Product Review: Mamma Michal

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By Heather Lopez

A few months ago, I had written to Mamma Michal to find out if they had any products for pregnant or new moms. They wrote me back and told me that they did not have any yet, but would send me some when they did.  To my surprise I received a nice little care package in the mail containing three different products: Peppermint Lip Balm, Herbal Healing Salve, and Lavender Lotion. They had specially decreased the scent strength to accommodate for a pregnant mom’s sense of smell.

If you are not familiar with Mamma Michal, let me fill you in. They offer all natural, handmade bodycare products, with many ingredients grown right in the backyard of this husband and wife team’s house. Now let’s get down to business, my review:

Peppermint Lip Balm

Ingredients:  Food grade castor oil, jojoba oil, extra virgin olive oil infused with peppermint leaves, beeswax, vegetable glycerin (100% pure), vitamin E oil (natural antioxidant and fantastic for the skin!) and peppermint essential oil.

Positives

This is my favorite of the three products I tried. The texture of the balm is so smooth and easy to apply. You can definitely feel a cool, tingly sensation, but not like those medicated lip balms that burn. Your lips don’t feel loaded up with gook or artificial, as has been my experience with other brands. 

Negatives

Nothing on this one.

Buy It

$3 for o.15oz tube

Price seems affordable for being all-natural.

Herbal Healing Salve

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Ingredients: Lavender, Comfrey, Calendula, Plantain, St. John’s wort, Lavender essential oil, extra virgin olive oil and beeswax.

Positives

This is a nice, all-natural alternative to using Neosporin to heal minor cuts and scrapes. It definitely helped get rid of some minor scratches on my son’s face within about two days. It is also supposed to help with minor sunburn and bug bites, though I did not have the opportunity to review those indications. Who is really going to purposefully get a sunburn or bug bite to try it out? Not me. This product seems to be one of the faves, based on their testimonials page.

Negatives

Even with the scent supposedly being decreased, the scent of the salve was very strong. I think that if I were to smell this when pregnant, I might have become nauseous. I had a very sensitive sense of smell during pregnancy, so anything floral/ garden-like sent my stomach in a tizzy.

Buy It

$10 for a 2oz tin with free shipping 

Seems a little more expensive than I would shell out regularly. The free shipping is a plus that might make me more inclined to buy.

Lavender Lotion

 Ingredients: Lavender hydrosol, virgin sweet almond oil, extra virgin olive oil, virgin coconut oil, unrefined jojoba oil & hemp seed oil infused with lavender flowers, beeswax, emulsifying wax, stearic acid & lecithin powder (natural stabilizers), vitamin E oil, lavender essential oil and Citricidal.

Positives

I can’t say enough about all-natural lotions. You know you are getting a product that won’t partially dry out your skin and contains no man-made ingredients. This particular lotion was very smooth to apply.

Negatives

Again the scent seemed a little too strong for a sensitive stomach. It had a very “green” scent as though it had grass in it. You could tell it was made fresh. (I think I might’ve like to try the Cocoa Butter one they are coming out with instead). I am in South Florida, so by the time the package made it to me in the heat some of the ingredients started separating. I had to mix it up to get them to come back together. This was my least favorite product of the three.

Buy It

$5 for 2oz

$18 for 8oz

Price seems reasonable for what it is.

Disclosure:

I was not compensated beyond the samples I was provided for editorial purposes. Click the link to find out more about our Product Review Disclosure Policy

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