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DIY Homemade Stretch Mark Cream

Finished homemade stretch mark cream- keep it in a jar! :)

There are many things to love about getting pregnant, but stretch marks are not one of them. When I was pregnant with my second son I wanted to try to find a natural and budget-friendly way to keep the dreaded stretch marks at bay. While genetics play a big part of whether or not you get stretch marks, I think we can help prevent them a bit as well. So I created a mason jar of magic, otherwise known as my DIY homemade stretch mark cream. Here’s how you can make some of your own.

Always consult your doctor prior to trying any new creams (even natural ones) while pregnant.

Essential Ingredients:

  1. Shea butter – This is a skin “superfood” that deep moisturizes, heals, and helps with skin regeneration.
  2. Cocoa butter – It’s a high quality emolient, very moisturizing for skin.
  3. Coconut oil – It supports tissue healing and repairs and softens skin.
  4. Vitamin E oil – It promotes healing.
  5. Lavender essential oil – It’s believed to have anti-inflammatory properties (plus it is relaxing and smells good).

Instructions:

combining ingredients for the homemade stretch mark cream

Step 1: Mix together 2 tablespoons each of shea butter, cocoa butter, and coconut oil.
 
Step 2: Add 10 drops of vitamin E oil.
 
Step 3: Place mixture in a thick bottomed pan and stir over low heat until melted.
 
Step 4: When the mixture is melted, whip with a whisk and then remove from heat.
 
Step 5: Add 5 drops of lavender essential oil and whip until well mixed.
 
Step 6: Spoon into and store in an airtight container like a small jelly jar or mason jar.
 
Step 7: Massage regularly on any area where you want to avoid stretch marks. (I recommend the tummy, sides, breasts, and tops of thighs.)

finished all-natural stretch mark cream

While this makes a good amount of a salve or cream (it’s sort of a mix between the two), you could double the above recipe to have even more on hand.

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