DIY Stetch Mark Prevention Oil

Monday, December 19, 2011


Sometimes stretch marks are unavoidable and there are many factors that play into whether or not you get them. However, I am a big believer that what you do or do not put on your skin can make a difference.

I started making my own stretch mark prevention oil when I found out I was pregnant with my son a year and a half ago.

If you have been reading my blog and skin care tips for some time you are probably aware that I am very cautious about anything that goes on my skin. I was shocked when I started reading the ingredients on the back of some of the products for stretch mark prevention; artificial fragrance, preservatives and some even had parabens. I did quite a bit of research and came up with my own little recipe that has left me stretch mark free.

I use this twice a day religiously all over my body (belly, buns, breasts and thighs).

Homemade stretch mark prevention recipe:
  • 1/2 cup of sweet almond oil
  • 1/4 cups of wheat germ oil
  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera oil
  • 2 tablespoons of vitamin e oil

Make sure you shake it up each time you use it since some of the heavier oils can separate.

*Optional- I also add 1/2 tablespoon of emu oil for scar reduction. My insulin pump gets inserted in my belly so sometimes it leaves little marks. The emu oil speeds up healing.


And there you have it!

30 comments:

Briana said...

YES! Thank you. I will be getting these ingredients together and making my own!

Beware, stretch marks!

Jenna Lee said...

Wonderful! Love this! I dont have a belly yet but I will be keeping this for when I do!

prettymeggy said...

i also used oil when i was pregnant.. i gained 20kilos and my tummy was so huge i was so scared that my strech mark will remain after giving birth.. but you won't believe they're all gone!!! xoxo, Haus of Gala

Marina {Yummy Mummy) said...

I'm thankful I never got any stretchmarks from pregnancy. Maybe it was all that oil I rubbed on :) I wish I had had this homemade recipe then!

theolivetree said...

love it! I have been blessed twice not to get stretch marks let hope 3rd times the charm...hope you are feeling good!

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Fantastic! I wish I would've had this recipe when I was having babies!

sherri lynn said...

I'm going to have to bookmark this to reference at a future time :)

Lindsay said...

Wonderful! I love this idea of making your own! Great job Linds!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I'm definately keeping in mind for future reference! I'm just hoping that I'm one of those genetically blessed peeps when it comes to stretch marks....LOL

Erin said...

I need to hang on to this!!

Urban Wife said...

Bookmarked for future reference! Thanks for sharing. :)

Alexa said...

I always was worried about stretch marks, which kind of seems silly in the grand scheme of things I guess, but I was super religious about applying cream and it worked...going to try this recipe next time! How you feeling???

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

saving this for sure!! sounds like it would feel fabulous.

Heather said...

thanks mama!!!! you rock!

Terry said...

Great share!!

Natalie said...

I am all over this! totally going to go to the health food store and create this! thank you thank you! found my first stretch mark this week. sigh.

Daisy Escobosa said...

Thank you for this!

Felicia said...

I used this recipe when I was pregnant and it worked! Not one single stretch mark! Thanks friend! Love you!!!

Anna of IHOD said...

Really?! You are awesome for sharing this! Going to use it for my next pregnancy!
Have a blessed Christmas Lindsay!

Shug in Boots said...

Bless you, child! :)

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

This is amazing!!! definitely going to share this with my mommy friends :) {And save it for myself for future use!} xoxoxo brynn

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

And where we're you 10 years ago...and 8 years ago...and even 7 years ago??? Lol.

Sigh.

Jackie @ EatLove&Style said...

I wish I knew about this before having Asa. I didn't use any products until I was 7 or 8 months when they showed and wish I could've done more to prevent them from showing up. Can you use this after pregnancy?

Jackie

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Jackie- of course you can!

Anna said...

Lindsay you're A.M.A.Z.I.N.G for sharing this. But my comment is similar to Jackies. Do you know if this cream would diminish already existant stretch marks? For some god forsaken reason I got some on my upper outer thigh when I LOST weight (i had no idea this could happen!) ANd would loveeeee to even diminish them a little!

Anna xx

Kristin O said...

I just found your blog from a pin on pintrest and I am in love! Thank you for all your awesome tips!!!!

Sally said...

Do you know a good substitute for the wheat germ oil? Love to know. Thanks! Love your blog.

Shinea Sharma said...

Just found your blog and I have to say...I'm in love!! I was wondering if this recipe would help preexisting stretch marks. I was over weight and lost weight by working out religiously but now I'm 'blessed' with stretched marks...would it help reduce the look of them? Thanks in advance :)

Anonymous said...

Love the Dr Max Powers Stretch Mark Treatment! I used it for the last few months of my pregnancy! My biggest complaint is that the jar doesn't last a long time. I apply to my growing tummy twice a day and each jar lasts about 3 weeks. I didn't start using this product until I was 31 weeks pregnant, so I had already several stretch marks, but since then (I'm 39 weeks pregnant now) the stretch marks have already started to fade and lighten up.

Nancy said...

Wow! I am going to try this out. Thanks.

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