Your skin experiences a lot when you are pregnant and with hormones fluctuating, this can lead to skin dryness and sensitivities, not to mention mild to severe itching from all that growing and stretching on your belly, hips, breasts and thighs.
Applying belly butters and oils is a soothing ritual, that can not only nourish and hydrate your skin, but help you wind down before bed and have a daily bonding moment with baby.
Here are our best selling belly butters for your growing baby belly!
1.) Belly Body Butter by Rocky Mountain Soap Co.
This belly butter by Rocky Mountain soap co is all natural with a combination of cocoa butter, shea butter, avocado oil, rosehip oil and lavendar oil for a beautiful texture and relaxing scent. We love the applicator, because it makes it super easy to apply!
2.) Natural Stretch Oil by Earth Mama
This product is actually a special blend of plant-based oils that are infused with the healing herbal goodness of organic Calendula and organic Jojoba oil. The Borage oil and Neroli pure essential oil help nourish the skin and the delicate scent won't aggravate morning sickness. Lovely as a bath oil and perfect for perineal massage to help avoid tears and episiotomy during childbirth as well.
3.) MegaMamma by Mama Mio
The Megamama lotion is infused with a blend of organic omega oils and antioxidants, including coconut, pumpkin and chia seed oils. We love it because it fast-absorbing and scent free for the mamas who are sensitive with scents or nausea.
4.) Gaia Organic Belly Butter
Beautifully scented with a special blend of pure essential oils, like mandarin, tangerine and frankincense pure essential oils, this belly butter also packs alot of powerful moisturizers like wheat germ oil, organic shea butter, pure cocoa butter and aloe vera and vitamin E to help relieve that dry itchy feeling.
A little word about stretch marks...
You can slather on all the belly butter morning and night, but you still may not be able to avoid stretch marks completely. Some of the factors that contribute to stretch marks are genetics, your hydration levels and simply gaining or losing a lot of weight quickly which is inevitable during pregnancy!
Keeping your belly, hips, breasts and sides well moisturized will help keep your skin more smooth and supple, as well as take away that annoying itchy feeling. But if you do get stretch marks, treating them right away with lotions and creams do help to soothe them and minimize their appearance and there are a number of treatments to help diminish them later.
Treat yourself to a rich, creamy belly butter — and help tame that itchy tummy.