DIY Natural Acne Scar Serum

Friday, October 19, 2012

Essential oils are rich with skin healing properties, but with so many to choose from where does one begin? For acne scars, choose oils that have skin cell regenerative properties. For acne-prone skin types, be sure to include oils with antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties. Customize your recipe further by finding carrier oils that suit your skin type. Find the best carrier oils for your skin here. The right blend of essential oils and carrier oils can stimulate skin cell regeneration, deliver essential fatty acids, fade discolorations and reduce the overall appearance of acne scars. Here is one of my recipes I've found to be helpful for my post acne scarring.

DIY Natural Acne Scar Serum 

  • 1 Ounce Amber Glass Dropper Bottle
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Rosehip Seed Oil
  • 4 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 4 drops Rosewood Essential Oil
  1. Create a 50/50 blend of Grapeseed oil and Rosehip Seed oil. 
  2. Add essential oils.
  3. Allow to set for 24 hours.
  4. Keep refrigerate to preserve freshness.
  5. Stays fresh up to 1 year, if stored properly. 

How To Use

After cleansing and toning, I add a small amount of the serum to a cotton pad and apply all over my face. Not only is this serum effective at reducing acne scars but it's also beneficial for overall healthier more even skin tone. Some weeks I'll use it every morning and night, other times I'll alternate with another oil blend.

Best Essential Oils For Acne Scars

Carrot Seed

Best Carrier Oils For Acne Scars

Sea Buckthorn oil
Rosehip Seed oil

As my research continues, I may discover and add more oils to my lists.


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  1. I am so excited to see you writing about this, cannot wait to try it out

  2. THANK YOU!! Since your first video about your natural skin care journey, I have tried jojoba or grapeseed with tea tree/lavender and my skin has improved a lot acne-wise. Love your videos about natural skin care, pls keep them coming!! :)
    Question: I use "Aura Cacia Rosehip Oil from chile" and it's yellow. I noticed the one you are using for this serum is "Rose Hip seed oil" and yours is white.... Is there any difference? Thanks for your answer!

  3. Would rose hip oil work for scars by itself? Or is the essential oils "super charging" it?


  4. I am willing to know more about essential oils! it would be perfect if you could tell us more about adequate oils for different skin types so we can try our own "costumized serums"! :)

  5. I have the same skin as you which is oily, acne prone and acne scars. My question is what if I switch out the carrier oils in your recipe to jojoba oil and tamanu oil?

  6. Thanks so much for sharing with us your success story. I hope that soon I will be sharing with you the good news about my daughters recovering from her acne, with your help.

  7. Tanks for sharing! I was looking for natural home remedies for acne scars. But I', planning to get help from Dermatologist NYC too. I hope my acne scars can be removed!

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