(Closed) Fun lotions/oils for my ever expanding midsection?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
88 posts
Worker bee

I believe studies have shown Vitamin E oil is the only thing that does help. (I KNOW I read this in the New York Times at some point but not in the past 30 days, so now I can’t find it.) So, what I do is I mix Vitamin E oil in my hand with another lotion and apply that. Otherwise the oil it’s too oily and sticky.

Also, a friend game me Occitane’s Baume Maman et Bebé and that is pretty nice too. She said you can use it on your belly and then also use it to massage your babe once s/he’s born.

Post # 4
631 posts
Busy bee

I use Cocoa butter lotion, even though I’m sure it won’t do anything.  It still feels nice!

Post # 5
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My sister insisted I use Bio-Oil but I prefer Cetaphil moisturing cream (the big pot of super duper moisturizing lotion).  Granted, this is my first pregnancy so I really can’t say if what I’m using is the best way to go or not.

Post # 6
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

@Weddingkitty, I read that article, too.  I think I remember it saying that nothing actually helps prevent stretch marks, but that Vitamin E oil will make them look less pronounced (in time, with repeated use) if you do develop them.  

Post # 7
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I got the Palmers Cocoa Butter for Streatch Marks. It really worked! I started using it when they first started showing up and I didn’t get more after that and the once I did get are hard to see because of using it. Here’s what the bottle looks like:



Post # 8
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011


I totally used that stuff when I was pregasuarus, I found it helped reducestall the stretch marks,but I had to be religious about putting it on (morning, afternoon & night & after showers & post-partum!) to see an affect.

Post # 9
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I bought Burts Bees “Mama Bee” and like it for keeping away dry skin and *maybe* doing something for the expanding mid section :X

I also like Celtrixa for after the fact to fade any stretch marks…I don’t know if it works, but it has the best reviews I’ve seen.

Post # 10
439 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I use a local essential oil + beeswax belly jelly I picked up at a natural food shop and love it! I looked into Bio-Oil {highly recommended by many preggos} and some cocoa butter formulas, but wasn’t impressed with their ingredient list, especially considering where I was putting it!

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