Portland Mom Spotlight: Meet Marietta, Founder of Soothie Suckers


{We love sharing stories of local, mom-owned businesses as well as products we think our readers will enjoy. That’s why we are doubly excited to partner with Soothie Suckers for this sponsored post.}

Marietta-SootheSuckersYears ago, local mom Marietta Harrison discovered the health benefits of herbs while researching them with her kids as a homeschooling mom.  As her interest grew and she learned more, she also realized that there were very few herbal remedies for kids (let alone something that tasted good).

After the birth of her fifth child, her passion became the cool idea to put good stuff in a Popsicle. She partnered with renowned experts in the field of herbal medicine to create Soothie Suckers, herbal ice pops available in two flavors:

  • Orange/Immune Support
  • Grape/Nasal Support (Upper respiratory system)

Soothie Suckers herbal dietary supplement for kids

Today, Soothie Suckers provide families with a much needed option in the natural and alternative remedy category.

“I want to empower families to make alternative health care choices without sacrificing taste. Because why shouldn’t the good stuff TASTE good too?  Kids come first, so providing herbal supports to children and their families is important to me because little bodies especially benefit from gentle plant support as they grow.”  ~Marietta

Soothie Suckers was earning accolades even before it was available to purchase when it received the Oregon Entrepreneurs Concept Award in 2011. It also received the Natural Products Expo West Editor’s Choice Award in 2012 for best new product. Soothie Suckers officially hit shelves in 2013 and is now available at New Seasons Market, Whole Foods, Chuck’s Produce, Amazon, iHerb and is coming soon to Haggens. Soothie Suckers are manufactured at a nationally recognized plant to ensure adherence to all regulations and certifications related to safety, quality, and more.

eco_excellence_award_finalize_badgeVote for Soothie Suckers!

Recently, Soothie Suckers was selected by Natural Child World magazine as a finalist for their 2015 Eco-Excellence Awards (in the Best Health: Alternative Remedy category). You can show your local mom support by voting for Soothie Suckers between now and July 10.

Cast your vote here!

Also, if you mention your vote for them on the Soothie Suckers Facebook page, you’ll be entered to win one of four prizes. Three winners will win a set of two Soothie Suckers products, and one lucky voter will win a wellness kit including two boxes Soothie Suckers, a lullaby CD by local pianist and composer Michael Allen Harrison, and a stuffed toy.

We encourage you to see for yourself  how Soothie Suckers are the COOL way to feel good! Print this coupon to get $1 off Soothie Suckers at any Chuck’s Produce, New Seasons Market, or Whole Foods in the Pacific Northwest. Or, use the following promo code on Amazon before July 31: A5AXMDDE4BTKO.

Please let us know in the comments below if you and your kids give Soothie Suckers a try!