Would you believe that 80% of people have stretch marks?
Stretch marks usually start as a dark red or brown color… but eventually, when skin is no longer stretched tightly, they can fade to a silvery, pink, or pale appearance.
While we cannot make them disappear entirely once they begin to fade, we can help reduce their appearance with topical treatment. The best solution is to keep your skin supple and moisturized at all times.
Stretch Mark Soothing Balm
- 1/2 c raw, unrefined shea butter
- 1/4 c coconut oil
- 20 drops vitamin E oil
- 10 drops frankincense essential oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops rosehip seed oil
- Either in a double boiler, melt the Shea Butter and Coconut Oil over low heat.
- Once melted, CAREFULLY remove the insert of the double boiler and stir occasionally as the mixture returns to room temp. If your kitchen is cold, don’t allow the mixture to become rock solid, or the next step will be impossible!
- Add the Vitamin E Oil, the Essential Oils, and the Rosehip Seed oil. Stir well.
- Let everything get solid.
- Bonus step: If desired, once everything is solid, you can use an electric whisk or mixer to whip up the stretch cream balm to make it creamy. This isn’t necessary.
- Store in a glass jar in a cool dry place. If the mixture gets too warm, it’ll melt. Don’t worry about it, though — you can always stick the container in the fridge.