Ingredients for the homemade stretch mark cream
The lavender and lemon essential oils in the following home remedy for stretch marks have excellent healing powers on the skin. They help to reduce the redness of stretch marks and optimize the skins natural regenerative powers.
Ingredients you will need:
1/2 oz (15g) Beeswax
1/2 oz (15g) Cocoa butter
2 oz (50g) Coconut Oil
2 tablespoons (30ml) Evening Primrose Oil
1 teaspoons (5ml) Ylang Ylang essential oil
1/2 teaspoon (3ml) Lavender essential oil
1/2 teaspoon (2ml) Lemon essential oil
4 tablespoons (60ml) mineral water
Equipment you will need:
Heavy stainless steel saucepan
Dark or clear glass jars
How to make the homemade stretch mark cream
Over a low heat melt the beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut and evening primrose oils in a large, heavy based stainless steel saucepan.
With a spoon beat in the spring water until you have a smooth mixture.
Take the saucepan off the heat and stir it until it has cooled to body temperature (37 C).
Add the ylang ylang, lavender and lemon essential oils then mix thoroughly to make a smooth cream.
To stop the oil and water separating stir until the cream has completely cooled, then spoon into airtight jars. In order to ensure the essential oils are well preserved, clear jars need to be kept in a dark place.
Massage the cream gently into your skin where your stretch marks are. Use this homemade stretch mark cream daily after either a bath or shower and your skin will feel softer after just a few days.