Saturday, July 26, 2014

How to Make Stretch Mark Skin Care Oil with Essential Oils

When I was pregnant with my second baby, I wanted to be sure to take great care of my skin. While your tendency to get stretch marks is determined in large part by your genetics, there are definitely things you can do to support your skin to help it adapt as your baby grows! When I was pregnant, I spent time researching oils that supported skin healing and stretching and came up with this concoction. I would apply it in the evenings, after showering - being sure to take my time to massage it into my skin with my fingertips. I did this so that my skin could absorb it while I was sleeping (a naturally healing time for your skin anyway!) and by morning my skin would just be soft and not at all oily.

In addition to using this oil, I was very good about drinking water and taking my prenatal vitamin so my skin was supported from both the inside and outside. While I did get stretch marks from my first baby, as far as I can tell I didn't get any new ones with my second pregnancy and my skin's texture is soft instead of dry or stressed looking.


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Medical Disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor am I a professionally trained herbalist. I did my best to look into the safety and proper dilution of these oils for pregnant women before using them on myself. The recipe and directions I provide are how I made a stretch mark oil that I used for myself personally while pregnant. While I found this oil to be effective for me, I cannot promise that it will work for you. Please discuss any use of essential oils with your trained medical provider before use. By following this recipe, you agree to hold both Creative Green Living and author harmless.

  1. Fill the 2 ounce amber bottle with 1 oz of jojoba oil (I just fill it about halfway)
  2. Add 1/4 ounce (1.5 tsp) rosehip oil
  3. Add:
    • 20 drops of helichrysum oil
    • 6 drops jasmine absolute in jojoba
    • 5 drops sweet orange oil
    • 6 drops lavender
  4. Fill the bottle the rest of the way (to the base of the neck) with jojoba oil. Screw the lid on and gently shake or roll to mix.
To Use: Squeeze a dropperfull of oil into the palm of your hand. Rub all over your belly, hips, thighs and anywhere else you are concerned about stretch marks. Multiple dropperfulls may be needed to cover the affected areas. Massage oil into skin gently with your finger tips. Allow to completely soak in overnight.

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