This post was written while serving as a paid brand ambassador for Earth Mama Angel Baby. All opinions are mine.
After my melanoma excision, I became acutely more aware of how hard it can be to heal scars, or at least make them less noticeable. Before we had started living naturally, I tried several different over the counter remedies like Mederma, and it didn’t really seem to accelerate my healing.
At the time, I was much more vain that I am now, so I had considered laser removal (my dermatologist did bring it up after all). However, it’s expensive and usually takes more than one session to see real results, so I didn’t try it.
Over time (It has been 7.5 years now), the scar has slowed faded. Even though it has lightened, you can still clearly see the excision site. I often wonder if I’d had natural remedies for healing scars back then if it wouldn’t be even less noticeable.
I have done a lot of reading about natural ways to heal and fade scars over the last few years, if not for myself, to be able to help my daughters with any scars and injuries. I have come up with a handful of simple tips to help naturally heal scars.
Keep Scars Out of the Sun
It’s an absolute necessity to shield scars, especially new scars, from the sun. The ultraviolet rays emitted from the sun can slow down your scar’s healing process and can even cause dark discoloration around your scar tissue. It’s best to cover the scar, but if you’re unable to cover it, be sure to use a natural, zinc-based sunscreen to block out the sun’s rays.
Massage Your Scar
Once your incision or cut is totally healed, you’ll want to massage it. While this may seem like it could be a painful endeavor, it’s very important. By massaging your scar, it will help break down collagen that attaches to underlying tissue. The development of this underlying collagen is especially common in c-sections, appendectomies and hand wounds.
Using a good quality, natural salve or oil, massage the area where your scar is forming (or has formed) using a circular motion for 15-30 seconds a few times each day.
Choose a Natural Massage Medium with Healing Oils
The type of salve or oil you use to massage your scar is of the utmost importance. You want to choose somthing that has healing oils like olive, tamanu, rosehip and jojoba. You also want to look for healing and soothing herbs like lavender, calendula, St. John’s Wort and helichrysum.
Olive oil is a good base to look for because it helps to loosen dead skin cells without clogging your pores. Lavender oil is very rejuvenating for skin cells and helichrysum is well known in the essential oil world for its ability to heal naturally.
While you can absolutely make your own salve using all of the great healing herbs and oils, there is one ready made you can buy now. Earth Mama C-Mama Healing Salve offers a rich, revolutionary, clinically tested healing formula that was created with 100% natural ingredients rich in Vitamin C, essential fatty acids and amino acids – all nutrients necessary for proper cell regeneration and wound repair.
Here is the full ingredient list – lots of healing, nurturing oils and herbs!
Olea europaea (organic olive) oil, Euphorbia antisyphilitica (candelilla) wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (organic jojoba) seed oil, Calophyllum inophyllum (organic tamanu) oil, Hippophae rhamnoides (organic sea buckthorn) seed oil, Rosa rubiginosa (organic rosehip) seed oil, Lavandula angustifolia (organic lavender) flower oil, Calendula officinalis (organic calendula) flower extract, Hypericum perforatum (organic St. John’s wort) extract, Centella asiatica (organic gotu kola) extract, Ascorbyl palmitate (Vitamin C), Helichrysum italicum (organic everlasting) oil, Matricaria recutita (organic Chamomile) flower oil, Melaleuca alternifolia (organic tea tree)
I am so grateful that they’ve spent the time formulating such an amazing, naturally healing product! If you look over that list, you’ll see nothing but the best ingredients and none of the worst (like parabens, mineral oil, sulfates, propylene glycol, etc.).
I have just started massaging the Earth Mama C-Mama Healing Salve onto the site of my melanoma excision, and Zoë also has a scar we’ll be using it on to help heal it.
So whether you are a c-section mama, or have another scar you want to heal, check out the Earth Mama C-Mama Healing Salve. While the price tag may seem a bit high at first glace, take a look around at buying each of these ingredients yourself and formulating this salve at home – you couldn’t do it economically! Earth Mama C-Mama Healing Salve is a great value given the ingredients and results it can bring.
Be sure to check it out as well as the full line of wonderful products from Earth Mama Angel Baby, one of my absolute favorite brands.