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How To Use Essential Oils For Scars

Essential OIls For Scars

Probably the most recommended of essential oils for scars is helichrysum.

A simple scar recipe is to combine 10 drops helichrysum with 1 tablespoon rosehip seed oil and 1 tablespoon hazelnut oil. Rub a little of the blend into the scar twice a day.

While recent scars may fade within a few weeks, old scars may require you to apply an essential oil blend two to three times a day for three to six months or longer.

A blend to use for old scars:

Source: Advanced Aromatherapy

The book states rosehip seed oil has triple unsaturated fatty acids that strengthen cell membranes, making it a good carrier oil to use to help fade scars.

More Essential Oils For Scars

Other essential oils that may help scars fade include:

  • Carrot seed
  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Myrrh
  • Patchouli

Tamanu Oil Blend

  • 4 tablespoons tamanu oil (Calophyllum inophyllum)
  • 12 drops lavender essential oil
  • 12 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 12 drops helichrysum essential oil

Blend all ingredients in a glass bottle. Use the blend three to five times a day, massaging it into scars, stretch marks, or old injuries.

Source: Aromahead

Aromatherapy For Scars

  • 1/8 teaspoon vitamin E oil (two 250-IU capsules)
  • 3 tablespoons sweet almond or sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon rosehip oil
  • 30 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 30 drops sandalwood or cedarwood essential oil  
  • 30 drops lavender essential oil
  • 30 drops myrrh essential oil

Blend all ingredients in a dark bottle. Shake well. Rub a little into the scar twice a day for as long as needed.

Source: The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness

Rosehip Oil Blend

  • Three 1000 IU vitamin E capsules
  • 3 drops calendula essential oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops neroli essential oil
  • 1 drop tea tree essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons rosehip seed oil

Puncture the vitamin E capsules and drain the oil into a small glass container. Blend in the other oils. Apply a little of the blend to scars two to three times a day.

Source: Massage & Aromatherapy: Simple Techniques to Use at Home

Massage For Scars

Another technique that can help, and that you can combine with using essential oils, is cross-fiber friction massage on the scar.

Place your thumb or other finger firmly on the scar and move the scar without sliding your finger on your skin. Use only as much pressure as is comfortable. Learn more about scar tissue massage.

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