Back when I was pregnant the first time, I started worrying about stretch marks and what I could do about them.
I know, plenty of people said “don’t worry” and “it’s a right of passage” and “you’ve got to earn those” and all other sorts of random things…
I’m not really one that cares much for right’s of passage and I honestly don’t think stretch marks are something that need to be earned.
I really think it is OK to care about your appearance AND I think if there is a way to prevent or get rid of stretch marks that is simple, natural and pain free then I’m all for that!
A first, I was just using rosehip oil on it’s own. It was effective, but I found it to be quite expensive and after 2 failed pregnancies, I just couldn’t justify the cost of continuing to buy it.
So, I decided to see what other options were out there, and found it is really simple to make your own cream out of a combination of rosehip and coconut oil.
As for whether it prevents stretch marks… I don’t know. I do know that I already had a few stretch marks on my *ah hem* upper thighs (just one of the joys assoicated with putting on an losing weight with each miscarriage) and since I started using this concoction, they have faded considerably 🙂
To make this cream, all you need is:
- Coconut Oil
- Rosehip Oil
- A hand beater
- A bowl
- A jar
- Pop a few spoonfuls of coconut oil into the bowl (how much you put in will depend on how much cream you want to make…) If it is too cold, just warm it up a touch in the micorwave
- Add a few drops of rosehip oil
- Whip with your hand beater until smooth
- Pour into jar
Super easy and simple. I think making up my last batch probably only took about 10 minutes.
I hope this mix works for you too if you try it!
Just a quick word of caution though, it may transfer onto your clothes if you put it on straight before getting dressed for the day, so I would suggest using it at night, before you get into bed instead.
Lastly, I also use this as a general moisturiser too… I find it much more effective than other moisturisers (plus, I like that it doesn’t have any chemicals in it, it’s really cheap to make, and it goes a really long way!)
Before you go, I would love to know… what is your go-to cream for stretch marks?
Do you have a favourite moisturiser?
Do you make your own?
If you know of a similar mixture that doesn’t mark clothes and is good for day-time use I would love to know what it is!
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