Shopping Guide: Natural Stretch Mark Treatments

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Pregnant bellies are beautiful, glowing signs of new life. They are also itchy, tight and susceptible to stretch marks and saggy skin post-childbirth. Stretch marks and saggy skin are mostly genetic, and you can’t completely prevent them. However, you can take some steps to minimize their severity. According to the American Pregnancy Organization, drinking lots of water, making certain changes to your diet and exercise are the best ways to minimize stretch marks. The idea is keep your skin supple and elastic while your belly grows.

The use of pregnant belly balms, oils and creams can help keep your skin supple and hydrated. While they won’t stop stretch marks completely, these products can help with the itchiness and tightness. Below is a list of belly balms and creams that are made with natural and organic ingredients. And they are formulated specifically for pregnant women (see my post on what to avoid during pregnancy for more information). Also, check out my article with more information on dealing with other pregnancy ailments.

Safe and Natural Stretch Mark Treatments:

The Honest Company Organic Belly Balm (EWG Skin Deep rating 1)

Uses no harsh chemicals; USDA organic; No animal testing

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Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Stretch Oil (EWG Skin Deep rating 1)

100% honest labeling, toxin-free, made without synthetic fragrance, phthalates or parabens and no petroleum products, mineral oil, Vitamin E or dyes

Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter (EWG Skin Deep rating 2)

99% natural belly butter; Fragrance-free; No phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, or SLS

BabyBearShop Organic Mama Belly Oil

99% Organic; 100% Natural; No artificial anything; Made in USA

Erbaviva Stretch Mark Cream

Completely free from artificial fragrances, dyes, chemical additives and never tested on animals. Made with an organic essential oil blend, including carrot seed and sandalwood.

Erbaviva Stretch Mark Oil

USDA Certified Organic. Completely free from artificial fragrances, dyes, chemical additives and never tested on animals.

Mambino Organics Oh Baby! Belly Butter

100% natural, botanical and vegan.

Mama Belly Butter by Best Nest Wellness

100% natural; free of preservatives and artificial fragrances.

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Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil

Erbaorganics Mommy-To-Be Stretch Mark Cream (EWG Skin Deep rating 2)

Erbaorganics Mommy-To-Be Stretch Mark Oil (EWG Skin Deep rating 1)

Certified USDA organic by Stellar Certification Services.

Motherlove Pregnant Belly Oil (EWG Skin Deep rating 1)

All natural; With certified organic herbs; Certified cruelty free

Motherlove Pregnant Belly Salve (EWG Skin Deep rating 1)

All natural; With certified organic herbs; Certified cruelty free

LuSa Organics Belly Balm

Ingredients: *Olive oil, shea butter (fair trade), *jojoba oil, tocopherol (vitamin e), and lavender essential oil. *certified organic ingredient

Bobbie’s Belly & Body Balm from Onesta

Organic and 100% natural; no artificial preservatives or fragrances.

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