My home-made stretch-mark remedy

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In one of my blog posts I wrote about how developing stretch marks was the main contribution towards my attempt to lose weight.

First let me start off by saying there is nothing wrong with stretch marks and it is very pleasant to browse through social networks like instagram/facebook and find more and more people embracing their stretch marks and cellulite. There seems to be this misconception though, that stretch marks are unique to women, this is wrong. Both men and women develop stretch marks, although it is popular amongst women because of pregnancy and weight gain/loss.

Personally, developing stretch marks shattered my confidence, I couldn’t wear my swim costumes or any other variation of clothes thereof. I found that the more stretch-marks I developed, the more weight I gained and vice versa. I let this thread go on for a while until I eventually decided to do something about it. When all of this was happening I was a student and didn’t have the luxury of purchasing expensive products to help me.

I remember spending the better half of my day researching remedies to get rid of stretch marks and I came across this girl who testified to using Vicks Vapour rub and cling wrap and waking up the next day with the stretch-marks having “miraculously disappeared”. I tried many products, lemon juice, coffee, Vicks vapour rub, tissue oil and so forth, but nothing seemed to work, until I discovered a combination of ingredients that, for lack of a better word “changed my life” – Spirit, Happy Event and Bio Oil!!

The below is what you need:

  • Cotton Wool
  • Happy Event
  • Bio Oil
  • Methylated Spirit
  • 1 Large Container/Bowl/Bottle (Empty)


Mix the entire content of the Happy Event and Bio Oil into the bowl/bottle and mix/stir accordingly until blended.

Every day after washing (Preferably 2-3 times a day) take the cotton wool and pour a little of the spirit, rub this on the area with the stretch marks (After applying, your cotton wool should have black stains on it, to be sure you are using the correct spirit)

Once done rubbing, apply the bio oil and happy event mixture on the area with the stretch mark and rub in thorough and accordingly. Do this consistently every day, 2-3 times a day and you will notice the difference.

Extra Tips:

  • Ensure that your skin in moisturised at all times, dry skin prolongs the process.
  • Drink enough water for hydration and to allow your skin to heal itself
  • Exercise and eat healthy food (Believe it or not, this actually helps).
  • Be consistent and remember patience is a virtue!!
  • It took me 3 months to see extremely noticeable differences, if you do this everyday it will work.
  • There are many products that claim to get rid of stretch marks and are ridiculously expensive, don’t fall prey to this. Always do thorough research!!

PS: The above remedy diminished the appearance of stretch-marks!!

Always remember that every body type is beautiful. If you don’t like something you have the power to change it. The level/severity of each person’s stretch marks is difference, thus the level/timeline of results might vary.

Should you have any questions or enquiries about my remedy, please let me know on the comments section. Good Luck!!



Published by Sibahle Teyise

Mholo, Hello, Groete, Sawubona, Lotjhani, Dumela, Ndaa, Avuxeni! I’m Sibahle Teyise, JAGWAT founder and head content writer. I have an Undergraduate Degree from UCT majoring in Public Policy and Literature, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma from UCT specialising in Marketing, Events Management and Business Communication. I am an author under construction, working on my book to be published soon- "When It Happens For Girls Like Us". I started JAGWAT in 2017, following the success of my personal blog - Tales Of The Mute. The inspiration to start JAGWAT came after hearing the sad stories of women being murdered on a daily basis, the violence against women as well as the many stories of women taking their own lives because of suffering in silence. JAGWAT provides a platform for women to take back the power by sharing their stories on a public central platform and with this, they show other women that they are not alone. I believe that when women stand together great things happen. No women should suffer in silence and the more we speak up as women and create a sisterhood and support group, the more powerful we can become. I am passionate about communities with women from disadvantaged backgrounds and JAGWAT supports Women Initiatives as well as making a difference in various schools from the township by offering assistance to learners in the form of mentorship and tutoring. I am a self-proclaimed book-worm and although I am a shy person, I am a motivational public speaker. I was heavily bullied in primary as well as high school and I am extremely passionate about Anti-Bullying campaigns and initiatives. I read, I write, I gym, I pray, I cycle, , I hike, I run, and pretty much everything in between. I am a weight loss motivator having lost 16kg in the past 2 years, which is quite an achievement for someone who can’t cook. (Thank GOD for food that can easily be boiled!!) I am a firm believer that an empowered women can empower other women and JAGWAT aims to be that platform for Women Empowerment. On a lighter note: I have the worst music playlist in the history of playlists.

15 thoughts on “My home-made stretch-mark remedy

    1. Hi Lisa, thanks for your comment. It took me 3 months for them to be less appearant, but as mentioned consistency is key.


    1. Hey there, Happy Event is a product specially created for pregnant Women to prevent them from developing stretch marks. I normally purchase it at Click in SA. Here is a link to their website, I am certain you can order for delivery ( Good luck! Should you have anymore questions, please feel free to let me know 🙂


    1. Happy Event is a product that is frequently used by pregnant people to prevent stretch marks but it is also used to diminish the appearance of them. It is widely available at most chemist in South Africa and can also be purchased on line! I hope this helps 🙂


  1. Hello, am in Ghan, Accra buh I can’t get the happy event cream so is there any alternative?thanks.


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