Stretchmarks and Pregnancy

Everyone kept telling me how stretchmarks were a part of pregnancy and how every mom has them. My mother used vitamin E oil when she was pregnant and did not get any stretchmarks so I had some hope that I wouldn’t get them too. My cousin who had a baby a year before me then introduced me to Mother’s Special Blend which is a skin toning oil with only natural ingredients.

I started using it when I was 4 months pregnant right upto 3 months after delivery and I did not get a single stretchmark.

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Skin Toning Oil Ingredients

  • Coconut Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Vitamin E

No chemicals, perfumes, emulsifiers, dyes or preservatives.
No animal ingredients • Not tested on animals

Note: Always test all products for allergies. Place a small amount inside your elbow area and wait 24 hours. If no rash or reaction occurs then you can be sure that the product is safe for you.

Ingredient descriptions:  GRAS means “generally regarded as safe” by the FDA

Coconut Oil: An excellent moisturizer which serves as a protective layer retaining the moisture within the skin with a long and stable molecular structure. Used in many cosmetic formulations. It has a high content of natural vitamin E and therefore is naturally preserved. No known toxicity. GRAS.

Coconut oil is not only one of the best dietary oils available, it is also one of the best oils available for your skin. In addition to coconut oil softening skin it also protects against damage, promotes healing and gives skin a healthy and more youthful appearance.

Some say coconut oil is the best natural ingredient for skin lotion available. It provides protection against destructive free-radical formation. It can help fight against blemishes caused by aging, over exposure to sunlight and developing liver spots. Skin can sag and wrinkle due to weakening connective tissue – using coconut oil can help keep those tissues strong.

Coconut oil can provide both temporary relief to dry or damaged skin as well as long term healing and repairing benefits. Coconut oil aids in removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, which helps the oil to penetrate into the deeper layers of skin and strengthen the underlying tissues.

Coconut oil will absorb easily, so you can enjoy soft skin without feeling greasy.

Sweet Almond Oil: Natural nut oil high in fatty acids. It is carefully distilled to remove hydro-cynic (prussic acid). It has emollient properties that soften and moisturize preventing water loss (drying) of the skin. It is nearly colorless and odorless. It is non-toxic and absorbs easily into the skin. GRAS

Cocoa Butter: A solid fat obtained from roasted seeds of theobroma cocoa. It is used as an emollient which softens and conditions the skin. Melts at body temperature and solidifies at 72*. No known toxicity. GRAS

Vitamin E: (Tocopheryl acetate). An anti-oxidant in baby preparations, deodorants and other grooming aids. It is obtained by the vacuum distillation of edible vegetable fats and helps to form normal tissue cells. It protects fat and collagen in the body’s tissue from breaking down. GRAS

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It smells nice too so it didn’t add to my nausea. I used it twice a day once after my morning bath and once before I went to bed. It helped prevent dry itchy skin yet it wasn’t oily enough to seep through my clothes. This is a preventive measure for stretchmarks so I suggest you start using it when you’re pregnant as I don’t think it removes any stretchmarks that you may already have!