It’s widely believed that certain essential oils can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Right now, you can find a wide range of all natural stretch mark creams. These formulas typically contain plant-based emollients such as rosehip seed oil, as well as aromatic extracts, including lavender oil. Lavender oil is known for its potential skin-regenerating properties.
But it’s also easy to make your own DIY stretch mark cream. You will need just a few ingredients, and a little bit of time.
However, if you’re pregnant, think you could be pregnant or are nursing, skip the essential oils and the rosehip seed oil in the recipe below.
You can still make a luxurious body butter with just coconut oil and shea butter, both of which have an affinity for the skin. Later, if stretch marks are still a problem, you’ll have plenty of time to make this recipe with essential oils.
Homemade Stretch Mark Oil Recipe
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Also available are essential oil stretch mark formulas. Keep reading and I’ll tell you how to make your own all natural homemade stretch mark cream with essential oils. The recipe will work with either a blend designed for stretch marks, or with essential oils you may already own.
Do Stretch Mark Creams Really Work?
I’m not aware of any study that conclusively proves that creams can improve the appearance of stretch marks. But that’s not to say you should try a natural remedy on skin that’s been stretched, due to either pregnancy or weight loss. Much of our research today centers on bringing new drugs to market. So it could be that science hasn’t yet caught up with folk medicine.
How To Make All Natural Stretch Mark Cream
Many women are using creams designed to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. There are plenty of them on the market. DIY stretch mark cream recipes are also widely available. Although the one on this page is exceptionally easy.
I do like to tell my readers that I’m not a doctor. So I can’t give medical advice. Nor can I claim that any natural remedy will solve their health problems. However, I can share with them other all the amazing things essential oils have done for me.
Homemade Stretch Mark Cream
It’s so easy to make your own stretch mark cream, which has the consistency of body butter. Body butter is so luxurious and soothing. All you need are two or three ingredients to make body butter, plus the essential oils of your choice.
If you don’t own your own essential oils, then I recommend Plant Therapy Anti Scar/Stretch Synergy Blend. It contains 100 percent pure lavender and neroli essential oil. (Neroli oil is made from orange blossoms.)
You can see this blend below. It’s sold by Plant Therapy, where I buy a lot of my essential oils. I think this company sells some of the best aromatherapy supplies on the market, at very reasonable prices. I use Plant Therapy essential oils myself, and I’m totally confident recommending them to my readers.
Pregnancy Stretch Marks Cream
You may already own some of the things needed for your DIY pregnancy stretch cream. The main ingredients are organic coconut oil and organic shea nut butter. Shea butter has long been used in Africa as a natural skin healing remedy. It’s now found in a wide range of DIY skincare formulas and all-natural cosmetics. Shea butter is essential for making body butter. If you don’t own shea butter, it’s available here. If you need organic coconut oil, it’s also available online.
Homemade Cream for Stretch Marks
The usual way to make body butter is to use 1 part of shea butter for every 2 parts of coconut oil. However, it’s a good idea to add a little rosehip seed oil to the mix. This is a carrier oil that comes from the bulb of the rose. It’s considered an excellent remedy for troubled skin. Rosehip seed oil is often recommended for its soothing, healing and potential skin-regenerating properties.
So, in this recipe, we’ll be using a little less coconut oil. That’s because rosehip seed oil is liquid and will provide some of the balance to offset the natural stiffness of shea butter.
Shea Butter for Stretch Marks
Shea butter is also considered good for stretch marks, and, in this recipe, we’ll be using plenty of it. I usually make relatively small batches of body butter. That’s because it will only last for about six months. So it’s better to make just what you can use within that time. So, here’s my stretch mark cream recipe.
Non Toxic Stretch Mark Cream Recipe
1/4 cup of organic shea butter (It’s available here)
3/8 cup of organic coconut oil (It’s available here)
20 drops of rosehip seed oil (It’s available here)
20 drops of Plant Therapy Anti Scar/Stretch Synergy Blend
Combine the oils (without the essential oils) and put in a steel sauce pan. Heat over very low heat until the entire mixture is liquified. Set aside for 15 minutes. Then put the liquid oils in a freezer for 10 minutes. Remove promptly. Put the oils in a glass mixing bowl and whip with an electric mixer for 11 to 12 minutes, or until your body butter reaches its desired consistency. Add the Plant Therapy Anti Scar/Stretch Synergy Blend just before you finish mixing.
Don’t forget to leave out the essential oils and the rosehip seed oil if you’re pregnant or there’s any chance you could be. It’s also a good idea not to use essential oils if you’re nursing.
Rosehip Seed Oil for Stretch Marks
Shea butter and rosehip seed oil are both believed to be good home remedies for stretch marks. You could make the above recipe without the addition of rosehip seed oil. But I like the idea of using multiple plant-based ingredients together, for a synergistic effect.
If you already own them, you could use lavender oil and neroli essential oil instead of the anti-scar stretch mark blend. These are the two aromatics found in this blend. You’ll probably want to use this cream two or three times a day, making sure to massage your skin for a few minutes each time.
Store your body butter in a clean glass jar with a cover, and keep it away from heat and light. If you’re pregnant, do not use essential oils. If you’re nursing, make sure to check with a health professional before using an aromatic stretch mark cream.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.