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Essential Oils for Scars and Stretch Marks

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Essential Oils for Scars and Stretch Marks

Some essential oils have properties that are known to help reduce scars and stretch marks. Here are the ten best essential oils for scars and stretch marks.

Lavender, helichrysum, frankincense, geranium, rose geranium, carrot seed, cedarwood, hyssop, tea tree and jasmine are helpful for healing scars and stretch marks. These oils all have regenerative and healing properties that slow down the aging of skin, improve elasticity and moisturize to heal damaged skin.*

To use the oils, simply dilute with a carrier oil and apply to scars and stretch marks on a daily basis. 

Essential Oils for Scars & Stretch Marks*

Many experiences in life, whether it’s a simple pimple or giving birth, can give us scars or stretch marks. Unsightly as they are, stretch marks and scars are a fact of life. However, though getting them may be part of the human experience, keeping them on your body is completely optional. Most people who aim to get rid of scars or similar markings will opt for plastic surgery, expensive laser procedures, or creams that cost hundreds of dollars. Essential oils for scars and stretch marks can help fade them away, even the most stubborn of marks.

For centuries, people have been using essential oils from a wide variety of herbs and plants to fade away scars and markings. The benefits of turning to essential oils for your cosmetic needs are many.  Essential oils are easy to use and are not costly. Lastly, most people would agree that essential oils leave a much better scent than prescription skin medication.

Women and men who want to use essential oils for scars and stretch marks need to look for oils that have been known to have healing qualities, anti-fungal qualities, and anti-bacterial qualities. Here are some of our favorite picks for scar reduction and overall skin wellness.

Lavender Essential Oil For Scars & Stretch Marks

This is an excellent pick for just about every beauty need. An excellent perfume oil, lavender oil not only relaxes and refreshes, but has also been recorded as being a very powerful healing agent. Lavender essential oil has been successfully used as an astringent and as an antiseptic skin aid. One may see results in as little as one week. Lavender is especially useful in the beginning phase of scar treatment.

Helichrysum Essential Oil for Scars & Stretch Marks

Helichrysum essential oil contains an anti-inflammatory substance called arzanol, which plays a part in healing wounds.

It also has antioxidant properties that can help to prevent scarring by regenerating new cells and preventing the accumulation of free radicals. This oil is also said to relieve skin rashes, relieve infections, increase collagen production.

Results may be seen within a few months of consistent daily use. Helichrysum may cause sun sensitivity.

Frankincense Essential Oil for Scars & Stretch Marks

Frankincense essential oil helps to soothe skin, even out skin tone, kill bacteria.

These characteristics make it useful for treating scars. Frankincense essential oil may promote the growth of new skin cells, tighten the skin, reduce the appearance of scars. The active ingredient in Frankincense, boswellic acid, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits. Results may be begin to be seen after a month of using frankincense essential oil.

Geranium Essential Oil For Scars & Stretch Marks

Geranium essential oil is useful in treating scars by relieving inflammation, evening out skin tone, and encouraging new cell growth.

It may take at least a month to see results with geranium oil.

Use geranium oil with caution if you have high blood pressure or are at risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Rose Geranium Essential Oil For Scars & Stretch Marks

This essential oil is a girly girl’s favorite perfume choice and also has skin healing qualities. Rose geranium oil is known for lightening dark skin marks. An excellent moisturizing aid, it doesn’t take too long to figure out why this popular essential oil has been a secret of beauties around the world for ages.

Carrot Seed Essential Oil For Scars & Stretch Marks

Carrot seed essential oil has shown to have antibacterial and antifungal activities which could be useful in treating scars. This oil may be especially useful in treating older scars. It may take up to a month before you see results from using carrot seed essential oil.

Cedarwood Essential Oil for Scars & Stretch Marks

The rejuvenating effect of cedarwood essential oil shows potential in treating skin conditions including scars. It has been show  to reduce inflammation and to provide a pain-relieving effect. Cedarwood essential oil is also useful in treating acne.  You may begin to see results after a month of consistent use.

Hyssop Essential Oil for Scars & Stretch Marks

Hyssop essential oil has antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial properties that aid in repairing damaged skin. It may help heal wounds, prevent infection, reduce the visibility of wrinkles and acne scars.  Use hyssop oil consistently for a few months to see results. 

Tea Tree Essential Oil for Scars & Stretch Marks

Tea tree oil has enormous healing potential due to its antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal effects. The antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of tea tree essential oil may accelerate the wound-healing process. It also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s ability to boost immunity is helpful when you’re caring for wounds and scars.

It may take up to a month of consistent use before you see results using tea tree essential oil.

Jasmine Oil For Scars & Stretch Marks

In the Middle East, jasmine oil is an ingredient found almost everywhere in beauty products. This fresh-smelling flower is known for being able to fade scars and stretch mark with ease, and also is known for restoring elasticity to aging skin. Wonderful when mixed in with bubble bath!

See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.


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