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Lea Jacobson
Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and author of Essential Oil Profiles

This is such a popular recipe. I've had people contact me to let me know this blend worked well for them on old scars, and on new scars – for themselves, and for their children. This recipe also works for stretch marks, but first please try our Stretch Mark Smudger recipe.

The recipe below is for a 5% dilution, which works well for new scars. For older scars, you can double the essential oils to make a 10% dilution.

Note: this recipe can be useful for age spots on the body. For spots on the face, dilute this recipe to 1%. Hydrogen peroxide is also effective for age spots.

The essential oils chosen contain regenerating therapeutic properties. The Frankincense species I recommend for this recipe will all be effective, although Boswellia frereana has an edge over the others for its anti-scar properties.

I chose Tamanu oil for this recipe for the same reason – it's an excellent choice for scars. This Tamanu oil by Aura Cacia is the one I prefer. Rosehip oil is another good option.

I like using a roller bottle to apply this recipe. Most scars are going to need many applications, which is why I recommend the 20ml roller bottle size. If you choose to use a 10ml roller bottle, you will need to cut the recipe in half.

I recommend applying three times per day for the first week or so to accelerate the healing of new scars. It is always a good idea to give yourself a 1 week break after using a product daily for more than 3 weeks to prevent sensitization. It’s really not much of a risk with these essential oils, but I just have to throw that out there.

Your scar recipe is amazing!! My six-year old had a deep scratch that wasn’t healing, so I asked my friend (who has all the oils) to make me a roller ball with your exact recipe. A week later, my husband said, “don’t bother her with the roller ball, his scar is gone.” I laughed so hard…it was gone because I’d already been using the roller for three days!


Anti-Scar recipe


  • 8 drops Helichrysum essential oil Helichrysum italicum, Helichrysum angustofolium, Helichrysum stoechas
  • 8 drops Frankincense essential oil ideally Boswellia frereana, but Boswellia carterii (Boswellia sacra), and Boswellia serrata will also work
  • 4 drops Geranium essential oil Pelargonium graveolens, Pelargonium x asperum
  • 20ml Tamanu oil – I use this one.

This makes a 5% dilution – perfect for new scars. Double the amount of essential oils in this recipe for a 10% dilution to use on old scars.


  1. Add the essential oils to a 20ml roller bottle.
  2. Fill to shoulder with Tamanu oil.
  3. Roll over a new scar up to three times a day for best results.


This recipe is safe for:

  • all ages, including children*
  • for pregnant women (except the Boswellia papyrifera species of Frankincense) 
  • for breastfeeding women

All of the essential oils are safe for use on children, but I would not use above the 5% dilution even for old scars. These dilutions are higher than usual for kids, but scars are a good reason to break the rules.

You can replace the Frankincense with Myrrh if not pregnant with similar results.

You can replace the Geranium with Neroli or Lavender if you wish with similar results.

You can use Rosehip instead of Tamanu (or combined with Tamanu) with similar results. You can replace the carrier oil(s) with a lotion, but the results will not be as effective for scars.


Aura Cacia Tamanu oil on amazon.

Aura Cacia Rosehip oil on amazon.

Rivertree Life 20ml roller bottles on amazon.

My opinion on brands can be found here.

I have been using the scar blend for about a week, 2-3 times per day and am noticing improvements already!


I am using the anti-scar blend on my 1 y/o c-section scar and it is already looking and feeling a lot better. It stopped itching and the redness is fading


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