12 March 2018

DIY Scar and Stretch Mark Sugar Scrub Recipe With Helichrysum and Lavender

This scar and stretch mark sugar scrub recipe gently exfoliates while the oils help reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. 

We all have different skin needs.  I have oily skin, but you may have combination or dry skin.  But one thing that almost all of have are scars.  Our scars tell our story, but that doesn't mean that we have to learn to love them.

I have a scar on my leg that I don't like.  It's rather large and ugly, so I don't wear shorts when I go out in public.  I also have stretch marks from having babies.  My kids are totally worth it, but I would still like to fade the scars.

I created a scar and stretch mark sugar scrub that works with a scar and stretch mark salve that I'm posting over at Soap Deli News later this week.  Using both of them together will increase your chances at fading old scars.


Once you have a scar or stretch mark, which are just scars, you'll never completely get rid of it without having surgery.  But you can fade them so they are harder to see.  

One way to naturally fade scars is to exfoliate.  This buffs off the top layer of skin, revealing newer skin underneath.  You'll have to do this for weeks or months; just one time won't do much.

It's also helpful to use carrier oils and essential oils that can help your skin heal and fade your scars.  I selected each ingredient for this scar and stretch mark sugar scrub just for their benefits for the skin.  


I used brown sugar for this scrub because it's gentler on your skin, which is important if your're using it on skin that's been compromised by scars or stretch marks.

I used moringa oil because it's a wonderful oil for your skin.  It's full of antioxidants to help your skin.  Using moringa oil on your skin can help boost blood flow to the area to promote healing.  It's also a natural anti-inflammatory.

Vitamin E is a popular home remedy for scars.  If you go to the store and look at a scar cream, it will almost certainly have vitamin E in it.

Lemon juice is a mild acid, so it can help exfoliate along with the brown sugar.  It can also lighten the scar to help fade it.

Helichrysum essential oil has many skin benefits.  It's naturally anti-inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant.  It's said to protect your skin and promote cell regeneration.  It is also said to increase blood flow and circulation.  

Lavender essential oil can heal your mind and your body.  It's a gentle oil, so it's good for damaged skin.  When applied to new or old scars, it can help promote healing.

Rosehip seed oil would also be an excellent carrier oil to use in this recipe.  It's also said to help fade scars.




Place brown sugar in a small bowl.  Add moringa oil, vitamin E oil, and lemon juice.  Stir well.


Add helichrysum and lavender essential oils.  Stir.


Gently scrub scars or stretch marks with a circular motion.


Let sit for for a few minutes before rinsing.


Follow with a scar and stretch mark salve.  (I have a recipe for this coming soon at Soap Deli News!)

I have only used this scrub on the body.  Since it's made with brown sugar, you could probably use it on your face for acne scars or other scars.  If you have any irritation or discomfort at all, then rinse immediately.  

If you love body scrubs, then don't miss my book with 30 recipes to make for fun or profit!

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.