Pregnancy is never a comfortable feat for anyone, especially when it comes to stretching and growing. The most uncomfortable piece of the puzzle is typically the skin during this growth and with it comes a need for soothing. Here are two fantastic homemade cream recipes my step-sister Meghann passed on via my mom to help me get through the last couple of months. With 3 kids under 3 1/2 she is the master of all things surrounding health and wellness for herself and her kids. These are great recipes!
Homemade Baby and Belly Itchy / Eczema Cream
The typical natural remedy calls for Shea Butter with lavender. While effective, Meghann created a cream of her own that has actually made this pregnancy bearable. It stops the itch, soothes and stays moist for at least the entire day. I asked her for the ingredients, and I guestimated the recipe based on the logic system of how they would come together to form a cream like substance. You can easily adjust this as you go if the consistency is not to your liking.
Remember: A little goes a REALLY long way!
Mix the olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax together in a jar placed in water in a sauce pan over low heat until the beeswax and coconut oil melt and blend together. When it starts to cool, add in the remaining ingredients. Quickly transfer to a permanent glass jar and seal.
The cream should harden and form a harder substance, but you may have to adjust your recipe accordingly based on your preferences.
Homemade Magnesium Cream
This is a great way to round out an evening bath and settle in for relaxation. It is thick like vaseline, so a little goes a long way. I use it after a tub when the skin is still moist.
Ingredients are all organic and can be purchased through Amazon:
Here is the recipe from Wellness Mama (one of our favorite sites)!
- Benefits of Bee’s Wax for the Skin
- New Health Guide to Almond Oil
- WebMD Magnesium
- The World’s Healthiest Foods Magnesium