How to prevent and treat stretch marks

How to Use Shea Butter for Stretch Marks?

Still on stretch marks matter

Shea Butter alone can be handy for getting rid of stretch marks, using it with other natural substances can increase its effectiveness. Let’s know about some of the handy Shea Butter Recipes for stretch marks.

 Lemon-Basil shea Butter Soap

Homemade soaps can be very useful for skin. Unlike commercial soaps, homemade soaps are very soft, gentle and pretty safe for the skin. Lemon-Basil Shea Butter Soap can be an excellent alternative for you. In addition to getting rid of stretch marks, you can adequately take care of the overall health of your skin.

Recipe:

Take 14 ounces Shea Butter, 14 ounces water, 13 ounces coconut oil, 8 ounces olive oil, 5.5 ounces lye 3 ounces jojoba oil, 2.5 ounces avocado oil and 1-ounce beeswax.

Mix all these ingredients properly with the help of a blender.

Add 2 ounces lemon essential oil and 1 ounces basil essential oil during the blending of the mixture.

After proper blending, transfer the mixture into a platter.

Keep it aside for 4-5 days.

Cut the large piece of soap into small pieces.


. Shea & Coconut Oil Body Butter

Dryness of the skin can be very annoying for anyone. This beautiful body butter gives you perfectly moisturized and smooth surface. Coconut oil used in this recipe has its benefits.

In addition to the presence of Vitamin E and lauric acid, coconut oil is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Using this wonderful butter can give you a very smooth and moisturized skin and hence you can quickly get rid of Stretch Marks.

Recipe:

Take 1 cup coconut oil, 1 cup shea butter, ¾ cup of wheat germ oil and 10 to 15 drops of lavender essential oil.

Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them well with a blender or a medium-sized spoon.

Keep blending it until you get a soft fluffy cream like structure.

Sterilize it properly before transferring into a clean and dry jar.

Keep it in a cold and dark place.

Keep using the cream on a regular basis for getting rid of stretch marks quickly.

 Honey Herb Body Bar

This is a beautiful skin softening bar made from purely natural ingredients. It starts melting even with just a touch. It is not only a great solution to stretch marks. This wonderful moisturizer is an adorable and soft fragrance as well.

Recipe:

Take 20 grams of Shea Butter, 1 tbsp. Coconut oil, 5-gram cocoa butter, ½ tbsp. Macadamia oil, ¼ tbsp. Raw honey. 2 springs fresh rosemary and 1 fresh spring sage.

Take a saucepan, fill its 1/3 part with water and set on the stove for boiling.

Cover it with a large enough bowl which shouldn’t touch the water.

Put all the ingredients over the top of the bowl (except raw honey).

Melt all the ingredients slowly on low flame.

Keep the mixture mixing with a spoon for dissolving every ingredient properly.

After the solution appropriately dissolved, remove the saucepan from the stove and set aside for cooling.

Do not disturb it for at least an hour.

Add the raw honey to the solution and mix it well.

Transfer the liquid to a clean and dry plastic container and place it in the fridge to set.

You can remove the bar from the container by gently rubbing the tank from outside.

For proper use, leave it inside the container and try to keep in a cool place (the fridge will be the best option)

Apply gently on the skin affected with Stretch Marks for positive results.

 Whipped Shea Balm for Avoiding Stretch Marks

Getting rid of stretch marks can be comfortable with these recipes mentioned above. Preventing stretch marks can be one of the smartest options. Constant use of this balm can help you to prevent stretch marks and have healthy and smooth skin.

Recipe:

Take ½ cup refined shea butter, ¼ cup coconut Oil, ¼ cup olive oil, ¼ cup almond oil and 8-10 drops of lavender or chamomile essential oil.

Combine oils and butter in a medium glass bowl.

Melt all the oils and butter properly on low flame.

When the combination of oil and butter gets melted completely, add essential oils and continue to stir.

Keep the mixture aside and do not disturb until it converts into a semi-solid consistency.

Place in the fridge for solidifying further.

Beat the mixture with a wooden spoon until the solid butter turns creamy and frothy.

Place in a clean, air-tight container.

Keep using it on a daily basis for avoiding the stretch marks.

You can repeatedly add a little number of essential oils for keeping its consistency.

Tips on Preventing Stretch Marks

As we have learned enough about stretch marks, how effective shea butter is for getting rid of stretch marks and some innovative ideas to use shea butter, we should also learn how to avoid stretch marks, because preventing something terrible or harmful is always more beneficial than treating it.

Control Your Weight: One of the biggest reasons behind the stretch marks is overweight. Whether you are pregnant or not, you should try to maintain your proper weight with the help of healthy diet and appropriate physical activities. It is not easy to prevent weight gain during pregnancy, but some smart daily routine and some precautions can help you to maintain your weight even during pregnancy.

Keep your body hydrated: As we have already learned, stretch marks can also happen due to dryness of the skin. Drinking enough water and other essential fluids can help you to keep your body hydrated and hence you can avoid the stretch marks without much effort.

Have a proper and healthy diet:Our overall health is directly related to our menu. Having a healthy diet is very important. Including foods rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Zinc and Protein can be very helpful to keep your body including skin in a healthy state. Healthy skin means there is a proper growth of the surface and hence the chances of getting stretch marks can be reduced to a decent extent.

Do not ignore fresh Stretch Marks: Although stretch marks are not harmful to your body, the severity of these marks can make your body and personality dull and unattractive. If there is a minor stretch mark starting to take place on any part of your body, try to treat it before it gets larger. You can quickly get rid of Stretch Mark when it is in its initial stages.

Avoid using corticosteroids: As we have discussed earlier, constant use of creams and lotions containing corticosteroid can hamper the production of collagen and hence can cause stretch marks on the skin. Try to avoid corticosteroids as much as possible. If it is essential to use corticosteroids in a medical condition, ask your physician, how to reduce its adverse effects on the production of collagen and the health of the skin.


How to Use Shea Butter for Stretch 

Shea Butter alone can be handy for getting rid of stretch marks, using it with other natural substances can increase its effectiveness. Let’s know about some of the handy Shea Butter Recipes for stretch marks.

#1. Lemon-Basil Shea Butter Soap

Homemade soaps can be very useful for skin. Unlike commercial soaps, homemade soaps are very soft, gentle and pretty safe for the skin. Lemon-Basil Shea Butter Soap can be an excellent alternative for you. In addition to getting rid of stretch marks, you can adequately take care of the overall health of your skin.

Recipe:

Take 14 ounces Shea Butter, 14 ounces water, 13 ounces coconut oil, 8 ounces olive oil, 5.5 ounces lye 3 ounces jojoba oil, 2.5 ounces avocado oil and 1-ounce beeswax.

Mix all these ingredients properly with the help of a blender.

Add 2 ounces lemon essential oil and 1 ounces basil essential oil during the blending of the mixture.

After proper blending, transfer the mixture into a platter.

Keep it aside for 4-5 days.

Cut the large piece of soap into small pieces.

Your Lemon-Basil Shea Butter is ready to use.


#2. Shea & Coconut Oil Body Butter

Dryness of the skin can be very annoying for anyone. This beautiful body butter gives you perfectly moisturized and smooth surface. Coconut oil used in this recipe has its benefits.

In addition to the presence of Vitamin E and lauric acid, coconut oil is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Using this wonderful butter can give you a very smooth and moisturized skin and hence you can quickly get rid of Stretch Marks.

Recipe:

Take 1 cup coconut oil, 1 cup shea butter, ¾ cup of wheat germ oil and 10 to 15 drops of lavender essential oil.

Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them well with a blender or a medium-sized spoon.

Keep blending it until you get a soft fluffy cream like structure.

Sterilize it properly before transferring into a clean and dry jar.

Keep it in a cold and dark place.

Keep using the cream on a regular basis for getting rid of stretch marks quickly.

#3. Honey Herb Body Bar

This is a beautiful skin softening bar made from purely natural ingredients. It starts melting even with just a touch. It is not only a great solution to stretch marks. This wonderful moisturizer is an adorable and soft fragrance as well.

Recipe:

Take 20 grams of Shea Butter, 1 tbsp. Coconut oil, 5-gram cocoa butter, ½ tbsp. Macadamia oil, ¼ tbsp. Raw honey. 2 springs fresh rosemary and 1 fresh spring sage.

Take a saucepan, fill its 1/3 part with water and set on the stove for boiling.

Cover it with a large enough bowl which shouldn’t touch the water.

Put all the ingredients over the top of the bowl (except raw honey).

Melt all the ingredients slowly on low flame.

Keep the mixture mixing with a spoon for dissolving every ingredient properly.

After the solution appropriately dissolved, remove the saucepan from the stove and set aside for cooling.

Do not disturb it for at least an hour.

Add the raw honey to the solution and mix it well.

Transfer the liquid to a clean and dry plastic container and place it in the fridge to set.

You can remove the bar from the container by gently rubbing the tank from outside.

For proper use, leave it inside the container and try to keep in a cool place (the fridge will be the best option)

Apply gently on the skin affected with Stretch Marks for positive results.

#4. Whipped Shea Balm for Avoiding Stretch Marks

Getting rid of stretch marks can be comfortable with these recipes mentioned above. Preventing stretch marks can be one of the smartest options. Constant use of this balm can help you to prevent stretch marks and have healthy and smooth skin.

Recipe:

Take ½ cup refined shea butter, ¼ cup coconut Oil, ¼ cup olive oil, ¼ cup almond oil and 8-10 drops of lavender or chamomile essential oil.

Combine oils and butter in a medium glass bowl.

Melt all the oils and butter properly on low flame.

When the combination of oil and butter gets melted completely, add essential oils and continue to stir.

Keep the mixture aside and do not disturb until it converts into a semi-solid consistency.

Place in the fridge for solidifying further.

Beat the mixture with a wooden spoon until the solid butter turns creamy and frothy.

Place in a clean, air-tight container.

Keep using it on a daily basis for avoiding the stretch marks.

You can repeatedly add a little number of essential oils for keeping its consistency.

 

 

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