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Essential Oils and Skin Health

Essential Oils may help reduce the appearance of scars.

They work by regenerating the skin cells of damaged skin.  There are also other oils that can improve the appearance of scars and improve skin health.

Essential Oils support skin health by:

  • balancing skin tone
  • reducing redness
  • reducing inflammation

Some oils also have wound-healing properties which may help prevent scar tissue from forming. You can experiment to see which oils or combination of oils bring you the best results and if used correctly presents little risk.

Essential oils should always be diluted before being applied topically to the affected area. They can irritate your skin if used in an undiluted state. Also, you should never ingest essential oils.

Essential oils must be diluted in carrier oils. You can test a few carrier oils to see which ones work best for your skin and which scent you prefer.

Some carrier oils you may use are:

  • avocado oil
  • grapeseed oil
  • sweet almond oil
  • olive oil
  • apricot kernel oil
  • jojoba oil
  • hazelnut oil

Do not use oils on:

  • an open wound
  • burns
  • skin that is extremely sensitive

Inflamed skin is more likely to react to the oils. Serious wounds may require medical attention.  In this case, you should see your physician to see if another treatment is necessary.

How To Use Essential Oils:

  • dilute a few drops of essential oil into your carrier oil
  • apply this mixture to the affected area several times per day
  • you do not need to wash off the oil, bathe as you normally would
  • you will get the best results if you constantly apply the oils for at least a few months
  • it may take up to a year for the scar to completely heal

Scars may not disappear completely, but the likelihood of them appearing less noticeable or visible is promising with consistent use.

Experiment with a few different oils to discover which ones work best for you. You may discover that the aromatic qualities of essential oils are equally beneficial to your well-being.