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Forum: Complementary and Holistic Medicine and Treatment — Complementary medicine refers to treatments that are used WITH standard treatment. Holistic medicine is a term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2010 07:23PM

Rose47 wrote:

Hi ladies ;)

Has anyone tried Bio Oil for scars? If so, did it make a difference?


"Call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall honor and glorify Me." Psalms 50
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Jun 29, 2010 08:38PM althea wrote:

I haven't tried bio oil, but I have scar tissue that never quits.  I'm nearly 5 years out from surgery, and my scar tissue is still red, raised and itchy.  I started using sesame oil on a regular basis.  Then I discovered coconut oil and like it even better.  I use coconut oil literally from head to toe.  More recently I started using calendula oil just on my scars.  They're finally flattening out. 

I think the main thing that will benefit you is to get skin products without petroleum products.  I don't know what I thought mineral oil was all my life, but I learned a while back that it's a petroleum product.  That's when I started getting my skin products from the grocery instead of the pharmacy. 

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Jun 29, 2010 09:41PM DiDel wrote:

I am using it under the recommendation of my PS along with Mederma for stretch marks for my TE side. My scar isn't bad at all. I have only been using it for the last 3 weeks,in combination with Mederma but so far ok. I will keep you posted. I have heard good things.


Dx 11/12/2009, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 12/23/2009 Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 3/17/2010 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/15/2010 Dx 10/28/2015, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/9/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 2/1/2016 3DCRT: Chest wall
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Jul 1, 2010 01:08PM - edited Jul 1, 2010 01:14PM by Rose47

Thanks so much ladies for the infor. - very interesting about the mineral oil - I didn't realize either.  calendula oil - never tried that. I hope it gets better and better!!

I still have some surgery scars - plus recently I got a bad scald on the top of my hand. It's in the blister stage now but after it heals I was thinking of trying the Bio Oil.

Thanks Di - keep me posted ;)

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Jul 1, 2010 01:20PM - edited Jul 1, 2010 01:20PM by Rose47

I just looked up the ingredient for the Bio Oil - It does contain Calendula but look at all the other ingredients at the very end - eek!!  I just read another article about the benefits of Lavendar Oil on scars - I might just mix the two Calendaula and Lavendar only.

Ingredients Vitamin A
Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate on the label) helps improve the skin's elasticity, texture and tone.

Vitamin E
The most widely used antioxidant in skincare products today, Vitamin E increases the moisture content of the epidermis, making the skin softer, smoother and more supple. Vitamin E also assists in the proliferation and maintenance of healthy skin.

Calendula oil
Calendula Officinalis, more commonly referred to as marigold, has been used for centuries as a natural antioxidant and has the ability to clarify and condition the skin, while providing soothing and calming benefits for sensitive skin types.

Lavender oil
Lavender oil is well known for its skin conditioning properties, and is also effective in calming and soothing the skin.

Rosemary oil
Rosemary oil helps to invigorate and condition the skin, and has calming and soothing properties.

Chamomile oil
Chamomile has a calming and soothing effect and is particularly beneficial for sensitive skin. It also helps to condition and clarify the skin, assisting to maintain its natural health.

PurCellin OilTM
PurCellin OilTM acts as a delivery system for Bio-Oil's other ingredients, dramatically improving its application and spreadability, and allowing for targeted absorption into the skin.

Full ingredient listing

Paraffinum Liquidum
Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate
Isopropyl Myristate
Retinyl Palmitate
Tocopheryl Acetate
Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
Amyl Cinnamal
Benzyl Salicylate
Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde
Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
CI 26100

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Jul 8, 2010 12:55PM Beverly11 wrote:

I am using bio oil.  It was recommended to my by my physio at the breast health centre.  Not sure how much it helps but it came recommended and smells nice, is not messy or expensive.  Is also a good moisturizer.


Dx 11/28/2008, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 6/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/5/2016, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, Grade 3, 6/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 9, 2010 05:42AM - edited Jul 9, 2010 05:43AM by asschercut

No I have not used Bio Oil. I only ever considered using one thing on my skin while going through radiotherapy...and that is Rosehip oil. I went through four little bottles. I made sure my skin was clean prior to going in...then afterwards when l went into the changing rooms I applied it immediately all over my breast and armpit. I had it on 24/7. I did not blister or burn and l now have the very faintest surgical scar- you can barely see it. I finished rads 6 months ago. I've always had a bottle handy for wrinkle prevention and in case of an accidental burn on the home front. Been on it for years...as have my friends and family.


I think that the purist company [A'kin] make the most potent rosehip oil. I pay between $18-$22 AU ...depending on where I buy it. Goes along way and it's worth every penny. OMG there shampoos are to die for...l just love everything this company brings out.....soooooo luxurious and healthy for my/your skin.


I also drink rosehip tea, and take capsules/powder; it is one of the richest sources of vitamin C. I know that it is quite popular with arthritic sufferers as it used for relief of joint pain and rheumatism.

Rosehip oil...something to definitely keep an eye out for.

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Jul 9, 2010 05:50AM - edited Jul 10, 2010 02:31AM by asschercut

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Jul 9, 2010 09:07PM Rose47 wrote:

Thanks again :) Let me know Bev how it goes

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Jul 9, 2010 11:47PM Luna5 wrote:

There are some studies that say Lavender acts as an estrogen...that it causes breast enlargement in young boys.  You might want to google it before you use it.

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Jul 11, 2010 09:28PM Rose47 wrote:

Your right Luna - thanks for the reminder :)

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Jan 30, 2013 06:28AM Tarn wrote:

I have breast cancer and have been rubbing bio oil on my scars from all my surgeries..is it safe?? Are the ingredients safe??

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Jan 30, 2013 05:14PM Blessings2011 wrote:

I WISH I could use Bio Oil. I bought it before my surgeries, planning on using it on my scars.

Unfortunately, the first time I was cleared to use it, I put some on, and my skin started itching so bad I had to take a shower and wash it all off with soap and water.

I learned two things: 1) I still have a LOT of feeling in the skin around my BMX scars; and 2) I am terribly allergic to some ingredient in Bio Oil Yell

Dx 9/15/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/5/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/22/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 9/5/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 10/22/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 30, 2013 09:04PM mary625 wrote:

BioOil did not help me at all. I did not try Mederma because it has parabens. I am not trying anything at all right now. The scar on my prophylactic side is so bad that nothing short of cosmetic surgery is going to help it. The scar on my radiated side was very minimized by radiation.

Dx 8/29/2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 10/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/26/2011 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 2/6/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 3/12/2012 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 3/13/2012 Surgery 9/24/2014 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Feb 5, 2013 01:44PM shianne29 wrote:

I've used bio oil for years as a moisturizer. Since my mx I've been using it on my scar. I'm 4 weeks out of surgery and my scar looks great. Very soft and supple and hardly noticeable. Im using it 2-3 times a day and I was thinking of using it during rads as well but can't find any info on if its safe or not. I see RO on Feb 12, I will ask him then but if any of you find out can you post here as well?

Luanne Dx 6/24/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/3/2012 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Doxil (doxorubicin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 1/11/2013 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Radiation Therapy 2/25/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/16/2013
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Feb 22, 2013 10:27AM new2bc wrote:


Did you ask your RO about bio oil? I asked similar question from you on another thread?

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Mar 3, 2013 07:30AM Plimsolls wrote:

Hello Victoria

your post was very helpful to me and i have gone to my health food store and bought rose hip supplements (6 per day for 6 weeks) and rose hip tea bags and rose hip oil for my scar.  Having had surgery rather recently, I won't start using the oil on my scar for a couple of weeks, but I have put a few drops on my wrinkles around my eyes every day....   will update in a few weeks to see what the difference is...   My biggest problem is aching joints, muscles and bones after exercise, as I am 2 years into a 5 year course of arimidex.  Thanks again.

Dx 8/11/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/31/2010 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 9/30/2010 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 2/24/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 2/19/2013 Reconstruction (right)
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Mar 3, 2013 09:27AM Lily55 wrote:

Rose hip oil works better than bio oil in my experience and is 100% natural

Dx 4/2012, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/2/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 8/14/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/18/2013 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Mar 3, 2013 11:00AM purple32 wrote:

VIT E oil ( pure ) is the best thing I have even seen for scars .

Lymphedema on LEFT. NO radiation. 2 clean nodes. purple32. Hope is our light ... in the night. Dx 3/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/1/2012 Lumpectomy: Left
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Apr 7, 2013 10:33AM fredntan wrote:

I had area of right boobthat was harc and needed massage.
I used coconut oil and the bio oil randomly. Ontheareas thatgot the massage the most also had scar almost disappear. This was over sixmonth period between diep sx

MBC bone mets, afinitor,aromasin,xgeva Dx 8/3/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 13/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/8/2011 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 3/28/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 10/7/2012 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 4/2/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Dx 10/2013, Stage IV, mets Chemotherapy 11/19/2013 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil) Hormonal Therapy
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Sep 26, 2014 04:25AM Fansan wrote:

Hi Girls

I used arnica jell (totally natural) and the scar is now fine and silver.  Massaging morning and night really helps too.   I tried the bio oil first but I flared up with that for some reason.  Every body is different and reacts differently but I think it's really important to do the massage.

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Sep 26, 2014 05:56AM Ariom wrote:

I am a devotee of massage and use all natural carrier oils and essential oil blends and had great results with my scars.

I was told years ago, not to use Bio Oil, because of the questionable ingredients list.

This is a site that lists the ingredients in it and explains what they are.


Dx Mondors Disease (cording) after Umx and "Dog Ear" removed 14 months post UMx .................. The Dx shuffles you like a deck of cards and then deals you a new hand! Dx 11/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes Surgery 12/18/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right
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Sep 26, 2014 08:31AM abigail48 wrote:

gary null has said often that the acetate form of vitamin e should not be used.  the tocoperol group is the variety that should be used.  & a lot of plants contain coumarin.  most cinnemons, tobacco as I recall, celery, other, (I forget).

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