Natural Belly Balm Recipe For Pregnant Mama’s!
Pregnancy is such a special time, however for most pregnancy does come with its fair share of symptoms and changes that can have a toll on a tired and uncomfortable mama. This natural belly balm recipe for pregnant mama’s is made of just pure nourishing ingredients to indulge your skin and connect with your body and little growing bub inside.
Our bodies go through so much change during pregnancy and our skin has to adapt to our rapidly changing shape. This can cause our skin to become unbearably itchy, dehydrated and stretch marks to form. While stretch marks are predominantly genetic, we can greatly help prevent/ reduce them through hydration (drinking lots of water), avoiding scratching that itchy tummy and keeping the skin oiled up!
I personally had a couple little stretch marks that formed in my last 2 weeks of pregnancy and then on one of my breasts when my milk came in post-partum. I look at these little marks with fondness. Evidence that I grew a little human and the most perfect little human at that. I am proud of my body and honestly the twice a day ritual of oiling my bump during pregnancy and the forth trimester is part of the reason I feel so accepting and connected to my bodies changes.
I recommend creating a self love routine at least twice daily with your balm. When pregnant I would oil up in the am and enjoyed a cup of tea and a BV Studio Meditation while I waited for the balm to soak in before dressing for the day. Then again at night time after a shower. My night time routine also usually included having a little chat to bub while massaging in the balm.
When your skins feeling itchy, balm up!
Its recommended to start around the beginning of second trimester however feel free to start earlier. At the end of the day, you can’t over balm so apply as you feel you need. Oil belly, hips, chest, bottom and upper legs and anywhere else you feel is growing quickly.
Natural Belly Balm Recipe For Pregnant Mama’s:
- 1/2 cup cocoa butter
- 1/2 cup shea butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup of either almond, apricot or grapeseed oil
- 2 capsules of Vitamin E oil (puncture with a pin & squeeze out the oil)
- 2 tbs grated beeswax
- Optional a few drops of a pregnancy safe essential oil – chamomile, lavender, rose, sandalwood or geranium
On a low heat, warm the ingredients (minus the Vit E oil & optional essential oils) slowly in a saucepan until the bees wax has melted. Remove from heat.
Stir through the Vitamin E oil and essential oils if you choose to add them.
Transfer to a sterile glass jar or container.
At room temperature the balm will solidify.
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