Stretch Marks & Tummy Butter: The FAQs

You can call ’em tiger stripes if you want, but when it comes down to it: no woman wants stretch marks. But unfortunately they are an annoying reality of life, like knuckle hair and lowered metabolism. According to BabyCenter, at least half of women will get those silver scars during pregnancy (although that sounds like very modest estimates to me!).

Look ma, no stretch marks! (greensuitcase/Flickr)

That said, I will give you one guess to what our #1 customer inquiries are about. Are expectant Mamas most worried about trying to prevent morning sickness or producing an increase breast milk? Or maybe a breastfeeding nipple butter for their chapped nips?


The most prevalent concern expressed from Moms (always with a glint of hope and desperation is their eyes!) is:

“How do I prevent stretch marks during pregnancy?”

I’ve rounded up the most popular questions asked by our Mamas about our stretch marks lotion Tummy Butter. It’s everything you wanted to know about keeping those tiger stripes far, far away! Plus, check out The Spoiled Mama Facebook to WIN your own 4 oz Tummy Butter NOW!

“I already had my baby! Can I still use Tummy Butter to help fade my stretch marks?”

Q: I’m only in the first trimester of my pregnancy. I have no stretch marks yet, but I’m really worried about getting them! How soon can I begin using your Tummy Butter and Bump Gloss? (Janice P., California)
A: Hi Janice, congratulations on your pregnancy! You can begin using both products as soon as you’d like. As they say: Prevention is the BEST medicine. It is never too early.

Q: I’m four months pregnant (with my first, yay!), and have been using your Tummy Butter every single day! Not one stretch mark yet, but I’m wondering if you have any advice on other things I can do too? (Mara K., Illinois)
A: One reason women get stretch marks during pregnancy is because their skin is not getting enough hydration. Simple solution? Drink plenty of water! With the warm summer months, it is recommended pregnant women drink 80 oz of water daily! Also make sure you platinum play online casino are massaging the Tummy Butter into your skin in order to increase blood circulation and help with your skin’s elasticity!

Love lavender? Try our pregnancy safe stretch mark oil Bump Gloss!

Q: I’m pregnant with my second child, and I am suffering from major morning sickness. I want to use your Tummy Butter for stretch marks, but I’m afraid I may get sick. What does it smell like? (Anne D., New York)
A: Great question, Anne! Many expectant Mamas are naturally concerned about introducing potentially nauseating smells into their skin care routine. Our cocoa butter Tummy Butter is scented with orange essential oils — many say the end result smells like orange chocolate! If you find lavender more soothing, try our pregnancy stretch mark oil Bump Gloss! (And if you’re REALLY suffering, try our Happy Mornings Sippin’ Tea — an all natural, organic solution to help reduce and aid in nausea during pregnancy.)

Q: I had my baby four months ago, and have stretch marks on stomach and thighs!! I wish I found out about your product sooner! Can I still use your belly butter? (Lita N., New York)
 A: Good news, Lita. It may not be too late! If your stretch marks are new (purple-red color, raised) then our cocoa butter for scars will certainly help heal AND fade them.

Q: Quick question… I’m really interested in using the tummy butter and was wondering how long a 12oz container of it usually last? (Brandi J., North Dakota)
A: The short answer is: it depends on every woman (i.e. how frequently are you applying? how much do you apply at one time? how many parts of your body are you putting it on?). That said, I’d definitely recommend the 12 oz if you are in the earlier phase your pregnancy; however, keep in mind the butter works great for stretch marks after childbirth, and also for helping heal and fade C-section scars.

Q: Does your Tummy Butter work on women of every ethnicity? (Laurie P., Florida)
A: Yes! Our Tummy Butter doesn’t discriminate!

If you have any questions I haven’t addressed here, leave me a comment below! Have a great week, Mamas!

2 thoughts on “Stretch Marks & Tummy Butter: The FAQs”

  1. I’m on my 32nd week of pregnancy and noticed some purple red marks on my stomach, inner thighs and legs. It made me really disappointed. I was wondering, is it going to still disappear when I use your tummy butter and bump gloss? can I use it to on my inner thighs and legs??

  2. Congrats on your pregnancy! Yes, you can use the Tummy Butter and Bump Gloss on your inner thighs and legs. We recommend using them on ALL stretch mark prone areas to help prevent more from appearing and to help reduce the ones you currently have. As always- stay out of the sun (this can cause them to be more prevalent), hydrate your body on the inside too by drinking lots of water and taking your Omega 3.

    If you choose to use both, follow these simple steps:
    For Maximum Stretch Mark Prevention our Tummy Butter and Bump Gloss are recommended to be used together (each contain oils proven to help aid in stretch mark prevention and the fading of existing scars and stretch marks). The Tummy Butter can be applied in the afternoon, evening or both as your tummy begins to grow and stretch. You will want to make sure that while massaging any oil or butter in, you do so gently but keep in mind that the ‘massaging’ is what will bring blood flow to the surface and this will also help aid in stretch mark prevention.