For those of you who missed our recent Insta Story announcement , I am super excited to announce to you guys that I am pregnant .. yaaayyyyy! I am sorry to have been missing in action for these three months, I had a really hard first trimester, I will talk about it in another post. I am back, and this time with a DIY Stretch marks cream – which is great for women during their pregnancy, and for anyone who is looking for a super rich cream for dry skin. As always its a super simple and super easy to make DIY!I recently attended the baby shower of my close friend and I thought why not make her something special 🙂 a moisturizing belly butter to prevent stretch marks and after using this body butter she gave me a lot of great feedback about it, so I am really happy to share this with you.
To make this Belly Butter I used 3 ingredients that would help to keep the skin well hydrated. As everything you put on the skin gets absorbed into the body I love making my own creams as I would know exactly what goes into them. I didn’t add any essential oils to the butter as many of them might not be safe to use during pregnancy.
- 1/2 cup coco butter – to learn more about its benefits click here.
Coco butter: is packed with antioxidants and saturated fats that are very good to keep the skin hydrated and heal dry and cracked skin, and promotes collagen production.
- 1/4 cup coconut oil – to learn more about its benefits click here.
Coconut oil: is a saturated fat that helps to hydrate and repair skin. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties that protect the skin.
- 1/4 cup almond oil – to learn more about its benefits click here.
Almond oil: naturally contains vitamin E which is very good for the skin. This oil gets easily absorbed in skin helping it remain flawless and smooth.
- Melt the coco butter and coconut oil in a container.
- Once melted you can add the almond oil.
- Pop this mixture into the freezer for 5 minutes.
- Then with a hand blender gently whip the mixture until you get the desired creamy texture.
- Fill them in airtight jars and they are ready to use😊
How to use
Apply a generous amount of the butter on your body when you come out of a shower, this will help the cream will seep into your skin and keep it well hydrated.
If you want to check out our pregnancy announcement video .. you can find it on the highlights section (news) of our Instagram.
Catch you guys soon! Byeeeeeeeee
Article by: Rachel Fernandes | Lawyer, Cosmetics Formulator, Beauty Addict | 🇬🇧