Just a few short weeks ago, I was complaining about my feet. The kind folks at Maternitique saw my desperation and offered to send me some products to review. Of course, I accepted. The products arrived quickly and a few days later, Hannah did too. I forgot all about Maternitique, but my feet stayed swollen and itchy for a week or so. We got home, and I saw those lovely foot products and knew there was still time to give them a try!
Maternitique's mission is Maternity Evolved, Naturally™. They "choose products designed for modern women that combine the best of science and traditional wellness" and avoid toxins like phthalates. I think this is great because I have a secret penchant for high-end beauty products, and during pregnancy and now breastfeeding I am trying extra hard to keep toxins out of my body. Not only does Maternitique use eco-friendly packaging and office supplies, their office is wind-powered! The other thing I love about Maternitique is that they are charitably inclined and support the midwifery model of care, a matter close to my own heart.
I was sent the Belli Foot Relief Cream and The Spoiled Mama Soothing Aloe Leg Gel. Both would make a great treat for yourself or any pregnant woman you know.
The Belli Foot Relief Cream has three ingredients I already know and love: peppermint to cool and refresh, tea tree oil to prevent fungal infections and shea butter, which is probably the best moisturizer in the world.
The cream is rich and silky, and absorbs well. It left my feet feeling nice and fresh and very moisturized, but not greasy. This would be a great cream to use for a foot massage! The tube is a generous 6.7 oz and is going to last a long time.
The Soothing Aloe Leg Gel smells fantastic immediately on opening the bottle - it has peppermint oil and spearmint leaf. Maternitique recommends chilling in for use in the summer, which sounds heavenly. It goes on really light, not sticky at all. And the smell wakes you up a bit, too! I will use this in the summer, pregnant or not - it would be great for bringing along to the beach. I was sent the 4 oz bottle, it is also available in an 8 oz size.
Disclaimer: I was sent the products mentioned free of charge. I was not paid to write this review and all opinions are my own.