Baby Belly Body Butter For Strech Marks and Scars

My husband's sister is expecting and I am going to be an aunt for the 9th time this January! Woohoo! Time to whip up some baby belly butter to help ward off stretch marks!

The shea and avocado butters in this belly rub are very emollient, which keeps the skin moisturized and resilient as it stretches to accommodate a bun in the oven. Rosehip seed oil is one of the best oils available for assisting skin in cell regeneration and boosting collagen production, which can keep stretch marks from appearing and even help to diminish old stretch marks and scars with regular use over time. It has helped make my c-section scar diminish significantly.

Lavender oil is a nurturing oil that offers a gentle, calming aromatherapy experience during this most magical time. It also helps to alleviate the itching that comes with skin expanding into a baby bump. Frankincense oil promotes cellular rejuvenation and is the best oil ever for stretch marks and scars. Both of these oils are safe to use during pregnancy.

This butter can be used throughout pregnancy, post-partum to support skin as it moves back into its pre-baby state, as well as on cracked nipples from nursing. It is also gentle enough to use on little one's skin as a moisturizer. You can use it all over the body, year round, as a dry skin rejuvenating treatment.

And it just smells darn good.

Baby Belly Body Butter

8 oz shea butter (refined)
1 oz avocado butter
1T rosehip seed oil
4T neroli distillate
50 drops lavender essential oil
5-10 drops frankincense essential oil

  1. Place shea and avocado butters in a large glass bowl. These ingredients should be measured by weight. I weigh the bowl first on a postal scale (a handy gadget to have if you make your own body products frequently). I then add the butters separately until the scale reads the correct amount (you will have 8.5oz of butter total). You could also use a kitchen scale for this.
  2. Add the rosehip seed oil.
  3. Melt and stir the mixture slowly on low in a pan full of water on the stove until it just begins to get soft.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Quickly add the essential oils and the neroli distillate.
  6. Beat with a whisk by hand until the mixture is light and fluffy (it will be almost like whipped cream). You could use a hand mixer for this, also, but I find using a whisk instills more personal energy into the end product :)
  7. Transfer butter with a spatula to clean, glass jars or tins. You will have enough to fill two 4oz tins and little left over for emergencies.

This butter is shelf stable for up to 6 months, but it helps to keep extra quantities in the fridge to keep it fresh. You can purchase all of the ingredients for this butter at one of my favorite suppliers, Essential Wholesale.

Do you have any treatments of your own for stretch marks or scars?

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