The best essential oils for scars are Neroli, Mandarin (Tangerine), and Lavender.* Skin scars develop from burns, cuts, disease, acne and stretch marks. Any type of scar is challenging to completely eliminate, but the reduction of scars and stretch marks is possible with a combination of these essential oils.*
Helping the Body Heal Scars and Stretch Marks
Neroli is from the fragrant white blossoms of the bitter orange tree. It has many uses including stimulating skin cells to regenerate which helps rid the skin of stretch marks and other types of scars.* While some people with sensitive skin find essential oils irritating, neroli is generally safe on delicate skin. Neroli is safe to use during pregnancy and helpful to reduce and prevent stretch marks from developing.*
Mandarin oil comes from the fruit that you more likely know as a tangerine. With a history dating back thousands of years to traditional Chinese medicine, modern aromatherapists still use Mandarin oil to help with stretch marks and scars. Mandarin does not irritate skin. And unlike most citrus oils, it does not increase your susceptibility to sunburns when applied to your skin.
Lavender is known as the most versatile of all essential oils. For thousands of years, Lavender oil has been used to heal skin and reduce scars because it promotes skin cell activity and regeneration.*
Blends of essential oils have synergy, meaning they often work better together than individually.
Reduce scars and stretch marks with this recipe using essential oils for scars:*
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.