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, and ingredients that I can’t pronounce is especially true during pregnancy, when I’m growing a sweet innocent baby inside. That’s why I use this natural pregnancy belly butter for pregnancy and beyond.
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.
- 3 T. coconut oil (the solid type, not liquid massage oil)
- 3 T. 100% pure 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 frequently.
When melted, stir in the remaining ingredients until smooth. Immediately pour into a small container that holds approximately 1 cup of liquid. Cool 6-8 hours before sealing with a lid. Gently smooth over swollen tummy 1-2 times per day, or as often as you like.
Read more about birth preparation:
- Whipped Belly Butter
- How to Write a Birth Plan FAST!
- Labor-Friendly Natural Massage Oil
- Pregnancy Tea