First, as with most skin problems, the liver needs to be addressed. Skin problems are often a symptom of a toxic overload in the liver. It is very simple to clean the liver by doing a cleanse with Lemon and Peppermint essential oils. Recipe:
- 1 T. fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 drop lemon essential oil
- 1 drop Peppermint essential oil
- 1 cup water (I prefer distilled - to be talked about in another post)
Another thing to think of with skin issues is dairy. Many times an allergy to wheat and dairy show up in rashes. When we stopped consuming dairy and wheat my sons eczema went away. No more rashes. We now substitute milk with almond milk which is very cheap if you make it at home, and we use grains like rice, millet, quinoa, spelt, and oats.
Lavender and Chamomile are two very good essential oils to use on rashes. I dilute them with grape seed or jojoba oil and put them in a roll on bottle to use wherever there is a rash. I know a couple of people who have done this with good results. Lavender and Tea Tree are good for rashes in a bath with dead sea salts. The Lavender is soothing and healing, the Tea Tree is cleansing and healing, and the Dead Sea Salts draw out impurities and toxins from the skin.
There are many essential oils that are good for the skin. The oil to use depends on the issue.
Blemishes = tea tree
Cracked skin = Rosemary ct. verbenone, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Patchouli
Eczema = Lavender, Geranium, Chamomile, TLC, or Quiescent mixed in an ounce of Message Oil
Rosacea = Moon on the cheeks
Scars = Lavender, Helichrysum
Skin Tags = Lemongrass
Wrinkles = Fennel in Message Oil, Frankincense, Parlmerosa, Salndalwood
http://everydayaromatics.com/divine where you can also learn about the histories, facts, uses, etc. of essential oils. This 494 page book teaches about how to use essential oils but it also goes into diet and other health factors. Great resource.
So, through eliminating dairy and wheat from the diet, drinking lots of clean water, doing a liver cleanse, and using essential oils, many skin problems can be taken care of naturally and easily. The oils can be bought through http://everydayaromatics.com/divine (Lavender, Peppermint, and Lemon essential oils are FREE for first time buyers), or to get them at wholesale prices go to www.5900975.myforevergreen.org .
I hope this helps someone.