All Natural Belly Butter (Rich and Emollient!!)

  • Ok all you warrior moms,this is for you!!

We will discuss how to make an “All Natural Belly Butter” and is it luxurious!!!!!!!
Got a baby bump and want to decrease your chances of getting stretch marks? There are some powerful good ingredients that are safe and non-toxic that can increase the skin elasticity and nourish the skin as you your beautiful baby bump grows happily along 🙂

Ditch the idea of using those store bought creams that are most likely full of toxic tag a longs that you do NOT want on or in your body!
Did I say “in” your body? Yes, your skin absorbs! It’s just as important what you put on your body as what you put in your body.
In this case, it is “bodies”.  There is a precious bundle of joy inside of you that can be affected by your choices including the ingredients you choose.                                                                     

Another important point I need to make is that you need to be extra vigilant to eat a whole foods diet and staying well hydrated because it will go a long way in helping to ensure a healthy pregnancy and of course healthy skin too 🙂  AVOID SUGAR!  Sugar will do you no favors.  If you have a taste for something on the sweeter side of life, make a smoothie, have an apple with a nut butter, or look up some of our healthy recipes in the “dessert  and treats” section that utilize much safer options for sweeteners like this one here.
Whatever you do, try as best as you can to steer clear of junk foods laden with sugars that are not good for you or baby.

Keep in mind, no one can guarantee that you can prevent stretch marks 100 percent, but there is a lot you can do to minimize them if you combine a healthy diet with adequate water intake and nourishing and hydrating creams.  This I can say. I got very minimal stretch marks using nourishing butters on my baby bump and my twin sister didn’t use any of these butters and she will tell you that she has a fair share of stretch marks to prove it. So………….I know first hand that they work and they work well.

On To The All Natural Belly Butter…….      

This luxurious butter is going to quickly become your best friend in your baby bump journey 🙂  The ingredients promote skin elasticity and suppleness that is unmatched with any synthetic creams you buy in the store.  This butter is  easy to make and cost effective and without harmful ingredients like parabens, sulfates, fragrances, toxic preservatives and colors.

There is no need for preservatives when you have a cream consisting of butters and oils, simply said, bacteria can’t survive in an oil or a butter.  The issue with oils and butters is that they can go rancid if they start to get old.  You will be using this daily, so it is unlikely to go rancid if you are getting your butter and oils from a fresh source 🙂

Let’s Talk About The Ingredients              

Shea Butter- From the nut of the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa)  also known as the karite tree which is native to Africa. Shea butter is high in oleic acid, stearic acid, and linoleic acid. These fatty acids are very moisturising, nourishing, healing to the skin and work to stimulate skin renewal.  This butter also has strong emollient ( softening and soothing) properties and works well to hydrate the skin. Shea butter contains vitamin a and e, both very beneficial to optimal skin health. You want unrefined shea butter because it is in it’s purest form that is the most natural and not processed.

Coconut Oil- A powerful weapon against stretch marks! This oil is an effective moisturiser that has antioxidant properties that your skin will readily and happily absorb! These antioxidants fight free radicals that assault the skin.  The saturated fats in coconut oil are extremely nourishing to the skin and help it to look supple and have a healthy glow. Coconut oil helps to restore elasticity  which goes a long way in helping to prevent and fight against stretch marks.

Tamanu Oil- This powerful oil, tamanu oil (Calophyllum inophyllum), is raising a lot of eyebrows in the skincare and cosmetic world because of  it’s skin regenerating properties.  This oil has the ability to form new skin tissues and is being used to reduce scars. It is an oil that doesn’t leave a greasy residue and absorbs quite nicely. This oil has excellent skin restoration properties and works to regenerate new skin tissue promoting skin cell turnover revealing new healthy skin via the process of cicatrization. This oil is being used to treat skin issues such as psoriasis, eczema, sunburns, dry skin, acne, rashes, cuts and scrapes.  I love this oil!

Frankincense Essential Oil- This awesome oil in my opinion is the KING of all essential oils!  Frankincense oil firms, tones, and is very healing for the skin.  It is also an oil that is very calming. I love that frankincense has incredible anti-scarring properties because it regenerates the skin cells. It is used to improve skin elasticity in those treating sagging  or loose skin. This oil, like tamanu oil, is also known to promote cicatrization, a process promoting new skin tissue and the growth of healthy skin, otherwise known as “skin regeneration”.

Rosehip Seed Oil- This wonderful oil (Rosa rubiginosa or Rosa Moschata) increases the skin’s ability to make new skin cells. It is also known as a “skin remodeling” oil. Rosehip seed oil penetrates and absorbs deeply into the skin providing many beneficial nutrients to promote healthy well nourished skin. The high level of fatty acids  (over 70%) in this oil are used to treat wrinkles, scars, hyper pigmentation, and yes, stretch marks! Make sure to use cold pressed unrefined rosehip seed oil for highest potency, vitamin and antioxidant content and quality. This oil hydrates the skin without making your skin feel greasy, it is called  “dry oil” for this reason.                 

Instructions-

  • Put 1 cup shea butter in jar.
  • With a butter knife chop and stir the shea butter till it starts to become soft and easier to stir. I have done this using NO HEAT and it works well. It just takes about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add about 1 Tablespoon coconut oil and continue to chop and stir into the butter and you will see it is starting to turn into a whipped consistency.
  • Add 3 droppers of Tamanu oil and stir.
  • Add 3 droppers of Rosehip Seed oil and stir.
  • Add 10 drops of Frankincense oil and stir again.  🙂

There you have it,  a very simple way to make a  luxurious belly butter you can feel good about 🙂
Remember, you should not have to use any heat to make this butter.
Heat can diminish the therapeutic qualities of the ingredients being used.
Depending on the consistency you like you may want to add in more or use less of the shea butter.
I would use this once in the am and once in the pm daily.
Please drop us a line and let us know if you have a favorite belly butter or stretch mark cream  that you use  and love!! 🙂

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