28 Home Remedies for Scar Removal

Scar on the length of the arm

Scars may become a real problem for people who have them in visible places. It can be a stain on a person’s overall self-confidence. Luckily, they are painless and there are a lot of potions and creams available on the market for sale to fade them away. If you don’t want to spend on these products and want to heal the scars naturally, you can opt for home remedies for scar removal. Stop hiding your scars with the help of a concealer and try out the following natural remedies for removing scars at home.

1. Lemon Juice 

Lemon works as a natural bleach and thus, reduces the blemishes and scars. That’s why it’s one of the best home remedies for scar removal.

What to do:

  • Take a fresh lemon and cut it in half.
  • Rub the juicy part on the scar.
  • Drink lemon juice (without mixing sugar in it) twice a day for 15 days.

2. Rosehip Seed Oil 

Rosehip seed oil is used most commonly in cosmetics, especially in the scar removal creams. It can be applied directly to the skin.

What to do:

  • Take a few drops of rosehip seed oil on your fingers and gently massage it on the scars.
  • Do this twice a day.

3. Ice Cubes 

ice cubes in a womans hand

Ice cubes are a very easy and simple home remedy for fading the scars. Be careful not to keep it for too long in contact with your skin.

What to do:

  • Take an ice cube and rub it gently on the scars.

4. Aloe Vera

As you might already know, there are plenty of beauty benefits of aloe vera. One of them is to soothe the skin and help repair it.

What to do:

  • Take an aloe vera leaf and cut it in half.
  • Squeeze out the gel and apply it on the scar.

5. Tea Tree Oil 

Tea tree oil is a very effective natural remedy for removing scars. It works like a charm on scars.

What to do:

  • Make sure you use the diluted tea tree oil.
  • Apply it directly on the scar as often as you can.

6. Honey

Honey is yet another one of the best home remedies for scar removal. Moreover, it’s very easy to find in any grocery shop. There are a wide variety of ways that you can use honey on your skin. From facemasks to pastes, the chemical makeup of honey will allow your skin to be moisturized the way you want your skin to be. 

What to do:

  • Apply honey on the scar.

7. Sandalwood Powder 

Sandalwood powder is a very good home remedy for removing scars from face.

What to do:

  • Take sandalwood powder and mix it with rosewater or milk.
  • Rub it on the scars, gently.
  • Leave it on for an hour and wash it off with cold water.

8. Almonds 

Almonds are another solution if you want to use some easy home remedies for scar removal. There are plenty of health benefits of almonds, and soothing the skin is one of them.

What to do:

  • Take 2-3 almonds and soak them in water.
  • Leave them overnight.
  • In the morning, peel off the skin from the almonds and mash them.
  • Add a few drops of rosewater and apply on the scars.

9. Potatoes

It might sound strange, but potatoes can be of great help in this situation as well.

What to do:

  • Take a raw potato.
  • Extract its juice and apply it on the scars. This will let the scars fade away.
  • You can also rub a slice of potato on the scars, directly.

10. Coconut Oil 

pieces of coconut with milk and oil

If you’ve been paying attention to the recent beauty trends, then you might know already about the benefits of coconut oil. The brand of coconut oil you use does not matter, but you want to make sure that you are using fractionated coconut oil as this will be the most beneficial to your skin. You can also use moisturizers that have fractionated coconut oil as well. If you are pregnant and are nearing the end of your pregnancy, this is the best type of oil to use as it will help protect your skin from any possible stretch marks. 

What to do:

  • Whenever you get a scar, apply coconut oil to it. This will reduce the scar, ultimately making it invisible.

11. Lavender Oil 

Lavender oil works in a similar manner to the coconut one. To apply the lavender oil, be sure to gently massage it into your kin. In addition to this, make sure that you do not wash it off or rub it off too quickly. One of the best times to apply lavender oil to your skin is right before you go to bed. 

What to do:

  • Take a few drops of lavender oil and apply it on the scars.

12. Fenugreek

Fenugreek can be used in many ways in reducing the scars. This leaves you with a large array of options to choose from.

What to do:

  • You can take fenugreek leaves and make a fine paste and apply it on the scars.
  • Take fenugreek seeds and boil them.
  • Make a paste and store it in a cool place.
  • Apply it on the scars.

13. Olive Oil

This is said to be really effective when it comes to scar removal. It will also moisturize the skin, leaving it with a healthy aspect. The brand of olive oil you are using does not really matter. However, you do want to make sure that it is pure olive oil, and not anything artificial. This will make a difference as pure olive oil has the components that you will want. 

What to do:

  • Take a few drops of olive oil and apply it on the scars on the daily basis.

14. Cucumber 

The image of a woman with cucumber slices on her face might look familiar to you. And no wonder cucumbers are so widespread when it comes to skincare, with all their benefits.

What to do:

  • Place a slice of raw cucumber or apply its juice on the scar.

15. Tomato

Like lemon, tomato also works as a natural bleach, which makes it one of the best home remedies for scar removal.

What to do:

  • Apply a slice of tomato on the scar or massage with tomato juice.

16. Yogurt Mix

If you have a burned scar, then, this home remedy will help you out.

What to do:

  • Take barley, yogurt, and turmeric in equal proportions and make a paste.
  • Apply it on the scar.

17. Vitamin E Cream

You can find vitamin E creams in almost any pharmacy or cosmetic shop. Vitamin E is often used in moisturizing creams or scar treatments. Vitamin E is also available in an oil form. If you are going to be using Vitamin E oil, then you simply need to take a couple of drops and gently massage them into the area. Do not rinse off the area after. Instead, let the cream or Vitamin E oil soak into your skin. One of the best times to massage Vitamin E into your skin is right before bed. This will allow your skin to fully absorb the Vitamin E into your skin. 

What to do:

  • Apply vitamin E cream on the scars.

18. Cocoa Butter

DIY cocoa butter is a great solution for working on your scars. It will not only help the scars to fade away but also moisturize the skin, making it smooth and soft. Of course, you can also buy it if you want to save some time.

What to do:

  • Apply cocoa butter on the scars.

19. Baking Soda

Baking soda is yet another surprising solution if you want to use home remedies for scar removal. Once you make the paste and apply it, it is best to let it dry and then hop in the shower after. When doing so, you get an opportunity to exfoliate the area in order to promote healing. 

What to do:

  • Take 5 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of water.
  • Mix it until you make a fine paste.
  • Apply this paste on the scars and let it dry.
  • Wash it off, later on.
  • Repeat this natural remedy thrice a week.

20. Apple Cider Vinegar

apple cider vinegar next to apples on table

Apple cider vinegar is great for making the scars fade. It’s good for your face as well.

What to do:

  • Dab a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply it on the scars.
  • Wash it off after 10 minutes.
  • Else, take 1 part of apple cider vinegar and 2 parts of water.
  • Wash your face with this solution after cleaning the face and before going to bed.
  • Apply skin moisturizer afterward.

21. Salt Scrub

Use a salt scrub which contains papaya. Papaya will provide a new shine to your skin while salt scrub will exfoliate and remove the dead skin, making the scars almost invisible. When you are using a salt scrub, you want to make sure that you use it as directed so that you can see the best results. Using a salt scrub one time will not yield you results. But, incorporating this as your daily routine will allow you to have skin that glows and diminishes the appearance of your scar. 

What to do:

  • Combine salt with papaya pieces or papaya juice.
  • Apply to the scars and rub gently.
  • Rinse.

22. Camomile Tea

Camomile tea is famous for its soothing abilities, which is why it’s a good solution for scars. It will help the scars to fade away.

What to do:

  • Wash your scars with camomile tea.

23. Cod Liver Oil

Yet another unusual suggestion for fading away your scars is to use cod liver oil. Some people find it gross, but it has undeniable benefits for your situation.

What to do:

  • Apply cod liver oil on the scars for making the scars invisible.

24. Aspirin 

Aspirin is not only useful as a medicine, but you can use it on your skin as well. Salicylic acid, the main component in aspirin, is available in various forms, like creams and lotions. It’s a good remedy for severe scars.

What to do:

  • Take 2 aspirins and crush them.
  • Add a few drops of water to prepare a paste.
  • Apply it on the scar.

25. Azadirachta Indica (Neem)

This will not only fade the scars but also solve the skin problems, like acne, etc. It contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, which works great if applied to the skin. It can also be used as a face pack.

What to do:

  • Take a few Azadirachta indica leaves (neem leaves) and make a paste.
  • Apply it on the scars.

26. Fuller’s Earth 

Fuller’s Earth is another great idea if you’re willing to try home remedies for scar removal.

What to do:

  • Take 1 tablespoon of fuller’s earth and 1 tablespoon of rosewater, along with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • Mix them all together to form a fine paste.
  • Apply it on the scar and rub it gently.
  • Then, apply 1 more layer on it and leave it for 15 minutes to dry.
  • Wash it off afterward.

27. Garlic Oil 

garlic on table

Garlic contains antibiotic properties and is a natural remedy for scars. The procedure is similar to the other types of oil we presented above.

What to do:

Take a few drops of garlic oil on your fingers and apply on the scars. Let the oil stay for 15 minutes.

28. Gotu Kola 

This remedy will not only reduce the scars but also speed up the healing process. Also, it will improve the blood circulation.

What to do:

  • Take leaves of Gotu Kola and make a paste.
  • Apply it on the scars.


These home remedies for scar removal are perfect if you want to get rid of your unpleasant scars. However, with some solutions, you will need to be patient. Some of the suggestions we presented above may require some time until they start making your scars invisible. Even so, it’s a good idea to try several of them and see which one works for you.

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