Trying to find products that are safe to use during pregnancy is so hard. You see so many things in shops that say they are 'natural', but you read the ingredients list and its still full of things that don't sound natural at all. Its one of the reasons i started to make my own products, i wanted to be able to recognise the name of everything that went on my skin or hair.
The Wilderness Club baby bump balm that i made was super popular, but its not something i'm able to make and sell at the minute so i thought i would share the recipe for people to make at home as its super easy and can also be used by anyone wanting to make their own body balm.
My recipe is made of 100% natural baby and pregnancy safe ingredients so you can use it everyday with piece of mind that it's good for you and your skin. I used this religiously on my bump when i was pregnant, every morning in the shower and my skin and bump was always soft and moisturised, never itchy and i didn't get any stretch marks.
This balm is fragrance free, to make it as safe as it can possibly be for you and your little growing baba, i preferred not to use any essential oils during pregnancy but you could add some in if you were happy to use or if you're not pregnant and just want a super moisturising balm. The balm does however smell delicious from the ingredients included so i never felt the need to add anything else in.
What you will need:
- 1/2 cup of cocoa butter
- 1/3 cup of coconut oil
- 1/4 cup almond oil
- 3 tbsp of vitamin e oil
- 1/4 cup beeswax
- A double boiler (i used a glass pyrex jug or bowl and a normal saucepan)
- A jar for storage (old jam jars are perfect but make sure you have a lid too)
Add cocoa butter, coconut oil, almond oil and beeswax to your pyrex glass jug/bowl. Place glass jug/bowl in saucepan half full of boiling water and let all the ingredients melt over heat on the hob. Make sure no water bubbles over into your ingredients as this will ruin the balm.
Once all ingredients are melted remove from heat and add the vitamin e oil.
Pour everything into your jar / container and leave to go solid at room temperature. Do not put in the fridge as balm will be too hard. If your house is warm you can probably use as is, if its a little cold then use a utensil (i use a chopstick) to mix the balm up slightly so its easier to apply.
For best results use when in the shower to lock in moisture and keep skin super smooth, soft and moisturised.
Good luck making and let me know how it goes