In Part 1 of this series, I talked about essential oils for existing acne blemishes.
But what do you do when the acne is gone, but painful scars are left behind?
Use Helichrysum, that’s what!
“What is Helichrysum,” you ask? Well, Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) is a rather expensive essential oil, steam distilled from Corsica. It’s anti-inflammatory and helps tissue to regenerate (which is what makes it great for scars!) It is definitely worth the purchase as it can help with cuts, wounds, bruises, and scars.
Helichrysum smells very herbaceous, but is more known for its healing properties instead of its scent.
Other great cell regenerating oils include: Sandalwood, Patchouli, and Lavender.
For this blend, I’m using Patchouli and Helichrysum. However, you should NOT use Patchouli if pregnant or breastfeeding.
For my carrier oil – I’m using Trauma Oil – a blend of St. John’s Wort oil and Calendula oil, which is excellent for healing skin.
All Natural Acne Scar Recipe
- 8 Drops Helichrysum
- 10 Drops Patchouli
- 1 oz Trauma Oil
- Blend essential oils into Trauma Oil.
- Apply topically to affected areas each night before bed