DIY Stretch Mark Cream
When I was pregnant with Ocki I got stretch marks like CRAZY!! I had gained about 30lbs all in all. Really not too bad. I guess I just have a genetic predisposition for it. I did use a fancy stretch mark cream but wasn’t very consistent about it.
So when Infinity Jars contacted me and offered to send some free bottles it really got my creative juices flowing. Wouldn’t it be a ton more fun to make my own? Plus, I get to share my experience with you.
It took a few days for the bottles to arrive. I love that they are glass and totally reusable. They are also very dark in color. I was expecting a deep blue color so I was a little surprised when they arrived and were almost black. The reason for this ultraviolet coloration is to protect your herbs, oils, and other degradables from air and sunlight. Since we’re all about aesthetics I think these jars would pair awesome with a vampy scent or perhaps something with neon coloration!
I picked 3 jars which means two more projects to look forward to in the coming weeks!!! I got the 250 ml screwtop glass jar for the stretch mark cream, the 15ml cosmetic jar for next week’s chapstick, and the 100ml spray bottle for either a homemade poop-pourri or body spray or hair detangler or something to be decided!
The best part is that from now until June 20th you can get a 20% discount from your purchase from InfinityJars.com using code INTREPIDBLISS20.
Inspired by the beautiful glass jars, I wasted no time in getting started with my homemade stretchmark cream. I started by digging into my supply of oils and butters that I have from my occasional forays into soap making. So many good ingredients!
- Cocoa Butter: Anti aging and scar removing properties.
- Coconut Oil: Moisturizing and can help delay wrinkles.
- Shea Butter: Healing and anti-ageing properties.
- Vitamin E Oil: Repairs damaged tissue.
- Apricot Oil: Firming and toning skin.
Here we have a pretty much perfect cocktail for healing my stretch marks and preventing new ones. I also added some tangerine and vanilla essential oils for a yummy scent.
- 1/3 c Coconut Oil
- 1/3 c Cocoa Butter
- 1/3 c Shea Butter
- 3 Tbsp Vitamin E Oil
- 3 Tbsp Apricot Oil
- essential oils to preference (I used Vanilla and Tangerine)
- Add the Cocoa Butter to a small saucepan on low heat. The cocoa butter is the hardest of your oils so I melted it first.
- Once your cocoa butter is melted add your Coconut Oil and Shea Butter.
- Turn off heat and stir in Vitamin E Oil and Apricot Oil.
- Once is cools down a bit add in your essential oils.
- Pour into your container and allow to cool. Mine took over 24 hours to cool! It doesn’t hurt to put it in the fridge a few hours ;)
The consistency of mine was a bit thicker than ketchup but not quite peanut butter. You can adjust the consistency by adding more vitamin e and apricot for a thinner product or more cocoa butter if you like it thick.
What did you think of this project? What do you think I should use the spray bottle for? Let me know in the comments below.
Remember to make your purchases by June 20th for 20% off with code INTREPIDBLISS20.
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