// MAMA BEE BELLY BUTTER //
First off, just want to say this is not an ad or a sponsered post, I just really wanted to share with you expecting mamas (and soon-to-be mamas!) something I love & something I think is a pregnancy must-have! Being pregnant with my third child, you can say I have been through my fair share of lotions, butters, & oils for a growing belly. Shea butter, coconut oil, and a few other lotions meant specifically for preventing itchiness & stretch marks all worked okay and did help some, but were not amazing by any means.
At the beginning of this pregnancy, I got my hands on Mama Bee Belly Butter from Burts Bees. So far, I absolutely love it! It’s extra rich & creamy, but not greasy. It has a very pleasent mild scent because of it’s fragrance free formula. It also contains no phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, or SLS & is 99% natural! It gives me relief knowing that what I’m putting on my belly is safe for baby too.
Due to my not-very-elastic-skin, I found that no matter how religiously I put on creams in past pregnancies I just couldn’t avoid some stretch marks. Some people are lucky and have great genes with skin with a lot of elasticity, & some do not. I do believe though that certain kinds of good quality body butter like this Mama Bee Belly Butter (& a lot of water!), can help reduce the amount and severity of stretch marks that you get. Although they are fairly light, I do have stretch marks on my thighs, hips, and my lower belly from both of my pregnancies. Since using this belly butter, I feel like my skin is a lot more hydrated & so far, no itchy tummy & no new stretch marks yet! I also use this belly butter on my hips & inner thighs as well. I don’t want to give off the impression that stretch marks are bad, you should have absolutely no shame in the marks that resulted from growing a miracle inside you! My hubby still tells me they’re my tiger stripes and I earned them carrying our precious babes. But I know to some degree, most of us mamas would like to prevent getting the worst we could possibly get. Using this Mama Bee Belly Butter I am feeling hopeful and so far I give it an A+! Bottom line, if you are looking for a butter for your pregnant belly, I highly suggest this one!
Hope you like!