This week’s must-have is for both pregnant mamas and post-partum mamas.
Every woman, to some degree, thinks about stretch marks at some point during her pregnancy. Especially her very first pregnancy. It really is amazing how much her belly grows, expands, and s t r e t c h e s to grow and house her little baby. Amazing. And a little scary.
In steps this miraculous belly butter from Mambino Organics. This post is not meant to be vain. Not to keep your belly from ever looking like it housed a human being. But why not try to limit the skin damage that can be done?
Here is why this belly butter is so worth purchasing and a definite must-have:
1. It’s 100% Natural & Organic
It’s made with minimal ingredients and all safe ones: mango, shea butter, and madagascar tamanu oil. No crazy, hard-to-pronouce ingredients. No parabens. It feels good to know you’re putting something natural and safe on your belly, since it’s so close to your baby! Your skin absorbs topical creams, so I for one was on the hunt for the purest, cleanest products.
2. It REALLY Prevents Stretch Marks
This sounds silly to claim, but not really. It today’s world, marketing, advertising, and “green-washing” of products (making you believe it’s a safe, clean product) can lead you astray. So I’m here telling you that it really works. I used this belly butter every day during my first pregnancy: after showers and a thick layer before bed. It worked. Zero stretch marks.
During my second pregnancy, and a toddler keeping me busy, I had less time to focus on myself and any pending stretch marks. Lo and behold, I got MAJOR stretch marks. In hindsight, I should’ve taken 3 minutes to apply this cream to help combat those stretch marks and the insane redness and itchiness I had.
3. It Smells Delicious
Though pregnant noses can be particular, this smell never once bothered me. It has a mild, citrusy, mango scent. It smells so good and allows you (or your husband) to give yourself a mini belly massage for a few minutes each day. Bonus.
4. It Helps Your Post Partum Belly, Too!
It’s a TWO-FOR-ONE! Not only does it help prevent stretch marks during pregnancy, but also helps strengthen and heal your skin post-baby. It works to firm up your connective tissue and repair any damaged skin. It also softens your skin and minimizes the redness and appearance of stretch marks.
Tips For Using This Belly Butter
A LITTLE BIT GOES A LONG WAYS
I only ever needed 1 jar per pregnancy. I would recommend starting with a teaspoon at a time.
THE BELLY BUTTER STARTS OUT SOLID
Rub it in your hands for a few seconds to melt it. Rub it all over your belly, sides, and wherever stretch marks concern you.
OF COURSE IT’S A BIT GOOEY . . . IT’S OIL!
Yes, it’s a bit oily. But for the results I got, I’ll take it! If it absorbed right away, it wouldn’t be doing the dirty work of protecting and fully moisturizing your ever-expanding skin. I mainly put it on at night, so I wasn’t concerned about my pjs getting some on it. For use during the day, I almost always had a belly band on, and that contained the wetness so that it didn’t get on my clothes.
AFTERWARDS, RUB THE EXCESS INTO YOUR HANDS
I’ve started doing this with olive oil in the kitchen, too! Instead of washing it off, use it anywhere else your skin needs a boost.
So there you have it. My must-have of the week. Buy it for yourself, gift it at a baby shower (or sooner!), or tell someone about it. They will fall in love with this stuff!