DIY 4 INGREDIENT STRETCH MARK CREAM

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headerDSC00457The stretching skin when you’re pregnant needs some extra tender love and care.  But what if we don’t want to spend $30-$40 on a bottle of cream thats only going to last us a month??  I know I don’t.  Quite honestly I was a little sick of spending that on it.  I used one with Oaks and only got a little stretch mark on my boob, so I automatically bought it when I got pregnant with this one, because well, I didn’t get stretch marks.  Not saying any cream isn’t helpful at all, but I started to wonder if I could just create one myself that would be beneficial and a lot less expensive.   So I did just that.  I looked up the best oils and such for stretch marks and here is what I got.

  1. COCONUT OIL.  
    •  Helps prevent stretch marks from its antioxidant properties.
    • It an effective moisturizer on all types of skins including dry skin
    • It delays wrinkles and skin sagging
    • It can help treat skin problems like psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema
    • Coconut oil also helps prevent premature aging and degenerative diseases due to its antioxidant properties
  2. OLIVE OIL.   
    • Olive oil contains a lot of nutrients and antioxidants that help improve various skin problems including stretch marks. Massage slightly warm extra-virgin olive oil into the affected skin area. This will improve the blood circulation and reduce the stretch marks to a great extent
    •  It’s packed with healthy fats and antioxidants, olive oil is an awesome nourishing and moisturizing agent for your skin.

    3. ROSE HIP OIL.  

    • Rosehip oil treats UV damage with antioxidants which fight free radicals responsible for photo aging.
    • Fatty acids, along with Vitamin A, improve skin texture, tone, reduce pigmentation, helps to improve the appearance of burns, scars, wrinkles and stretch marks.  
    • I use this on my face daily and have shared why I love it so much in THIS POST.
  3. BEESWAX.    This is added so that all the oils can do their magic and work to penetrate into your skin, so they’re all absorbed properly. It forms a protective wall by sealing in moisture in our skin without smothering and clogging up the pores

WHAT YOU NEED.

  • 1 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Beeswax
  • 3-4 tbsp Rose Hip Oil
  • 1 mason jar

DIRECTIONS

  • Add everything to a small pot a bring to boil.  Stir all ingredients together once they start to dissolve.  Then just wait until its pure oil.  
  • BE CAREFUL.  It’s very hot.  Keep on the back burner if you have small children or animals.  THIS IS HOT OIL.
  • With a funnel, pour the oil slowly into the mason jar.  Then let it sit and cool down and dry up, keeping it out of reach of small children. 
  • Once its done and the consistency becomes a butter, you’re free to start using!
  • I waited 5 hours before using mine.

AND VUUUAAALLLAAA.  There you have it.  This will literally last you your entire pregnancy.  I’ve been applying all over my belly, love handles, boobs and back of legs.  If you currently have stretch marks, do this twice a day on those areas.  I just use this every night before I go to bed, but you can really use whenever you would like!  

Things you can add that I didn’t have, frankincense essential oil, lavender oil, and jojoba oil.

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PBFIT KISS COOKIES

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These cookies are LIFE.  PBFIT is one of my favorites to bake with because you’re adding in the extra protein into each cookie!  I’ve made PBFIT STRAWBERRIES, PBFIT BARS, dippings and always into my smoothies.  You need this in your life.  I’ll continue to share the creations with PBFIT for you!   It’s by Better Body Foods my all time favorite place to go to get all my cooking and baking essentials.  They are a very trusted source, nothing added, all organic and clean ingredients!  Plus, their team is incredible.  Such great people behind the brand!

Anyways, I’ve made 3 batches in a week and between myself, husband and my 3 year old we’ve manages to finish them.  I blame the baby in my belly haha.  These aren’t just for Valentines either!  I just like the added touch of the kiss on top for your typical kiss cookie.  You can add your favorite chocolate chips on top.  This can be completely vegan too if you want it to be.  I’ll give you options for that in the ingredients!  But I’m warning you now, you’ll be so addicted.  They’re heaven and baby girl is loving them!

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375.  Add parchment paper onto a large baking sheet.  Add pbfit, peanut butter, butter, sugar and coconut sugar to a large bowl.  Mix all up until smooth and creamy.  About two minutes of stirring, or you can use a beater.
  • Then add in egg and vanilla, and mix up.
  • Add in flour, salt and baking soda and thoroughly mix up until it because a dough to form balls.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place onto baking sheet.
  • Place them into the oven for 8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile unwrap chocolate kisses.  You can use any sort of chocolate you want on top of these.
  • Once they’re done, place the kisses into the middle of each ball right from the oven.  Then place on a cooling wrap for 5 minutes before eating.  

I’m going to make these all year round and just add my favorite chocolate on top!  They’re heaven.  Let me know how you guys like them and tag me in your posts as well as PBFIT!

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Happy Valentines day!

xoxo,

SARA LYNN

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