I recently burned myself last month while cooking soup that overflowed out of the blender (yikes) and ended up getting second degree burns that created blisters on my arm. So obviously the first thing I did was treat myself with essential oils, like people have been using for centuries. The original plant medicine that synthetic medication is now modeled after.
I applied Lavender multiple times a day for the first 2 days to cool down the heat and treat the burn itself. Then I started on a focused scar prevention protocol that I've been using every day since to regenerate my skin. This involves adding 2 drops of Helichrysum at night, and swiping the incredible Immortelle blend (Frankincense, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Lavender, Myrrh, Helichrysum, and Rose) from doTERRA during the day.
Look at my before and after, I continue to use the oils until the scar will be gone:
Chances are, you have a scar somewhere on your body.
Scars are basically fibrous tissue that replaces normal tissue ruined by disease or injury.
Whether its big or small, hidden or visible, a scar can be bothersome, and sometimes even painful.
So how exactly do essential oils help with healing scars? Essential oils are well known for their cicatrisant properties. This means that they have the ability to help regenerate the skin at a cellular level, aiding in tissue regrowth. This helps your body heal itself and produce new tissue, all in a natural way.
Essential oils are powerful healers, and specific oils literally act like 'liquid stitches'. This means we can heal our scars, both large and small, using a wide variety of oils!
As always, I mention that I'm a Wellness Advocate with doTERRA essential oils because they are the only company I know that has medical and food grade quality of 100% pure oils, third party testing results disclosed on their site Source to You, fair trade agreements with farmers and sustainable farming practices that protect the earth by only harvesting where the plant is naturally abundant in the world. There are not many companies out there like this, and I feel very blessed to work with them in this way!
When you're using products on your body and in it, it's imperative that you're being a conscious consumer.
With that said, here are the top 10 essential oils and blends for healing scars, in order starting from most effective:
Immortelle Anti-Aging Blend