What an absolutely fabulous oil this has turned out to be.
I had been asked many times if I had anything for scars, or did I have rosehip oil. I started selling rosehip oil in a 15ml dropper bottle while at the same time I felt there was more I could do.
I had read about Tamanu Oil and had thus purchased a trial bottle which had been sitting on the shelf gathering dust. I was driven to make Scar Diminishing Oil using both tamanu oil and rosehip oil with hemp seed oil thrown in for its own anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, thinking that it could only boost the effectiveness of the tamanu oil.
Tamanu oil fades stretch marks with incredible results. It also works miracles on scar tissue, making scars look less unsightly.BioScience Laboratories conducted a study of Tamanu oil’s ability to improve the appearance of scars. Six subjects with obvious scars aged for one year or more participated in the test. Subjects were not allowed to use moisturizers on their scarred areas for seven days before the test or throughout the nine-week test period. Scars were rated for roughness, length, width and degree of difference from surrounding normal skin. Measurements of darkness and redness were also taken for scarred and surrounding normal skin. Digital photos of scars were taken prior to initial application and at the end of week nine. Tamanu oil was applied to the scarred area twice daily for nine consecutive weeks. There was significant improvement in appearance of scars after six weeks, and improvement continued through week nine. Scar length was reduced by an average 0.28 centimeters, and width was reduced by an average 0.12 centimeters!
Tamanu Oil is credited with being a remarkable topical healing agent, with skin healing, antineuralgic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic and antioxidant properties.
Tamanu oil possesses a unique capacity to promote the formation of new tissue, thereby accelerating wound healing and the growth of healthy skin. This process is known as cicatrization. For this reason, it is a widely used traditional topical aid. In Pacific island folk medicine, tamanu oil is applied liberally to cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites and stings, abrasions, acne and acne scars, psoriasis, diabetic sores, anal fissures, sunburn, dry or scaly skin, blisters, eczema, herpes sores, and to reduce foot and body odor. Tamanu oil is also massaged into the skin to relieve neuralgia, rheumatism and sciatica. Tamanu oil is employed by Polynesian women for promoting healthy, clear, blemish-free skin, and is also used on babies to prevent diaper rash and skin eruptions.
For Arianrhod’s Scar Diminishing Oil I decided to blend Tamanu Oil, with Hemp Seed, Rosehip, Avocado for it moisturising and skin softening abilities, Infused Carrot Oil for it Beta Carotene properties and natural Vitamin E as an added boost for the skin.
Although I had thought about this oil for a while I had felt no rush or inspiration to put it together until one Friday it became imperative. I thought as I made it “there must be going to be a person come to the stall on the week-end, needing this oil.”
Sunday night rolled around and I hadn’t sold any of it. Oh well, thought I, it is ready for when it will be needed.
You can imagine my gratitude that I had it ready to go when, on Tuesday morning, the phone rang and it was a customer who had done some serious damage to her leg on oyster shells. She was actually after evening primrose oil but I knew straight away that I had made the Scar Diminishing Oil blend for her. Below is a note I received from Loki.
Thank you for making such pure and wonderful skincare. I am currently in awe of the diminishing oil. I first used it on a large open cut from oyster shells. My wound has healed beautifully. Some of the scarring is not visible at all. I also used diminishing oil for our tick bites. The tick spots with diminishing oil did not inflame redden or itch. Wow. I use it on my dogs post flea spots and he stops scratching immediately and sleeps. The diminishing oil was also amazing for my two girls as they battled chicken pox. No itching, no scratching, and no pox marks. The great thing about diminishing oil is that it took the itch out the pox for the girls. It is a wonderful and powerful elixir.
Loki de Jager,
Stokers Siding NSW
I originally thought this Scar Diminishing Oil was purely for scar treatment but this is not the case. It is brilliant for so many things. I have personally used it on school sores that my son contracted, on a wound inflicted with a sharp knife in the kitchen, it took the pain away and the wound healed within five days (I had taken the top layer of skin off). I have used it on cold sores, insect bites, embedded splinter….under the finger nail (ouch!!), it again took the pain away. Customers have used this oil on chicken pox, it took the itch away when calamine lotion irritated the skin and in one case healed the pox to such an extent that a young girl was able to appear in the eisteddfod.
I am frequently told stories of how this oil has helped, some of them are on the Testimonial page if you would like to read them.