS!

sunnymum said...

I have never heard of Goat's Rue, but it sounds great for helping those who are having trouble producing milk. I also tweeted today: http://twitter.com/sunnymum/status/50607703759912960
cbeargie at yahoo dot com

Sweetpea said...

I would love the belly salve. I always get killer stretch marks, and the itching is driving me nuts this time!

Sweetpea said...

And I liked Motherlove on FB.

Jenni said...

I had what I thought was a nasty recurrent yeast infection in my breast, and I called my local WIC office to see if they had recommendations for me and they gave me some samples of Motherlove's "diaper rash and thrush" cream. Literally within hours my nipples felt better. (In consultation with my lactation consultant, I've concluded that it was not a yeast infection but rather chapped nipples...still, it was intensely painful to nurse and ML cleared it up literally within hours!)
I had never heard of ML before, but I am very much a fan now! Now that my samples are running out, I've been debating with myself about whether to order more of the same cream (since I don't have thrush) or just to go with the regular nipple cream. I think I've gotta go with the nipple cream though.

Jenni said...

oh yes, and totally following on FB :)

sunnymum said...

The Green Salve would be great for my chapped hands! Tweeted too: http://twitter.com/sunnymum/status/51422299273961472
cbeargie at yahoo dot com

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