For some, if not most, stretch marks are major turn-offs. It’s no wonder stretch mark removal products and procedures are a multi-billion-dollar industry.
Bad news: it’s not easy to get rid of them completely.
Good news: there are a few medical and natural home treatments that may help prevent or reduce their appearance.
If you’re looking for a natural treatment for stretch marks, essential oils could be good options. In this article, I’ll discuss some of the best essential oils for stretch marks, as well as other oils and home remedies with essential oils.
But before that, let’s go over the basics about stretch marks.
- 1 Stretch Marks — Causes and Treatments
- 2 What Essential Oils Can You Use for Stretch Marks?
- 3 Best Essential Oils For Stretch Marks
- 4 Other Natural Oils for Stretch Mark Removal
- 5 DIY Essential Oil Recipes for Stretch Marks
Stretch Marks — Causes and Treatments
Stretch marks, also called striae distensae, are long, parallel, and narrow bands of lines. They usually differ in color and texture compared to your normal skin. They could be white (striae albae), red (striae rubrae), dark blue (striae caerulea), and black (striae nigra). If you touch them, you could feel a minor elevation or depression on that area of your skin. They could form anywhere on your body, but they’re most common on your upper arms, buttocks, abdomen area, breasts, and outer thighs.
Who gets stretch marks?
- More common in women (55%) than men (25%) 1
- More common in dark-skinned people 2
- Smokers are at more risk than non-smokers 3
- People who grow or gain weight fast (such as bodybuilders and children going through puberty)
- People who use oral or topical corticosteroids for months or longer, especially if they use large doses
- Pregnant women (due to their growing tummies)
- Obese or overweight people
Doctors are still trying to pinpoint the exact cause of stretch marks to create the most effective treatment for them. But, there are a few possible explanations why people get stretch marks.
#1: Excessive Mast Cells Degranulation
When your skin is overstretched or forced to expand rapidly, it causes your mast cells—these are white blood cells that go into all connective muscle tissues—to release active substances that play major roles during inflammatory and allergic reactions (degranulation). As a result, certain changes in your skin happen, such as premature aging, poor skin elasticity, wrinkling, and stretch marks.
#2: Increased Cortisol Levels
Cortisol is a steroid hormone that’s produced by your adrenal glands, which sit on top of each kidney. This steroid hormone plays many biological functions, including blood sugar regulation, inflammation reduction, stress response, and metabolism regulation.
Excessive cortisol in your blood could lead to minor to serious problems, including stretch marks. When this happens, your body packs on more pounds. This causes your dermis (the second layer of your skin) to enlarge, which in turn damages your blood vessels and the proteins responsible for your skin’s elasticity and strength (elastin and collagen).
On the other hand, when your cortisol is abnormally low at a very fast rate, your skin is unable to return to its former shape and elasticity. This only aid the appearance of existing stretch marks.
Stretch marks are not deadly, but they can lead to self-esteem and anxiety problems. In rare instances, such as during a high-impact accident, they may tear or ulcerate.
It’s difficult to get rid of stretch marks for good. Although there are medical and natural treatments available that may diminish their appearance. According to DermNet NZ, you may try these treatments that have not been proven yet to be effective:
- Chemical peels
- Topical retinoids
- Fractional Photothermolysis
- Micro needling or skin needling
- Pulsed dye laser
In the case of essential oils, there’s a lack of solid scientific studies that prove their effectiveness in healing stretch marks. They may not make your stretch marks completely vanish, but they usually have different chemical compounds that are moisturizing, regenerative, healing, and anti-aging.
Below is a list of the most effective essential oils for stretch marks.
What Essential Oils Can You Use for Stretch Marks?
While medical professionals and clinical studies don’t promote the use of moisturizing skin care products for stretch marks, they do recognize their beneficial effects. Good moisturizers and oils seal in moisture or keep your skin hydrated to keep it plump and firm, which will supposedly help prevent or reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
The following essential oils are mostly used for dry, mature skin and inflammatory skin diseases because of their nourishing, healing, and moisturizing properties. Some of them are believed to stimulate the growth of new skin cells and production of collagen, which keeps the skin firm, toned, and younger looking. Using circular, massaging actions when applying these essential oils (and other essential oils, creams, and lotions for stretch marks) into your skin is widely believed to promote good circulation and increase collagen production.
Best Essential Oils For Stretch Marks
Sandalwood (Santalum album)
Known for its versatility and amazing scent, sandalwood essential oil is often used in skin care preparations because of its ability to promote healthy-looking, moist, and smooth skin. It also relieves inflammation, irritations, and infections associated with psoriasis, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and dry, sensitive skin. To increase its therapeutic value, experts suggest combining it with other essential oils.
Sandalwood essential oil may also be a good remedy for stretch marks. 4 Aside from its moisturizing properties, it also encourages regeneration of skin cells and tissues. The book, Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary 4th Edition, says that the essential oil promotes epidermal cell turnover and fibroblast growth. 5
(Fibroblast is a kind of cell in your connective tissue that produces collagen and fibers. Meanwhile, epidermal cell turnover refers to the time it takes for your epidermis, the outer layer of your skin, to replace itself.)
To prevent or treat stretch marks, your skin needs to be elastic and strong enough to withstand the stretching that occurs when your body suddenly grows at a fast rate. That’s why your skin needs more collagen, which keeps the skin firm and elastic.
While generally safe, sandalwood essential oil may trigger an allergic reaction or dermatitis (inflamed skin). People are advised not to directly expose the area of the skin where they applied the essential oil to the sun or sources of ultraviolet radiation (e.g. tanning beds) because it could irritate or burn your skin.
Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
With a variety of notable benefits and uses, frankincense essential oil earned the title “king of all essential oils.” This amazing essential oil is valued for its ability to keep the hair and skin beautiful and healthy. One notable feature of frankincense essential oil is its moisturizing properties. Some of its moisturizing compounds include wax esters, squalene, triglycerides, and free fatty acids. 6
Because of its cicatrisant property, frankincense essential oil can help in the regrowth of damaged tissues or cells. That’s why it’s widely used to speed up the fading of scars, stretch marks, and other marks caused by acne, boils, and chicken pox. 7
Topical application of frankincense essential oil is normally safe, although people with allergies or sensitive skin could experience minor skin rashes. Some use it internally, but I highly discourage you from doing this because not all frankincense essential oil varieties are intended for internal use. Possible side effects of taking the essential oil by mouth are hyperacidity, nausea, and upset stomach.
Neroli (Citrus aurantium)
Neroli essential oil is a great addition to your beauty regimen. Because of its revitalizing and restorative properties, it’s a common ingredient in moisturizers, facial oils, soaps, and serums. It helps maintain the right amount of oil in the skin, making it a suitable choice for all skin types. It also keeps the skin elastic and promotes regeneration of new skin cells, thus it may help lighten the appearance of stretch marks and prevent new ones from forming. 8
Another way it could help heal stretch marks is by reducing inflammation. According to a study published in the Journal of Natural Medicines, it’s effective against acute and chronic inflammation. 9 When you’re under a lot of stress, for instance, your body responds by producing too much cortisol, the “stress hormones.” Short-term elevation of cortisol is a good thing, but if it becomes chronic, it causes inflammation and collagen breakdown. As a result, your skin becomes less firm, elastic, and vibrant.
When used occasionally and in small doses, neroli essential oil is usually safe in most adults. Some of the possible side effects of this essential oil are nausea, anxiety, and head pain. Buy this only from trusted sellers and brands because it’s frequently adulterated.
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
Patchouli essential oil has long been used for restoring the skin’s natural beauty and health. It’s a common treatment for eczema, acne, dandruff, inflammatory skin problems, oily scalp, and excessively dry skin. 10 There’s currently little clinical studies on the effectiveness of this essential oil for fading stretch marks. However, in theory, it might promote the production of collagen, which could help strengthen your skin and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. 11
The beneficial properties of patchouli essential oil for the skin and body come from its many chemical compounds. Alpha patchoulene, beta patchoulene, and caryophyllene have anti-inflammatory actions. Another important compound from the essential oil of patchouli is patchouli alcohol (PA), which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. 12
Poor blood circulation is believed to influence the formation or worsening of stretch marks. Patchouli essential oil may help stimulate blood circulation. When combined with any massage technique, it may help improve the look of stretch marks.
In people with sensitive skin, patchouli essential oil could be highly irritating. Like sandalwood essential oil, it’s also phototoxic, so avoid the sun or ultraviolet radiation exposure within 24 hours after application. People who are experiencing any eating disorder or taking medications for bleeding disorders should avoid this essential oil.
Rose (Rosa damascena)
Rose essential oil is one of the top essential oils for the skin—whatever your skin type. It’s frequently used on dry, mature, and sensitive skin due to its antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and moisturizing properties. 13 These same qualities of this essential oil are the reasons it’s included in skin care products and topical home remedies for stretch marks, scars, and after marks of acne, boil, and chicken pox.
Another great reason to use rose essential oil is its lipophilic nature. 14 This means that it allows better absorption of the chemicals and nutrients in your ]remedies for stretch marks by opening your skin’s pores. Use this to your advantage by adding a few drops of the essential oil to your moisturizers, creams, serums, lotions, and other topical treatments for stretch marks.
Applying it on your skin may not cause serious side effects if you use it properly. However, when inhaled at high concentrations, it may cause headaches. Don’t use this internally or externally if you’re pregnant because it might cause abnormal bleeding and miscarriage.
Carrot Seed (Daucus carota)
Carrot seed essential oil may not be as popular as other essential oils, but it has always been traditionally used for the skin and hair. This essential oil contains a high level of antioxidants and vitamins, such as beta carotene, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E. 15
As you might already know, antioxidants and certain vitamins play a key role in skin health. One of those is vitamin C (ascorbic acid). This vitamin helps with the production of collagen, which is essential for elastic, firm, and healthy skin. The skin is unlikely to snap and develop stretch marks after pregnancy, weight gain, or weight loss when your body produces enough collagen to accommodate the sudden growth spurt.
Adding carrot seed essential oil to your stretch mark removal creams and oils will help boost their effectiveness. Simply add 12 drops of the essential oil for every 30 ml (approximately 1 ounce) of cream, lotion, and oil.
Carrot seed essential oil is considered safe to use in majority of people, except in people who have a highly sensitive skin and neurological disorder (e.g. epilepsy). Since it’s a phototoxic essential oil, you need to avoid exposing your skin to sources of ultraviolet radiation, such as the sun, tanning beds, and halogen lamps. Possible side effects of UV radiation exposure are skin pigmentations, inflammation, reddening, and exaggerated sunburn (happens within 24 hours of exposure).
Myrrh (Commipihora myrrha)
One of the most valued uses of myrrh essential oil is to keep the skin healthy and young-looking. It’s a moisturizing and soothing oil that’s perfect for aging and dry, cracked skin. The ability of this essential oil to improve the appearance of the skin is mainly attributed to its bioactive compounds, terpenoids and sesquiterpenes (curzerene), which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. 16
When using it for stretch marks, myrrh essential oil gives better results if you combine it with other essential oils, such as sandalwood and frankincense. For starters, add 3 drops of myrrh essential oil and 3 drops of sandalwood essential oil to 2 to 3 teaspoons of carrier oil. Argan oil, rosehip oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, and almond oil are great choices. Or, add a few drops of the essential oil to your stretch mark removal cream and other skin care products.
There are no reports of serious side effects when using myrrh essential oil topically. But when taken internally, it may cause diarrhea and stomach ache.
The following people should avoid using this essential oil:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- People who have medical problems, such as heart disease, blood clotting disorders, low blood pressure, and blood sugar conditions
- People who are taking medications to prevent blood clots (anticoagulants), such as aspirin, warfarin, and heparin
Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
Helichrysum essential oil is one of the best go-to oils for skin health and beautification. That’s why it’s often called the “Everlasting” or “Immortal Flower.”
It has many benefits for the skin, including lightening dark spots and wrinkles. Like with most essential oils for stretch marks, it’s also a good moisturizer and has the special ability to stimulate collagen production (which improves skin elasticity) and renew skin cells. 17 These benefits of this essential are attributed to its main chemical components, such as diketones and neryl acetate.
To use, dilute 3 to 5 drops of helichrysum essential oil in 2 teaspoons of carrier oil, such as rosehip oil and almond oil. Then, massage a drop of the diluted helichrysum essential oil into areas of your skin that have stretch marks. When using this essential oil for your skin, remember that it combines well with other essential oils that are great for the skin, such as lavender, myrrh, frankincense, rose, geranium, sandalwood, and jasmine absolute.
Helichrysum essential oil is highly gentle and non-toxic. It rarely causes negative side effects. However, using it undiluted could lead to skin sensitivity reactions, so always combine it with a carrier oil (e.g. jojoba oil, rosehip oil, or emu oil) in the ratio of 1:2.
This essential oil is contraindicated to the following:
- Expectant or breastfeeding mothers
- People who have allergies, especially to members of the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family, such as daisy, ragweed, sunflower, marigold, and chrysanthemum
- People with gallstones or bile duct obstruction
Lemon (Citrus limon)
Lemon essential oil is a powerful antioxidant, thanks to its main chemical constituent, d-limonene, which consists 68 percent of the oil. 18 Due to its high antioxidant levels, a study published in the Drugs Under Experimental and Clinical Research suggests that this essential oil may help fight the harmful effects of free radicals on the skin. 19 As what I mentioned earlier, excess free radicals could break down collagen and cause your skin to lose its elasticity, which could lead to the formation of stretch marks.
Lemon essential oil is also an exfoliant. 20 Some experts argue that exfoliation is useless against stretch marks. Unlike conditions aggravated by dead skin, such as pimples and blackheads, stretch marks don’t happen on the outer surface of the skin. It happens in the dermis, the second layer of the skin composed of small blood vessels, fibrous connective tissues (called collagen and elastin), and other structures, which exfoliation can’t reach.
So, why exfoliate?
The body normally does this process automatically. However, as you grow older, this natural process slows down. Dead skin cells start to accumulate on your skin, which in turn blocks your skin pores. Through regular exfoliation, you remove these dead skin cells and allow your skin to absorb whatever you put on it.
Important: use the right exfoliation technique, or risk irritating your skin and making your stretch marks worse.
It’s wise not to use lemon essential oil undiluted, as it may trigger hypersensitivity reactions. Use it with a carrier oil for topical application. Like with most citrus essential oils, it could increase your sensitivity to the sun and ultraviolet radiation. Avoid using this essential oil to your skin if you’re going outdoors during the day, as sunburn, blistering, and skin darkening may occur.
Other Natural Oils for Stretch Mark Removal
Essential oils would be more effective if you use the right carrier oils. There have been a few vegetable oils that have shown positive effects on stretch marks, although large-scale, peer-reviewed clinical trials are still needed. Here are a few vegetable oils you could use:
Argan oil, also called the “liquid gold,” comes from the kernels of the argan tree (Argania spinosa) of Morocco. This plant oil is commonly used in hair and skin care products because of its nourishing and hydrating properties. The great thing about it is it moisturizes your skin, without leaving a greasy feeling.
A 2011 study has suggested that using Argan oil on the skin can reduce inflammation while keeping the skin moist. 21 It’s not surprising because it’s packed with various nutrients, including omega-6 fatty acids, linoleic acid, vitamin E, and vitamin A, which are all great for the skin. 22 23 Vitamin E is one of the main reasons Argan oil is a great stretch mark remedy. This vitamin encourages the growth of new skin cells and improves the strength and elasticity of the skin.
In a few people, Argan oil may trigger negative skin reactions, such as acne flare-ups and rashes. However, it’s generally safe and gentle when applied on the skin. What you shouldn’t do is to ingest it because it could cause digestive problems, such as bloating, nausea, gas, poor appetite, and diarrhea. 24
Rosehip oil is another remarkable oil that you could add to your skin care routine. It comes from the fruit seeds of Rosa rubiginosa, a wild rose bush plant that’s native to Europe and western Asia. If you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and/or scars, this is perfect for the job.
Rosehip oil is a potentially effective stretch mark remover because of its excellent nutrient profile. It’s rich in proteins, vitamin C, and fatty acids (oleic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic acid, and gamma linolenic acid).
What’s truly unique about it is it’s the only plant oil that has vitamin A (trans-retinoic acid or tretinoin). 25 Tretinoin, also called retinoic acid, is sold by prescription as a cream to heal recent stretch marks. Tretinoin cream help by restoring damaged collagen to improve the appearance of stretch marks that are less than a few months old.
As with most ingredients applied on the skin, rosehip oil is not without side effects, such as skin irritation or allergic reaction. To lower your risk of allergic reaction, it’s advisable to apply the oil on a small area of your body (wrist, jawline, or elbow) then leave it for 24 hours.
Signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
- Breathing difficulty
- Fast heartbeat
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Dizzy spell
When you take it by mouth, you may experience diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and pain in the abdomen. Always consult your doctor before using this internally.
Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is a large flightless bird that’s native to Australia and a relative of the ostrich. Emu oil comes from the fat of this bird.
Emu oil has benefits for the skin that’s worth knowing about. It contains most of the basic chemical compounds that you need to prevent or improve the appearance of stretch marks, wrinkles, scars, and burns. One reason it’s so effective is because it contains oleic acid, which allows it to penetrate the deep layers of the skin and deliver its medicinal compounds.
Aside from being deeply moisturizing, emu oil also contains fatty acids (omega-3, 6, and 9), vitamins A and E, and other antioxidants. 26 27 The fatty acids in emu oil are responsible for its anti-inflammatory actions, while both vitamins A and E prevent premature aging and improve the elasticity and moisture level of the skin.
Emu oil is highly popular because it’s hypoallergenic and doesn’t clog skin pores. People with sensitive skin, perhaps including you, should do a skin patch test first to ensure that they won’t have an allergic reaction to the oil.
It’s rare for emu oil to cause side effects when ingested. However, to ensure your safety, always consult a doctor first.
DIY Essential Oil Recipes for Stretch Marks
#1 – Body Lotion for Dry Skin
Ingredients and Materials:
- 5 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of wheatgerm oil (This oil is rich in vitamin E. If you have wheat sensitivity, use another vegetable oil.)
- 10 drops of sandalwood essential oil
- 5 drops of rose essential oil
- Dark-colored mason jar with an air-tight lid
- Melt the coconut oil in a double boiler over low heat. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can melt it in a heat-resistant bowl placed in a pan partially filled with simmering water.
- Add the wheatgerm oil then stir to mix.
- Remove from heat and allow it to cool. Transfer the mixture to your amber mason jar then add the essential oils one drop at a time. Stir to mix.
- Store in a cool, dark place. Use it within six months.
#2 – Gentle Exfoliating Scrub
Ingredients and Materials:
- 5 drops of lemon essential oil
- 1 tablespoon of avocado, argan, or almond oil (Using honey is also a good idea.)
- 4 ½ tablespoons of ground rice or oatmeal
- Dark-colored glass jar with an air-tight lid
- Put the ingredients in a small bowl then mix them well. Transfer the mixture into your dark glass jar. Store in a cool, dark place and use it within a year.
- Before using this exfoliating scrub, mix it with a small amount of vegetable oil that you used for this recipe.
- Gently massage the scrub into your skin using upward, circular motions. When you’re done, rinse the area with warm water and pat it dry.
#3 – Anti-Stretch Mark Oil Blend
Ingredients and Materials:
- 4 drops of carrot seed essential oil
- 3 drops of lavender essential oil
- 3 drops of frankincense essential oil
- 2 drops of sandalwood essential oil
- 6 teaspoons of rosehip oil (You could also use other vegetable oils that you like.)
- Dark-colored glass bottle with dropper
- Mix the essential oils in a dark-colored glass bottle with dropper.
- Gently shake the bottle after each addition of essential oil.
- Store in a cool, dark place.
- When it’s time for you to use it, gently shake the bottle then perform a skin patch test first before massaging it into your stretch marks.
There’s currently no single effective treatment for stretch marks. These essential oils for stretch marks are just some of your options, but they don’t guarantee to completely erase your stretch marks. It may also take a few weeks or months before you could see significant positive results. So, keep your expectations realistic.
Do you think essential oils could help? Let me know what you think by leaving your comment below.
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