BEAUTY
15 Essential Oils For Reducing Scars
By LAURA BOJAMAA
Lavender
A study published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, states that this oil "has the potential to promote wound healing in the early phase." Directly apply one pure drop of lavender oil up to three times a day, or mix three to five drops with ½ tablespoon of coconut oil to boost collagen production.
Helichrysum
According to the American Chemical Society, helichrysum prevents wound infection and helps the scar fade away with time. Helichrysum essential oil can be used directly on the affected area, at the rate of two drops, twice a day.
Patchouli
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory virtues Patchouli essential oil is most effective on red scars. Apply two to three drops in six drops of vegetable oil and massage the area both in the morning and in the evening.
Geranium
Geranium essential oil is ideal for use on new scars as it tightens skin, prevents contamination of the scar by fighting bacteria, and accelerates healing. Dilute one drop of the essential oil in four drops of vegetable oil, and massage gently into the scar every day.
Chamomile
Chamomile essential oil is favorable to the process of cicatrization and allows at least to decrease the redness of the wounds and to de-swell them. Simply mix one drop of chamomile oil with four drops of any carrier oil and apply every day to see great results.