Essential Oils For Incisions and Scars
Updated: Aug 1
Sadly in my teens and early twenties, I wasn’t too concerned with applying sunscreen. Because I was neglectful of my skin years ago, I had to have Basal Cell Carcinoma skin cancer dug out from under my left eye… not fun. It's been 9 days and even though I have been using doTERRA oils for many years and have seen so many incredible things, I am still super impressed with my speedy recovery so far! I’ll keep you posted on my scar recovery by updating this blog post but I had to hop on here and share the progress so far because I KNOW there are others who are looking for something natural to help.
Before I share my scar blend recipe, a couple of quick thoughts:
WEAR SUNSCREEN (and hats, UV protective clothing, etc) and make sure your kids wear it too. Now that we have doTERRA’s natural sunscreen, it is a MUST for us.
BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE! I cannot believe how much I was brushed aside and made to feel like my concerns were not valid. You know your body, when something isn’t right, fight for the care you deserve. Our medical system is broken. We are a very natural family and do not utilize it very often but this experience has made the multiple problems in our healthcare system even more clear to me.
DO SELF SKIN CHECKS and have your spouse or close friend take pictures to document moles or other skin spots. We are told to be concerned with abnormal looking moles, which I have a ton of, but the cancerous spot was actually skin colored and difficult to see. Make sure you are looking for any raised skin colored areas too!
Side note- if you need natural sunscreen without the chemical junk, grab doTERRA’s incredible natural sun line here. Needless to say, it is now a must for our family.
Ok, now on to the good stuff!
I used (and will continue to use) Correct-X® and the scar blend frequently. The surgeon instructed me to keep the scar moist by using Vaseline 3x a day however, Vasaline has some pretty gross ingredients that I do not want absorbing into my body (Remember that what we apply topically, also gets absorbed into our bodies... more on this in a later post). After the surgeon finished sewing me up, I asked him to apply Correct-X® instead of Vaseline.
When I got home, I applied the scar blend by rolling it onto a clean finger and gently dabbing the area on and around the incision. I applied the scar blend every time I went into the bathroom and when needed, I applied Correct-X® over it - especially at bedtime to help keep it moist through the night.
Scar Blend Roller Recipe:
20 drops Yarrow|Pom
13 drops Sandalwood
13 drops Myrrh
13 drops Frankincense
13 drops Helichrysum
Fractionated Coconut to fill
Add essential oils into your 10 ml roller bottle and top off with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Why did I choose these particular oils? Great Question! Here are some of the benefits of these 5 incredible oils...
Yarrow|Pom: powerful antioxidants, cellular health and skin regenerative properties, promotes healthy immune function. Yarrow|Pom is a nourishing combination of Yarrow essential oil and Pomegranate seed oil. This synergistic and first-of-its-kind blend naturally up-regulates the body’s protective transcription factors while activating skin-protecting proteins (inhibiting the enzymes that break down elasticity and collagen) with the added benefit of promoting collagen production.
Sandalwood: soothing to the skin and promotes a youthful looking complexion, nourishes and rejuvenates, minimizes the appearance of blemishes, wrinkles, skin imperfections and scars.
Myrrh: powerful cleansing properties, inflammation support, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars.
Frankincense: supports smooth & healthy skin, promotes healthy cellular function & skin regeneration, nourishes & calms the skin.
Helichrysum: renewing to the skin, promotes a clear complexion, soothing, promotes healthy, glowing skin and helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, blemishes & scars.
If you are not currently a doTERRA member and are ready to start using these incredible natural tools for your family's health, check out my current promo page where I have our most popular starter kits! If you are wanting the oils in the scar blend, this link will get you everything you need at the best price. Whichever way you start your oil journey, I am here to help you! After you place your order, you will hear from me shortly through email and receive my welcome package in the mail around the same time your oils arrive!
The surgeon told me to expect it to take a year for the scar to be barely visible... check out my progress on day 60! I have stopped the use of Correct-X and only apply the scar blend (recipe above). I continue to apply about 3-5 times a day. I have been traveling a lot lately so some days I have only been applying 2-3 times a day. The results are incredible! I am so thankful for these oils.
These pictures are worth 1,000 words!