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5 Homemade Stretch Mark Removers for Deep, Discolored Stretch Marks

by Amber

 

 

I couldn’t stand to look at my behind or thighs in the mirror.

The stretch marks on my boobs were even worse. 

Never in a million years did I think I would feel this way about my body after giving birth to my beautiful, healthy baby boy, but I couldn’t shake the insecurities that swallowed the little confidence I had.

So many new moms think of their stretch marks as their “battle wounds” or “mom badges”, and I couldn’t agree more.

But I just wasn’t comfortable in my skin.

I guess the postpartum depression had something to do with it but I wanted to feel sexy for my husband and love my body again. 

If you’re struggling to embrace your stretch marks after having a baby or after losing weight, just know that you are not alone.

You shouldn’t feel ashamed for wanting to make yourself feel good again.

In this post, we are going to discuss some of the best homemade ingredients you can use to create a stretch mark removal cream/lotion.

First, we’ll discuss individual ingredients and how they work to remove stretch marks.

Then we’ll list 5 homemade stretch mark remover recipes that you can create at home. Keep reading if you’re reading to get rid of your stretch marks for good.

 

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How do you make your own stretch mark remover cream?

 

Different products and ingredients will work for different people.

Some moms have had their stretch marks fade away in months while others have had their stretch marks for years.

Making your own remover cream will consist of a lot of trial and error.

You’ll have to create and try different concoctions for weeks at a time until you find that one mixture that solves the problem. 

 

What makes a good stretch mark remover?

 

A good stretch mark remover cream should do these things:

 

  • Repair damaged skin – Stretch marks are torn skin fibers. Oils with fatty acids can help repair the top layer of skin.
  • Hydrate and moisture the skin – Applying a hydrating oil can help your skin retain moisture and reduce the appearance of your stretch marks. 
  • Reduce itchiness – The itching literally drove me insane during my pregnancy. A good stretch mark remover cream will alleviate the itching sensation you feel around our stretch marks. 
  • Improve the appearance and even out your skin tone – My stretch marks are a bright red and purple. A good stretch mark remover cream should help the damaged skin return back to its original tone. 

 

Using essential oils to treat your stretch marks can be a big step to seeing fast results. Here’s a list of essential oils you can use to get rid of stretch marks. 

 

Best Essential Oils for Homemade Stretch Mark Remover

 

Argan oil contains fatty acids that can help repair damaged skin

 

Lavender oil calms inflammation and helps soothe dry skin

 

Rosehip oil can speed up cell turnover and brighten the stretch mark

 

Neroli Oil  has antiseptic properties that are beneficial are diminishing the appearance of stretch marks

 

Frankincense oil is a natural astringent that promotes the growth of new skin tissue. 

 

Bitter orange oil is loaded with vitamin c that will lighten stretch marks 

 

Patchouli oil improves collagen production in the skin 

 

This is a small list of essential oils that you can use to diminish your stretch marks. Research different types of essential oils to find their benefits. These are just a few of my personal favorites. 

 

Another product you should consider including in your homemade stretch mark remover cream is Vitamin E oil.

 

Vitamin E oil is probably the most popular ingredient to use in a stretch mark remover cream.

It strengthens and repairs the skin barrier. Plus, it reduces itchiness, a common problem associated with stretch marks. 

 

Almond oil contains vitamin A which helps treat dry, peeling skin

 

I can’t fail to mention Bio-Oil.

Bio-oil is seen as a holy grail product for fading stretch marks.

It hydrates the skin and treats existing skin damage. If you have sun damage or discoloration, applying bio-oil to the affected areas on a consistent basis will improve your skin. 

 

Shea butter, cocoa butter, and beeswax are thick creams that you can use as a base for your homemade creams. Just mix the oils in with the butters. 

 

Again, the products listed above are just the tip of the iceberg.

The good thing is you can combine most of these products together and create your own concoction.

Make sure you test a small amount of each product on your hands to make sure you’re not allergic to them. 

 

If you still don’t know where to start with making your own stretch mark remover, keep reading for the 5 exclusive DIY homemade stretch mark remover recipes that you can make at home!

 

Shea butter in jar

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1. Homemade Stretch Mark Remover Cream with Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Essential Oils

 

This cream contains a mixture of different essential oils that are beneficial in moisture retention and reducing the appearance of your stretch marks. 

 

Ingredients

½ cup of Shea butter

½ cup of cocoa butter

2 tsp of vitamin e oil

4 drops of lavender essential oil

10 drops of frankincense essential oil

5 drops of geranium essential oil

 

Melt the Shea butter and cocoa butter in a double boiler and stir them together. 

 

Pour the butters into a jar/ container and add in your drops of essential oils. 

 

Mix everything together thoroughly and let the cream form in the fridge overnight 

 

2. Coconut and Neroli Oil Homemade Stretch Mark Remover Cream

 

Great for old and new stretch marks, this heavy-duty cream contains Neroli oil which helps promote the growth of new skin cells. 

 

Ingredients 

½ cup of organic coconut oil

10 drops of lavender essential oil

10 drops of Neroli Oil

2 tsp of vitamin e oil

 

Mix everything together into a jar/container. Let the mixture sit for a few hours to give the coconut oil time to solidify again. 

 

3. Rosehip Seed and Apricot Kernel Oil Homemade Stretch Mark Remover Cream

 

Treat existing stretch marks with this smooth cream that will faithfully improve the elasticity of your skin and lighten your stretch marks.

 

Ingredients

 ¼ cup of virgin coconut oil

¼ cup of Shea butter

2 tablespoons of cocoa butter

3 tablespoons of apricot kernel oil

1 teaspoon of rosehip oil

15 drops of vitamin e oil

 

Lightly melt the cocoa butter and Shea butter in a boiler then remove from heat. 

 

Add the rest of the ingredients to the Shea and cocoa butter. Pour everything into a glass jar. 

 

Place the jar in the fridge to give the cream time to cool and solidify. 

 

4. Homemade Stretch Mark Remover with Mango Butter, Shea Butter, and more

 

Mango butter is high in Vitamin A, which is vital for cell production. The butters in this cream will work together to heal your deep stretch marks and even out your skin tone. 

 

Ingredients 

2 tablespoons of mango butter

2 tablespoons of Shea butter

2 tablespoons of cocoa butter

5 drops of lavender oil

8 drops of vitamin e oil

5 drops of rosehip oil

 

Melt the butter in a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat. 

 

Add in the drops of essential oils and stir everything together. 

 

Pour the mixture into a glass jar and let it sit for a few hours before applying. 

 

5. Jojoba Oil and Sweet Almond oil Homemade Stretch Mark Remover Cream

 

This cream is infused with oils that hydrate your skin, reduce itchiness, and fade your stretch marks. 

 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil

2 tablespoons of cocoa butter

2 tablespoons of Shea butter 

1 tablespoon of jojoba oil

1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil

5 drops of vitamin e oil

4 drops of frankincense essential oil

8 drops of lavender essential oil

4 drops of grapefruit essential oil

 

Melt the butters in a double boiler and store them together. 

 

Pour the mixture into a jar and add in the oils. Keep stirring until everything is mixed together. 

 

Place the jar in the fridge and let it form in the fridge for a few hours / overnight. 

 

Final Thoughts and Suggestions

 

Stretch marks are hard to deal with when they take over the body you once loved.

There’s nothing wrong with feeling insecure about them.

Making a homemade stretch mark cream can help you find what works for you skin.

Like always, please be careful when using certain products when you are pregnant.

Talk with your doctor to make sure certain ingredients are safe to use before using them.

Also, certain things work for certain people, and certain products work faster than others.

When you find a cream that you want to try, use it consistently and try to apply it 1 – 2 times a day.

I like to apply my creams when I’m fresh out of the shower and my skin is still damp.

When it feels like you’ve tried every manufactured product on the market and nothing has helped, give these homemade recipes a try!

If you’ve created your own homemade stretch mark remover, share them with me in the comment section below. 

 

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