DIY Belly Butter For Pregnancy and Postpartum
Apply this DIY Belly Butter twice a day to prevent and heal stretch marks during pregnancy and postpartum. It’s a wonderful all natural homemade remedy for mama’s-to-be!
Let’s be honest – some women are just more prone to getting stretch marks during pregnancy than others are, regardless of any magical creams or body butters.
I didn’t use anything on my stomach when I was pregnant with my first son. It was mostly because I was lazy, but also because I just felt like letting nature run it’s course.
Do I regret it? Yes and no! I’m not ashamed of the stripes I earned, but I do kick myself for not trying to prevent them at all.
Now my son is almost two and my stomach still looks like I gave birth three months ago. Y’all – when I say my son tore me up, I mean he tore. Me. Up.
HERE is a really old Instagram post when my first blog was in it’s infancy, just to give you an idea of what’s going on under my shirt.
It ain’t pretty.
BUT – I’ve been using this belly butter the last few weeks, and I do think it’s lightened my stretch marks up quite a bit. They’re almost the same color as the rest of my skin, now!
And for my next pregnancy, I definitely plan on applying it every day to see if it makes a difference. I’ll keep you updated!
Every ingredient in this DIY belly butter is wonderful for your skin. The cocoa butter in particular is often used for stretch mark prevention.
DIY Belly Butter Recipe
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- 1/3 cup cocoa butter
- 1/3 cup shea butter
- 10 drops rosehip seed oil
- 1 tbsp calendula infused almond oil
- 3 tbsp grated beeswax
- 1-2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vitamin e oil
- 12 drops lemon essential oil
- 9 drops lavender essential oil
- 5 drops chamomile essential oil
- 1 jelly jar
1. In a double boiler, add shea butter, cocoa butter, calendula infused oil, grated beeswax, and coconut oil. Slowly heat until fully melted.
2. Once melted, remove from heat and allow to cool for about one minute. Don’t let it set, though!
3. Stir in rosehip seed oil, vitamin e oil, and essential oils.
4. Transfer to a 4oz jelly jar and let it cool.
And you’re done! Once it’s cooled down, it’s ready for use. Apply it to your belly twice a day to prevent stretch marks and reduce the appearance of past stretch marks.
If you make this homemade belly butter, I’d love to see! You can tag me on Instagram or Twitter, or leave a comment below!
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We could totally be belly twins. I got marks so early and so much darker than all the other people I’d seen with them.
Adding this stuff to my grocery list! Can’t wait to give it a try!
Calendula is best to be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please consider a plain oil without the infusion.