One of my favorite college experiences was studying abroad in New Zealand. To mark my very formative trip I was seriously considering getting a tattoo. While doing a handstand on some rocks #photo-op I fell and got a deep gash on my arm. This left a pretty cool looking scar which I decided would take the place of the tattoo I was planning to get.
Of course, not all scars mark an amazing adventure. Most serve reminders of silly mistakes or "what, how did that leave a scar?" Thankfully there are a few essential oils that help naturally reduce the appearance of scars. Here's our list of natural and affordable alternatives to scar reduction.
Lemon essential oil is one of the more popular oils because of its wide variety of uses, including being a great cleanser. It also promotes detoxification which aids in weight loss. Included in its long list of benefits, it also has an energizing and cooling effect, and can promote mental clarity. It has long been known to improve the appearance of scars, especially discoloration on the skin, mostly because of the naturally occuring alpha hydroxy acids in it, which promotes healing.
The lavender essential oil a favorite in aromatherapy because of its calming and relaxing properties, reducing pain, boosting immunity, and promoting rapid healing, even helping to reduce the appearnce of scars! When applied to a burn, it's been known to boost healing with minimal to no scarring at all. Lavender Essential Oil is every essential oil enthusiast's favorite and we know why it is!
The Rosemary Essential Oil is not only popular in our household because of its amazing flavor on our food, but its essential oil works wonders on sore and tight muscles while at the same time providing emotional stability by uplifting and clearing the mind. It is also considered to be one of the best essential oils for the skin because it can help tone, tighten and firm skin while reducing the appearance of old scars.
Myrrh Essential Oil is one of the older essential oils that have long been used - ever since the ancient Egyptians! Other than its significant aroma, it can also calm the mind while simultaneously having antifungal properties. It is beneficial for the skin because it supports healing by maintaining healthy blood flow.
This fresh and earthy smelling oil can soothe aching muscles and joints and relieve seasonal discomforts. For those with various skin problems, this oils may be a godsend because it has been proved to be effective on eczema, skin inflammation, wound healing and scarring. Helichrysum Essential Oil is a great oil for those with skin problems.
As if these oils aren’t amazing enough individually, Simply Earth has come up with a blend that specifically targets scars. The Farewell Scars! Essential Oil Blend has the perfect mix of all the essential oils mentioned above. Not only does this blend cater to skin problems, but it can also benefit you with all the other benefits that these oils have individually!