Stretch marks are thin purple or red areas of the skin that appear as the skin is rapidly stretched over a short period of time, stretching and tearing the dermis layer (middle layer) of the skin. Many women notice the appearance of stretch marks in the last few months of pregnancy, but stretch marks can also appear on men or women during any period of rapid weight gain. These marks most often appear on the breasts, stomach, buttocks, thighs, and hips. Stretch marks tend to fade over time, but it is difficult to eliminate them completely.

Recommendation:

Lavender, Myrrh
Add to fractionated coconut or hazelnut oil, and rub on location.

Simple Solutions:

Add 2 drops lavender and 3 drops myrrh to 1 tsp. (5 ml) hazelnut oil in a small roll-on bottle. Apply on location once per day.

The information on this page is from the book Modern Essentials: A
Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils
, published
by AromaTools®. Please refer to Modern Essentials for additional
information, research, and usage suggestions.

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