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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 >




Liquid vs. capsule? Alcohol-free? Tincture vs. tea?  Common questions about our milk supply products

Here are some answers to some common questions about our products to support milk supply:What are the advantages of a liquid extract over a dried herbal supplement or tea?Motherlove liquid extracts are made with only the highest quality certified organic herbs - picked and processed at peak potency. A liquid extract maintains this… Continue Reading >




Herbs to minimize your c-section scar

Herbs can be a huge help in maintaining the health of your skin during pregnancy, soothing and preventing stretch marks.  But did you know that they can also help heal and minimize your cesarean scar? Here are some herbs which can applied topically - once your incision has fully healed and your health care provider approves - to assist… Continue Reading >




Meet our latest product:  Motherlove Tattoo Care!

Our new Motherlove Tattoo Care salve is the perfect product to soothe, moisturize, protect, and heal your new tattoo!Motherlove Tattoo Care is made with 100% certified organic ingredients and is handcrafted in Colorado using the same tried and true ingredients that have been in our products for over 20 years.This thoughtful formulation… Continue Reading >




How the herbs in More Milk Plus complement each other

When you look at the label of our popular galactagogue More Milk Plus you might think that we simply combine several herbs which support milk supply.But More Milk Plus is much more thoughtfully designed than that.  We’ll explain.In the U.S., fenugreek is the most popular galactagogue herb and is the herb most recommended by lactation… Continue Reading >




Concerned about stretch marks?  Here are some natural ways to prevent and minimize them.

Stretch marks may be a rite of passage for most women in pregnancy - 75 to 90% of us get them.But stretch marks can sometimes be prevented or minimized with some simple, natural measures.How do stretch marks start and progress?  It’s no surprise that stretch marks in pregnancy are a result of the rapid stretching of the skin on your… Continue Reading >