Organic body lotions and stretch mark creams for pregnancy
October 6, 2011
Thanks to pregnancy hormones and your growing tummy, many pregnant women will experience dry, itchy skin and stretch marks. Although genetics plays a big part in determining whether you get stretch marks on your tummy, breasts and thighs, you can minimize and help fade the ones you do have with the use of stretch mark creams.
Which stretch mark creams and body lotions are best to use during pregnancy? Look for lotions and creams that are specifically made for use during pregnancy because they are often made with more natural and organic ingredients. The following skincare lines and products are some of our favorites for their use of all-natural ingredients and essential oils.
Gaia Pure Pregnancy Belly Butter ($12.99) contains pure cocoa butter and organic shea butter to deeply moisturize, increase skin elasticity and help prevent stretch marks. It is scented with essential oils safe for pregnancy, including mandarin and tangerine, which also have the added benefit of helping to smooth fine lines and scars.
Novena has a great line of maternity skincare products that contain only organic ingredients, are paraben/sulfate/phthalate free and are odorless for pregnant moms who are sensitive to smells. The Organic Beauty Breast Cream ($22) helps minimize stretch marks around your breast and is perfect to use after baby is born and while breastfeeding. Check out their entire line of skincare product here.
Earth Mama Angel Baby is another skincare line that is pregnancy-safe and contains natural ingredients. Their Mama’s Pregnancy Essentials Bundle ($57.36) would make a great gift! It contains Happy Mama Hand to Toe Wash, Happy Mama Spray (helps with morning sickness), Mama-to-be Tea Sampler, Natural Stretch Oil, Earth Mama Body Butter and Mint Herbal Lip Balm.
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