Can Oil Diminish Stretch Marks?

Posted by Assunta on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 3:44 PM

Is it true? Can it be? Can oil diminish and rid stretch marks? With it being bikini season, I figured this year, I’d try something on my bum bum to rid the tiny white stripes that peek through like tiger stripes, rawr. I’ve read over and over that cocoa butter does the duty, but I’ve also heard that it doesn’t and now I’m just confused as to what to apply on my derriere. But leave it to me to find the solutions to all of my most problematic problems (not really) at work. Of course with our large variety of oils, I decided to take a peek into what we carry in the aromatherapy department and did a little research. Low and behold, the frankincense oil I happened to stumble upon because I liked the name may be the answer to all my stripey, stretch mark prayers. Apparently, frankincense is one of the oldest essential oils and is primarily used for meditation purposes and to improve one’s inner balance. So I dug a bit deeper, deep enough to find out that it also can heal stretch marks! It’s been said that it can reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks and even though I haven’t tried it yet, I am excited to do so.

How to Use It:

Since the oil is so concentrated, be advised to mix a few drops of the oil into a plain lotion before applying to the desired area. 

What do I plan to do? I think I may just drop some of this (hopefully) magical working oil into some cocoa butter and let it do it’s work. I read up that consistency is key, so applying this concoction once or twice won’t do a thing, daily application will rid the marks and to maintain it…well, continue applying the diluted frankincense oil with a lotion of your choice to maintain the riddance of those pesky marks. 

Have your own good –riddance stretch mark tip? Let us know what works for you!