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Your tips for soothing teething pain

Teething can be a trying experience - for both your baby and you!  The fussiness, drooling, and sleep disturbance some babies experience - not to mention the discomfort - can make this a difficult time.Fortunately there are many remedies for teething pain, and we collected many from you on our Facebook page.  Here are some of our… Continue Reading >




Growing a simple kids’ container herb garden

If there’s one thing we love more than growing herbs, it’s growing herbs with kids!Gardening with kids is fun and educational, but if you’re not already a green thumb you might feel a bit intimidated, or maybe confused about where to start.So here’s our guide to creating the simplest of simple herb container gardens with kids!What… Continue Reading >




Seasonal allergies?  Herbs to the rescue!

Allergy season is in full swing again, so we thought we’d share some information on herbs to relieve your seasonal suffering.We love herbs for their power to do everything from heal skin to increase milk supply, so we thought we’d share some information on the many herbs that can help with seasonal allergies.*  Sure, there are plenty of… Continue Reading >




Can I use herbs during labor?  Yes!

We’re pleased to share the following information on herbs for labor and postpartum care, written by Motherlove founder Kathryn Higgins:Can I use herbs during labor?Yes, herbs can be very useful during labor and after birth to ease pain, calm emotions, and help speed recovery.  The following herbs have been used by midwives and birthing… Continue Reading >




Motherlove's founder:  How herbs helped me through three births

Today we’re very happy to share the birth stories of Kathryn Higgins, Motherlove’s founder.  Already an expert in the power of herbs for lifelong health by the time her daughters were born, she used a number of herbs before, during and after her labors.I decided to have a home birth with my first child.  We lived in the mountains in… Continue Reading >




Herbal poultices for engorgement

There are many remedies for breast engorgement, ranging from massage, to cold packs, to cabbage.But did you know that herbs - in the form of a poultice - can also help reduce swelling and inflammation associated with engorgement?What’s a poultice?  It’s an age-old way of treating soreness and inflammation, using moist herbs applied… Continue Reading >




Winter blahs?  Try these herbal scents.

It’s been a long winter in many areas of the country.  And it’s prime season for the winter blahs - fatigue, lack of motivation, and poor mood.But there’s good news: the scent of herbs may help lift your spirits.  Scents can be powerful mood changers, stimulating many regions of the brain and influencing emotional, immune, and hormonal… Continue Reading >




Plants for PMS

We’ve written before about herbs to support your pregnancy and herbs to help with morning sickness.  And of course we’ve written quite a bit about the herbs in our products for increasing breastmilk.This week we thought we’d point to a few plants which may help* with another common complaint:  premenstrual syndrome (PMS).  From bloating… Continue Reading >




Three easy herbal crafts you can make for holiday gifts

At Motherlove we are always grateful for the many powers of herbs.  We use herbs in our products to support breastfeeding, to heal, and to soothe.At this time of the year we also love using herbs in fragrant, beautiful, and useful gifts.  Our founder Kathryn Higgins has taught classes with kids during the holiday season, helping them… Continue Reading >




Want to cleanse toxins from your body before trying to conceive? Listen to our podcast

Toxins we absorb through everyday living can make it harder for us to conceive a baby. So how can we reduce our body’s toxic burden before trying to conceive?In this month’s podcast interview we speak with naturopathic physician Dr. Laila Tomsovic about preconception cleansing. We ask when to do it, whether cleansing is safe during… Continue Reading >




We’ve got a salve for that!

Itchy skin?  Stretch marks?  Eczema?  Diaper rash or thrush?  Sore nipples?  Hemorrhoids?  Chapped lips?  Bug bites?  New tattoo?We’ve got a salve for that!Motherlove’s line of protective and soothing herbal salves provides natural and effective relief to get you through many skin problems:Motherlove’s Pregnant Belly Salve is an all… Continue Reading >




Dry winter skin?  Herbs to the rescue!

As the weather gets chillier and our skin gets more prone to dryness, chapping, and redness our thoughts are turning to some herbs which can protect and soothe this season.Dry air from heating systems, winter winds, and even tissues can make our skin dry and irritated.  Here are some herbs to keep your skin stay healthy:Calendula is an… Continue Reading >