Being pregnant is an amazing thing. You’re making a human life. You’ve got that beautiful glow. Unfortunately, it isn’t all sunshine. Complete strangers touch your stomach… without asking. And then there’s the stretch marks. Yikes!
Now, thanks to this homemade stretch mark cream, you can fend off those unsightly stretch marks. Unfortunately, it won’t do anything for those strangers who insist on patting your belly… sorry.
This homemade stretch mark cream contains ingredients that are fabulous for your skin including coconut oil, cocoa butter, and vitamin E oil. The cocoa butter in this homemade stretch mark cream is a natural moisturizer with amazing properties. For example, it is rich in antioxidants that can help sooth scars, scratches, and yes, stretch marks. The benefits of using coconut oil on your skin have been discussed on Freebie Finding Mom many times. If you missed out, you can read more about the health benefits of coconut oil here.
You can put together this homemade stretch mark cream in just a few minutes with very little fuss. Perhaps the best feature of this homemade stretch mark cream is that you know what is in it. When you buy a product from the store there are sure to be many ingredients you don’t understand and it can be a little scary to expose your baby to those… here you know exactly what you’re getting.
2. Heat in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring well each time until combined.
3. Allow mixture to cool for about 10 minutes then pour mixture into bowl of stand (or hand) mixer.
4. Add vitamin E oil, frankincense, and lavender.
5. Blend for 3-5 minutes until fluffy and well mixed.
6. Transfer to an airtight container.
This homemade stretch mark cream will be thick but not firm, if you prefer it to be more solid keep it in the refrigerator.
Please note: There is debate on the safety of using certain essential oils (like those found in this homemade stretch mark cream) while pregnant or breastfeeding, please do your own research and determine whether you feel comfortable using them.