With my last pregnancy, I found a recipe for a simple belly rub and used it throughout my entire pregnancy. It definitely worked well, seeing as though I didn't end up with any stretch marks (although a lot of that is due to inherited genes)...but I still think that if you eat right, drink plenty of water and moisturize your skin better than you ever have before, you can help prevent the markings of a growing baby on your belly.
So I've made another batch of my belly rub and wanted to share the recipe with you all (recipe found in source: Herbs for Health and Healing by Kathy Keville (pictured to the right)). It is VERY easy!
Here you go:
- 4 400-International Unit Vitamin E capsules or equivalent
- 4 ounces almond oil
- 1/2 ounce cocoa butter
- 15 drops of lavender essential oil
Enjoy the beautiful day,