Stretch marks are visible lines on the skin surface, with an off-color hue. Stretch marks are mainly found in the abdominal wall, but can also occur over the thighs, upper arms, buttocks and breasts.
Sometimes stretch marks can cover large areas of the body. While pregnancy is the main cause behind stretch marks, other reasons can be sudden gain or loss in weight, rapid growth, heredity factors, stress and changes in physical conditions.
The question – how to get rid of stretch marks – bothers many ladies nowadays. Almost all women have to deal with with this problem at some point in their lives; most will develop stretch marks during puberty, often around the hips and thighs, and 90% of women get stretch marks during pregnancy. Puberty and pregnancy aren’t the only causes of stretch marks though; they can be caused by weight fluctuations, genetics and even stress.
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp cocoa butter
- 2 tsp vitamin E oil
- 10 drops frankincense essential oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- ½ oz beeswax
Put the beeswax, cocoa butter, and coconut oil in a microwave safe dish, and heat in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until well combined. Allow the mixture to cool, then pour into a mixer. Add the vitamin E oil, frankincense, and lavender, then blend until fluffy and mixed. Store in an airtight container. The cream will be thick, but if you want it to stay firm, you should store it in the fridge.