Best Rubs for your Growing Belly

It’s truly amazing what a woman’s body can do to grow another human being.  Our organs shift position, our hormones kick into high gear, and our belly grows and grows into something other worldly.  With the right care and attention, this superpowered body can return to its original (maybe even better) condition.

Stretch marks are a concern of mamas-to-be everywhere.  With the right rub, you can protected your belly as it changes form.  Here are my picks for super oils for your super bump.

Best Rubs for your Growing Belly

Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Stretch Oil

This oil is delicately scented so as to not irritate a prego mama’s sensitive nose, using plant-based components such as organic calendula and calming chamomile.  The use of borage and neroil pure essential oils nourish elasticity protecting the skin.  It can also be used for perineal massage to help avoid tears and episiotomies during natural childbirth.

I love the scent of this one.   In fact there is something in it that took me right back to my childhood at the beach.  Perhaps a smell that was used in child sunscreen at the time?

EMAB Natural Stretch Oil

NYR Mother’s Massage Oil and Mother’s Balm

Neal’s Yard Remedies organic Mother’s Massage Oil combines almond, wheat germ, neroli, and mandarin essential oils.  The neroli here is also to encourage healthy elasticity.  This one’s scent is very very mild, so if you have a sensitive nose, you will appreciate this near odorless oil.

Mothers Massage Oil

If you want a thicker more moisturizing layer of protection, check out the Mother’s Balm.  This unscented blend is made from coconut oil, apricot oil, beeswax, almond oil and macadamia seed oil.  After application let that belly air dry so as to not get the balm on your clothes.

Mothers Balm


Pura D’or Pure and Organic Argan Oil

Argan oil has been trending lately and it is no wonder.  Argan heals and protects the skin, it is a disinfectant, and is considered an effective anti-aging oil due to its high levels of vitamin E and saponins.   It can be used on the hair, face, and all over the body, making it a must have in your skincare arsenal.  However, not all Argans are created equal.  Pura D’or Pure and Organic Argan Oil is the real deal.  Imported from Moracco, it is produced using the highest standards in the industry: cold pressed and unrefined.  A little bit of this oil goes a long way, so expect to have the bottle for a while, even if you are using every day on that bump.

Argan Oil

Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil

With a multitude of uses, organic coconut oil can be used on your body as well as in your kitchen.  Coconut oil has been acclaimed for acting as a moisturizer, an antibiotic, an anti-fungal, and an antioxidant.   The high fat content makes it a super emollient on the skin, both softening and smoothing.  Coconut oil also controls microbes and can be used to treat skin infections.

Choose an unrefined/virgin oil (refined oil is likely treated by chemical processing and high heat).

Apply to your skin and allow to air dry to avoid stains on clothes.  While the oil soaks in, close your eyes, breathe in the island smell and transport yourself to a tropical location.

Nutiva Coconut Oil

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