A nasty cut, surgical site, a burn, acne marks, pregnancy, weight
gain...life's mishaps or events that brought with them a lasting, unsightly
scar or annoying stretch marks.
Although there is no guarantee that any product will completely fade an
existing scar, there are treatments that can help smooth and soften old scar
It is never too late to start a daily regimen to try to fade ugly scars or
stretch marks. But you have to realize it takes time. Scars are a natural part
of the healing process. They occur when the dermis, thicker layer of skin, is
damaged. Ideally, the wound will heal over without any overgrowth of tissue or
Application needs to be regular and it may be necessary to continue for 3 to 6
months. Apply the oil blend to the scar area twice a day. The ingredients in
this blend are expensive but diligence in application, patience and time
hopefully will pay off.
Rosehip seed oil, Hazelnut oil, and Emu oil are the important carrier oils in
Rosehip seed oil is very high in gamma-linolenic acid and Vitamin C, making it
perfect for helping the skin to regenerate cells and strengthen cell membranes.
It is said to be the only natural oil to contain retinoic acid (Vitamin A),
which increases levels of collagen and elastin, necessary for supple, smooth
Hazelnut oil is a gentle, light oil full of vitamins and minerals, and
compatible with all skin types.
Emu oil is gaining in popularity not only as a great moisturizer but for many
skin conditions. What makes is so unique is that it has the ability to
penetrate at the cellular level. Called a transdermal oil, it goes deep without
irritating, allowing it to be very effective.
Emu oil is fantastic because the fatty acid properties of emu oil are very
similar to that of humans. A very rich source of necessary fatty acids, 3, 6
and 9, these offer soothing, anti-inflammatory benefits which help with any
pain caused by the damaged tissues.
Essential oils are very beneficial because their molecules can quickly reach
the capillaries and blood circulation. With the ability to penetrate into cell
membranes, their benefits to damaged skin tissue are many, and being natural
substances, there is little worry about introducing anything the body doesn't
As said by aromatherapist Kurt Schnaubelt, "Combine the triple unsaturated
fatty acids of Rosehip seed oil which strengthen the cell membranes with the
regenerative qualities of Helichrysum oil, and wounds can heal with minimal to
Everlasting (Helichrysum italicum) essential oil is a very expensive oil which
can be cost inhibiting, but its effectiveness when combined with Rosehip seed
oil is well known for not only preventing the formation of scars in the first
place, but can soften and fade even old, unsightly scars.
Carrot seed essential oil is what is called a carotenoid and carotene
containing oil, which are natural vitamin A compounds. Needed for strengthening
the healing tissues, it is critical for normal skin development.
While Lavender essential oil is used in scar treatments for fresh wounds, Sage
is included in blends for old, long healed over wounds with resulting scars.
Sage essential oil has powerful components which reduce the appearance of scars
by breaking up scar tissue and stimulate regeneration. Sage helps reduce the
appearance of those past wound areas.
NOTE: Do not use if pregnant or prone to seizures. Sage is a nervous stimulant
and contains camphene, which should not be used if pregnant. Wait until after
pregnancy to use for stretch marks.
A safer alternative while pregnant is the belly balm listed below:
NOTE: For those with a nut allergy to hazelnuts, an alternative would be
Castor oil. By stimulating both the lymphatic system (lymphocytes play an
important role in wound healing) and blood circulation, castor oil can help
lessen the chance of a scar in the healing of new wounds and help fade already
For fresh wounds, try the blend below. Containing St. Johnswort and Lavender,
this blend focuses on healing and preventing the formation of a scar in the
This Old Scar, Stretch Mark Treatment comes in a 1 oz., 2 oz. or 4 oz. amber
glass dropper bottle.
I do have glass roller bottles for the 1 oz. size only. If you would prefer
the roller bottles instead of the dropper bottle let me know and I will send
three 10 ml size roller bottles (30 ml = 1 fluid oz)
Keep out of direct sunlight.
This oil blend is made up of ingredients known for their properties in skin
healing and care.
I have no way to predict how this scar oil will work for you.
I do know it takes time, patience and diligence in its application.
There is often confusion about what makes for a new vs. an old scar. Here is
information from the following source:
"After the skin and deeper tissues have healed, the scar goes through four
different stages of healing. Although the initial skin scar may be minimal, the
scar will often enlarge and become more reddened over the following 4-6 weeks.
An active scar is typically red, raised, firm and thick. Sometimes this change
can be confused with infection. Also, the outermost layer often loosens while
the deeper layers remain intact; this is normal as well. Following the
swelling/reddening phase, the wound becomes smaller and paler over the next 2-3
months. Later, the scar becomes soft and has a more natural color in most
individuals. Some scars take up to a year to mature. Therefore, some scar
revisions (a surgery that minimizes a scar so it blends in) may not be offered
until a year after injury/surgery. Scars have completed the healing process
when they are light in color, smooth, and no longer sensitive to touch. A
fresh, healing scar (pink, red, raised, thick, and sensitive) should be
protected from sunlight; sun exposure can darken it "