A scar can form where a wound, burn, cut, sore, an acne breakout, or surgery incision did not completely heal and fibrous connective tissue has formed. Essential oils can discourage infection, encourage healing, and help decrease inflammation. This is helpful to prevent a scar from forming in the first place or help a scar’s appearance to improve over time. They can take up to a year to heal, so be patient and consistent, applying the topical oil twice daily.
If using on fresh surgical cuts, wait until stitches are removed.
Why we chose the ingredients we did:
Essential oils of Frankincence, Lavender and Rose Geranium help encourage the growth of new skin cells, tighten the skin, and reduce the appearance of scars. Carrot seed has antibacterial and antifungal activities which could be useful in treating scars and Neroli oil has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation. Palmarosa can stimulate cellular regeneration and can be used to treat scars or wrinkles. Helichrysum contains an anti-inflammatory substance called arzanol, which plays an important role in the healing of wounds. It also has antioxidant properties that can help prevent scarring by regenerating new cells and preventing the accumulation of free radicals. Sage is useful when the wounds are old and have left scarring and is often used for acne scars. It helps break up the scar tissue and regenerate cell growth. Calendula has been known to speed wound healing as it increases blood flow to the area and regenerates new tissue. According to the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care studies, “using calendula ointment considerably increased the speed of cesarean wound healing so it can be used for quickening the cesarean healing.”
Vitamin E may prevent scarring by helping your skin to retain moisture while boosting collagen production. It also helps to protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals.
Almond oil has numerous benefits to the skin and may help to reduce the appearance of scars. It also contains vitamin E, which helps hydrate, soothe, and moisturize dry or damaged skin.
Jojoba oil natural wound-healing properties combined with its vitamin E content, could minimize the appearance of scars.
Sesame oil contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties, and can help your skin in several ways. It may be especially beneficial for acne-prone skin and acne scars.
For topical use only. Do not ingest.