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How to Make Your Own Stretch Mark Cream
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Back when I was pregnant the first time, I started worrying about stretch marks and what I could do about them.
I know, plenty of people said “don’t worry” and “it’s a right of passage” and “you’ve got to earn those” and all other sorts of random things…
I’m not really one that cares much for right’s of passage and I honestly don’t think stretch marks are something thatneed to be earned.
I really think it is OK to care about your appearance AND I think if there is a way to prevent or get rid of stretch marks that is simple, natural and pain free then I’m all for that!
A first, I was just using rosehip oil on it’s own. It was effective, but I found it to be quite expensive and after 2 failed pregnancies, I just couldn’t justify the cost of continuing to buy it.
So, I decided to see what other options were out there, and found it is really simple to make your own cream out of a combination of rosehip and coconut oil.
As for whether it prevents stretch marks… I don’t know. I do know that I already had a few stretch marks on my *ah hem* upper thighs (just one of the joys assoicated with putting on an losing weight with each miscarriage) and since I started using this concoction, they have faded considerably 🙂
To make this cream, all you need is:
Super easy and simple. I think making up my last batch probably only took about 10 minutes.
I hope this mix works for you too if you try it!
Just a quick word of caution though, it may transfer onto your clothes if you put it on straight before getting dressed for the day, so I would suggest using it at night, before you get into bed instead.
Lastly, I also use this as a general moisturiser too… I find it much more effective than other moisturisers (plus, I like that it doesn’t have any chemicals in it, it’s really cheap to make, and it goes a really long way!)
Before you go, I would love to know… what is your go-to cream for stretch marks?
Do you have a favourite moisturiser?
Do you make your own?
If you know of a similar mixture that doesn’t mark clothes and is good for day-time use I would love to know what it is!
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11 Replies to “How to Make Your Own Stretch Mark Cream”
I love coconut oil. It is the most amazing little goody that mother nature gave us to use for everything. I use it to help treat inflammation so no wonder that it’s used in this mixture. It sounds like it would be really helpful. I’ll have to pass it along to my sister in law who is pregnant and is getting some stretching going on.
I never thought to make your own stretch cream, but I’ve actually had them on my upper thighs since I was in college (and I am very pale and the marks are bright purple so they are noticeable!). Thanks so much for sharing this, Dominique! I’ve never used rosehip oil, but the smell is infectious 🙂
Ohh I am going to have to try this because lets be honest, we all have stretch marks somewhere on our bodies. Thanks for sharing this!
What a great idea! I will have to save this for any of my friends who become pregnant!
Another coconut oil hack! Seriously – is there anything coconut oil WON’T do?! It’s the cure for everything!
Thank you for sharing this. I may have to try to make some soon.
Who knew!!! xoxo
I have all this at home, going to give it a shot!
OMG perfect! I usually use cocoa butter but then I end up smelling like chocolate and that stuff is SO THICK. I’ll try making this this weekend — my 3rd trimester is very unforgiving the 3rd time around!
Thanks hun. I have been looking for something just like this and I always have coconut oil on hand. I have heard of about similar concoctions for cellulite reduction. I wonder if that would work.
Coconut oil is seriously gold. I need to try making this stuff! I usually buy from the store but always prefer DIY.