Stretch marks - also known as Striae -
are caused when the two main proteins - Collagen and Elastin - that help form a strong skin structure in the lower layer of the skin (Epidermis) tear.
The tearing can be due to a number of factors, but its usually due to the skin stretching or shrinking quickly - occurrences like growth spurts, rapid weight gain or loss, pregnancy can cause them for example.
As the tear starts to heal it forms a type of scar that makes lines or streaks appear on the surface of the skin. The lines can be red, pink, purple, or dark brown depending on your skin colour, and will eventually become silvery in colour when healing is complete.
Mantra Aromatherapy's Blend 3 -
(formally known as our 'Anti Stretch Mark' body massage blend)
is a useful product to have available to use when you need to nourish, deeply hydrate and keep your skin supple and in tip top condition at times when stretch-marks may otherwise become an issue.
The blend will help with skin care support and coupled with keeping yourself well hydrated, well exercised and your weight within normal levels, will minimalize the likely-hood of stretchmarks occuring.
If you already have stretch-marks then please check out our Targeted Blends Section for a product that will help with skin care support to allow the Stretch Marks heal less noticeably.
Blend ingredients -
Sweet Almond or Grapeseed Carrier Oil -
(choose which you prefer when adding to your basket cart)
enriched with Black Cumin Seed and Borage Carriers,
with a 5% dilution of Calendula Absolute, Patchouli and Lavender Essential Oils.
To use this product -
Apply as the medium for hands on body massage.
Apply sparingly to the body after bathing/showering with gentle strokes.
Add 2 tablespoons to a pre-run warm bath and soak for at least 15-20 minutes.
Mantra Aromatherapy Pre-blended Body Massage Essential Oil blends -
Are pure, natural and simple products that contain just Carrier Oil and Essential Oils -
no preservatives/fillers or unnecessary extra ingredients.
They are Vegan products that are cruelty free.
They are presented for retail in pharmaceutical grade brown glass bottles with a tamper proof cap (for quantities of up to 100ml) for ease of use, or are presented in opaque wide lid plastic bottles for 250ml and upwards sizes.
Each product purchased is freshly blended and decanted from verified stock in Wales, Uk.
Mantra Aromatherapy Pre-blended Body Massage Blends are Therapeutic Grade products and can be used as part of a Holistic treatment.
Product Safety -
Always store Essential Oil Blends in brown glass bottles in an upright position with their caps firmly secured in place.
To maximise the shelf life of any Essential Oil Blend it should be stored out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry environment. - A medicine cabinet is ideal!
Essential Oil Blends should never be -
put on the skin without being correctly diluted first -
never be put in or near the eyes nor put on areas of damaged or inflamed skin.
they should be stored away from children and used with caution around babies, small children and pets.
care and Medical advice should be taken before using essential oil blends if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have a medical condition.
Always patch test before using any new essential oil blend.
How to choose the correct blend for specific massage requirements -
When selecting a blend to apply to the body, face or scalp the correct blend dilutions are key.
Mantra Aromatherapy has created several sections on our website where the headache of blending Essential Oils to the correct dilution with the appropriate massage medium has been, for your convenience, already done.
So whether you require a blend for body massage, a scalp massage blend for oiled Indian Head massage treatments or a Reflexology foot powder you can be reassured that everything is ready to go - all you do is open, pour and apply!
The products in this section are body massage blends that are specifically designed for use on the body only - this means they can be used for massage (after an initial patch test) on the limbs & torso.
The blends in this section are NOT suitable for use on the face or intimate areas of the body as the dilution of the blends are too strong and may cause irritation particularly with sensitive, allergic and delicate skin types and areas of the body with thin, fine and delicate skin.
If you require blends for facial massage, please check out the products in our Facial blends and products Section, our Absolute Blends Section and our Indian Head Massage and Lomi Lomi Massage Products Sections,
If you require more concentrated blends for small, localized areas, please check out our Targeted blends Section.
Disclaimer Note -
The pure Essential Oils and carriers used in this blend are not to be used as medicines, and Mantra Aromatherapy is not making medical claims for any of the pure or blended products on this site.
Aromatherapy is a Complimentary treatment and is never designed to be used instead of medical advice or medical treatment.
The blend combinations on this website are selected according to the traditional uses of Essential Oils and Carriers that have been handed down and honed for generations, and the blend combinations are also cross-referenced by using literature on the subject of Aromatherapy.