I've been using mother's special blend by mountain ocean which has almond oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, vitamin e- it's a liquid and stays greasy for awhile. I also made a potion of shea butter, cocoa butter, vitamin E, rose and lavender oil that's more like a body butter.
despite using these almost daily (at the minimum after every shower... and no i don't shower daily- more like every other day!) I just now at 27 weeks noticed that there are faint red/purple marks appearing on the bottom half of my boobs.... I went from a 34B/C to a 34/D/DD almost overnight in the first trimester so I dont understand why I'm gettting them now 4 months later!!!! SO FRUSTRATING!!
I am on a war to prevent stretch marks. I don't want to hear " they're genetic there's nothing you can do", because my mom is covered in them from 3 children- but she also gained 60 pounds/50/40 with each pregnancy... and I'm gaining far less than that.
I'm not so much into things like bio oil/palmer's cocoa butter that are commonly advertised because the ingredients list is full of synthetics and chemicals- I'd rather just go to the active ingredients that work to promote skin elasticity- like vitamin E, rosehip seed oil, calendula, almond oil, etc.
any good yummy body butter recipes or natural product recommendations???