Essential Oils for Scars
Essential oils with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties are ideal for wound and scar healing. An ideal oil that has been noted to lighten the appearance of scars is helichrysum oil. It contains arzanol, an anti-inflammatory substance that promotes cell regeneration, hence enabling wounds to heal well. This highly reduces the chances of scarring on the skin. Ashli Carnicelli, a Licensed Aesthetician and Aromatherapist and founder of the clean aromatherapy skincare line Aisling Rose Skincare, finds that helichrysum oil promotes cell turnover, helps heal burns, and is a must have in any rosacea product. Ashli also says that it’s an incredible essential oil for oncology patients to treat radiation burns when prepared appropriately.