DIY Post Baby-Bump Belly Butter

February 23, 2016·

Remember my awesome belly butter recipe that I shared with y’all earlier on in my pregnancy? Well, it is still AMAZING and honestly, I have to say that I am truly amazed at how my skin looked and felt throughout this second pregnancy.

Well, now that our sweet baby Amos is here, I wanted to switch up my belly butter recipe to include some other oils that are extra supportive of healthy skin to help restore my skin (especially on my belly) to it’s somewhat original elasticity / condition / whatever you wanna call it.

In any event, the oils in this recipe are all extremely supportive of healthy skin, are perfect for the postpartum baby belly, not to mention they smell AMAZING together. Seriously. This belly butter smells amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!

I hope you give this a try!

DIY Post Baby-Bump Belly Butter

DIY Post Baby-Bump Belly Butter

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 oz. Mason jar (I like these)
  • 1/2 cup Raw Shea Butter (Get it here)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil (Get it here)
  • Grapeseed Oil (Get it here)
  • 10 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil (Get your essential oils here)
  • 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Myrrh Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Geranium Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Patchouli Essential Oil

DIRECTIONS:

In a double boiler (or a makeshift double boiler) melt the coconut oil and shea butter together until they are fully mixed. Add in a few “squeezes” of the grapeseed oil. If I measured it, it would probably be about 1/2 teaspoon. (I just eyeballed it… doesn’t have to be exact).

NOTE: If you are making a larger batch, just adjust your measurements accordingly. I didn’t really “measure” at first and ended up making enough to fill two, 4 oz. mason jars! So I have plenty to last me for awhile. 

Let the mixture cool and come back to room temperature but NOT fully harden. I actually put my bowl in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Once it’s back at room temperature, add in the essential oils. Then with a stand OR hand mixer, whip the coconut oil / shea butter / grapeseed oil / essential oils until light and fluffy. This should take a few minutes. It will start to look like whipped cream!

Scoop the whipped belly butter mixture into your mason jars and store in a dark or cool place at or below room temperature. You just want to avoid having this near any sort of heat because it will melt!

After baby is born, apply liberally to your belly morning and night to help support that postpartum belly skin!

**This would also make an AWESOME shower gift for an expecting or new mama!!

What about you? Will you give this recipe a try? Have you made a “belly” butter before? What ingredients did you include? 

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DISCLAIMER: This blog post is for informational purposes ONLY and is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed physician, nurse, or nurse midwife. I consulted with my midwives prior to using essential oils during pregnancy and received the thumbs up!

I always, always, always say to use common sense when using oils. The difference is all about quality (which is why I ONLY use Young Living because I know the quality of what I’m using) and using the oils in the appropriate manner for which they are intended.

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