Scar-Reduction Combination Recipe

Use this combination of healing and skin-clearing essential oils to reduce the effects of painful skin conditions.

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Makes 125ml

Skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema can leave visible scars even after clearing. I likened my psoriasis scars to little Dalmatian spots all over my body. Although not all scars and stretch marks will completely heal, you can certainly make visible improvements by using the right combination of essential oils.

For scar reduction, rosehip oil remains my favourite carrier oil. It can lighten scarring, reduce wrinkles, regenerate skin and help the skin regain its natural tone and colour. Combined with frankincense oil, it not only smells heavenly, but the frankincense also promotes cell regeneration and reduces the appearance of stretch marks and scars. Calendula oil is a common ingredient in skin treatments because it has wound-healing, antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. In combination with other healing ingredients calendula ointment has been shown to effectively treat and heal scar tissue. I include lavender to lessen pain and itching and promote rapid healing.

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  • 125ml rosehip oil
  • 20 drops frankincense oil
  • 10 drops calendula oil
  • 10 drops lavender oil


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a dark glass bottle and store in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.
  2. Apply to your skin with clean fingers, and blot with a tissue if required to remove excess oil.
  3. Use a few drops of oil gently to massage cleansed face, neck and décolletage or on tummy stretch marks or body scars. Apply morning and night.

More from Radiant:

radiantFor more than 20 years, Hanna Sillitoe suffered from severe psoriasis, eczema and acne. They dominated her life and shattered her confidence. At times she even resorted to wrapping her skin in clingfilm to stop her clothes rubbing against her raw skin. When her doctor told her the only remaining treatment was chemotherapy, she started researching diet and skin, and ultimately changed her life, cutting out caffeine, alcohol, sugar, dairy and wheat, with dramatic results. Now free from all skin complaints, Hanna is sharing her methods. Beginning with a juice cleanse, Hanna's plan then moves on to a range of delicious, skin-loving meals including Turmeric and Ginger Chia Pudding, Immunity Ramen, Beet Burgers and even Clean Tiramisu. There is also a selection of homemade beauty products such as Avocado and Honey Facemask and Rosemary and Lemon Salt Scrub. Uplifting and inspiring for those who have been searching for an answer to their skin woes, Hanna's programme is also suitable for people without specific complaints who just want to improve their overall health and complexion. A recipe for good health and clear skin, from the inside out.

Radiant by Hanna Sillitoe © 2019 Kyle Books, and photographs by © Joanna Henderson. No images may be used, in print or electronically, without written consent from the publisher.

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