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Mother's Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil 8 fl oz (225 ml)

 
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Mother's Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil, 8 fl oz
 
4.3

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (19)
  • Goes on smoothly (17)
  • Moisturizes well (17)
  • Long lasting (14)
  • Absorbs quickly (13)

Cons

  • Bad smell (3)

Best Uses

  • After shower/bath (17)
  • Deep moisturization (12)
  • Bedtime (9)
  • Dry/chapped skin (8)
  • Daily use (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (14), Brand buyer (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My pregnancy must-have

Mother's Special Blend has done so much to make my pregnancy more comfortable -- out of everything I've bought for pregnancy, this product is the one I'd consider most essential. I think I would...Read complete review

Mother's Special Blend has done so much to make my pregnancy more comfortable -- out of everything I've bought for pregnancy, this product is the one I'd consider most essential. I think I would rather travel without my toothbrush than without this. I'm starting my third trimester, and I use the oil every night before I go to sleep. Sometimes I use it in the morning as well, or after showering or swimming. As long as I use it regularly, I've experienced no itching as I've expanded, which is saying something -- I have sensitive skin prone to itchiness, and even missing one day of using this oil leaves me scratching my belly. It has also totally solved the major breast irritation and soreness I was experiencing before I purchased this. My skin is in such good shape that I intend to use it postpartum as well. The fact that it's an oil, rather than a cream or salve, is a huge benefit. It's easy to spread quickly over a large area -- which is increasingly important! -- and doesn't require any rubbing over sensitive skin. I have no problems whatsoever with the smell. I think it's nice, but it's very subtle and doesn't stick around. It is an oil so I won't be surprised or disappointed if it stains clothing, but that somehow hasn't happened to me at all.

I know that the big question, for many women, will be whether it prevents stretch marks. When I was first shopping around, this was my main criteria, so I invested in two salves that had the highest online reviews for stretch mark prevention. They were much more expensive than this, took more time to apply, and weren't nearly as soothing. I bought the Mother's Special Blend kind of on a whim at my natural foods store, and was surprised when I liked it so much better than the rest. This oil has done so much to keep me comfortable during pregnancy that I would use it even if it did nothing to prevent stretch marks. That being said, I think it definitely helps a lot, and may even prevent them entirely if you use it enough. I've already developed a few stretch marks, but I know that I'm genetically prone to stretch marks and they're in areas where I wasn't using the oil thickly or regularly. I know that I have zero stretch marks where I have used the oil consistently. But I still have a few months left to go.

Are there other body oils out there that might do just as much? I really can't say. I have tried my former standby body lotions while travelling a couple of times, and these were totally ineffective in helping with itching. I'll probably try other oils when I run out of my current bottle of Mother's Special Blend, just to see if there's something cheaper, but I won't experiment for very long. I am extremely satisfied with this product and the price I paid for it, especially considering how much you get. I'll bet my current bottle will last from the beginning of my second trimester until halfway through my third trimester, and I apply liberally.

I hope my review is helpful. I highly recommend this product to all pregnant women.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too soon to tell

I am only in my first trimester so I have just been using this product on my breasts so far as a precautionary measure. I find the smell to be very strong and coconutty. ...Read complete review

I am only in my first trimester so I have just been using this product on my breasts so far as a precautionary measure. I find the smell to be very strong and coconutty. I would think that for pregnant women who can smell everything, they might want to tone this down a bit!! Not sure if I am going to keep buying this product or try to find something else.

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5.0

Product too good

By Anna

from Marietta GA

describe yourself Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Long Lasting
  • Moisturizes Well
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • After Shower/Bath

    Comments about Mother's Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil, 8 fl oz:

    After bath you can use this Oil.It keeps the moister content in your skin. Overall it is a good product. worth the money.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very nice product

    By VictoriaL

    from Las Vegas, Nv

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Long Lasting
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Shower/Bath
      • Deep Moisturization

      Comments about Mother's Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil, 8 fl oz:

      I'm pregnant and I needed something to help me with my skin stretching and causing itching. I use a bit of this with some organic lotion for all over my body but I put a bit extra on my stomach. You do need to let it set in before getting dressed! Personally if I use too much without lotion and/or don't let it set in it itches me. Overall it works great and is a good price considering how much it would cost to buy all of the ingredients and do the right process to get them to blend together.

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      5.0

      Luv it

      By Bea

      from Charleston, SC

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting
      • Moisturizes Well
      • Not Greasy
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • After Shower/Bath
        • Deep Moisturization
        • Dry/Chapped Skin
        • Winter Dryness

        Comments about Mother's Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil, 8 fl oz:

        I am very pleased with this product. I'm 5 months pregnant and have been sooooo itchy. I used this on my belly after my shower and in the morning and it keeps my skin moisturized all day long. The smell is so so, but it's very light and I can't smell it after I apply it.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product

        By 4eleven

        from Los Angeles, CA

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs well
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • After Shower/Bath

          Comments about Mother's Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil, 8 fl oz:

          Using this product has been great so far. I apply it only after the shower, and it works perfectly. I do wait a little bit in my robe before putting on my clothes for it to absorb. The oil absorbs well, but not instantly, but that's fine with me. Up until this was referred to me and I got it, I was using Palmer's, which was fine, but felt like just another thick lotion.

          I do not apply on dry skin, because then it's just greasy and sits on top of my skin. Yuck.

          I was concerned about the smell because of all the other reviews, but smells fine to me. A mild cocoa butter smell is nice for these autumn/winter months anyways.

          I have existing stretch marks on my butt, and this seems to help keep more at bay. my belly just went through a growth spurt, and no stretch marks that I can see. I have light tan skin so maybe I just don't see them, but overall I'm happy with it, and glad I didn't spend $40!

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          5.0

          Must have during pregnancy

          By Cualquiercosita

          from Sunnyvale, CA

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Dry/Chapped Skin

            Comments about Mother's Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil, 8 fl oz:

            I started using this towards the end of my first trimester when my skin started getting itchy and I was experiencing chaffing in a few spots. After applied, it feels lighter than lotion and lasts a long time (way longer than lotion). What little smell there is goes away after you apply it - i.e. you don't smell nutty.

            I use it on my thighs and torso after a shower. It keeps the itchiness to a minimum (at the end of the day I may get a little itchy), instantly moisturizes dry areas and prevents chaffing. I think it goes on easier and quicker than lotion and it dries pretty quickly considering it's oil. After it dries, I don't feel it on my skin at all, in contrast to lotion which can continue to feel a little sticky. Plus, your hand will be soft well moisturized, too!

            I've put my clothes on right after and I haven't had any issues with the oil staining the clothes. The bottle can get oily, but I just set it on a tissue in the medicine cabinet. I've been through one bottle in 3 months, but the relief is worth the cost to me.

            Since I'm really pale I can't speak to stretch marks yet because they are hard to see and I haven't been looking (ask me in 3 months, after the baby's born). However, from what I've read and heard, they are unavoidable no matter what you use. I imagine protecting your skin and keeping moisturized helps to minimize them.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It worked for me...

            By MJS

            from NJ

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Smells Great
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath
              • Bedtime
              • Deep Moisturization
              • Dry/Chapped Skin
              • Massage Oil

              Comments about Mother's Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil, 8 fl oz:

              During my first pregnancy I developed really bad stretch marks because I did not take the proper precautions. Thankfully, they faded with the help of pure vitamin E oil. My second pregnancy I wanted to be prepared. So, I purchased Mother's Special Blend Skin Toning Oil and used it my entire pregnancy. And it worked! I have no stretch marks (or itchy belly).

              I applied it after the shower everyday while my skin was still moist. It takes a minute or two to absorb, but it DOES absorb. It smells like cocoa which I find very pleasant. I even use this on my legs to give them that healthy glow. Overall, I think this product is amazing!

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              3.0

              Too soon to tell

              By GAPeach7

              from Roswell, GA

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

              • Bad Smell

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath
              • Deep Moisturization

              Comments about Mother's Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil, 8 fl oz:

              I am only in my first trimester so I have just been using this product on my breasts so far as a precautionary measure. I find the smell to be very strong and coconutty. I would think that for pregnant women who can smell everything, they might want to tone this down a bit!! Not sure if I am going to keep buying this product or try to find something else.

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              A pregnant belly dream!!

              By Pregnant and Proud!

              from TN

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Bedtime
                • Deep Moisturization

                Comments about Mother's Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil, 8 fl oz:

                This oil has been wonderful for my pregnant belly! I'm 5 1/2 months pregnant. I'm getting pretty big and started off from a 28" waist, but no marks yet. I apply it twice a day, after a morning shower and before bed. It absorbs really well and is thicker than most oils I've used. I'm really glad I got this product because of its natural oils and no odor!

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Skin so soft

                By km

                from Oakland, CA

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • After Shower/Bath

                  Comments about Mother's Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil, 8 fl oz:

                  It smells a little peanutty when you first put it on, but that goes away and it makes my skin SO soft. Love it!

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My pregnancy must-have

                  By Anonymous

                  from USA

                  describe yourself Budget Buyer

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Quickly
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Moisturizes Well
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Prevents Itching
                  • Smells Great
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • After Shower/Bath
                    • Bedtime
                    • Deep Moisturization
                    • Dry/Chapped Skin

                    Comments about Mother's Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil, 8 fl oz:

                    Mother's Special Blend has done so much to make my pregnancy more comfortable -- out of everything I've bought for pregnancy, this product is the one I'd consider most essential. I think I would rather travel without my toothbrush than without this. I'm starting my third trimester, and I use the oil every night before I go to sleep. Sometimes I use it in the morning as well, or after showering or swimming. As long as I use it regularly, I've experienced no itching as I've expanded, which is saying something -- I have sensitive skin prone to itchiness, and even missing one day of using this oil leaves me scratching my belly. It has also totally solved the major breast irritation and soreness I was experiencing before I purchased this. My skin is in such good shape that I intend to use it postpartum as well. The fact that it's an oil, rather than a cream or salve, is a huge benefit. It's easy to spread quickly over a large area -- which is increasingly important! -- and doesn't require any rubbing over sensitive skin. I have no problems whatsoever with the smell. I think it's nice, but it's very subtle and doesn't stick around. It is an oil so I won't be surprised or disappointed if it stains clothing, but that somehow hasn't happened to me at all.

                    I know that the big question, for many women, will be whether it prevents stretch marks. When I was first shopping around, this was my main criteria, so I invested in two salves that had the highest online reviews for stretch mark prevention. They were much more expensive than this, took more time to apply, and weren't nearly as soothing. I bought the Mother's Special Blend kind of on a whim at my natural foods store, and was surprised when I liked it so much better than the rest. This oil has done so much to keep me comfortable during pregnancy that I would use it even if it did nothing to prevent stretch marks. That being said, I think it definitely helps a lot, and may even prevent them entirely if you use it enough. I've already developed a few stretch marks, but I know that I'm genetically prone to stretch marks and they're in areas where I wasn't using the oil thickly or regularly. I know that I have zero stretch marks where I have used the oil consistently. But I still have a few months left to go.

                    Are there other body oils out there that might do just as much? I really can't say. I have tried my former standby body lotions while travelling a couple of times, and these were totally ineffective in helping with itching. I'll probably try other oils when I run out of my current bottle of Mother's Special Blend, just to see if there's something cheaper, but I won't experiment for very long. I am extremely satisfied with this product and the price I paid for it, especially considering how much you get. I'll bet my current bottle will last from the beginning of my second trimester until halfway through my third trimester, and I apply liberally.

                    I hope my review is helpful. I highly recommend this product to all pregnant women.

                    Comment on this review

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