I’m a sucker for skincare products. There’s just something luxurious about silky smooth skin. My preference for natural skin care products that don’t contain chemicals, colorings, or ingredients that I can’t pronounce is especially true during pregnancy, when I’m growing a sweet innocent baby inside.
I bought a few items last month and made my own pregnancy belly butter. It’s smooth and luscious, and smells like almonds. To be honest, I was hoping it would make my tummy smell like dark chocolate from the cocoa butter. Mine didn’t, but I’ll tell you how to make yours chocoriffic in a minute.
This pregnancy belly butter recipe makes a denser, creamy butter than many of the whipped body lotions I’m accustomed to. It melts on skin contact and smoothes on beautifully. If you or a friend are expecting soon, give this a try! It also works great for cracked hands and heels. It takes 5 minutes to stir together and just might keep those stretch marks away. Fingers crossed.
Pregnancy Belly Butter
3 T. coconut oil
3 T. cocoa butter
3 T. shea butter
3 T. almond oil *Use vitamin E oil or apricot kernel oil to keep butter smelling chocolatey.
2 t. beeswax, grated
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the cocoa butter and beeswax, stirring constantly. When they’ve melted, add the remaining ingredients until smooth. Immediately pour into a small container that holds approximately 1 cup of liquid. Cool before sealing with a lid. Gently smooth over swollen tummy 1-2 times per day, or as often as you like.
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