It won’t be long before everything becomes all about baby. But until that happens, treat her to a luxe gift set from Earth Mama Angel Baby. Trust us, between the morning wellness spray and the body butter, she’ll think she’s at a spa.
“What goes ON goes IN. And that means on pregnant bellies, breasts and baby skin,” says Melinda Olson, founder/CEO of Earth Mama Angel Baby. “These especially fragile populations need extra safe products, with fully disclosed, non-toxic, preferably certified organic ingredients. It’s vitally important to use extra care on both mama and baby’s nether regions. Mucous membranes are like absorbent sponges, so make sure you read your labels and know what’s going ON.”
Their vast line of natural and organic products includes Organic Morning Wellness Tea (great for morning sickness), New Mama Bottom Spray (a postpartum must-have!), Calming Lavender Baby Lotion (gentle enough for aforementioned sensitive baby skin) and Organic Milkmaid Tea (perfect for increasing breastmilk production when returning to work).
With a baby, I use two kinds of ointments frequently – nipple ointment and diaper ointment. Since my baby comes into direct contact with both several times a week it’s very important to me that the ointments I use are as natural as possible. I like Earth Mama Angel Baby’s ointments because they are “zero toxin.”
One of the most persistent plagues of pregnancy, heartburn can strike through all trimesters. Ditch the acidic office coffee for Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Heartburn Tea; not only does it extinguish the fire, it tastes pretty good, too, with a cooling blend of marshmallow root, lemon balm, chamomile, spearmint and red raspberry leaf.
BEST CHILDREN’S SHAMPOO
GOLD Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash, £9.95 for 160ml, anawiz.com
‘This is the most gentle shampoo I have ever found for my children. I am so delighted to have found this brand and will be checking out the rest of the range.’
Olson, who received a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1973, began developing wellness teas, salves and other remedies in her kitchen as a hobby. The first product she made was an herbal first aid salve that would be safe for mothers to use on their newborns.
For bath time, we only use chemical free body products like our favorites from Earth Mama Angel Baby. The “Little Something for Baby” kit comes with convenient travel size items and helps me to pack just what I need in one easy step. Not only are the EMAB products safe, they are effective and smell heavenly.
The Earth Mama Angel Baby line has mom covered from pregnancy through postpartum and breastfeeding. The new Calming Lavender Angel Baby Lotion is made with organic ingredients, super safe and gentle, and smells so relaxingly like lavender and vanilla.
EMAB founder, Mama Melinda, started the company making herbal teas and remedies for her friends. Now her 100% Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified ginger-minty Morning Wellness Tea has been comforting mamas for years.
Taking a sitz bath in the bathtub is another easy way to provide relief to your perineum area. You can prepare a simple sitz bath using just warm water, but I’ve had a few Mom friends who swear by using bath herbs specifically designed for postpartum care.
Try: Earth Mama Angel Baby Postpartum Bath Herbs, Amazon, $6
Earth Mama, Angel Baby’s “mama” logo is not just a marketing symbol. She represents Melinda Olson, a nurse, herbalist, and real mother who believes mamas, babies, and families have a right to safe, herbal, zero-toxin products. For over a decade Earth Mama Angel Baby has been supporting mamas and babies through the entire miraculous birth process, offering nature’s perfect solutions to perfectly natural pregnancy discomforts.
Yes, this all-natural herbal line boasts the usual stretch mark oil ($15) for expanding bellies (and boobs). But it has also formulated a range of products to help with that other pregnancy woe: nausea.
It was important for me to examine the source when seeking information, and that was when I reached out to Melinda Olson who shares Viva Glam’s passion for organic, non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free products. Melinda is a nurse and an herbalist, as well as the founder of Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics. She was kind enough to answer some of my top pregnancy questions.
This Earth Mama Angel Baby’s herbal bath blend comes in little sachets filled with organic calendula, chamomile, rosebuds, lavender, lemon balm, and oatmeal. The calming soak is like bathing baby in a soothing herbal tea!
Although it’s not a widely discussed topic, you will be sore “down there” after labor. Some things that can help soothe you are Earth Mama Bottom Balm and New Mama Bottom Spray made especially for post-partum Moms.
I was immediately drawn to Earth Mama Angel Baby products while I was pregnant because they are non-toxic, organic, and effective. Since I loved their pregnancy line so much, I decided to try their baby products and found them to be just as amazing.
Trusted by hospitals (even for use in the NICU), Earth Mama Angel Baby’s non-toxic herbal skincare and teas are formulated especially for pregnant women and newborn babies. We respect their commitment to constantly research, test, and refine their products, and to educate the rest of us about the safe use of natural herbs and ingredients in personal care products. The company is based on a rare combination of generations of women’s wisdom, traditional plant medicine, and contemporary evidence-based research.(Read More!)
As for her must-haves, Kourtney says she carries things like water, snacks, and Angel Baby Bottom Balm…
New Mama Bottom Spray recommended for sun burns
This best-selling New Mama Bottom Spray is a soothing perineal mist that also works wonders to cool a sunburn.
Green Child Magazine recommends Milkmaid Tea
Tasty iced or hot Organic Milkmaid Tea is a fragrant and comforting blend of organic herbs traditionally used to help support healthy breast milk production.
Earth Mama pregnancy pampering products featured on Baby Rabies
Booby Tubes® featured on The Doctors!
The Doctors discuss breastfeeding tips to stop babies from biting, and discuss products that can relieve inflammation around the nipples.
Emily Deschanel raises a toxin-free, vegetarian baby
“I am always on EWG’s [Environmental Working Group] Skin Deep website looking up products to use on Henry. It rates them so you know how toxic something is,” she says. “I love Earth Mama Angel Baby. Their products are safe, smell amazing and actually work!
Alyssa Milano Loves Natural Nipple Butter!
BfB: You tweeted about having raw, sore nipples in the early days. Did you see an IBCLC?
Alyssa Milano: I saw a lactation consultant in the hospital. I did not see one when I got home. I just kept covering my nipples with nipple cream (the Earth Mama Angel Baby nipple butter is my favorite) and everything healed up after about 10 days.
MVH birthing center goes “green”
A local hospital leads the way in protecting its newborns. Miami Valley Hospital sends a “green” message to the community through its birthing center. To avoid environmental toxicants and the disorders the products are accused of producing, Miami Valley Hospital has made a switch. The Earth Mama Angel Baby products are offered to new moms at Miami Valley’s birthing center, but will be in the hospital’s gift shop soon.
Miami Valley Hospital Goes Green with Earth Mama Angel Baby
Earth Mama Angel Baby’s® products were chosen by Miami Valley Hospital, in Dayton, Ohio, as the first step in their â€œgreening processâ€ following a year of research on the subject of environmental toxicants and the health risks they pose to newborns and mothers.
Facebook and Breast-Feeders Face Off Again Over Nursing Photos
In the latest bit of censorship, last month Facebook removed breast-feeding images from Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Facebook page. â€œBabies get hungry,â€ explained a post on Earth Mama’s website. â€œAnd breasts feed babies. We don’t consider either photo obscene. Each shows a human baby having lunch.
Facebook: Breastfeeding is Normal
Kaitlin’s Always Sunny
Describes really enjoying every step of pregnancy. Any problems along the way have been helped by her supportive mother and her company, Earth Mama Angel Baby, which specializes in organic teas and beauty products for pregnancy and beyond.
Announcing the Green Baby Product Winners of Itsabelly’s “Seal of Excellence” from ABC Kids Expo 2010!
No question in our minds that Earth Mama Angel Baby is an Itsabelly favorite! We LOVE all of their products because simply put they have ZERO toxins.
The 2010 KIWI Awards: All-natural personal care
We wanted to know what natural brands you trust to keep your families squeaky clean. Hundreds of our readers chose these winners! Earth Mama Angel Baby was a winner in the 2010 KIWI Awards for personal care products, in the Bath Soap category.
Actress Kaitlin Olson Has a Sunny Outlook on Birth and Breastfeeding
In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we’re thrilled to bring you an interview with “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Actress Kaitlin Olson.
Love It: For all the Earth Mothers out there
I prefer to use products that reflect my philosophiesâ€¦one of my favorite companies: Earth Mama Angel Baby. Founder Melinda Olson, an Oregon-based nurse and herbalist, formulates the products herself using only natural ingredients. Bonus: Many of the products are 100-percent certified organic. But perhaps the best thing about this company: It offers an entire line of products for women who have lost babies.
Celebrate Earth Day: Green Products for Kids and Pets
The beauty section boasts products from Earth Mama Angel Baby, free from toxic ingredients and suitable for vegans… known for the use of traditional plant based remedies.
Company gets A+ for low toxicity
Earth Mama Angel Baby personal care products have earned a coveted “zero” rating at the Skin Deep database, which tests for potential toxins.
Pain from nursing no laughing matter?
No joke. The first days of nursing can lead to aching, cracked nipples – baby’s strong latch and suck is necessary, but ouch – so try relieving sore nipples with organic, plant-based balms. These soothers are food safe (no need to wipe off before nursing), planet-friendly, and deliver the goods without any funny business.
Adventist Bolingbrook Hosplital, in suburban Chicago, only offers personal care products and samples for new moms and their newborns that are 100 percent toxin-free, cruelty-free, vegan and free from all artificial preservatives, fragrances and dyes. They chose Earth Mama Angel Baby products, founded by an Oregon mom who developed a brand that exemplifies those qualities.
Turn Your Registry Green
Watch out for certain ingredients. Key words to avoid include parabens, phthalates, and sulfite. You can also check out the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database to look up baby lotions, oils, and soaps, to see how safe they are. Brands we love: Earth Mama Angel Baby
Tips to keep your baby naturally healthy
Upon their entry to the world our babies are bombarded with products. Our desire to keep our babies healthy, natural and strong drives us to seek the best of everything for them.
There are many lines of natural skincare products out there for babies that contain little to no additives. Try companies such as
Earth Mama Angel Baby who make it their business to keep your baby healthy by creating products that contain only safe and natural ingredients.
Our favorite all-natural and eco-friendly beauty products for pregnancy. Spritz on a good mood. Earth Mama Angel Baby, $15. Essential oils offer a quick pick-me-up.
VegNews: The MotherLode
Moms-to-be need all the comfort they can get, which is exactly what Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics has in mind with the Pregnancy Pampering Kit. Complete with a tea sampler, various balms and butters, and a soothing foot “soak for swollen tootsies, this kit” like all of EMAB’s offerings, is totally organic, vegan, and free or toxins.
Do your cups runneth over? If not, maybe it’s time to brew some herbal nursing tea.
Regular: Earth Mama Angel Baby Milkmaid Tea – organic tea (see photo) that’s tasty hot or cold; with fennel, nettle, and anise seed to encourage milk flow ($6/16 tea bags).
Natural Baby Care in the Hospital
That’s why we were so inspired when we read about Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, outside of Chicago, which has chosen to forego the chemical-laden stuff of most maternity wards and use instead Earth Mama Angel Baby products. These natural and organic products for mom and baby are 100 percent toxin-free, cruelty-free, vegan, and free of all artificial preservatives, fragrances and dye.
Is Bathtime Killing Our Kids?
There are many responsible companies out there making this world a safer place for our children. One of our favorite is
Earth Mama Angel Baby.
Buy Better Bubbles
Whether it’s hand soap or bubble bath, choose plant-based options over petroleum-based ones. Petroleum-derived products not only maintain oil dependence and deplete a nonrenewable resource, some of them contain 1, 4-dioxane, a known carcinogen. Shop smart â€“ here are some purer personal care products to try: Earth Mama Angel Baby…
1. Bum trouble? Earth Mama Bottom Balm®, $15, soothes and helps heal prenatal and postpartum irritation.
Hot Beauty Products: What we’re loving now!
Earth Mama: New Mama Bottom Spray. There’s nothing worse than having a sore bottom and this all natural spray helps to ease the pain. We love that the refreshing mist has no toxins or parabens and leaves you feeling as soft as your baby’s bottom. Now you can focus your attention on more pleasing matters, like that new little one.
Hospital switches to natural products: Goodbye Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. Hello Earth Mama.
Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital has discontinued handing our free infant formula samples to new moms unless you’ve specifically requested the products in writing.
Instead, the parting gift is a bag stuffed with organic personal care productsâ€”including natural nipple butter if you’re breast feedingâ€” that have no artificial preservatives, fragrances and dyes. The brand the hospital is usingâ€”
Earth Mama Angel Babyâ€”is “100 percent toxin-free, cruelty-free and vegan,” officials said.
The Importance of Safe and Non-Toxic Skin Care Products for Baby and Child
Earth Mama-Angel Baby Angel Baby Bottom Balm : This stuff is so effective that I have given all my other butt balms away! The texture of this balm is better than any other baby bottom balm we have tried. It is like hardened butter that melts sweetly onto baby’s skin. This balm also doubles as a first-aid ointment that you can use on minor cuts and scrapes for the whole family. Made with organic oils and soothing botanicals, this stuff is gentle on the bum, but tough on the diaper rash! This is an absolute SafBaby Favorite!
Celebrities and Green Beauty Products – a Match Made in Hollywood
Pregnant Mom Alert! Anyone out there afraid of stretch marks due to pregnancy? Well, take note. The very green conscious Gwyneth Paltrow came out of her pregnancies unscathed. Her secret? To prevent stretch marks from materializing, Gwenie reportedly used Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Natural Stretch Oil during her pregnancies with kids Apple and Moses.
Cloth-Friendly Bottom Balms
Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm: This all-purpose diaper balm is free of zinc oxide and can be used on other common infant skin ailments including cradle cap and fingernail scrapes. An organic olive oil base is infused with such antibacterial and antifungal organic herbs as lavender, tea tree, and myrrh oils. Shea butter gives an emollient boost, and calendula and St. John’s Wort are natural soothers. Earth Mama Angel Baby steers clear of parabens, phthalates, artificial fragrances and dyes, and other toxic ingredients. Their products consistently merit the lowest toxicity ratings on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep website.
The Buzz Board: Smart People Recommend
Ana Ortiz in ABC’s Ugly Betty says, “Because I am pregnant and in the total babyland mind-set at the moment, I am obsessed with Earth Mama Angel Baby Lotion from Mamma Mia. It is amazing and I slather it on everywhere. It is so good for the skin that I think women should use it even if they are not pregnant.”
Earth Mama Angel Baby Rated Zero on Skin Deep Database
All Earth Mama Angel Baby products are now rated “zero” on the Skin Deep database, a guide to cosmetics and personal care products from the Environmental Working Group. “We know of no other company that manufactures products for pregnancy or baby with an entire product line rated zero,” said Melinda Olson, CEO and founder.
Andrea Roth’s Beauty Tips
Have you had any skin problems during pregnancy? If so, what products work to fix those issues? For my itchy belly and breasts, I love Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Natural Stretch Oil. It smells delicious, and so far at eight months pregnant, no stretch marks!
(Other) favorites are Happy Mama Spray (great for first trimester morning sickness, and it smells so great) and Peaceful Mama Tea (a cup of ahh…).
Good Day Oregon: Local Mom Inventions
We’re excited to share we were featured in Itsabelly Baby Planners Local Mom Inventions segment on Good Day Oregon!