Hey there, my name is Emma and I’m one of the mamas behind 8 Sheep Organics!
Three years ago I was expecting my first baby, and it was one of the toughest periods of my life.
I suffered from really bad hip and lower back pains, which made it almost impossible for me to get a good night’s sleep.
It was frustrating to lie awake all night, feeling exhausted but unable to get comfortable enough to sleep.
Eventually, I would see the sky getting brighter, knowing it was time to get up. But I had barely slept!
I would get through each day feeling like a zombie, and my sleep never got better.
I was desperate and tried literally everything to get more sleep, but nothing worked!
Pills that my obgyn prescribed (Unisom) helped a bit, but always made me feel groggy and hungover the next morning. And after 3 weeks, the pills stopped working altogether.
I also tried natural alternatives like ASMR, no coffee after 12pm, no screens before bed, having a good sleep routine, using pregnancy pillows… but my hip and lower back pains were still making it hard for me to get a good night’s sleep.
During one of my sleepless nights, I was scrolling through Facebook and came across an article talking about how most pregnant moms are deficient in magnesium, and how that could cause bad sleep, muscle aches, leg cramps, and low energy levels in general.
I realized I literally had all of those symptoms!
I immediately went and bought a magnesium powder supplement. But unfortunately, that didn’t help and gave me diarrhea instead.
I did more reading and realized that oral magnesium could cause loose stools and did not absorb well. A better way to increase magnesium stores in the body would be through the skin (transdermally). So I tried magnesium oils next...
This worked well for my hip and lower back pain, but made my skin dry and itchy, so it wasn’t a good solution either.
Ultimately, I decided to make my own magnesium lotion.
This lotion had to be made with clean ingredients, help with my hip and back pains, and allow me to get a good night’s sleep without drying out my skin.
It took me months of research and consulting with ob-gyns, but I finally found a formula that worked. And it was a game changer!
After a few days of using this lotion, my hip and back pains were gone, and I slept like a baby for the remainder of my pregnancy!
Eventually, word got around and other mamas started asking if they could buy this magnesium lotion from me.
That's when I decided to start 8 Sheep Organics to make this lotion available to everyone!
Today, we’re proud to have over 168,000+ happy moms using our “sleepy” magnesium lotion and other products to ease their pregnancy pains and get a good night’s sleep!
All of our products are still handmade in small batches with clean, natural ingredients out of our little space here in Indiana!
Thank you so much for visiting our shop, I truly appreciate your love and support!