Can You Make Your Own DIY Scar Cream?

Can You Make Your Own DIY Scar Cream?

Scars are part of every person—almost everyone has at least one. While they fade over time, some of them never truly go away. Especially if the scar was a deeper cut than another would be. Acne and other lacerations can cause depressions in the skin that will last for life. And a scar is formed when we injure our skin and then heals with a collagen fiber regrowth. How much collagen fiber will grow in the injured place depends on how deep the depression is.

Do Scars Ever Truly Go Away?

A scar reduction can occur over time and with the help of possible medications and prescribed creams. Many of these creams have silicone as an ingredient. Silicone is used to flatten and fade scars because it hydrates the fibrous collagen regrowth and it helps slow any possible collagen overgrowth.

While there are tested results for these scar reducers, another helpful tool is time. Over time, scars will fade in color, but without intervention, they may not go away.

Making a homemade cream will eliminate the use of chemicals, parabens, dyes, and other possible allergen stimulants. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, you can read below to discover a few scar creams you can make at home. Most of the recipes below are easy to use and simple to follow. Try them at home and see if your scar beings to fade away.

Vitamin E Scar-Lotion (Stephanie Pollard)


  • 1/3 cup fractionated coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons wheat germ oil
  • 20 drops frankincense oil
  • 20 drops rosehip oil


  1. Combine coconut oil and Aloe Vera in a small bowl and whisk together until it forms a creamy, lotion-like consistency
  2. Add wheat germ, frankincense, and rosehip oils and whisk again
  3. Spoon the mixture into a plastic bag. Snip a hole in the corner of the bag and squeeze the lotion into a pump bottle

Massage lotion into scars 2–3 times a day.

Fenugreek Solution


  • 2 Tbs. of fenugreek seeds
  • 4 oz. of boiling water


  1. Add fenugreek seeds to four-ounces of boiling water
  2. Keep it boiling for five to seven minutes
  3. Remove from heat
  4. Cool to room temperature

Massage lotion into scars 2–3 times a day.

Fuller’s Earth


  • 1 TBS of Fuller’s Earth (clay)
  • 1/2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. rose water


  1. Mix all ingredients
  2. Apply the paste to scars and let it sit for 30 to 45 minutes
  3. Wash paste off

Use paste 2–3 times a day until you receive preferred results.

DIY Scar Salve


  • 3 oz coconut oil
  • 2 oz shea butter
  • 1 oz beeswax (or candelilla wax for a vegan option)
  • .25 oz vitamin e oil
  • 40 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 20 drops Helichrysum essential oil
  • 20 drops Lavender essential oil


  1. Melt coconut oil and shea butter in a saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Stir in wax until it melts
  3. Remove from heat
  4. Stir in essential oils and Vitamin E
  5. Pour into a clean container with a lid
  6. Store in a cool, dry place

Use 2–3 times a day, and use a small amount as a little goes a long way with this cream.

Conclusion: natural remedies to get rid of scars

While homemade scar solutions, oils, creams, and lotions do not have the chemicals in the prescribed scar cream would, it can (hopefully) make you feel better knowing that you’ve made the lotion on your own.

Speak with your doctor if any mixtures above start to irritate your skin. Also, make sure to stop use if your skin breaks out in any form of bumps, bruises, or turns red. Not all skin was created equally. The results from the lotions and creams above may vary. If your scar quickly and easily, it may take longer to see results, even with prescribed medicines. Keeping a scar moisturized as soon as it forms will help eliminate the chance for a deeper, longer-lived scar.

Resources— Dermstore, Hello Glow, How to Make Scar Cream, Shalom Mama

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