Essential Oils For Stretch Marks

May 02, 2018

Essential Oils For Stretch Marks

A stretch mark is basically a scar on the skin made by rapidly growing underlying tissue which causes the skin to stretch and tear. Excessive weight gain, pregnancy, growth spurts and some medications including steroids are some of the main causes. Of these causes, pregnancy is the biggest cause of stretch marks for women.

During pregnancy, the skin is under tension from the constant changes to the woman's body, and there are hormonal changes as well that can disrupt the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that works with keratin, another protein, to give skin strength, flexibility and resilience. With collagen being limited during this time, it puts the pregnant woman's skin at its greatest risk for stretch marks. Luckily, unlike growth spurts and other stretch mark causes, you can predict them with pregnancy and take measures to prevent them.

With the range of stretch mark treatments on the market today, there has been a developing shift between the people who like to use 'natural' remedies (such as oils and lotions) and the people who like to use more 'invasive' procedures (such as surgery and microdermabrasion). If you are more on the side of natural treatments, which is the best for you, the following are some of the best oils for stretch marks treatment and prevention;

  • Helichrysum Oil

This oil aids in the removal of stretch marks from the human body by enhancing the process of circulation of blood. It also makes more and more cell division which shall give rise to a new fresh dermis layer and thereby as a result removes and diminishes the stretch marks.

  • Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is very effective for diminishing the stretch marks. It has a very calming aroma. Children usually have a tendency of sleeping in this aroma. The extraction of Lavender oil is from an evergreen plant by the process of steam distillation. It acts as a good toner of the skin by revitalizing the skin.

  • Pure Emu Oil

Emu oil is very effective in the removal of scars, acne and stretch marks. This oil has a high concentration of linolenic acid and oleic acid. It penetrates into the skin easily and acts very effectively for the removal of scars, acne and stretch marks.

  • Coconut Oil

Natural oil obtained from the fruits of coconut tree which is widely used for the strengthening purpose of hair roots. Coconut oil also strengthens skin and enables new skin to grow, thereby diminishing the old stretch marks.

And some others include;

  • Sage Oil
  • Rosehip Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Grape Seed Oil                                           

Recipes to use essential oil for stretch marks includes;

  • Lavender Oil And Lemon
  • Coconut Oil Base
  • Frankincense, Sandalwood, And Lavender

Tips and Ideas

  • The essential oils should mix them with creams or carrier oil before applying them. 
  • Results are best achieved when the process is repeated for 2 to 3 times a day. 
By applying these oils to stretch marks that have already developed or to areas that are prone to developing the scars, you can greatly improve your chances of healing them. Use these oils in conjunction with other treatments to boost their healing properties and notice a difference even sooner.