Recipe: Stay Away Stretch Marks, Hello Belly Butter!!!
While having a baby is exciting there is one thing most women fear – STRETCH MARKS! When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2002, I was paranoid about getting stretch marks. I’d seen friends and family members’ stretch marks as a result of having a baby. And I was terrified of what having this angel would do to my body! But I didn’t just sit around and wait for it to happen; I took matters into my own hands!
I did some research on ingredients I could use that would help prevent stretch marks. I then concocted this glorious mixture that saved my skin, LITERALLY!! There was no real reason or rhyme for the amounts I added in or the combination, I just used those things I’d read were healthy for the skin. BUT honey honey honey, IT WORKED! Now I had to do my part and that was for the 7 months I had left of my pregnancy I vowed to slather my belly, chest and hips with this Belly butter faithfully every night and every morning … well in the morning I only rubbed a little on because it is greasy!! At night I bought inexpensive t-shirts because I knew it would get greasy!! I told my husband “if I should sleep before I slather, grease my belly well”!
Absolutely NO STRETCH MARKS was my result! I was so happy…. I documented the recipe because when I had my son in 2005, I gained far more weight than I did when I had my daughter! But again, I slathered every night and rubbed every morning and AGAIN NO STRETCH MARKS!!
Then one of my best friends got pregnant and she shared with me she was using a popular stretch mark cream but was still experiencing itching sensations. So I made up a batch for her. She told me the itchy feeling went away immediately and after she gave birth was pleased to report NO STRETCH MARKS! Another best friend had a baby girl – gave her some, same results NO STRETCH MARKS! Now while I cannot guarantee this recipe will work for you, I can attest that it worked for me twice and on two other girlfriends.
OH and let me not forget to tell you, I’ve also used this butter on scars, bug bites, and dry feet! HA – LOVE THIS BUTTER!! Try it and share the love! Whether you are making it for yourself, gifting it or passing along the recipe, you will LOVE IT!
1 ¼ cup creamy cocoa butter
½ cup vitamin E oil
½ cup jojoba oil
½ cup shea butter
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup coconut oil
2 tsp. fish oil
2 tbsp. Vaseline
1. Add all ingredients to blender, blend until smooth
2. Add butter to plastic container or decorative jar to use yourself or give as a gift (label and tie a ribbon in a pretty bow)
3. At night generously slather on any areas of concern (wear old or inexpensive t-shirts as shirts may get soiled), in the morning rub just a little on because it is greasy – be consistent if you want it to work!
4. For scars, bug bites and dry feet, use as needed.
Share this butter love with others!!