Unfortunately, scarring is a part life. Surgery, accidents, pregnancy, weight loss, and even acne, can leave unsightly reminders on our skin. Fortunately, mother nature has provided several nourishing essential oils which can help heal and fade scars.
Helichrysum oil, otherwise known as everlasting oil, is truly the superstar of all the scar healing oils. Helichrysum is known for healing stretch marks, skin blemishes, and old and new scars alike. Mix a few drops of helichrysum oil and with another remarkable scar healing oil, rosehip oil, to help fight acne and heal wounds with minimal scarring. Lavender oil not only has a pleasing aroma but is also renowned for its anti-inflamatory and soothing properties and can be applied directly to the skin if desired or added to other essential oils. Similar to helichrysum, lavender oil contains ketone molecules which help stimulate tissue regeneration.
For superior scar healing power:
Mix 1 ounce of rosehip oil with 1 milliliter of helichrysum oil and 1 milliliter of lavender oil.
Carrot seed, grape seed, neroli, sage, sandalwood, or rosemary oils may be substituted for lavender or added to the mixture, depending on your own personal preference.
Courtesy of AcneMarksTreatment.com
Recently, we’ve been loving experimenting with essential oils. We’re also big fans of using ingredients you may have in your kitchen for beauty purpose. Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the castor bean and is used in a lot of food flavorings and is also a natural laxative. But it’s got to be the best all-purpose beauty oil you can buy! Especially since it’s so expensive at about $5 at a local drug store.
Castor oil is a highly emollient oil that is naturally rich in antioxidants to heal both skin and hair. Here’s how you can use it (the first two are our favorites):
1. Add a light layer of castor oil to your eyelashes and eyebrows every night before bed to thicken them.
2. Warm a few tablespoons of castor oil in the microwave for just a few seconds. Apply the oil to wet hair to condition and cover with a bath cap, allowing the oil to set for at least 15 minutes before washing as normal.
3. Apply to your cuticles and nails. Castor oil penetrates deeply into the cuticles, softening them and preventing cracking.
4. Apply to rough elbows and feet to soften skin. Apply to feet at bedtime, cover with socks. In the morning, use a pumice stone to remove dead skin.
Pick it up today and let us know what you think of it!