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Managing Hemorrhoids During and After Pregnancy

Hemorrhoids are a common but very unwelcome part of pregnancy.  So you may be wondering what can you do to prevent them, and what can you do to treat them. What are hemorrhoids, and why are we more likely to get them during pregnancy? Hemorrhoids are a result of increased blood flow in pregnancy... Continue Reading >

Is Pumping Causing You Pain?

Written by Tanya, IBCLC Pumping should not hurt. And since few of us would say we enjoy logging hours with our pumps, painful pumping can feel like adding injury to insult.Unfortunately, discomfort while pumping is fairly common. Research has found that about 27% of mothers found pumping uncomfor... Continue Reading >

How Nipple Cream is Made

  Motherlove began making our award-winning Nipple Cream in 1995. At that time, our founder Kathryn harvested the herbs from her own property and made the salve in crock pots in her kitchen. While the recipe for Nipple Cream hasn’t changed much since then, the demand, and therefore the methods of... Continue Reading >

Why No Lanolin in Motherlove's Nipple Cream?

When we talk about our best-selling Nipple Cream, we often say it’s ‘lanolin free’. This frequently raises the question, “why?”. Lanolin is in some widely available and well-known creams, so why did we choose to omit this common ingredient? What is lanolin? Lanolin is a natural wax coating on sh... Continue Reading >

meet the pampering and soothing herbs in our pregnant belly salve and oil

Your pregnant belly deserves great care and attention, and our Pregnant Belly Salve and Pregnant Belly Oil are made with herbs which soothe and pamper.   Our oil and salve help prevent stretch marks and relieve the itch of stretching skin, using USDA Certified Organic herbs. Each herb offers uni... Continue Reading >

What Can I Use for My C-Section Scar?

As many moms know, a c-section scar is a lasting reminder of your baby arriving via a caesarean delivery. While Motherlove doesn’t make a specific salve to use on a c-section scar, we actually recommend using Motherlove’s Nipple Cream after the incision has fully healed! Though this softening sa... Continue Reading >

Tender Tush? Some Tips for Taking Care of Your Perineum After Birth

Taking care of your sore bottom can be a bit of a job in the early days after your baby’s birth.  Here are some simple things you can do to soothe muscles and prepare for what many call the ‘4th trimester’. Remember, you got this mama!   Cold compresses— Many moms use ice packs to reduce swellin... Continue Reading >

Meet the Herbs in our Diaper Balm Salve!

When your baby’s irritated, you want nothing more than to make them feel better.  Our Diaper Balm is an all-natural salve to provide quick and effective relief. Made with 96% certified organic and cruelty-free ingredients, it is safe for newborns and compatible with all diapers, including cloth d... Continue Reading >

Get to Know Chamomile

Let’s talk about chamomile.   Just hearing the name relays a sense of calm, soothing relaxation - right? Often associated with a night time cup of tea, this well known herb has many additional benefits, especially for skin, and can be found in Motherlove’s Pregnant Belly Oil and Pregnant Belly Sa... Continue Reading >

Soothe summer itches with our Green Salve.

We’re these hot summer months - the long days and warm nights, eating outside, and the chance for kids to run free. As you know, along with summer fun can come a whole lot of itching.  Scratches and cuts, bug bites, poison ivy, and rashes may be a summer ritual, but they don’t have to slow you or... Continue Reading >

Sponsoring the Great Cloth Diaper Change with Motherlove’s Cloth Diaper Safe Diaper Balm

For the past 8 years, the annual Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC) has been bringing families together to help promote the benefits of cloth diapering. In 2011, a Guinness World Record was set when 5,026 babies simultaneously had their cloth diapers changed at 127 locations across the world. In 20... Continue Reading >

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Motherlove® is so confident that you will love our products that we've always offered a satisfaction guarantee. We want you to be happy with your purchase from Motherlove. If for some reason you are not completely satisfied, you can bring the product back to wherever it was purchased for your ful... Continue Reading >