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It's every pregnant mama's concern isn't it? Avoiding stretch marks? Honestly, if I get a few I know I'll just deal with it - but I made it through my first pregnancy without any and I sure would love making it through 2!
I absolutely LOVE making little concoctions in my "oil lab" for everything from diaper rash to cuts and bruises - so it was only natural for me to start experimenting with some homemade belly butter when the bump started to POP! I've used a few store-bought brands and have experienced itchiness and a rash so I really wanted to make this all natural and calming for my skin!
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil (get it HERE)
1 Tbsp Olive Oil (or other liquid at room temp oil)
4 Tbsp Shea butter (get it HERE)
1.5 Tbsp Beeswax (get it HERE)
5-6 capsules of Vitamin E oil - cut open
8 drops Helichrysum essential oil* - a super powerful oil for repairing damaged skin (think stretch marks and scars!) Totally worth the money - especially because you only need a few drops!
8 drops Frankinsence essential oil* - another great oil for skin health - and it even is known to help elevate and balance mood (and we all know every pregnant gal can use a little of that!)
10 drops Lavender essential oil* - calming oil for the skin as well as your mind! Great when you use before bed!
2 drops Rose essential oil* (optional) - a really rare oil that you should totally use in this recipe if you've got it! Not only does it smell divine, but it helps promote even skin tone, reduces skin imperfections and elevates mood.
* I have found the best essential oils that my family uses and trusts every day.
They are pure, potent and guess what - they work!
If you want to find out more about how you can start using these oils too - email me here!
How to Make:
In a pyrex dish or measuring cup - add the coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter, beeswax and Vitamin E. Place the glass dish in a pot of hot water simmering on the stove (acts like a double boiler) and stir frequently until everything has melted. The beeswax will be the last to melt. Stir to blend thoroughly.
Pour your blend into a small glass container. (I use THESE.) Let cool on the counter top for a few hours. Once cooled, add your essential oils. This preserves the integrity of the oil by avoiding overheating. Stir until the oils are incorporated and the butter has a bit of whipped texture. You could probably put this in a food processor if you wanted more of a whipped consistency.
Store in a sealed glass container and use anywhere you need to moisturize and prevent stretch marks. I love slathering it all over my belly, chest and hips. Please note - this is a pretty greasy blend, so a little goes a LONG way. And you may want to wait a few minutes before putting clothes on after applying.
How about you?
Do you have any favorite natural body products?
Do you DIY your own body stuff?
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