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My Ultimate Weapon Against Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are one of the least fun parts about being pregnant, and if you’re like me you’ll go to great lengths to prevent them! I already told you about Lori Bregman’s no-stretch marks diet, but her other secret stretch marks weapon is her homemade belly butter. While there are a lot of great products on the market, nothing else compares. And don’t forget: you should start using it to nourish your skin even before there’s a bun in the oven!

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Breggy’s Belly Butter

Ingredients:
1 jar of organic coconut oil
1 container of organic cocoa butter
1 container of organic Shea butter
1 small bottle of 400 IU of Vitamin E 

Directions:
Place all ingredients except for the Vitamin E in a pot of boiling water in their separate containers, letting them melt (the cocoa butter will take the longest). After everything is melted, pour into a large bowl and mix together with the Vitamin E. Put the mixture in a glass container and store in the refrigerator or another cool place.

To Apply:
Pregnancy is such a miraculous time, but many women don’t take the time to connect with their bodies and babies these days, and before they know it they missed out on this whole special time. You can use the time you take to rub your belly butter on yourself to stop and connect with your growing baby. When applying, simply close your eyes, place your hands on your belly and begin to rub the belly butter all around while feeling your belly and your baby inside. You can talk to your baby or just simply send them loving feelings. It has been proven that babies in the womb sense and feel everything; your voice carries energy as well as your thoughts. Use the butter sparingly on belly, breasts, hips and buttocks.

What are your favorite homemade beauty remedies?

Love, Molly

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