Best Non-Toxic Oils and Lotions for Stretch Marks during Pregnancy

January 13, 2020

My shock when I saw just how much my stomach grew during pregnancy was massive, just the size of my stomach. How much can skin stretch? The pregnant body is amazing. Yet this incredible elasticity comes with a price for many; stretch marks, the pink or even red “tiger stripes” that show up on your stomach and maybe breasts as the skin tries to keep up with the baby’s growth. Thankfully, oils and lotions for stretch marks can help with preventing and minimizing stretch marks during pregnancy.

My mother bears these ‘trophies’ of pregnancy. And while I would wear them proudly too, I want to prevent them if at all I can. So I tried on a ton of products, looking for the best solution to prevent stretch marks. Of course, I sought out items that were free of toxins. Luckily, they did the trick, and I’ve no pregnancy stretchmarks on my skin to speak of. Here are five of the best I’ve found.



Reviews of Non-Toxic Oils and Lotions for Stretch Marks during Pregnancy

Elemis Japanese Camellia Oil Blend



This luxurious oil blend is by far the best I’ve tried. Worth every penny, I would recommend it in a heartbeat. It saved and protected my skin and stomach like no other.

The oil was made famous by Victoria Bekham, who swore by it during all 3 of her pregnancies (who better to take advice about protecting your skin from). Used in spas, it does double duty as a very effective stretch mark fighter. It’s deeply hydrating, contains plant collagen to help replenish your skin, and has a lovely, but not overpowering aroma-therapeutic scent. As a bonus, you can still use it as massage oil after your baby is born (if you have any of it leftover, that is).


What I love about it:

  • Absorbs easily into skin
  • Lightly scented for those who can’t handle strong scents during pregnancy
  • Very effective.


Additional Specs:

  • Made from fine oils and naturally occurring compounds.
  • Contains almond oil.



Bodyshop Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Stick



Cocoa butter has long been prized as a moisturizer and stretch mark reducer. This product puts it into an easy stick form, so you can apply it exactly to the spots you need. No more messy hands. This made my life so much easier when I was on the go. No worrying about a bottle leaking in my purse or suitcase.


What I love about it:

  • Very moisturizing
  • Easy to apply
  • Inexpensive
  • Packaging is 100% recyclable


Something to keep in mind:

  • Not all-natural and organic.

Additional Specs:

  • Mixes cocoa butter with vegetable oil for smoother application.
  • Contains silicones




The Spoiled Mama Bump Gloss Stretch Mark Oil

Bump Gloss is non-toxic, vegan, and chock-full of organic ingredients. It smells like lavender, absorbs like a dream, and the bottle has a pump for easy application. I felt very confident using this one, knowing that it was a safe choice.


What I love about it:

  • Safe and wholesome
  • Incredibly nourishing
  • Lovely fragrance


Something to keep in mind:

  • On the higher price end


Additional Specs:

  • Made entirely from natural oils, with Vitamin E
  • Allergy warning: nut oils are present



Palmers Cocoa Butter


As I mentioned, cocoa butter is one of the best ingredients you can use for stretch marks. This stuff is the real deal, pumped up with Vitamin E, collagen, and elastin to help your skin replenish and maintain its elasticity. Like the Bump Gloss Stretch Mark Oil, it smells like lavender.


What I love about it:

  • Has the moisturizing properties of cocoa butter
  • Has lots of skin-friendly ingredients
  • Very affordable.


Something to keep in mind:

  • Very thick
  • Slightly greasy
  • Can be difficult to apply


Additional Specs:

  • Not all-natural
  • contains dimethicone



Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Stretch Oil



Here’s another all-natural herbal oil for the environmentally concerned. Not only is it safe and gentle, but it smells amazing, with orange, neroli, and chamomile. I felt like a herb garden, but in a good way! This oil is vegan, cruelty-free, and it works.


What I love about it:

  • All-natural
  • Applies cleanly
  • Earth-friendly
  • Smells great


Something to keep in mind:

  • Not as many scientifically proven ingredients


Additional Specs:

  • Free of parabens, phthalates, and petroleum products
  • Gluten-free




All mothers are beautiful, but it can take some time to get used to the changes in your body. I was stressed enough after my daughter was born without having one more thing to worry about. Being a mother has made me feel more comfortable in my skin than ever before, and avoiding stretch marks has helped even more. While I would gladly wear a thousand stretch marks for my child, it’s nice not to have to. Knowing that I chose the safest products I could, makes me feel confident about my decisions.


Shobita Ravichandran

Shobita Ravichandran


Shobita created Parenthood Guide in 2015 after she found out the hard way about toxins in many safe looking baby products. She's an architect, researcher, writer and mum of two strong-willed little humans. Ever since she found out she was pregnant, she has been extensively researching natural, safe, organic and non-toxic products for her children. Now she wants to take you along on this non-toxic journey and share her findings of the best and safest baby products out there.


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