February 15, 2014
Stretch Mark: Streaks or stripes on the skin, especially on the abdomen, caused by distension of the skin from pregnancy or weight gain. AKA: Nasty buggers! I'm often asked how to prevent them and, is there hope after stretch marks? My favorite combination to share is always this: pure Lavender and Myrrh. We know Lavender is restorative and regenerative. Lavender essential oil is commonly used to speed up the healing process of wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns because it improves the formation of scar tissues. Myrrh essential oil is an astringent, meaning that it strengthens the hold of gums to teeth, contracts the skin, muscles, intestines and other internal organs. One more serious aspect of this astringent property is that it stops hemorrhaging in wounds. When this astringency makes the blood vessels contract and check the flow of blood, it can stop you from losing too much blood when wounded. Myrrh is also vulnerary, meaning the property of Myrrh essential oil protects wounds from infections and makes them heal quicker. I like to blend essential oils with organic virgin coconut oil whenever possible, it's an amazing carrier oil with powerful healing properties of it's own complimenting pure EOs perfectly in my opinion. Enjoy this list of 101 Uses for Coconut Oil, you'll soon learn why I prefer it.
Apply morning and night to prevent stretch marks and repair the existing if any. Consistency is key for prevention and patience will be required to repair what stretch marks you may already have. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day!
May 10, 2017
How would it work to just add myrrh to the anti-aging salve? Or is that an oil that shouldn’t be used near the eyes?
Thank you, I love it too :)
This is off the subject but wanted to share my morning revelation. I’m getting packed to fly away on vacation & was thinking of how I was going to pack the EO’s I want to take with me. Then I spotted an empty vitamin bottle I was about to toss. Perfect size! Even with the dropper I had put on, 2 bottles will fit perfectly. Also spotted an empty prescription bottle & if I want to take a pharmacy, an empty Tang container.
Thanks for this post. My stretch marks are years old so they’ll probably take decades to get rid of! LOL!
I’ll give it a shot!
I haven’t been to your website in a while, so I don’t know when it changed. I just want to tell you that it looks awesome!
I am way into EO’s and I am looking for a good combination of oils that will tighten my neck and skin. Do you have any suggestions.
Love your new website! I was one of your blog stalkers & the website makes it soooooooo much easier for me! Now I can look up & don’t have to stalk! LOL tell your nephew he did a fabulous job!
Now for the real question, could I mix up extra of this & just keep in one of my salve jars? Or placing fingers in daily create germs?!? I’d like to make up some for daughter if you think there wouldn’t be a problem!
Thanks for all you contribute to the EO world!
Be blessed, Kim
Great! I just made some salves on Thursday, so I may get some myrrh and add it to the anti-aging!
Myrrh would be nice in salve! Applying to facial bones surrounding the eyes lightly is perfectly safe.
How would it work just adding myrrh to the anti-aging blend? Or is that an oil that shouldn’t go near the eyes?
How much Myrrh should I add to the anti-aging salve. I was told that Myrrh is strong. I don’t want to add too much. Thank you.
Glad I found this! I just bought some lemon EO for its ‘fading’ properties to mix with coconut & jojoba oil for stretch marks & scars …think I’ll go ahead and try adding lavender and myrrh now too! However, do you think the added lemon to this combo would detract from it or have any kind of adverse effect?
Hi Kim! Thank you :) You can certainly make extra and store in a salve jar. All pure essential oils are antibacterial, antiseptic and many are antifungal as well, it’s pretty hard to contaminate them!
It should be fine! You could definitely dilute it with a bit more coconut oil as well. And since she does have sensitive skin just try a little bit in a small area to begin with and see how her skin reacts.
Is the stretch mark remedy gentle enough for faces? My daughter is looking for something to treat acne scars, but she has sensitive skin….
Essential oils can last many years if stored properly with the exception of citrus oils, they’re generally good for a year.
Hello! This sounds wonderful, thank you so much for sharing! I’m excited to try many of your beauty recipes. I wonder if you could give me an idea of how long these type of essential oil based products will last if stored properly?
Yes, it can!
Can this be used during pregnancy? Thanks so much for your invaluable information and your recipes!
If you’re using 4 ounce jars, I would start with 8 drops of Myrrh per jar.
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