Earth Mama Angel Baby Postpartum Bath Herbs 4 oz. (112 grams)
Earth Mama Angel Baby Post Partum Bath Herbs is a soothing herbal poultice for sore bottoms, episiotomies, and hemorrhoids. Hooray! The baby's here! But you, my dear, are the one who needs some babying. Earth Mama Angel Baby's natural postpartum recovery products are especially for those days (weeks, months) after childbirth when your body and mind need a lot of extra TLC. It's natural to feel out-of-sorts, and physically drained after labor: you've done the most amazing thing! Mama has designed these very special items to soothe your spirit, jumpstart your healing, and help you ease the discomfort of perineal bruising and soreness, episiotomy, hemorrhoids, or Cesarean section. Take good care of yourself, mama, it's the best thing you can do for your little angel.Your angel baby is a natural wonder. But don't forget to appreciate the body that did this amazing work. You should be so proud of yourself, mama!
Are all Earth Mama Angel Baby products really organic?
It's a sensible question, especially in light of the many products falsely claiming to be natural or organic. You can check Earth Mama Angel Baby labels for the organic certifier for extra assurance. All of Earth Mama’s teas, Happy Feet, Angel Baby Bath Blossoms and Postpartum Bath Herbs are USDA Certified 100% Organic. Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash and Happy Mama Body Wash are USDA Certified Made With Organic Ingredients. Angel Baby Lotion and Earth Mama Body Butter are certified Contains Organic Ingredients according to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard. Each Earth Mama product has as many organic ingredients as they can pack into it, but some essential ingredients aren't available as organic yet. And of course Earth Mama products are free from toxins and any worrisome ingredients, like artificial preservatives, fragrances, dyes or surfactants.
But, what does "organic" really mean?
It means that the plant was grown with respect for the earth, the soil, the farmer and you, the consumer. Certified organic farms adhere to strict standards, growing crops without the use of harmful pesticides or the usual dose of toxic chemical fertilizers. Manufacturers of certified organic products have to undertake a monumental process that assures consumers of the purity of each ingredient, process and final product, through every stage of manufacture.
Why aren't ALL of Earth Mama ingredients organic?
Simply put, some ingredients just don't exist in an organic form, such as Vitamin E oil, and some ingredients are not available certified organic. Sometimes the herbs used are not cultivated, they grow in the wild and are harvested with respect for sustainability and the integrity of the plant population. Since Mama is a member of United Plant Savers, they do their best to support practices that ensure healthy population of herbs growing in the wild. You will see these herbs listed as "wild harvested."
What's Earth Mama Angel Baby's position about the use of palm oil?
Earth Mama Angel Baby shares your concerns about deforestation and conservation, which is why they use only sustainably harvested palm oil in Earth Mama Angel Baby products. Their passion about caring for mamas extends to Mother Earth too, and they strive to use herbs, oils and butters that are grown and harvested only in ways that honor the earth, her people and her resources.
Does Earth Mama Angel Baby use lanolin, SLS, parabens or other synthetic preservatives?
No, and they never have.
Should I be worried about using that stuff?
There are a lot of uneasy concerns about some of the ingredients commonly used in personal care products. Mama never wants you to have to worry about those things, so she has worked very hard to formulate the purest, safest products for mamas and babies.
If you don't use synthetic preservatives, what do you use to preserve your products to make sure they are safe and free of bacteria and mold?
All EMAB organic herbal bath and compress mixes are sealed in UV coated amber jars to protect the delicate herbal goodness in the leaves and roots from the light, and to help them resist temperature changes. The oil-based products, salves and massage oils don't contain water so they don't need a preservative to keep out the unpleasantries that can grow there.
Lotions, on the other hand (or knee, or elbow), are made by emulsifying (blending) oils and water. And because of their rich, organic and natural ingredients, they can become a perfect medium for nasty bacteria or mold. To combat that, Earth Mama's 100% organic preservative system is a certified organic alcohol extract of skin healing and moisturizing organic herbs. Beneficial to you, and safely preserved too!
Where is the expiration date on EMAB products?
Earth Mama uses a simple code that is their Sell By/Best By date as well as the batch and lot code. You will find a printed number that looks like this: 201109. 2011 is the year and 09, September is the month by when that product is guaranteed to be at their best.
I have an expired product - will it hurt me, or my baby?
Earth Mama Angel Baby stamps a Sell By date on all of products as a freshness guide for resellers and customers, but this isn't an expiration date. To be sure of the quality of their products they keep a sample from each batch of each product they make. Some products in this sample inventory are over five years old and are still just fine! That said, you should always use your own best judgment, if it smells "off," don't use it. You can extend the life of oils and salves by making certain they stay cool and out of direct sunlight. So, don't store Earth Mama Angel Baby products on a windowsill or in the trunk of your car and they should be fine for at least a year past the Sell By date.
I need to know if your products will irritate my or my baby's allergies.
You are the best judge of what is safe for you and your baby. You know your body best. Please read the ingredients to see if any of your known allergens are in the products. If you have specific questions or concerns about product safety, allergies or ingredients, it is always best to consult with your Midwife or Naturopathic Doctor or another trusted healthcare professional who is knowledgeable about the use of herbs during pregnancy and when breastfeeding a baby.
I am vegan, are all Mama's products vegan and cruelty-free?
Yes they are, certified vegan in fact! Earth Mama Angel Baby uses no animal products, like lanolin, and balms are made using plant based wax instead of beeswax.
Why are there little white specks in my Natural Nipple Butter and Angel Baby Bottom Balm?
The white specks are shea butter and may appear in both the Angel Baby Bottom Balm and Natural Nipple Butter. When shea butter is cold, it solidifies. When it is warmed by contact with your skin, it should quickly melt and become a soft consistency again. Products made with natural ingredients like herbs and essential oils may vary in appearance across lots and final product batches, as they have no yucky additives to create false consistency.
Is Angel Baby Bottom Balm good to use with cotton diapers?
You bet! In fact, Earth Mama Angel Baby receives wonderful feedback from you - their customers - saying that it is the BEST with cloth diapers!
Do I need to wash the Natural Nipple Butter off my breasts before breastfeeding my Angel Baby?
No, it's safe for both you and your angel baby. Read the ingredients!
Why did my Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash turn cloudy?
It's because during shipping it just got too cold. When the temperature drops, the natural fatty acids in these products begin to solidify and appear cloudy. Just pop your Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash into a cup of warm water and it will clear right up. Cloudy or clear, it will lather up and clean your pure, organic angel baby naturally!
How do I heat my Booby Tubes if I don't have a microwave?
One of Mama's Helpers took this question on, and took some Booby Tubes home for a little experiment in her own oven. The results were terrific - as long as you don't forget to take the Booby Tubes out of the oven! Preheat your oven to the lowest setting (that was 170 degrees on Mama's Helper's oven), place your Booby Tubes in an oven-safe dish, away from the heating element, and heat them for 10-15 minutes. After 15 minutes they don't seem to get much warmer, so that seems to be all the time they need. Please set a timer and keep a very close eye on them while they are in the oven! One advantage of the microwave is it shuts off automatically, so with a regular oven you'll have to be more diligent.
How do I clean my Booby Tubes?
Just wipe the outside 100% organic cotton with a damp cloth. It is important that you don't submerge them in water (or put them in a washing machine) as they are filled with flax seeds and if they get wet, they may sprout (really!!)
Why do you use plastic jars? Why don't you use glass jars?
Earth Mama Angel Baby's commitment to honor the earth and her valuable resources extends to their packaging as well as their natural and organic ingredients. They are even the proud recipients of the BRAG (Business Recycling Award Group) for green practices, and are always looking for ways to better what they do. At this point, the plastic PET bottles and jars they use are the safest containers for both the products and the customers. These containers are colored to keep out harmful UV rays. The PET used is the most readily recyclable and the safest plastic manufactured.
Earth Mama Angel Baby products were originally packaged in glass, until they found out a woman was cut opening a jar of Natural Nipple Butter that had broken in transit. The last thing EMAB wants to do is hurt a mama with sore nipples! And they know that containers can end up bumping and slipping around changing tables and bathrooms, and can end up in little mouths too, so they choose to package diaper cream, nipple cream and baby oil in tumble and teething resistant plastic jars.
Earth Mama Angel Baby's opinion is that glass presents a much bigger safety concern than plastic. And as always, they're looking for the safest, purest way to keep mamas and babies happy!
About Earth Mama Angel Baby
Earth Mama Angel Baby's pregnancy, childbirth and baby products were, ahem, born of their sincere faith in the natural process of birthing babies. Supporting the pure process naturally with nature's gifts makes sense to them. They don't think of pregnancy as an illness, merely a phenomenal process that has many wonderful and sometimes difficult stages. Earth Mama Angel Baby trusts in the wise women who have historically exalted the glories and eased the common discomforts of pregnancy naturally.
They use the highest-quality, certified-organic or organically grown herbs and oils for their teas, bath herbs, gentle handmade soaps, salves, lotions and massage oils. Their products are 100% toxin-free, cruelty-free, vegan, and free from all artificial preservatives, fragrances and dyes. The commitment to honor the earth and her valuable resources extends to their packaging as well - Earth Mama uses only eco-friendly recyclable or reused/reusable packaging and packing materials. It's true - they are even the proud recipients of the BRAG (Business Recycling Award Group) for their green practices.
Just as our foremothers did, Earth Mama Angel Baby honors the ancient knowledge of natural and herbal remedies and plant medicine. The wisdom we rely on has been passed down from great-grandmother to grandmother to mother to daughter, which is combined with the safety and assurances of contemporary evidence-based research.
The mamas (and honorary-mama papas) at Earth Mama Angel Baby are a dedicated and diverse group of nurses, herbalists, labor and postpartum doulas, childbirth hypnotherapists, childbirth educators, women, mothers and grandmothers. And a father or two. They strive to provide research, tools and products to empower women with knowledge about the earth's natural resources for nurturing themselves and their angel babies.
Growing, birthing, and nurturing babies are natural and wondrous processes. Let's care for our angel babies and ourselves - naturally.