Top 7 Essential Oils for Scarring

Top 7 Essential Oils for Scarring

Essential oils and your skin 

There are several essential oils for scarring which contain compounds called terpenes, which have anti-inflammatory properties. They also stimulate cell growth and promote healing.  Essential oils are often recommended for treating scars because they work quickly and effectively. However, there are many different types of essential oils, and each one has unique benefits. The best essential oil for scars depends on what type of scar you have. For essential oils scarring from a burn, rosemary is a good choice. Lavender and Tea tree are popular essential oils for acne scars. Peppermint oil is helpful for keloids.

Essential oils are great for skin care because they contain natural ingredients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. However, if you use too many essential oils, you may end up causing damage to your skin so the proper dilution is important.

While some people who do not understand their unique properties have tried to give essential oils a bad rap in the skincare world, we know better. Essential oils promote healthy skin by balancing tone, reducing redness and dark spots, calming inflammation and promoting collagen. They even have wound healing properties (no surprise mother nature does it all) to prevent scar tissue from forming/growing. Also, we believe in oil by origin so many times the oils grown in the region of your ancestors are the ones that will be the best for you. 

Top Essential Oils for Scars

1. Helichrysum essential oil

Helichrysum essential oil is a beautiful yellow plant we get from the Mediterranean.  It has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial properties and is one of our favorite essential oils despite the high price. 

Helichrysum essential oil has arzanol, which is anti-inflammatory and greatly supports healing wounds. Furthermore, its antioxidant properties can prevent scarring by regenerating cell growth and prevent the accumulation of free radicals. Best used in combination with other essential oils for scarring.

We use it in our premium face oils to:

Collagen production

Reduce scars 

Heal wounds

Reduce inflammation

Reduce keloids 

  1. Frankincense essential oil

Frankincense essential oil is native to Africa and Arabia and used often in ayurveda for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is great to soothe skin, even out tone and kill bacteria. It may promote the growth of new skin cells and reduce the appearance of scars. The active ingredient in frankincense oil is boswellic acid known for its anti-inflammatory benefits.  

We use it in combination with other oils in our custom face oils:

Tighten the skin

Improve skin elasticity 

Decrease sebum excretion (great for acne prone skin)

Improve signs of photoaging

Soothe Eczema

Promote skin growth 

Reduce appearance of scars 

 Reduce keloids

3. Lavender essential oil

Lavender essential oil, a staple originally found in Europe, is another favorite as it does many things including preventing scarring by promoting cell and tissue growth.  A 2016 study found that lavender essential oil promotes wound healing by increasing collagen and regenerating tissue. It is especially helpful with new scars. 

We use it in combination with other oils in our custom face oils to:

Promote Cell Growth

Fight Acne

Soothe Eczema 

Heal burns

Prevent wrinkles

4. Carrot seed essential oil

While Lavender oil is for new scars, carrot seed essential oil has been shown  to be helpful in treating older scars.  We get this amazing botanical from ancient Egyptian and Greek civilisations. 

We use it in combination with other oils in our custom face oils to:

Slow down aging

Assist with Vitiligo

Soothe eczema

Repair Sun Damage & Scars

5. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil, despite the smell,  is great for its healing potential and antioxidant and antimicrobial activity.  It comes from a tree called Melaleuca alternifolia, which grows in Australia. 

We use it in combination with other oils in our custom face oils to:

Speed up Wound Healing



6. Neroli essential oil

Neroli essential oil is native to eastern Africa and tropical Asia and is not only used in skincare but also thought to help produce feelings of calm. 

We use it in combination with other oils in our custom face oils to:

Reduce scarring

Stretch Marks

Minimize age spots

Fight pimples


 Reduce Keloids

7. Geranium Essential Oil 

Geranium essential oil is native to southern Africa and used by Egyptians to promote beautiful, radiant skin. Research indicates that geranium oil has antibacterial properties that could keep wounds clean and promote healing. 

We use it in combination with other oils in our custom face oils to:

Reduce scar tissue



Balance sebum/Oily Skin

How to use essential oils for scarring

Essential oils should always be diluted before being applied topically as they can irritate your skin if used directly and we know they smell good but please refrain from ingesting them.   We recommend diluting the essential oil in a carrier oil. Our oil of choice depends on where you are from and your skin type but as a general rule - jojoba is a great one to use because it is closest to human sebum so absorption is optimal. 

How to Use Essential Oil For Scars

Applying the oil topically is the best and most effective method to treat scarring. We recommend using carrier oils such as coconut oil, almond oil, or jojoba to dilute essential oils before applying them to skin.

Dilution of Oils: Use about 12 drops of essential oils per 1oz of carrier oil and recommend applying the oil blend in the morning and night. We always add a drop of Vitamin E oil to the mixture to also help with scarring.

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