I have boldly copied this recipe from NourishingTreasures.com, and I hope she will not mind (please go visit this wonderful site – there are so many interesting and useful things there!)
- Fill a 2 ounce spray bottle to the shoulder with witch hazel.
- Add the following essential oils (not fragrance oils!):
- 5 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Frankincense
- 3 drops Tea Tree
In my real life, I did not have any witch hazel, so I doubled the amounts and put them in a little bottle I could carry with me.
I have had a really bad rash for about a week. I have tried lots of things that have worked a little (doctor medicine, my own ideas, what other people have told me), but this EO recipe has worked really well for me. I am thinking about trying it with the witch hazel, but right now I am very very happy to use the oil only. It helps for contact dermatitis, as well as this strange rash (I don’t think it is shingles again, but it does look strangely like that – too bad there’s no money to go to the dermatologist) This oil blend takes the sting/itch away so I don’t have to scratch my skin bloody.
Nourishing Traditions says it is also good for bug bites and heat rash.
Many thanks to Nourishing TraditionsT