Make belly butter a daily ritual once you find out you’re pregnant or once you start trying to get pregnant. This homemade belly butter recipe will help prevent stretch marks during pregnancy.
Shelf Life: 1 year
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Benefits: Cocoa butter penetrates deep into the epidermis, to hydrate multiple layers of your skin. Vitamin E oil ﬁrms the skin and helps with skin’s elasticity. Both have been said to help prevent stretch marks.
Tips and Tricks: In colder climates, add more avocado oil to make a smoother consistency.
Cocoa butter hardens up in colder weather.
Variations: Cocoa butter can be subbed for shea butter, and if lavender isn’t your preference, other pregnancy-safe essential oils include lemon, orange, chamomile, frankincense, peppermint, ylang ylang, and eucalyptus.
How to Use: Rub over entire belly 2-3 times daily for best results.
Level of Difficulty: Medium
Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial for making this DIY homemade belly butter recipe.
Homemade Belly Butter
- 1/2 cup cocoa butter
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1/2 tbsp vitamin e oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
Tools & Supplies
- Double boiler (or use a pot and metal bowl)
- Measuring cup and spoons
- Rubber spatula
- Sanitized shallow jar
Use a double boiler, or make one by adding water to your pot and placing a metal bowl over pot.
Add cocoa butter and avocado oil and melt over medium heat.
Remove from heat and add in the vitamin E oil and lavender essential oil.
Stir to combine, and transfer to your container of choice. Allow to fully cool.
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