Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 18:58

Hypertrophic scars (HS) are thick raised scars that occur when extra connective tissue forms during wound repair. These hypertrophic scars could affect the body image of the sufferers. But, on other hand, conventional therapy has not been optimally effective. Essential oils are currently widely used by society for treating several diseases, including skin diseases. Essential oils could penetrate the skin and are distributed under the skin. Essential oils are extracts from natural ingredients that are  oil/lipid-based. The  combination of Helichrysum  italicum,  lavender, lemongrass,  patchouli, and  myrrh  is one of  several essential oil combination  ingredients believed as hypertrophic wound therapies.

Based on previous research, these essential oils have antibacterial and antioxidant effects and fibroblasts and collagen. A clinical study evaluated the use of essential oils to reduce the appearance of Hypertrophic scars. An essential oil blend containing 1.67% helichrysum, 1% lavender, 1.3% lemongrass, 0.6% patchouli, 0.83% myrrh, and 94.6% carrier oil was applied twice daily for six months. Visible scarring improved based on the participant's and observer's evaluation. The research suggests that applying this combination of essential oils and carrier oils for six months can reduce Hypertrophic scars.

Note: To approximate the study, add 4 drops of helichrysum, 2 drops of lavender, 3 drops of lemongrass, 1 drop of patchouli, and 2 drops of myrrh to a 10 mL roller bottle and fill the rest with carrier oil.