I know, I know, I know! Stretch marks are hereditary – if your mama had them, you will mostly likely too. But what if your mama gained excessive weight during pregnancy or you don’t have the same build as her? Maybe just maybe, you’ll get through your pregnancy without the warrior scars. Well, here’s to at least trying!
On Instagram I follow the beautiful Jennifer Stano, who is a new mama, with another boy on the way. I
stalked watched her transition from LA socialite to organic, natural, inspiring mama.
A fit and petite woman, she shared that she gained a whooping 65 pounds during her first pregnancy! And didn’t receive one warrior scar. Throughout her pregnancy she used a body butter similar to the one I’m sharing below, and I believe that this vitamin rich, hydrating, lubricating, luscious belly butter played a major role in her pregnancy bump.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
(all available on Amazon)
1 lb of Raw Cocoa Butter
1 lb of African Shea Butter
1 lb of Coconut Oil
1 lb of Avocado Butter
Kitchen Aid Mixer
About 6-8 Mason Jars
Here’s The DIY:
In your large pot, on very low heat add in each butter one at a time until liquified. I did cocoa butter first because it was the toughest. Transfer the pot to the fridge to cool and harden. I don’t have patience so mine went straight into the freezer. Once harden, soften by whipping the butter in a large mixer. What you use to make a cake – Kitchen Aid- will be perfect. Transfer the now whipped butter into mason jars, or any glass jars to keep fresh. Store them in the fridge and keep one by the bed to rub a dub that tummy!
You will smell like dark chocolate. And the belly butter is well – buttery/oily. So I recommend application at night. I rub it on my butt, thighs and breasts too. Shoot, who am I kidding, I use it on my entire body sometimes.
There is no guarantee this will prevent stretch marks, but I do believe that hydrating your growing belly with rich goodness will help ten-folds. I’m just 6 months pregnant, 4 more months to go and will update this post with my results in January.