Reduce Stretchmarks, Keloids, or Scars with Essential Oils
No one likes having scars, stretch marks, or keloids, no matter their cause. There are thousands of remedies and natural cures for scars, but you can rid yourself of scar tissue (or reduce it significantly) with a few simple techniques and a homemade remedy using natural carriers and essential oils.
The best time to deal with scar tissue is as soon as possible, while it is still pliable and at its ‘immature’ stage and while it’s still red, itchy and the nerve endings are still trying to knit together.
Tips For Faster Healing Of Scar Tissue
Heat and massage treatments help erase scar tissue as well as natural oils, so by laying a dampened warm towel over the area for a few minutes and then rubbing a few drops of the scar serum (see recipe below) into the scar two or three times a day. Make sure you rub the scar serum into the bottom of your feet as well because feet are one of the quickest ways for the natural essential oils to be absorbed into your body, so you can fight your scars internally as well as externally since essential oils are fat soluble, they can enter the blood stream.
Massage the area at least twice daily when using the serum to increase lymph drainage and get things moving to give the essential oils deeper penetration into the skin. Use the warm to hot dampened towel each time.
Tips and Warnings
Probably not safe for all children under four. Ask your doctor.
New scars should start healing and regenerating within 4-8 weeks using this serum.
Older scars or keloids will show improvement within 10 weeks and will usually continue to get better the longer you use the scar serum.
Scar Serum Recipe
To make your scar serum:
First, find a dark 4 ounce bottle and mark this bottle by making a label or write “scar serum” and the date on a piece of paper and tape it to the bottle completely covering the whole piece of paper to protect it from spills.
- 4 oz. dark glass bottle
- Rosehip seed oil 30 ml (or one ounce)
- Calendula 20 ml
- Jojoba 20 ml
- Tamanu 20 ml
- Vitamin E caplets 3-5 of strong potency
- Helichrysum italicum spp. serotinum 10dps
- Sea Buckthorn 3 dps
- Neroli (Citrus aurantium any variety- esp. var. amara) 3 dps
- Benzoin 2 dps *optional (some have sensitivities to benzoin use patch test to check)
- Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) 2 dps
- Rosemary Verbenone 2 dps
- Frankincense ( best is boswellia sacra, but any will do) 3 dps.
If you don’t have all of these essential oils, rosehip seed oil and or calendula mixed with helichrysum has very good results. Add 2 oz each of rosehip seed and calendula oils then add about 20-25 drops helichrysum.
Even straight lavender essential oil has been known to reduce scarring, and is safe for direct use without a carrier such as rosehip or calendula, but both are great for scar tissue. Be aware that only Lavender (and tea tree) essential oil(s) can be used directly on the skin without a carrier oil.
Apply the salve/serum two to three times a day until signs of scarring are diminished. This may take some time depending on the severity of the scars, stretchmarks or keloids, so don't give up too soon, as it may take months for visible reductions. No worries though, because this serum has powerful skin regenerative properties which will promote new cell growth diminishing the size of scars, improving natural skin color and restoring skin tissue elasticity.
And as an added bonus - it won't hurt the environment or even little ones, as it's made with all natural ingredients.
Scar Salve Recipe
If you don't like an oily type serum, you may like this scar salve.
Add about 1 ounce of beeswax to 2-3 ounces of oils, depending on the consistency you like. (For a harder salve, more beeswax, for a softer salve, less beeswax.)
- To make the salve or ointment start by warming the carrier oils, (such as rosehip seed and calendula), over a double boiler or in a pyrex cup in the microwave, add the beeswax into them, stirring well as the wax melts so it incorporates into the oils.
- Then stir in your essential oils. Don't add the essential oil until the mixture has cooled a bit because heating essential oils reduces their potency.
- I usually just use a Pyrex 2 cup measuring cup and heat in the microwave in short bursts, stirring well, then adding e.o.s after a it's cooled to touch. But some say microwaving isn't the best way, so a double boiler may be your ticket.
How-To Video Scar Treatment Tutorial
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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