The word "dermatitis" is a broad term used to describe skin that is painful and/or inflammed (Derma = skin and itis = pain and/or inflammation). This term encompasses rashes such as poison ivy or the touching of anything that causes irritatation of the skin. Reactions to internal medication can cause red, scaly skin.
The following essential oils are known to be helpful for contact dermatitis. Choosing an oil from each category to make a custom blend suited for your situation may prove the most helpful.
Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Juniper (Juniperus communis)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Carrot Seed (Daucus carota)
Helichrysum or Helichrysum Blend (Helichrysum italicum)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum nobile)
Geranium (Pelargonium roseum)
Sandalwood (Santalum album)
Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata)
Because your skin is already compromised and sensitive, always test an oil or blend on a small patch of skin to be sure it will work for you without aggravating the condition.
Bathe the affected area with a water bath or compress.
Compress or soak
In a large bowl mix:
8 drops essential oils/blend
1/4 cup Cider Vinegar (raw and organic)
1/4 cup Witch Hazel
2 cups Water, cool
Soak a washcloth, ring out and apply for 30 minutes, rewetting as needed.
Repeat 3-4 times daily as desired until inflammation and weeping has passed. Some people recover completely, but others develop dry patches of skin. Once the weeping stops and dry patches appear, treat the dry area with a soothing oil such as Almond, Avocado, Calendula, Castor or Emu, or a salve such as Sanare Velius, Comfrey/Calendula Healing.
1. I used your ITCHY RASH SPRAY on my contact dermatitis with great relief. I did used it liberally - it was cooling, refreshing and gave much relief.
2. I have suffered from an itchy, blistery rash outbreak on my hands for years. The rash itches like mad and usually lasts for days and days. It usually breaks out under times of stress. Dermatologists call it some form of dermatitis. Brilliant! They prescribe creams, and I've also tried special lotions and salves with little relief. During my most recent outbreak, I applied LAVENDER essential oil, and I was amazed that the itching stopped almost immediately and the rash itself was gone the next day. That happened several months ago, and it still hasn't come back.
3. Our dermatologist prescribed hydro cortisone cream for our 2 year-old daughter who had an itchy rash all over her body. I wasn't about to use that all over her body everyday, but I kept it in case I ever got desperate. I decided instead to use LAVENDER and LEMON mixed with EMU, and within 5 days her skin was soft and red patches are gone. No more need to consult the dermatologist for his meds - essentail oils prove the best way to go!
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