zig
0

Notifications

  • You're all caught up!

How to Make Homemade Stretch Mark Removal Cream

by
author image Julie Hampton
Julie Hampton has worked as a professional freelance writer since 1999 for various newspapers and websites including "The Florida Sun" and "Pensacola News Journal." She served in the U.S. Army as a combat medic and nurse for over six years and recently worked as the Community Relations Director for a health center. Hampton studied journalism and communications at the University of West Florida.
How to Make Homemade Stretch Mark Removal Cream
A woman is rubbing stretch mark lotion on her stomach. Photo Credit mustafabilgesatkin/iStock/Getty Images

Over-the-counter stretch mark creams and ointments can be expensive. An inexpensive alternative is creating your own creams using a variety of items commonly found in your kitchen or bathroom. Stretch marks are often seen during late stages of pregnancy, after sudden growth sports or muscle gain. The Mayo Clinic defines stretch marks as indented striated areas on the skin commonly appearing pink, red or purple. Stretch marks may commonly appear on the buttocks, thighs, upper arms and stomach. There is no guarantee when using home remedies for fading stretch marks, though many people claim the use of creams and ointments has helped fade stretch marks more rapidly.

Olive Oil and Aloe Vera Stretch Mark Cream

Step 1

Mix 1/2 cup virgin olive oil and 1/2 cup aloe vera gel. Stir them together with a spoon or in a blender.

Step 2

Pierce open six vitamin E capsules and four vitamin A capsules. Use a sharp, sterile needle or cut them open using scissors. Squeeze the liquid inside the capsules into the mixture. Mix again.

You Might Also Like

Step 3

Store the cream in a clean container and refrigerate it.

Cocoa Butter Cream

Step 1

Grate 2 tbsp. beeswax into a pot. Add 1/2 cup cocoa butter, 1 tbsp. wheat germ, 1 tsp. apricot oil and 1 tsp. vitamin E oil. Pierce vitamin E capsules with a sterile needle and squeeze the solution from the capsules if vitamin E oil is not available.

Step 2

Heat the ingredients on low temperature. Stir continually to evenly distribute the heat. Continue until beeswax has melted.

Step 3

Place the mixture into a sterile container and refrigerate it.

Related Searches

LiveStrong Calorie Tracker
THE LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate Nutrition, Workouts & Tips
GOAL
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
GENDER
  • Female
  • Male
lbs.
ft. in.

References

Demand Media