Over 800,000 mothers run their own businesses part-time in the UK according to the Office of National Statistics, with many more working hard behind the scenes to pursue their own dreams of entrepreneurship too. We want to celebrate and support those who have launched their own brands, as well as provide inspiration to business-minded mums, across all sectors including baby essentials, beauty treats and fashion. Here are six fabulous health and beauty businesses founded by mums to get us started…
Treat a new mum or mum-to-be to the stuff she actually needs with a Mama Hug box. The business is run by two mums, Catherine and Victoria, who discovered that gift options for new mothers were hard to find and wanted to create something that is filled with practical postpartum care products as well as pampering treats. There are now several boxes to choose from starting with gifts for fertility and pregnancy right through to recovery from birth and sleepless nights with a baby. Shop the range at mamahug.co.uk or JoJo Maman Bebe.
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Promising ‘self care made simple for the modern mum’, Oh Mumma boxes are filled with beauty treats to allow mums to enjoy a little time to themselves. Shannon and Kyra are the mums and brains behind the brand, and they do everything they can to support fellow mothers, from the products they work with to the charities they support. Sign up for yours at ohmumma.com.
The Positive Birth Company
If you’ve ever looked into hypnobirthing, chances are you’ll have stumbled across The Positive Birth Company. Founded by Siobhan Miller in 2016, the business has gone from strength to strength in just five years with the launch of resources for couples who are trying to conceive and postnatal mums navigating the fourth trimester as well as their empowering hypnobirthing content, to ensure every journey into parenthood is a positive one. See more at thepositivebirthcompany.co.uk.
Don’t Buy Her Flowers
While flowers always make an easy gift, there can be too much of a good thing, as Steph Douglas found after the birth of her first baby. Overwhelmed with flower deliveries at a time when she would have welcomed a hot cup of tea or a relaxing bath, she launched Don’t Buy Her Flowers to offer thoughtful gift packages – firstly for new mums, before expanding to offer something for everyone. Shop the collection at dontbuyherflowers.com.
The Mother Box
Brought to you by Beccy, a doula, and Alexis, a midwife, The Mother Box aims to promote self-care in pregnancy and postnatal. Not only are they the duo behind the bestselling book, The Little Book of Self Care for New Mums, but they have also launched their fantastic gift boxes designed for mums-to-be and new mums, along with thoughtful gifts for mothers who have suffered from a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal loss. Shop the range at themotherbox.co.uk.
My Little Coco
No doubt you’ll be familiar with the mum behind My Little Coco – former The Saturdays singer and mother-of-three Rochelle Humes. Available exclusively at Boots, the My Little Coco range of gentle skin and hair care for little ones has quickly become a bestseller, and grown to include pampering treats for mums too, including the first-of-its-kind bump sheet mask here in the UK. Available at Boots.com.
Keep checking back for more round-ups of our favourite mum-owned businesses and get in touch with any suggestions of any we may have missed.