Green Salve stuff?" my husband asked.
"You've been using the Green Salve from Motherlove?" I asked back. "What for?"
"It's the only thing I found that stops the stinging on my neck after shaving."
"Really? I thought it was supposed to be for mosquito bites and poison ivy."
"I don't care what it's supposed to be for. I only know that it works for what I'm using it for."
Hmm. Who knew? Julie Hennings, of Motherlove, sent the Green Salve to me so I could try it and review it this past summer. However, I never ended up with poison or itchy bug bites, so I never used it. Well, now I can honestly review it, although I still don't know how it works to relieve itchiness! What it does do, is relieve the discomfort that my husband goes through when he shaves with his electric razor. Bill says it is the best stuff ever. That is quite an endorsement...from a man who didn't even know he was doing a review!
My assumption is that if Green Salve works that well on razor burn, it would work equally well on mosquito bites and rashes from poison ivy, sumac, etc. Going back through the correspondence between Julie and me, I find, to my embarrassment, she did give me a broader purpose of the salve early on. This is what she wrote about it:
In celebration of summer and bug bites, poison ivy and bee stings, I'd like to offer you a sample of Green Salve to review on your site. Green Salve also soothes irritated skin and eases the discomforts of eczema. With certified organic ingredients including comfrey, calendula, and marshmallow root, the salve may just find a permanent home in your medicine cabinet.
Alrighty then, I must have neglected to read the part about irritated skin. Sorry, Julie!
Motherlove is an amazing company, offering safe products to pregnant and breastfeeding women and their families. The company has been a leader in the holistic body care industry since 1990, being dedicated to providing "only the finest, purest products, and using certified organic ingredients designed to nurture, soothe and heal women on their all-important journey of nurturing life."
Of course, there are more reasons to love Motherlove. As stated on their About Us page on their website:
As a major supporter of organic farming and sustainable practices, Motherlove strives to do not only what's best for mothers and babies, but what's best for the environment as well. All our office supplies and packaging is made from recycled materials (as is all company literature), we manufacture using wind credits, and of course, none of our products are ever tested on animals and are completely cruelty free.
What's not to love?! They also support the social environment with their Nurturing Life Foundation, promoting breastfeeding and supporting mothers-in-need nationwide. Over 10% of all company profits is donated to organizations that truly help nurture life, such as The Maternal Wellness Center, Realities for Children and The Mountain Park Environmental Center.
After reading all about the Motherlove company, I finally emailed Julie and let her know about my husband's discovery and promised her the long overdue review. And do you know what she did? She offered two jars of Motherlove Green Salve to the Green Grandma community! Want to win one?
Oh no, what hoops do we have to jump through for this contest? I can hear what you're saying, and I couldn't help rolling my eyes along with you. Some blog contests are so complicated! Not this one.
I will select a winner from my blog followers via Random.org.
Here's what I need from you:
1. Be a follower of the blog.
2. Post a comment here on the blog or on the GG Facebook page saying that you'd like to try the Green Salve. That way I won't be awarding it to someone who doesn't really want to try it.
Those are the requirements. But I would like to also ask a favor of you. Please visit the website for Motherlove and see what other great products they offer. And check out their Facebook page as well. Better yet, like their FB page and post a comment that Green Grandma sent you. Will it earn you more entries? Nope. It would just be nice. Feel free to tweet about the contest as well. Contest ends at midnight EST on Thursday, November 18th. This is a quick one, folks!
That's it. I'm sold on Green Salve. Two lucky winners will soon be sold as well!
Keeping it green with salve,