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Coconut Oil For Stretch Marks

Updated on December 26, 2015

Belly Stretchmarks

So you have stretchmarks?

Stretchmarks are not generally something we like to flash to the world. They might have been earned through an amazing process like pregnancy, but let's face it, they aren't our most favorite reminder of this process.

Stretchmarks are of course caused by a rapid expansion of skin caused by childhood growth, weight gain or pregnancy. They may be red when new and slowly fade to a pink or silvery colour depending on your skin type and color.

Stretchmarks are said to be mostly hereditary, if your mom or dad had them, you are more likely to have them yourself (boo hop).

Fortunately when it comes to stretch marks there is a lot you can do to help prevent them by supporting the collagen and elastic structures that allow skin to stretch. Gymnastics for skin.

Vitamin A and retinoids are very good for supporting skins structure, as are essential fatty acids which plump up and lock in moisture and take nutrients in skin care products deeper into your skins lower layers. Coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter or a combination of these ingredients can be combined into body butters. When you add essential oils that are rich in vitamin A and E, to a coconut oil based recipe, you make a very nourishing stretch mark treatment.

If you want to go a step further and boost coconut oil stretch mark moisturizers - you can add essential oils with regenerative properties. Oils like tamanu oil or sea buckthorn essential oil stimulate the skins natural renewal process and aid the healing of skin and collagen production.

It is possible to use coconut oil for stretchmarks on it's own, but most people like to add beneficial and yummy essential oils for scent (neroli is beautiful and anti-aging too). You can also combine melted coconut oil with wheatgerm oil for a very basic stretch mark serum. Another amazing oil for stretch marks is rose hip oil mixed with coconut oil half and half with 10% carrot seed oil which is rich in vitamin A and carotenoids which are known for lightening stretchmarks.

Coconut Oil For Stretch Marks

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Essential Oils For Stretchmarks

Here is a list of essential oils that really help to lighten stretch marks. You can add these to your recipes (serums and moisturizing creams).

  • Neroli oil: great for red veins, healing and softening skin
  • Rosehip oil: rich in fatty acids and healing nutrients
  • Sea buckthorn oil: an amazing skin healer, offering many vitamin A-like compounds that stimulate regeneration and healing
  • Tamanu (calophyllum) oil: promotes the formation of new cell growth and tissue, it accelerates healing and the growth of healthy new skin
  • Coconut oil: nutrient rich, high in fatty acids and antioxidants to protect skin and help healing
  • Wheatgerm oil: it's very rich in vitamin E antioxidants that slow the ageing process. It's also close to the natural sebum of our own skin
  • Lavender oil: this oil is very soothing and calming for skin and anti-aging
  • Frankincense: a popular oil used by Egyptians for its regenerating properties
  • Carrot seed oil: rich in carotenoids, retinoids and vitamin A antioxidants to stimulate cell regeneration

Most of these oils contain rich antioxidants which help to repair and protect skin against free radical and environmental damage. They are all good for skin in general and stretch marks generally.

This recipe is one of many more nutrient rich recipes you can make at home in the...

Natural Home Made Skin Care Recipes: Rejuvenating Renewing Masks & Treatments For Beautiful Skin book below....

Natural Home Made Skin Care Recipes

Different Coconut Oil Brands

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Cold Extracted
Hexane Free
Nutiva
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Barleans
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Banaban
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As you can see, you can make a whole range of coconut oil recipes for stretch marks.

My favourite Coconut Oil Stretchmark Serum

  • 4 tablespoons Coconut oil (extra virgin)
  • 4 tablespoons Rosehip oil
  • 1 teaspoon Carrot seed oil
  • Add 5 drops of Tamanu or Sea buckthorn oil if you wish

Melt coconut oil in a bowl that is sitting in warm water, mix with the other oils and store in a glass or plastic bottle. Shake well before use and apply to your body as a preventative and to help lighten stretchmarks.

Another option is to make your own whipped body butter by mixing 1/3 each of shea, cocoa and coconut butter, then whipping them up with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. You can add essential oils to this recipe also. Mango butter and aloe vera are other alternatives.

Coconut oil is low cost, can be used for cooking, skin care and wound care making it an all around must have product for around your home.

There are many other ingredients and recipes you can use for stretch marks that repair skin and dramatically reduce scarring or stretch marks.

How to Reverse Stretchmarks With Coconut Oil

DIY Stretchmark And Acne Scar Serum Moisturizing OIl

This is VERYmoisturizing and perfect for scarring.

  • 1/3 cup Jojoba oil or Almond oil (or a blend of these)
  • 10 drops Carrot seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons rose hip oil
  • 10 drops Calophyllum (Tamanu) oil or Fennel oil 5 drops of Lavender essential oil (for fragrance and soothing)

Blend well and massage into skin. Lightens and smooths skin. Adapted from the book Natural Home Made Skin Care Recipes below.

Glowing Skin No Stretchmarks

Natural Home Made Skin Care Recipes

Natural Home Made Skin Care Recipes: Rejuvenating Renewing Masks & Treatments For Beautiful Skin
Natural Home Made Skin Care Recipes: Rejuvenating Renewing Masks & Treatments For Beautiful Skin

Natural remedy for stretch marks with coconut oil and many other ingredients plus hundreds of other skin beautifying natural recipes to make at home.

 

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