This is my first recipe post in my “Natural Baby Care” series and I am so excited to share it!
I’ve been using this belly butter for many months now, and it is very effective at preventing itching from stretching skin. Like all belly butters, I can’t guarantee that it will prevent stretch marks, but I can guarantee the MY recipe is non-toxic. Palmer’s, one of the most popular brands of cocoa butter lotion and belly butter, contains mineral oil (yeah, that nasty byproduct from refining crude oil into gasoline, which they then dump on the market in any form we’ll buy it in), synthetic waxes (often petroleum-based byproducts, too), synthetic fragrances (almost always toxic in some way), and synthetic preservatives. These are not chemicals that we want our babies absorbing, so here’s my recipe. It can be made firmer or softer depending on how much beeswax [...]