As you might already know, one of the most popular items on our Joyous Health shop is our 'Smooth Like Butta' Body Butter.
There is no actual scent added but as much as I love it, one of the key raw ingredients is cocoa butter which smells like chocolate. Sure, it might sound like the perfect scent -- you smell like a chocolate truffle but if you are like me and many mamas-to-be the first three months there are countless smells I couldn't stand and cocoa butter was one of them.
When I reached out to my natural body care guru Kathrin , to develop a belly bump butter (BBB), we discussed different essential oils at length. After chatting with various mamas, doing my own research and discussing it with Kathrin, I found the most pleasing scent to be citrus -- especially if you are feeling nauseated during pregnancy.
Grapefruit is a tangy, tart, refreshing scent that is very joyful. This is why we decided to go with grapefruit essential oil (which also happens to be my all-time favourite essential oil). The scent is very light and it makes up less than 3% of the total product so even if you are still a bit adverse to smells you won't find it overpowering at all.
Grapefruit essential oil is known for it's ability to uplift you (wonderful when you're hugging the toilet), reduces tension and helps with positive energy.
If you are a beauty essential oil guru you probably know that grapefruit oil can make your skin more sensitive and prone to a sunburn. So I do not recommend you slather this belly butter on your bump and then go lay in the sun or go to a tanning bed (hopefully you're not doing either). But the amount of essential oil is so low that it is likely to cause an issue but I did want you do know that just in case you are a "sun worshipper".
The ingredients in my BBB are nourishing for your growing belly, helping to prevent itchiness and of course if you keep your skin well-moisturized it will also lessen the chance that you'll get stretch-marks. That being said, there is no guarantee and no proven ingredient that can prevent stretch marks with 100% certainty. So when you read about different brands claiming their magical oil will prevent stretch marks take this information with a grain of salt!
Ingredients in Belly Bump Butta
This product is GMO-free | Gluten-free | Biodegradable | Not Tested on Animals.
Just like all of the joyous health natural beauty products, the BBB is free from: PEG, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol or Ethanol, Aluminum, Synthetic Fragrance.
Please remember that what you put on your skin, gets absorbed by your body.
There are many conventional products on the market even those recommended for pregnant women that contain hormone disrupting ingredients. This is extremely irresponsible of big companies but unfortunately not much is going to change any time soon. You can read more about hormone disrupting ingredients in various posts on joyous health.
Not only is the BBB is also wonderful for your beautiful growing bump, it's great for:
When you are applying the BBB to your growing baby bump remember to take some time to really send your sweet bean loving positive thoughts.
Your babe feels everything you feel emotionally and this is a wonderful time to be mindful and grateful for this incredible gift you've been given to grow a human being.
I'd love to hear any questions on the BBB in the comments section below. Looking forward to hearing what you think about it! You can find the Belly Bump Butter in the Joyous Shop!
Wishing you a joyous pregnancy!