Stretch Marks

Shea Butter Cream for Stretch Marks

This is my favorite shea butter cream for stretch marks which i believe helped me, among other natural remedies, to prevent stretch marks to occur during my pregnancy.

What do you need?

  • 1 oz. unrefined shea butter
  • 1 oz. unrefined cocoa butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 capsule of vitamin E
  • 20 drops Neroli essential oil
  • 4 oz. empty clean jar

You don’t have to melt butters and this is the method i prefer. Make sure shea butter and cocoa butter is on a room temperature before you start. Cocoa butter is usually very hard and sometimes i put it above the steam for minute or two – just to make it little bit softer, but not completely melted. Mash butters with a fork and add oils. Mash it again a little bit. Mix it with a hand mixer for few minutes and you are done!

Alternatively, you can do the same cream using following method. Melt unrefined cocoa butter and unrefined shea butter on the steam using double pot and mix them together.  Put it out of the steam when butters are melted and blended. Add extra virgin olive oil and vitamin E oil while mixing it. Put Neroli essential oil and mix it. Put it in clean jar and let it cool down on the room temperature.

I also tried few different combinations with other oils also believed to be effective for stretch mark prevention and reduction. Just experiment a little with different base and essential oils to make a cream which will perfectly match your own taste.

Shea Butter Massage Oil for Stretch Marks

This massage oil for stretch marks contains shea butter and other ingredient belived to be good for stretch marks. Massage itself is considered beneficial for stretch marks prevention. Making massage oil with ingredients like shea butter, olive oil, avocado oil and Aloe Vera will maximize the effect.

What do you need?

  • 1 teaspoon unrefined shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel
  • 2 capsule vitamin E oil
  • 5 drops Neroli essential oil
  • 5 drops Mandarin essential oil
  • electric hand mixer
  • 4 oz. empty clean jar

Melt unrefined shea butter on the steam using double pot. Put it out of the steam when shea butter is melted and let it cool down on a room temperature. Add extra virgin Olive oil, Avocado oil, Aloe Vera gel and vitamin E oil while mixing it. Add Neroli and Mandarin essential oil. Use electric mixer to blend it well. Put it in a clean jar and keep it in a dark place on the room temperature.

You can also experiment with other base and essential oils which are believed to be effective against stretch marks and safe to use even while you are pregnant.

If you have never used Aloe Vera before, it is best to put small amount of gel on the back of your hand first. Just to be sure there is no allergic reaction. If there is any reaction, make the same massage oil without Aloe Vera gel.

Stretch Marks Prevention Ingredients

Below listed ingredients are believed to be good for stretch marks prevention and reduction.

Butters: Shea butter, Cocoa butter

Base oils: extra virgin Olive oil; Avocado oil; Sweet Almond oil; Jojoba oil; Wheat germ oil; Sesame seed oil

Essential oils: Neroli; Mandarin; Tangerine; and Jasmine, but Jasmine should be avoided during a pregnancy

Others: Aloe Vera gel, Vitamin E oil


Read general guidelines on how to make your own creams.

Learn more about shea butter, what it is good for and where to buy it.



Comments

Stretch Marks — 12 Comments

  1. When making the Shea Butter Cream for Stretch Marks, should I measure 1 oz. of shea butter & cocoa butter in solid or liquid form?

  2. When making the Shea Butter Cream for Stretch Marks, should I measure 1 oz. of shea butter & cocoa butter in solid or liquid form?

  3. This is a great resource, I’ve been making the butter and giving it away to friends and family they love! I’m thinking about turning it into a business, they keep coming for more!

  4. Does this really help to remove stretch marks.. How long do u recommend to apply it. As far my study says.. They say you cannot remove stretch marks.? Do you have customers with good satisfied results?

  5. Thank you for all the great information on shea butter. I purchased 3 lbs before researching anything and was happy to read I had purchased the correct type of shea butter (unrefined). Yesterday I made several jars of the whipped butter and will be giving one to my pregnant daughter! Very easy to make and they turned out perfect.

  6. No, you can make it for free, ’cause WordPress is free. Though, you will have to pay for hosting (cca 50 $ a year) and domain name (cca 10 $ a year).

    • As far as i researched, there is no scientific proof nor reliable testimonial that shea butter can significantly help for existing stretch marks :(. Anyway, there is no harm if you try.

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