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Stretch Mark Serum Recipe

Beautiful Skin Friday's with Jenni Raincloud

It’s another edition of Beautiful Skin Friday’s with my very favorite all natural skincare guru, Jenni Raincloud! Her skincare knowledge and recipes and have completely changed my skin for the better. I can’t say enough good things about Jenni and her blog so I hope you’ll visit her at www.jenniraincloud.com so you can get yourself some beautiful skin, too πŸ™‚ Enjoy her stretch mark serum recipe – this is great for all those mommy to be’s and does a fantastic job at reducing scars, too!

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Jenni here!  It’s Beautiful Skin Friday and I’m back for a quick but seriously effective recipe for preventing and fading stretch marks and scars!  I hope you all enjoyed last weeks Firming Eye Cream-I’ll admit, that one was a tricky recipe.  This one will feel like a breeze-super quick and simple!  This recipe, while geared towards stretch marks, is also great as a thoroughly moisturizing body oil.  Winter can really dry the skin out and this oil is sure to quench the thirstiest of skin!

A while ago I shared a recipe for belly butter.  It was full of “food” for a stretched out tummy.  This recipe will be similar but instead of a buttery consistency, we’re going to make an oil and store it in a spray bottle for easy application!

Ingredients:

Rosehip Seed Oil is a highly effective ingredients in this recipe.  It has the ability to heal and lighten stretch marks and scars. Rosehip Seed Oil is considered one of the best carrier oils for preventing and/or reducing stretch marks. Rosehip Seed Oil is extremely moisturizing. Due to its natural content of trans-retinoic acids and a complex system of unsaturated essential fatty acids, Rosehip Seed Oil firms the skin, removes stretch marks, and keeps the skin well hydrated. It also contains many minerals that help the skin regain elasticity.

“Those considering using rose hip oil for pregnancy, whether to reduce hyper pigmentation and stretch marks or ease dry skin, should consider the following evidence. In a study of 20 women ages 25 to 35 conducted by Dr. Bertha Pareja and Dr. Horst Kehl, daily applications of rose hip oil were linked with wrinkle reduction and the fading of sun-damaged skin. In addition, all subjects of the study, conducted at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Chile in the 1980s, reported a “visible improvement” in skin appearance.

During pregnancy, the skin experiences a number of changes. As the baby grows, the skin stretches and can become blotchy (or patchy). That’s where rose hip oil can be helpful, as it increases the skin’s ability to produce new skin cells. As these new cells take the place of old ones, darker pigmentation spots will start to lighten.”  Marisa Torierri-Live Strong

 

Jojoba Oil mimics collagen and has a molecular structure similar to sebum. It is full of vitamins and minerals, it is very easily absorbed and has a long shelf life.  Jojoba balances and protects your skin.

 

Vitamin E oil can be used to prevent stretch marks as well as to get rid of existing ones. It is full of vitamins A and E which encourages elasticity of the skin. As the skin becomes more elastic, it can be stretched more easily.  Vitamin E can be found in many skin care products due to it’s anti aging and regenerative capabilities.

 

Neroli Essential Oil is a powerful oil that helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars.  It is cicatrisant which means it has anti scarring properties.  Neroli oil also stimulates circulation and encourages cell regeneration!

 

Lavender Essential Oil & Myrrh Essential Oil are both extremely healing and calming and can nourishes broken, cracked skin.

 

Lemon Essential Oil can lighten the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

**For my body oil I used a 4 ounce glass bottle with a spray top.  (like THIS)  Essential oils can react to plastic so it is preferable to use glass for your DIY skin care projects that involve essential oils.

Stretch Mark Serum Recipe - PrimallyInspired.com

Stretch Mark Serum Recipe / Scar Body Oil 

2 TBSP Jojoba Oil (find it HERE)
2 TBSP Rosehip Oil (find it HERE)
2 TBSP. Vitamin E Oil (find it HERE)
10 drops of Neroli Essential Oil (find it HERE)
7 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)
7 drops of Myrrh Essential Oil (find it HERE) (optional & please use this essential oil with caution if pregnant)
5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil (find it HERE)

1. Mix all ingredients in your glass container, shake and use!  It’s that simple!

If you are pregnant, I would use this spray two times a day-a.m. and p.m.  You will want to take it to the hospital and continue your day and night routine for weeks postpartum.  Stretch marks can form after you’ve given birth due to the extreme change to your skin!  Don’t forget to apply this spray to your chest as well-breast tissue will go through changes on an hourly basis in the beginning months of nursing!

If you are not pregnant and trying to improve your current stretch marks, you can use your oil once a day.  Please note that while this concoction is very potent, some people take weeks and even months to see results.  Everyone is different, so don’t give up!  Damaged skin needs extra nourishment to heal-your skin will feel the difference immediately.

As women, our bodies were meant to stretch.  When stretch marks form, these little lines should be our badges of honor.  After all, we have the ability to grow life inside our body!  Our society strives for physical perfection and that makes it so hard for women.  From one woman to another-whatever imperfection you are fighting, remember to LOVE yourself!

Check out my blog for this weeks posts on a Super Detoxing Bath Soak and DIY Vaseline!  Have a great week everyone!  See you next Friday!

signatureP.S. I offer a similar version of this stretch mark serum in my Etsy shop-You can find it HERE!

 

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jenniJennifer, from the blog Jenni Raincloud, lives in Edmond Oklahoma with her husband and 2 daughters. She has been in the skin care world for over a decade. She believes beautiful skin comes from the inside out. In order to achieve youthful skin a healthy lifestyle must be in place. If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin are her words to live by! She sells her skin care products on Etsy, runs her β€œat home spa” for close clients and blogs full time. She is happiest staying home with her family and cooking up healthy skin care products in the kitchen! You can follow Jenni Raincloud on FacebookPinterest and Etsy.

 

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31 comments

  1. I’m 43 and had 4 kids. My youngest is 10 and I’ve done nothing to help my poor skin for ages! Would this help even old stretch marks?

  2. just wondering..i see it helps with elasticity and collagen.. would this help on the aging neck and facial wrinkles

    • Kathy, this serum would be excellent for your face and neck. I would omit the lemon if you are going to use it in the morning though-Lemon can make you extra sensitive to the sun!
      Thanks, Jenni!

  3. Although I love this recipe, the ingredients are SO expensive! I understand why, but wondered if there was a serum already available to buy outright.

    Thanks!

  4. I used to use lavender oil on my skin all the time, but I read recently that it causes cell death and irritation (in Don’t Go To the Cosmetics Counter Without Me). This scares me a bit, and I was wondering if you knew of any studies that refute this claim. I’ve used it on burns with good results and I know it has a wonderful traditional reputation, which is almost, but not quite enough to help me trust it again.

    • Jessica-that’s crazy!! I’ve never heard that and personally would ignore it. Lavender is proven to be calming and soothing. It is awesome for so many different things-you can google it and find loads of info. in favor of it. I’ve never heard anything bad about it till now!
      Thanks, Jenni

    • Jessica,
      Lavender is helpful for correcting the DNA in the cells (DNA damage is a major cause of cancer), which makes the cells either be healed, or die. SO, the mutated cells dying would be a good thing. The lavender is definitely soothing, and stimulates new cell growth…so whatever mutated cells may die off, many more healthy cells would take their place!!! πŸ™‚
      Cells dying off sounds scary… but it’s a normal process. Without it, our bodies would be overrun with mutated, cancerous cells…which is bad.
      Anyway, lavender has been amazing for my family! Burns, cuts, bee stings… it supports our bodies in so many ways! πŸ™‚

  5. Michelle Pirozzoli

    I really would love to try this, I have existing strech marks and would love to see them diminish πŸ™‚ if I got all the iingredients in the standard smaller sizes how many 4oz bottles do you think I might be able to make? Thanks for the wonderful post!

  6. Could I replace the Neroli oil with something else? I am sure this is the perfect oil, but I just placed an order, and found this recipe after and will have to wait for the Neroli until next order (in a month or so).
    Thoughts on something else to get me by in the meantime?
    thanks

  7. Julie Drinkwater

    I am concerned about the Myrrh oil during pregnancy. I have been using your recipe, but everything I read about myrrh is it should be used with caution or avoided during pregnancy. Do you have any information regarding this oil as safe as you say in your post? Thank you

  8. Was finally able to make this tonight because I have been waiting for some of my final ingredients to arrive! I’m very excited and hoping to see results. I did have a question though, any thoughts on how you deal with the oiliness of your skin after applying? It makes me hesitant to get dressed or lay in bed for fear of leaving oil marks. Has anyone found a solution to this problem? Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  9. One of the best way to remove stretch mark that is Dermelastic Serum it’s help to make your skin Tight and remove your stretch mark

  10. I made and used this serum for the first time today. I am a first time mother who is nursing. After nursing my daughter post serum use she became very fussy and screamed uncontrollably. Are any of the ingredients in this serum known to cause irritation in nursing babies??

  11. Great Stretch Mark and Scar Treatment. i love how it feels when i apply serum to my skin. and the smell is not that bad… it fades away fast. My Results>>>>>So far so Good! Thanks! : )

  12. Hi Jenni, just wanted to say I am so glad I found your post. I’ve been using your serum for a year now and the newly developed stretch marks on my tummy are nearly completely gone! The ingredients are definitely expensive but a bottle of this lasts me a few months. Thanks for your advice!

    • Hi Ann,

      Dermelastic serum is the third product i am trying, as per my experience this product doing somewhat better compare with others i used previously.

  13. Myrrh EO really shouldn’t be used in any form by pregnant women.

    Here is a list (partial list) of essential oils that should NOT be used by pregnant women.

    β€’ Anise – Pimpinella anisum
    β€’ Carrot Seed – Daucus carota
    β€’ Cinnamon Bark – Cinnamomum verum
    β€’ Fennel – Foeniculum vulagre
    β€’ Frankincense – Boswellia papyrifera (please note it’s this species only, not all Frankincense)
    β€’ Myrrh – Commiphora myrrha
    β€’ Oregano – Origanum anites (and other species)
    β€’ Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis (this species only)
    β€’ Wintergreen – Gaultheria procumbens
    β€’ Yarrow – Achillea millefolium

    Furthermore, even the ones that could be considered safe should not be used every day and not used at all in the first trimester. Please consider updating your post with safety information and removing Myrrh from your recipe.

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