Baby Bump Belly Balm Bar

Fresh-Picked Beauty's Baby Bump Belly Balm Bar
Oh, let me tell you about my amazing cousin Kait! She was preggers with her first little bundle of joy and approached me with a special request. She wanted something to keep her belly nourished, supple, and stretch-mark-free. Well, you know me—I couldn't resist the opportunity to whip up something magical!

I concocted a recipe fit for a queen, packed with all the good stuff. We're talking hemp seed oil, macadamia nut oil, baobab oil, Argan oil, and pomegranate seed oil. Oh, the heavenly elixirs! But wait, there's more! I threw in a generous helping of cocoa butter and a dash of Vitamin E for that extra oomph. This belly balm bar is like a superhero for her skin, fighting to keep it supple and restore its elasticity during her pregnancy journey.

And let's talk about presentation. I didn't just hand her a plain ol' bar. Nope! I molded it into the cutest heart shape you've ever seen. Because why settle for ordinary when you can have adorable, right? Then, I popped it into a small canning jar. It's like a little treasure chest of belly-loving goodness!

Oh, and try saying "Baby Bump Belly Balm Bar" three times fast! It's a tongue-twisting joyride that'll have you giggling in no time. Go ahead, give it a whirl! Trust me, it's harder than it sounds.

So there you have it! Kait's got herself a belly balm fit for a goddess, wrapped up in love and cuteness. Pregnancy never looked so fabulous!

Every single ingredient I used for this formula came from Mountain Rose Herbs.  Just about every ingredient I used is Certified Organic too.  I like the wide selection of carrier oils from Mountain Rose Herbs.  Click HERE to be taken to their website.

I chose oils that are rich in fatty acids and are good at delivering deep hydration to the skin.  The combination of these oils will keep the skin in tip-top shape!!!

There are no essential oils in this recipe.  First of all, the carrier oils in this recipe are all super special and work wonders on their own.  Secondly, many pregnant women should avoid essential oils for safety's sake.  This recipe has a decadent cocoa butter aroma to it and smells amazing!!!

Baby Bump Belly Balm Bar (by Fresh-Picked Beauty)
makes about 2/3 cup

2 tablespoons Mountain Rose Herbs Beeswax
1/2 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Carnauba Wax
5 tablespoons Mountain Rose Herbs Cocoa Butter
1 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Hemp Seed Oil
1 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Macadamia Nut Oil
1 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Baobab Oil
1 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Meadowfoam Seed Oil
1 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Argan Oil
1 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Pomegranate Seed Oil
1/2 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Vitamin E Oil

In a large glass measuring cup, add in the beeswax, carnauba wax, cocoa butter, hemp seed oil, macadamia nut oil, baobab oil and meadowfoam seed oil.  Place the measuring cup into a pan with a few inches of simmering water.  Occasionally stir the ingredients until fully melted.  Add in the Argan oil, Pomegranate seed oil and Vitamin E oil.  Stir to melt all ingredients.  Remove from heat.

I decided to make my bars into fun heart shaped ones.  I used two heart shaped ice molds that hold about 1/3 cup of liquid each.

You can use any mold you like for this recipe. I like the silicone molds as the bars are super easy to remove.

Make sure the ingredients are nice and melted.

I used a frosting tip as a small funnel to make it easy to pour my melted liquid into the heart shaped mold.  I filled them to the very top of the mold and allowed them to cool at room temperature until fully hardened.

I slipped the top off and I had a perfect heart shaped baby bump belly balm bar just waiting for me.

My bar developed a tiny hairline crack while it cooled.  It is still super perfect and I can't wait to present this to my cousin.  Remember I said I made two bars.....well one is for me.  No, I am not pregnant, but I do like to keep my skin super soft and moisturized.  This recipe would also make a wonderful hostess gift for a baby shower! You can also make mini heart shaped bars and present every guest at a baby shower their very own.  This also makes a wonderful lip balm recipe when used to fill up lip balm tubes.

Enjoy & Green Blessings!!