What is a Scar?
A scar is a an area of fibrous tissue that replaces normal skin after an injury, they are formed as part of the body’s healing process for torn or damaged skin.To reduce the appearance of them or get rid of them all together it is necessary to deeply moisturize this tissue and provide the nutrients necessary for improvement.
Years ago I had a minor surgery and I wanted to use one of our natural oils or butters to help with the healing and erasing as much of possible of the left over scars. In researching the most popular stretch marks and scars products on the market, I noticed that Cocoa Butter was a key ingredient, here’s Burt Bees Belly Butter and here is another popular product that comes up when you search for “natural scar cream“.
To summarize it, Cocoa butter, also called theobroma oil, is a pale-yellow or light brown solid fat extracted from the cocoa bean, primarily grown and harvested in North America. Cocoa beans are removed from the large cacao plant, they are then roasted, stripped and pressed to separate out the fat, known as cocoa butter.
This butter is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids that deeply penetrate the layers of skin to moisturize, improve elasticity and protect it. Its properties make it effective in smoothing or diminishing scars, wrinkles and stretch marks. It also helps relieve and heal skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Cocoa Butter is a very hard butter and smells like delicious rich chocolate. It has a melting point of 88 -101 ° F so melts at skin temperature. Our Cocoa Butter is 100% pure, unrefined, fair trade and cruelty-free. This is a vegan friendly ingredient.
Here is what it looks like:
Convinced that Cocoa Butter would help diminish the appearance of my scars, I created a rich and effective formula that I want to share with you.
While it is not guaranteed a scar can be completely erased they can be soothed and their appearance minimized. Our Scar Cream, also called “Scar Eraser” is made of a few completely natural ingredients that assist with skin repair and minimizing the appearance of scars.
Scar & Stretch Marks Eraser Recipe
I have changed this recipe about 3-4 times, tweaking it so it didn’t smell to much of chocolate, and so it would whip nicely. The recipe below is what I follow when I make the small batches of Scar Eraser we sell in our shop.
Besides Cocoa Butter, the formula includes Unrefined Shea Butter, which deeply moisturizes and helps soothe and repair dry, itchy, cracked skin. It is also effective in evening out skin tone, diminishing blemishes, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Find out more about it here.
I add some Rosehip Seed Oil, known as the “Oil of Youth” has a long list of powerful benefits. This includes its skin brightening properties that help restore the skins natural color and tone while lightening any unwanted dark spots. It is also loaded with Vitamin A and antioxidants, which promote skin regeneration. See what other benefits it has here.
Two other oils that I have used depending on availability are Avocado and Light Olive Oil. These make the final product smooth and silky, and easy to whip.
The only essential oil added is a small percentage of vanilla, it blends well with the natural scent of chocolate of Cocoa Butter, and it does not overwhelm your sense of smell.
Scar Eraser Recipe
You will need:
2.5 oz carrier oils of choice (Avocado, Olive or Apricot)
1 oz Rosehip Oil
Optional: 10 Drops Vanilla Essential Oil
How to make it
1. Place Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter in a double boiler on low heat until completely melted
2. Remove from the heat and add your oils
3. Once cooled to about 90 degrees Fahrenheit, add optional vanilla essential oil
4. Stir everything, cover the mixture and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours until it is mostly solid (soft to the touch and a small amount of liquid remaining).
5. Using an electric blender, whip the mixture for several minutes until it increases in volume and is light and fluffy
6. Scoop into your jars or final containers
Uses and Benefits
This formula is 100% butters and oils, so a little goes a long way. Start by melting a pea size amount of butter between your palms, then apply to the desired area. For best results, apply after a shower or bath, repeat twice a day or as needed.
I hope this scar cream recipe does wonders for you, as it it did for me and many others, leave a comment below with your feedback and any questions you may have.