This lovely belly butter got me through two pregnancies with no stretch marks! It is packed with Vitamin E and other antioxidants that are nourishing and regenerative to the skin. This butter can be applied daily to support the skin around the belly, breasts, butt and thighs as they change shape to accommodate for your growing baby. It is designed to help with the prevention of stretch marks and minimize the visibility of stretch marks already present on the skin. It is also lovely to use daily as an all over body moisturizer and is gentle enough for kiddos.
Don’t have time to make your own? Check out Mama’s Belly Butter, available now in The Little Herbal Apothecary
Kitchen scale, Hand blender, Mixing bowl, Heat-safe glass measuring cup, Small saucepan, Containers
6 oz net wt Shea Butter
2.5 oz net wt Cocoa Butter
2 fl. oz Rosehip Seed Oil
3 fl. oz Calendula Infused Olive Oil
20 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops German (Blue) Chamomile Essential Oil
Shea butter is is naturally high in antioxidant vitamins A and E. It is very moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, soothing, regenerative for the skin and increases circulation.
Cocoa butter, also naturally high in Vitamin E, is the number one remedy for the prevention and treatment of stretch marks. It moisturizes, protects, conditions and restores the skin’s elasticity.
Rosehip Seed Oil is super high in Vitamin C and Essential Fatty Acids. It is commonly used for the prevention and treatment of scars as it helps to maintain the skin’s elasticity and reduces the visibility of lines.
The essential oil blend is soothing, anti-inflammatory, and repairs the skin.
Weigh out the cocoa butter and place in a double boiler on low heat to melt.
Weigh out the shea butter and place in a large mixing bowl. Chop it up as much as you can with a knife. Shea butter does not like to be heated, that is why you have to incorporate it into the other oils with a blender. If you do heat shea, once it hardens, it will have a slightly gritty consistency. It does not make the butter bad it just won’t feel as nice as a smooth, creamy butter will. Trust me it is worth the extra effort.
Measure the Rosehip Seed Oil & Calendula Infused Olive Oil and pour them into the bowl with the shea butter. Once the cocoa butter is completely melted, pour it into the mixing bowl with the shea & oils.
Blend with the hand mixer until the oils are completely incorporated and the mixture is smooth. Add the essential oils at this point if desired.
Continue to blend with the hand mixer until the butter becomes fluffy (it will start to peak like egg whites).
Spoon the butter into clean, dry containers. Label and date. The shelf life of this product is about 1 year. It is super stable and could even go longer than that as long as it is stored away from light and heat and no water is introduced into the container.
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