Dr. Milo Hemp Packaging Adds Some Playfulness To The Pain Relief Aisle -DIELINE ARTICLE

by Chloe Gordon on 06/09/2022 | 3 Minute Read

Dr. Milo is a pain relief serum with packaging that’s much more lighthearted than the purpose behind the brand. Through bright red, lively typography, and an aluminum tube, the brand’s packaging beautifully balances an approachable attitude that’s also highly trustworthy and restorative. While the design is simple, it certainly has a playful side creating standout packaging in a sea of dull medical designs.

Our target was to create a more fun pain relief tube with a 70’s vibe for the older generation while staying poppy and fun. Our primary stacked logo is a custom font, our wave design was inspired by an australian psychedelic rock band and the bright red poppy brand color was inspired by the red cross to convey healing. We’re apart of 1% for the planet, and give back to Regeneration International to promote regenerative farming practices which is great for hemp farmers in America. We’re a Woman owned, family operated, hemp business.

Created by a team of sister, brother, and dad; Joan, David, and Milo. We initially shared Dr. Milo with friends and family seeking an all-natural, safer solution to curing everyday aches and pains and helping loved ones cope with chronic pain. We now get to share this product with the world, and we’re pretty excited about that. Several years ago, our Mom, and wife respectively, was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease, making her live with chronic debilitating pain.

We sourced our top to bottom sustainable packaging in Germany where we found one of the very few companies in the world using a lined aluminum tube. Aluminum is one of the most recyclable materials. Our box is made of recycled cardboard boxes. We then worked with Mac & Roni Creative out of NY to fully design our tube, logo and secondary patterns. Our flower pattern is actually the ARNICA MONTANA flower- a main ingredient in our Relief Lotion.

We wanted to create a product and be a part of her healing journey to find less toxic solutions for pain management. We started with the idea that we could offer something as an alternative solution to pain management. We combined our background in holistic, herbal healing with the advent of the legalization of hemp. Dr. Milo began in our home kitchen; with lots of messy potion experimentation and after its initial success, we decided to form a company. Our company standard was to distribute a product for others seeking a more pain-free life while using the whole plant, all-natural ingredients.

Dr. Milo has since grown and is produced in California, and you can now find us in multiple U.S. locations. We’ve also continued experimenting and are seeking to make more products that offer some peace for your aches and love for your pains.



Making Our Planet a Better Place, One Hemp Plant at a Time

When we think of sustainability and environmentalism, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. It can be hard to know where to start and how your individual efforts can add up. But every effort counts, especially when you join forces with an organization like 1% for the Planet or Regeneration International. That’s why our hemp company is proud to be part of both groups and make a positive contribution to the planet in the process.

What Is 1% for the Planet?

1% for the Planet is an organization that connects businesses committed to environmental sustainability with non-profits that are making a difference in their communities. They believe that businesses have an obligation to give back, which is why they encourage companies to donate 1% of their profits towards environmental protection and preservation initiatives. As members, this is something we’re proud of being a part of.

What Is Regeneration International?

Regeneration International (RI) is an organization dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture worldwide. The group works closely with farmers and scientists from around the world who are focused on regenerative land management practices that help promote soil health and reduce climate change. We are proud partners of RI because we love what they stand for—and because it makes a big difference in how we run our hemp business.

How Can You Help?

It’s easy! If you want to join us in supporting these organizations, there are several things you can do. You can sign up as a member to show your support, purchase products from brands that are part of 1% for the Planet or Regeneration International, or even donate directly if you wish! Every little bit helps and adds up quickly when more people get involved.

At Dr. Milo, we strongly believe that it’s important for businesses like ours to give back and contribute positively towards making our planet better. We consider ourselves privileged to be able to partner with two amazing organizations like 1% for the Planet and Regeneration International so we can have an even greater impact on the planet than ever before. If you would like more information on these organizations or would like to join us in making our planet better, please visit their websites and know that 1% of our early profits go to RI, so your purchase of our Relief Lotion is already contributing.



The Advantages of Starting a Woman Owned, Family Run Small Business


Starting a family-run small business has all the rewards you can imagine if managed properly. With the rise of digital tools and platforms, entrepreneurs have access to more resources than ever before. However, starting a woman owned small business comes with its own unique set of advantages. Let’s take a look at some of these benefits and how they can help your business succeed in today’s economy.

Increased Support Networks

When we started Dr. Milo, our woman owned small business, we gained access to networks of other like-minded women that you would not otherwise have access to. This could be beneficial for networking opportunities, finding mentors or even just having someone to talk to who understands what you are going through as an entrepreneur. Women-only or female-centric networks also provide invaluable advice and resources that may not be available elsewhere and can be invaluable for success in the early stages of your business.

Family Involvement

Starting a family run small business allows for increased involvement from family members who may not normally have the opportunity to contribute significantly to the business’s success. This could include anything from providing financial assistance during the initial startup phases to helping out with day-to-day operations such as marketing or customer service. Having family members involved can also provide additional morale boosts when times get tough and remind everyone why they are working so hard in the first place – to support their loved ones!

Tax Benefits

There are also tax benefits associated with owning a woman owned small business that can help offset some of the costs associated with running it. For example, many countries provide special incentives like reduced taxes or government grants specifically targeted towards female entrepreneurs, which can make running your business much easier in the long run. It is important to research any tax benefits available in your area as they could potentially save you money when it comes time to file taxes each year!

Starting a woman owned, family run small business comes with several advantages that can increase your chances for success in today’s economy. From increased support networks and family involvement to tax benefits and more, there are countless reasons why this type of venture may be right for you. It is important to do your research before taking on such an endeavor but if done correctly, it can be highly rewarding both financially and personally. We Started Dr. Milo Hemp years ago with a dream to create with more women owned businesses and we’d love to hear from you. Reach out to us today!

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3 SOLID Self Care Tips for 2023

In all honesty, we’re writing on this subject because it something we feel not only is relatable, but something we seem to be struggling with currently while juggling family life, the dr. milo business, staying healthy, taking time for ourselves while holding it all together. If this resonates then keep reading for some semblance of it all or at least some sort of self- hug.

Self Care Tip #1

First off, You’re doing great. You’re reading this, therefore you’re interesting in bettering your life and hence, lives around you.  Let’s start with some positive self talk. Positive self talk should be something we actually feel so that it doesn’t feel forced or contrite. Are you proud of yourself for showering today? Then hell yeah! Be proud of that and let that sink in. Pick 3 things that are highlights of your life right now. Now, thinking about all those things, let’s just take big breath to cleanse, and head onward to this reading and the moments ahead.

Self Care Tip #2

Taking time for ourselves can be momentary. Don’t have an hour for a yoga class? Literally, don’t sweat it. While studying kinesiology and massage, we learned that taking just 2 min./day to lay on our backs with feet up the wall not only resets the spine adding synovial fluid back into the cartlidges but it resets our mind as well. Our spine craves rest to recover all the fluid that is naturally used throughout the day. If we lay, just for 2 min the synovial fluid (thick fluid between your joints) This fluid cushions the ends of bones and reduces friction when you move your joints. Synovial fluid then gets it’s chance to replenish in our bodies giving our spines fluidity and a supple healing to move forward with our days.

Self care tip #3

Stop listening to others and taking it as bible or what may be true for you. For us, this automatically leads to comparing. Your healing process will be vastly different from a friend the same age, health and size. Because no two are alike in a beautiful way, our minds are so incredibly different. A lot of a healing process starts with our minds so to think that your trajectory or outcome will be the same as someone else’s is just putting limits on beliefs of what you’re capable of. We’re capable of healing ourselves. It just takes some tuning INWARD.

*And of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention… go rub some Dr. Milo Topical Relief on.


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Working out with Dr. Milo Relief Lotion

Way to go! You’re sore from a workout that pushed you to your limits and maybe you ran just a bit longer or upped up the reps this time. You’re feeling it everywhere. Perhaps a tight neck the next morning or a slightly pulled muscle from pushing it a little too far. This happens to all of us and because you’re in tune with your body, you know that aiding in recovery is essential. By Using Dr. Milo’s Topical Relief Lotion, you’re reducing inflammation for faster recovery to get back into your routine with less soreness and pain.

Why you should work out with us

We created this lotion as an alternative to pain relief and quickly realized from years of trials and customer feedback that because we loaded our formula up with so many great ingredients, the usage of our lotion became super vast. Hemp + Arnica Montana reduce swelling, bruising and sprains. Arnica Montana is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It contains a wide array of inflammation-fighting plant compounds such as sesquiterpene lactones, flavonoids, and phenolic acids which all help with pain management. Our Full Spectrum Hemp (cannabis sativa) targets pain receptors in the endocannabinoid system and tells them to relax.

How it works:

When we work out, inflammation is produced by repetitive motion, damaging our muscles. After, our bodies repair these muscles, and they grow back even stronger. Inflammation comes into play during the repair process when our bodies increase blood flow to the affected area to replenish oxygen, fuel muscles and clear waste.

Sometimes we push it a little too far, and that’s ok. Our bodies are built for recovery but why not add an aid in this recovery to take the edge off and recover faster. We use our Relief Lotion Before and after workouts. We’d found reduction in swelling, more range of motion in our joints and less pain comes a higher stamina. Our customer feedback for post workout recovery has been amazing. Take their word for it:

Take it from these guys:

Toi J: “It works like magic after I’ve hit the gym hard & have sore muscles. It’s the best relief.”

Robert T: “I use Dr. Milo daily as a part of my recovery routine. Love it. It’s nice to have that little bit of help when you’re healing up and getting ready for your next mission.