If you’ve had children or lost a lot of weight, you may be familiar with stretch marks. They cannot be removed but some will fade over time. This is a great cream that you can make from the comfort of your own home to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It’s from a fabulous book, Natural Beauty at Home. Check it out!
Do-it-Yourself Stretch Mark Cream
- 1/4 C cocoa butter
- 1 Tbsp. wheat germ oil
- 1 tsp light sesame seed oil
- 1 tsp apricot kernel oil
- 1 tsp vitamin E oil
- 2 tsp. grated beeswax
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Mix together all ingredients except the vanilla extract. Heat the mixture gently until the cocoa butter and beeswax have melted. Stir well. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract, if desired. Allow to cool completely. Store in a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid. Massage into your skin.
References: Cox, Janice (2002). Natural Beauty at Home. New York, NY. Henry Holt and Company, LLC.