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Hello There...Can Stretch Marks Be Prevented?

October 18, 2016

Hello There...Can Stretch Marks Be Prevented?

It's been hectic here at Aphorism. Finally time to write a blog! Among the many things that last year brought, we had a new addition to the Aphorism family. My bundle of joy arrived last September. It has been quite a learning process but one of the best years of my life! Throughout my pregnancy and the early months after the baby arrived, I was searching for (and creating) my new essentials and new routine. As a result, I want to share a DIY balm that I love. The formulation, true to my love of  formulation was a tad bit complicated, but I’ve distilled it to 4 ingredients. I used it pre and post maternity and think it may work well for any one looking to nourish their skin during weight loss, maternity or for that matter, even on an intense work out regimen!

DIY Balm:

Ingredients:
4 oz pure Cocoa butter  (raw, unrefined is the best, but frankly, the smell got too much for me and I switched to pure (but no smell) cocoa butter)
1 oz virgin coconut oil
3 oz jojoba oil
1 oz rosehip seed oil
Optional : Up to 3 ml Natural Vitamin E oil

Directions:

Put cocoa butter in a heat-safe glass mixing bowl. Place bowl in a saucepan which is filled with 2 inches of water, and set the saucepan on the stove at the lowest possible heat setting. Stir cocoa butter till melted. Remove saucepan from stove and take the glass bowl (carefully) out of the saucepan. Stir in coconut oil, then stir in the other oils till completely blended. Pour into a clean container, close lid and place in fridge for an hour. If using vitamin E, stir it in after all other ingredients before placing in fridge. The actual/final consistency, depends on the actual batch of ingredients, weather and storage temperature!




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