With all the excitement, anticipation, and “glow” that pregnancy brings, it can also bring a few unwanted friends along the way. One of the most common complaints among expectant mothers is dry, itchy skin… particularly around the belly. That’s where this all natural belly balm comes into play.

Of course, I should mention that the best way to feel your best during pregnancy is through nourishing food. I especially love adding grass-fed gelatin to my diet as it’s great to help keep skin healthy and strong. Just what the mamma ordered. (This is my favorite kind of gelatin).

But no matter how ideal your diet is, you may find that your skin calls for a little nourishment from the outside as well. And this belly balm does the trick.

Homemade and all natural belly balm

Nourishing ingredients for your skin

This little recipe is full of fantastic ingredients that help moisturize, protect, and nourish the skin. It’s a great lotion to rub on your belly… or anywhere else. In fact, you don’t have to be pregnant to enjoy this balm.

Cocoa Butter is rich in vitamin E, and is an excellent skin softener and toner. Enzymes in cocoa butter also help reduce damage to skin tissue. It’s also widely used as a prevention for stretch marks. (source)

Coconut oil is my “go to” natural moisturizer. It also brings a lovely creaminess to the overall texture of this balm.

Vitamin E Oil is well known for its moisturizing properties and is often used to reduce or prevent scar tissue. It is also an antioxidant and acts as a preservative.

Beeswax is naturally hydrating and helps thicken the lotion.

Sweet Almond Oil It is also high in vitamin E. It hydrates and moisturizes, has been used as a treatment for itchy and dry skin, and may help skin conditions like eczema.

Lavender oil is great at supporting healthy skin.  (Learn how to get my favorite essential oils at wholesale prices here.)

Isn’t natural beauty awesome? Ready to make your own belly balm? Okay!

Homemade and all natural belly balm

 

Homemade and all natural belly balm

 Are you expecting? Will you try this belly balm?

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