Buff & Butter specialise in aromatherapy and natural products such as organic oils, candles, haircare and skincare products. I found them to be a comprehensive resource for essential ingredients to make your own candles, remedies and skincare.
I got the chance to review 5 Essential Oils and picked Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil and Ylang Ylang III Organic Essential Oil for their amazing scent to mix with Epsome salts for a wonderfully relaxing and soothing bath. I chose Carrot Seed Essential Oil and Rosemary Essential Oil for their healing, calming, moisturising and restorative properties as I’m trying to diminish my newly acquired scar as noticeably and as naturally as possible.
For my homemade ‘scar oil remedy’
3 drops Frankincense essential oil, 3 drops Carrot Seed essential oil, 3 drops Rosemary essential oil, 30ml of (carrier) Almond oil. I had some Almond oil left in a bottle just the right size but apricot oil and rose hip oil also have similar healing and conditioning properties for skin. As soon as my scar was revealed I applied the remedy dutifully every morning and night for a month.
As you can see the scarring is a lump which is fairly spread out with different depths and shapes within it. It was also very dry and bumpy.
After 1 month
The width has decreased dramatically, the scarring is much more even and slightly flatter and also feels as soft as the rest of my face.
After 2 months
I am honestly amazed at the difference these oils have made!
Note: Due to my genetics I get keloid scar tissue (usually found in people with ethnic skin) which is a type of collagen creating a much thicker, raised type of scarring, so I was skeptical my ‘scar oil remedy’ would make any difference at all. I’ve never been more relieved to be proved wrong!
For my relaxing bath
250ml glass bottle, 4 drops Cinnamon Bark oil, 4 drops Ylang Ylang oil, 30ml Almond oil, fill up the rest of the bottle with Epsom salts. It was the most relaxing and rejuvenating bath I’d had for weeks and heavenly scented! My muscles were more relaxed, my skin incredibly moisturised and nourished and no cankles lurking from being on my feet in the heat.