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

Stretch mark creams from the store are expensive, but here’s the thing: It’s so easy to make your own stretch mark cream at home. In fact, I came up with a recipe for stretch mark cream that I absolutely loved when I was pregnant with my second son. Here’s how you can make some stretch mark cream of your own — just be sure to double check with your doctor first.

Supplies:

  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 – I love coconut oil for stretch marks; it supports tissue healing and repairs and softens skin.
  4. Vitamin E oil – This quality ingredient 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: Store stretch mark cream in an airtight container like a small jelly jar or mason jar.

Step 7: Massage the stretch mark cream 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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