At some point in your life, you’re going to develop a scar. If it didn’t happen when you were a child, it’s bound to happen during another point of your life. And while it’s up to the individual to decide if the appearance of a particular scar bothers them or not, you can take simple steps to nourish and help the healing of any cuts, scrapes and burns you might get, and in the process prevent or diminish the formation of a scar.
Below we offer you a simple recipe of raw African Shea butter and Lavender essential oil for the speedy healing of wounds and scars. The tissue regenerative properties of Lavender essential oil were actually discovered by a French scientist named Rene Gatefosse. He accidentally burned himself in a laboratory accident and applied some Lavender essential oil to his burn. He discovered not only that the pain from the burn disappeared almost instantly, but also that it eventually healed without a scar! It is for this exact reason that Lavender is included in this skin healing and scar preventative skin balm.
To compliment and act as a soothing and protective deliverer for the Lavender is Shea butter. Known for its deeply therapeutic and healing properties, this fatty acid rich butter is the perfect counterpart to the Lavender. It goes on smooth, protects the abrasion from the elements, and keeps the skin cells properly lubricated and flexible so they can do their job.
The recipe is as follows:
- ¼ cup raw African Shea butter
- Lavender essential oil
- Small container of choice (we really like glass jars)
- Small bowl for mixing (if needed)
For this recipe, you do not need to melt the Shea butter. Simply use it when it’s soft enough to easily mix and mash with a spoon or fork, which can usually be achieved by leaving it in a warm place for a while. In your small bowl or container or choice mix your Shea butter with 8 drops of the Lavender essential oil to start. If you want it to be stronger, start by adding one drop at a time since essential oils are potent and a little can go a long way. Once thoroughly mixed, transfer to your preferred container if needed, and voila! Your scar healing salve is done!