Ask An Aromatherapist: Aromatherapy for Scar Treatment

Hi , I would like to ask you about a scar treatment.

It is for my 9 yr old daughter who has a 2 yr old hypertrophic, 8 inches vertical scar from an operation in the middle of her abdomen. It is still raised, reddish and hard…

I have read that Helichrysum, Frankincense, Lavender and Rose are good for dissolving scar tissue and improving appearance of scars even if they are old.

However I wanted to ask you in what proportion should I use them, shall I dilute them or shall I apply them topically one after the other with a 5 min interval in between.

Also, I have read in some websites that Helichrysum should not be used on children less than 12 yrs old, is that so? Thank you so much, and I am waiting impatiently your answer.

Ask An Aromatherapist Answer

Aromatherapy Essential Oils for Scars

Essential oils that are used to reduce the appearance of scars include:

1. Carrot seed essential oil

2. Helichrysum essential oil

3. Lavender essential oil

lavender essential oil

Essential Oil Safety Information for Children

When using aromatherapy oils to reduce the appearance of scars, do not use Helichrysum essential oil on children aged less than 12 years old.

helichrysum essential oil

Carrier Oils for Natural Scar Treatment

Regardless of whether you are using the essential oils for scars or for any other condition, always dilute essential oils before applying them to the skin unless you are under the direct supervision of an aromatherapist because they are very concentrated substances and they can cause severe reactions. These essential oils can be diluted with oils known as carrier oils.

Carrier oils that are very effective for minimizing scars and that can be used on children include:

1. Rosehip seed oil

2. Tamanu oil

3. Hazelnut oil

To answer your question of if you should wait for 5 minute intervals before applying the essential oils, I suggest that you use the essential oils and carrier oils to make small quantities of scar treatment massage oils and store them in a cool place. Ensure that you always shake the bottle before applying the oils and the entire application process should not take no more than 2 minutes.

Rosehip Scar Massage Oil


9 drops Lavender essential oil

9 drops Carrot seed essential oil

1 oz (30 ml) Rosehip seed oil


Mix all the ingredients in a dark bottle.

To use, massage the scar with the oil daily.

rosehip carrier oil

Essential Oil Sensitivity

Since scar treatment is a long term process and you will need to apply the oils for several months, I suggest switching the aromatherapy recipes to avoid developing sensitivity to the essential oils. Therefore do not use one essential oil for a period of 2 months without taking a break.

For more info read Aromatherapy for Scars.

aromatherapy for scarsAromatherapy for Scars teaches you about the essential oils and carrier oils used to minimize scars. This aromatherapy ebook also contains simple aromatherapy recipes that you can use at home to reduce the appearance of scars.


Table of Contents


What Is Aromatherapy?. 4

Essential Oils Used For Scars 5

Blending Essential Oils 17

Carrier Oils Used For Scars 20

Diluting Essential Oils With Carrier Oils 28

Scar Treatment Aromatherapy Recipes 29

Aromatherapy Safety Measures 36

About The Author 38

Useful Links 39

Other Books by the Author 43

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