Eliminate Stretch Marks with Essential Oils
The soothing scents of essential oils used in aromatherapy are a great way to relax and unwind while at home. Besides using scented oils in your aromatherapy diffuser, you can also use a variety of essential oils for their beneficial healing properties.
With the right approach, it is possible to fade scars and stretch marks (even old ones), promote healing, and support the regeneration of healthy skin cells with essential oils and aromatherapy. Personalized stretch mark removal cream is easy to assemble and comes in as many varieties as you are willing to produce.
Tip: Always use caution when using essential oils. Certain ones react to sunlight – this can cause photosensitivity in some people.
Read our blog Spa Experience at Home; Using Aromatherapy for Healthy, Glowing Skin for details on how to apply essential oils to your skin.
How to Dilute Essential Oils into Carrier Oils
Essential oils are extremely concentrated - never apply them directly to your skin, unless otherwise directed by a medical professional. A good ratio if you’re making a healing ointment is to add about 10 to 15 drops of essential oil for each ounce of Shea butter or unscented lotion being used.
- Unscented lotion
- Shea butter
- Aloe Vera gel
- Floral waters
- Carrier oil – such as sesame oil, sweet almond oil or wheat germ oil
- Fractionated coconut oil – liquid at room temperature
Top 5: Best Essential Oils to Fade Stretchmarks and Scars
1. Neroli Oil
This essential oil has a healing component that helps to regenerate skin cells, and it is known to promote the healing of scars by boosting healthy skin cell growth. Worth a try!
2. Rose OIl
With its anti-inflammatory and healing properties, rose oil is wonderful for scarred and damaged skin. It has also been known to keep the skin supple by reducing moisture loss, bonus!
3. Patchouli Oil
Patchouli is known to restore the smoothness of the skin by encouraging new cell growth, when it comes to scars, this can be very helpful in the healing and fading process.
4. Frankincense Oil
This soothing oil helps to tighten the skin (great for stretch marks) and promotes the growth of new healthy skin tissue; it can do wonders in the treatment of scars.
5. Lavender Oil
It smells great, helps reduce stress, and boosts the health of all skin types by promoting the growth of new skin cells. This restorative and soothing oil is a must-have in your bathroom medicine cabinet – you’ll love it!
Other Essential Oils to Eliminate Stretch Marks
- Helichrysum Oil
- Sage Oil
- Lemon Oil
- Sandalwood Oil
And there you have a basic idea of the various essential oils that can relieve different skin conditions and ailments. There is so much you can learn, but even with the most basic knowledge of aromatherapy, you can provide health, healing, and therapy for your skin – and you can do it in the most glamorous way – a spa in your own home!
Give it a try, spoil your skin a little and be young living – in fact, you'll most likely fall in love with it!
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This article is part of our spa essential oil series. If you’re ready to learn here are links to all the articles in our Essential Oils Spa Treatment Series.