I scar more easily than anyone I know. I scratched my leg with my fingernail a few months ago, and it scarred. It’s kind of ridiculous.
Luckily, in my study of essential oils, I’ve learned which ones I can use on my body to promote skin regeneration and healing. I’ve seen remarkable improvement in my skin and the appearance of scars by using essential oils daily. Even my worst scars and stretch marks (aah! God forbid! those nasty little reminders of what happened when I “lost” my anorexic body) have visibly decreased after consistent use with my magic oil blend.
My formula for a scar removing oil blend is not super precise and it changes a bit each time I make it, but there are a few important and necessary oils to use in order to make the most effective blend.
These oils all have anti-bacterial qualities, skin-regenerative healing properties and can help restore elasticity in the skin.
I like to use both almond oil and jojoba oil as the carrier oil or base. Both these natural oils are very moisturizing, nourishing and easily absorbed into the skin.
Here is my basic recipe:
1 medium size bottle of sweet almond oil mixed with jojoba oil
15 drops of helichrysum
15 drops of carrot seed
10 drops of lavender
10 drops of mandarin
10 drops of roman chamomile
5 drops of frankincense
5 drops neroli
5 drops of rose geranium
These oils are all fantastic for promoting healing of scars. If you can’t get a hold of all these oils, no biggie. Just invest in the most important ones that I listed above.
Other oils that are very beneficial for reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks are myrrh, jasmine, rosewood and sandalwood and patchouli.
I find that I get the most benefit from this scar removing oil blend if I massage it into my skin at least once a day after showering. I often put a few drops of this blend in my baths to soak up all the healing goodness.
Have you ever used essential oils to heal your skin?