Motherhood is arguably one of the biggest life transitions a woman undergoes in her lifetime, and unfortunately, it’s not all baby giggles and eight-hour stretches of sleep. This period is often filled with uncertainty and stress, which is why we’re grateful for companies like Motherlove. It takes some of the guesswork out of caring for ourselves and our families. From addressing stretch marks to soothing nursing-related soreness, and caring for cuts once baby is old enough to start running around, it sells something for everything you encounter on the journey of caring for little ones. Unlike similar products for conventional brands, there aren’t any questionable ingredients on any of Motherlove’s product labels. Read on to learn more about the Colorado-based company that’s helping women everywhere embrace motherhood, one container of salve at a time.
The History of Motherlove
Founder Kathryn Higgins grew up in a family of Mayo Clinic medical researchers in Minnesota. After moving to Colorado, Higgins developed a passion for the plants surrounding her mountain home, which she began incorporating into her daily life. When she wasn’t able to find herbal products to support her during pregnancy and birth in the 1980s, Higgins decided to make her own and shared them with other women. By 1987, local markets began asking for her products and the company was formalized. Today, Motherlove’s balms and salves can be found throughout 20 countries in hospitals, pharmacies, natural food stores, and, of course, on Thrive Market.
Motherlove Company Mission
At Motherlove, you’ll find products that help women embrace the bond between motherhood and Mother Earth. Infused with herbal ingredients, the brand supports women in pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and beyond. Ingredients are organic and thoughtfully sourced, so you can have one less thing to think about as you move through the season of parenthood.
Benefits of Motherlove
When you slather on a balm from Motherlove, you can rest assured that it’s made with USDA Certified Organic herbs. It’s also free from artificial or synthetic ingredients. Non-GMO herbs are one of the hallmarks of this brand—here are a few you’ll find inside.
- Alfalfa: Rich in vitamin K and believed to support lactation
- Calendula: This all-purpose soothing herb may help soften skin, soothe cuts and rashes, and relieve chapped skin
- Fennel: Believed to support lactation
- Lavender: May help prevent scarring
- Myrrh: Known for being antibacterial and antifungal
- Nettle: A source of calcium, iron, and folic acid
- Plantain: Relieves itching from bites and rashes
- Rose hip seed oil: Helps prevent scarring
Top Motherlove Products
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Pregnant Belly Salve
Give your stretching belly some love with nourishing ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, and organic herbs. When used regularly, this salve may help prevent stretch marks, and relieve itchy skin.
If nursing is leaving your nipples extra irritated, soothe the discomfort with this herbal salve. Each jar is made with Certified Organic ingredients like extra virgin olive oil and shea butter. The best part is that it doesn’t need to be washed off before your next nursing session.
For bites, bruises, and bumps, this moisturizing salve will help calm irritated skin after insect bites, bee stings, or any area that’s extra dry. The jar is perfect for the whole family!
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