I think this blog post is really about me. Recently I got bitten very close to my eye by some kind of bug. My eyes swelled up as did the skin around my eyes. The puffiness began cracking and now it appears as if I have abrasions around my eyes. Basically I have large scabs where I was swollen. Naturally I became concerned about scarring so I started doing some research. What I have discovered is if you want to effectively treat scars with essential oils you’ll have to apply them daily for a long duration. Scars often take 3-6 months before they are majorly healed. I am beginning the treatment process before I scar. If you follow the application tips near the bottom of this post you will be able to easily make large amounts of scar healing lotion that you can apply until your scar is fully healed. Feel free to alternate oils that best suit your needs.
1.) Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Carrot seed oil is an excellent tonic for the skin.
In addition to helping treat scars it helps improve skin tone and elasticity as well as reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Apart from scar treatment it is often used in recipes for eczema, psoriasis and as an aid to balance sebum production.
Carrot seed oil contains powerful antioxidant properties which aid the skin in fighting free radicals and improve the skin’s ability to age and heal well.
2.) Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood works well with the skin’s own self-maintenance capabilities. It is balancing to both dry and oily skin conditions and helps to cleanse the skin of impurities. It helps to decongest sluggish skin tissues and draws out excess fat between the tissue.
3.) Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium is a wonderful skin tonic oil. It revitalizes skin cells, helps to control sebum production in oily skin, helps to keep the skin supple and rejuvinates pale, dull skin.
It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, balancing, tonic, stimulant and uplifting. Geranium stimulates the lymphatic system, helps to diminish water retention and eliminates toxins.
Geranium significantly improves the likelihood of scar reduction with its cicatrisant properties that can help scars to fade over time.
4.) Hyssop Essential Oil
Hyssop essential oil is commonly used for wound and bruise healing.
It is antiseptic, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hypertensive, nervine, stimulant, sudorific, tonic, vulnerary.
5.) Juniper Essential Oil
Juniper is a great tonic for the skin. It is detoxifying, cleansing and is effective at soothing a variety of skin ailments. It’s often used for skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis but is also helpful for other less common skin complaints like cellulite and scar healing.
6.) Rose Essential Oil
Rose essential oil helps to tone and lift the skin, helping to improve skin health and elasticity while improving circulation as it tones blood capillaries.. Regular use of rose oil has a significant effect on reducing the appearing of scar tissue.
7.) Neroli Essential Oil
Neroli, also known as orange blossom, is a fantastic oil for aging skin as it stimulates and promotes cell regeneration. It is very beneficial for stretch marks and scars with its excellent cell regeneration properties.
8.) Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli is a common skin restorative oil. It stimulates skin cell regeneration, is anti-inflammatory, cicastristant and sedative. It has been widely used for scar tissues healing by facilitating the rejuvenation of skin cells old and new.
9.) Frankincense Essential Oil
In addition to scar healing Frankincense is known to improve skin tone, smooth and soften wrinkles and balance sebum levels. Frankincense also promotes the growth of new skin cells which grow over scar tissue to eventually smooth the skin.
10.) Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender, as you likely know, has a wealth of therapeutic actions. It has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and is a go-to essential oil for calming a variety of skin conditions. Lavender does well at both preventing scar tissue from forming and reducing the appearance of existing scar tissue.
11.) Myrrh Essential Oil
Myrrh contains some powerful healing properties. It is especially useful for skin conditions and is widely used to treat a broad variety of complaints including chapped/cracked skin, eczema/psoriasis, rashes, stretch marks and scar tissue. It rejuvenates mature skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles while also helping to promote healthy new skin growth.
12.) Sandalwood Essential Oil
By stimulating olfactory receptor cells in the skin, sandalwood oil promotes cell regeneration and wound healing. It also encourages cell proliferation that helps replace scarred skin cells with new ones.
13.) Helichrysum Essential Oil
While it may be among the most expensive essential oils, it can be quite effective against scarring. It has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which help prevent aging of the skin and promote the regeneration of damaged skin. It also has antifungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. It is great for wound healing and is one of the best natural remedies for reducing stretch marks.
Helichrysum, sometimes called “liquid stitches” because of it’s anti-inflammatory and tissue-regenerating properties. It also known as Everlasting. This valuable essential oil is used for bruising because of it’s anticoagulant effects.
14.) Tea Tree Essential Oil
Found in so many skin products, tea tree oil has antibacterial properties that make it effective against eczema, psoriasis, and many other skin conditions. It is extremely beneficial for acne-prone skin.
15.) Rosemary Essential Oil
Thanks to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, rosemary essential oil is effective against a range of skin conditions, including dermatitis, eczema, acne, and many other conditions that usually cause scars. It also helps eliminate dryness and add a glow to your skin.
1.) Simple Coconut Application
The most basic option for treating your scars over time with essential oils is to combine small amounts of your favorite scar healing oils with coconut oil and apply the mixture to your scar(s) on a daily basis.
Just add 1-3 drops of your favorite essential oils with 1/2- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and gently massage onto your scar tissue.
2.) Simple Scar Healing Cream
- 1 tsp rose-hip seed or borage oil
- 1 tsp lotion
- 1 drop rose, lavender or neroli
- Combine ingredients
- Apply to scar(s) at least twice daily
3.) Simple Daily Scar Treating Moisturizer
- 5 tsp jojoba, apricot or peach kernel oil
- 1-2 drops neroli
- 1-2 drops rose
- 1-2 drops lavender
Combine Ingredients, apply daily as moisturizer
4.) Scar Tissue Oil
- 1/8 tsp vitamin E oil (or two 250 IU vitamin E capsules)
- 9 tsp sweet almond or sunflower oil
- 1 tsp rosehip seed oil
- 30 drops frankincense essential oil
- 30 drops lavender
- 30 drops myrrh
- 30 drops sandalwood OR cedarwood
- Add ingredients to a 2 oz (60 ml) glass bottle
- Shake to blend
(If using vitamin E capsules simply pierce the capsules with the point of a clean, sharp knife and squeeze into your 2 oz bottle)
- Pour a small amount of your scar tissue oil into the palm of your hand and massage onto scar(s) twice daily.
- Apply as long as needed (results can take upwards of 6 months, but will often be seen earlier)
Did you know about the properties of these oils?
Rosehip Seed Oil
Rosehip seed oil has only become popular for skin care recently, but it has been used for centuries. Rosehips were used by the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans.
Rosehip is great for your skin and can help you decrease the appearance of your scars (as well as improve skin health and complexion).
Part of what makes rosehip oil great and more desirable than alternatives like jojoba and shea butter for many is that it absorbs easily into the skin. It’s healthy and natural, and highly recommended! In fact I just ordered two bottles from Amazon.
Remember to only purchase ORGANIC carrier oils. Do not purchase essential oils from anyone but a reputable dealer as they are easy to taint, corrupt, dilute or substitute with inferior oils.
The best thing about castor oil is that it penetrates deep into your skin to produce great results. It can even penetrate in scar tissue and heal your skin from inside. It works great to strengthen, detoxify, and stimulate your healthy skin cells while replacing damaged cells in the process. I’m definitely adding this to my skin care routine.