This post is for all the other expectant mothers out there! Winter has a strong hold on New England here, with super cold, dry temperatures and strong winds; all of which equals up to a lot of dry skin (and a hell of a lot of snow!).
So I wanted to share my new favorite product: Mama’s Body Butter. One of the tasks that immediately made it onto my To-Do list when I got that positive pregnancy test was to make a body butter. Not only will being pregnant stretch and test your skin like never before, but since I knew I would be pregnant throughout the winter, I knew that keeping my skin moisturized an even tougher task.
Mama’s Body Butter is a nourishing blend of coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax and a calendula-infused grapeseed oil that I created. All ingredients are organic and I am in LOVE with the creamy consistency. It comes in a large 8-oz, wide-mouthed jar that is easy to use. The body butter has a soft, warm scent from the shea butter and my skin just soaks it up! I love that it doesn’t leave me feeling greasy and doesn’t leave clothing marks or stains like some moisturizers on the market.
I use this daily – once when I get out of the shower, and again before bed. Although on days when I feel especially tight and stretched, I’ll rub it on again. I’m halfway through my pregnancy and only halfway through the jar! Keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized is key to avoiding &/or reducing stretchmarks. While drinking lots of water is necessary to hydrate from the inside, a good moisturizer is also important.
Mama’s Body Butter currently comes in an 8-oz BPA-free plastic container (easier on shipping than the glass I previously used) for $11.99. I can make it in custom sizes depending on jar availability if you are looking for a smaller size or a sample. Just contact me directly through my Etsy store: LittleChickNaturals.Etsy.com