Relentless Rash Recovery Treatment
Previously we presented a few dynamics behind rashes – giving examples of the various classifications of rashes and how a few types of rashes lack having the source or cause identified – making them relentless.
They keep returning – sometimes with a vengeance.
Oddly, even without our complete understanding of the cause(s) of a relentless rash, relief and sometimes even complete eradication of the rash can be experienced.
Before diving in to the relentless rash recovery recipes, let’s review what ancient cultures would do that initiated clearing a rash:
- First eliminating the symptom of the ailment, the rash.
- This would be followed with clearing the body through prepared foods and tonics meant to encourage proper digestion and elimination.
- Lastly, they would restore the natural function and balance within the body and the spirit.
If a rash is ever found on your body, that of a loved one, or a friend – especially when the source of the rash cannot be easily observed, identified, removed, or avoided – please consider doing the following:
- Initiate clearing the rash’s unwanted symptoms – symptoms being the itch, the swelling, redness, or itchy bumps. Reduce the inflammation, which will reduce the itch.
- Encourage proper digestion and elimination – drink clear liquids, eat colorful fresh foods and plenty of whole grains.
- Restore natural function and balance within the body and the spirit – basic survival 101 – Be responsible for yourself first:
- Moderate exercise throughout the day – not just a massive workout routine once a day – moderate movement throughout the day massages the internal organs and improves organ function.
- Slow down, get good restorative sleep each and every night.
- Be responsible for yourself first. Just as we are informed on the plane before take-off, inhale, breath the oxygen for yourself first. Take care of yourself first.
You are responsible for you. Anything or anyone that seems more important than taking care of yourself, can wait – will wait. You are worth the wait.
Remembering to be responsible for yourself, will enable you to handle all the bumps in the road of life more efficiently and effectively. Be responsible for yourself first.
Before we get to the recipe, there are a few basic rules about using essential oils that everyone needs to understand. It’s Aromatherapy 101.
Three Essential Oil Rules to Follow:
- Always Dilute
- Less is More
- Follow the Money
Essential oils are highly concentrated organic plant material. Essential oils are extracted from plant material through an intense distillation process. The yield of essential oil from plant material is between 0.005% and 10% – resulting in a highly concentrated essential oil.
There are a number of other factors to understand that justify the practice of always diluting essential oils.
- Education and understanding of essential oils is necessary before use
For example Cinnamon Bark essential oil is created by removing the bark from the tree. The chemistry of the removed bark changes as it ages. So the newly dried bark has a better and more complicated aroma. The main chemical compound found in Cinnamon Bark, cinnamaldehyde, increases as it ages and dries. Cinnamaldehyde is the chemical responsible for most allergic and irritating reactions to Cinnamon Bark essential oil. Knowing who processes the Cinnamon Bark, how they harvest the bark and how they distill the bark is important information to know. Purchasing from a highly reputable source who is upfront with providing this information is very beneficial.
Knowing about Cinnamon Bark and its chemical constituent, cinnamaldehyde, does not mean that you should not use Cinnamon Bark essential oil. It simply means that being properly informed, enables the consumer to be observant.
As with all essential oils, education and understanding of essential oils is necessary before use.
- Never use essential oils directly on the skin. Some oils can cause adverse results, such as burning or rash. Always dilute essential oils in a carrier oil, not water. Oil and water do not mix. As such when the essential oil touches the skin (even when in water), the contact is as though the oil is being applied directly to the skin – thus a potential for an adverse experience.
- Never ingest essential oils without supervised direction by a qualified practitioner. The same adverse effects when essential oils are applied directly to the skin can occur to delicate internal tissue when ingested. The unfortunate difference being that internal damage may not be reversible.
Less is More
Always keep the “less is more” rule in mind. The body only needs to inhale a small amount of essential oils to stimulate cell communication. Essential oils are volatile – meaning they are very light and evaporate quickly. Inhaling a tiny minuscule amount of essential oil will be received by the receptors in the nose and then travel to the brain where the brain cells then communicate to the necessary nervous system receptors.
Breathing too much of any essential oil may reverse the beneficial effect or may numb the receptors – therefore, having no beneficial effect.
Always purchase essential oils from a reputable source. In today’s commercialized world, most essential oils found at big-box retail are adulterated.
The rule to practice is, “follow the money.” Basically, if the essential oil is cheap, it’s not real.
Most large companies will bottle either poor quality essential oils, dilute the essential oils with carrier oils to extend their production, bottle synthetic essential oils mimicking the aroma of the organic essential oil, or will substitute less expensive essential oils that smell very similar (for the average inexperienced person) to the labeled oil. In the case of the latter, the substitute essential oil will have completely different therapeutic benefits.
Follow-the-money – Understand that essential oils are not cheap to make. For example, it takes up to sixty roses to create one drop of rose essential oil. Think of the time it takes the plant to produce just one rose blossom … a long time. Time is money. Then add to that the process of distillation just to get one drop. Rose (absolute) essential oil, Rosa damascena from Morocco can cost $60-$80 for a 10ml bottle. Rose (hydro-distilled) essential oil, Rosa x damascena Mill. from Bulgaria can cost nearly $340 for 10 ml.
It takes time to grow the plant, harvest, distill the plant material, bottle, label, package, warehouse, and ship – all that happens before the essential oil arrives to the retailer’s warehouse and/or store shelf.
There are several threatened or endangered species of plants that have been over-harvested. For example: Santalum spicatum, Sandalwood essential oil – it takes thirty years for the sandalwood tree to reach maturity and be harvested for its essential oil. Once the trees are cut, that’s it … the tree is not self-sustaining as are other plants harvested for their essential oils. Sandalwood essential oil from Australia costs $53-$56 for a 10 ml. bottle.
These identified species are now protected with laws regulating limited production as well as enforced sustainable management – replanting requirements to ensure plant rejuvenation.
So let’s get rid of that nasty relentless rash.
The Relentless Rash Recovery Treatment is optimally beneficial by utilizing two parts: Part I directly relieves the inflammation which causes the itch. Part II assists the body to reprogram its response to the source that caused the rash (even though we may not know the cause).
Part I – Relentless Rash Recovery Treatment (To be used in conjunction with Part II)
This simple recipe is a roll-on application – applied directly to the rash area every 4 hours.
Ingredients & Supplies Needed:
10 ml roll-on* applicator bottle (click here to purchase from Your Oil Tools)
* Special note: while stainless steel roller balls may seem nice, they are prone to leak – the different materials, the stainless steel roller ball and the plastic insert that contains the stainless steel ball, expand and contract at different rates. Therefore the fit of the two materials together- the roller top – is not always a tight fit. Through simple use, the oils can leak – making a very messy bottle – especially when placed in a handbag, in a pocket, or left inside a warm/hot car. We recommend using the plastic rollerball which avoids most potential leaks because the two materials are the sample – they expand and contract at the same rate.
Carrier Oils (click here to purchase from Ananda Apothecary)
4.9 ml. Evening Primrose Oil, Oenothera biennis
4.9 ml. Sweet Almond Oil, Prunis dulcis
Essential Oils (click here to purchase from Ananda Apothecary)
2 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil, Daucus carota Middle Note (avoid use during pregnancy)
2 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil, Helichrysum angustifolium Base Note (no known contraindications)
2 drops Litsea Essential Oil, also known as May Chang, Lisea cubeba Top Note (Use Litsea Essential Oil with caution: potential skin irritation-test small skin patch before use if known to have sensitive skin. Avoid use with glaucoma. Avoid use if pregnant. Avoid use if diabetic)
2 drops Neroli Essential Oil, Citrus arantium var. amara Base Note (no known contraindications)
Directions – clean roll-on container with soap and water. Let dry completely.
Label and date bottle.
Fill bottle with carrier oils.
Add essential oils.
Insert roller top. Screw on cap. Shake well before each use.
Roll on this essential oil blend once a day for 1-2 days. Reapply more often during the first day if needed – maximum every 4 hours – until the itchy sensation has diminished. Signs/sensations of relief should appear within the first day. Do not use for more than 3-4 days. If the rash does not improve or if it worsens, seek medical advice from a qualified medical professional.
Part II – Drink Oolong Tea (To be used in conjunction with the essential oil blend above)
This phase utilizes drinking a particular type of tea – one that is not always easily found at the local grocery store. The tea is oolong tea which does come from the same Camelia Sinensis plant that offers green, black, and white teas. With that piece of information in mind, drinking any form of tea will be beneficial. However, oolong tea will provide an extra boost to achieving optimal results.
What makes oolong so special, is the time in which the leaves are harvested.
Japanese research in 2001 suggested that oolong tea is helpful for hard-to-treat atopic dermatitis. After 1 month of treatment 63% of the patients showed marked to moderate improvement of their condition. The beneficial effect began after 1 or 2 weeks of drinking oolong tea. At six months, a good response to drinking oolong tea continued for 54% of the patients. The conclusion of the study stated, that the favorable results of the study can be credited to the anti-allergic properties of tea polyphenols.
Where to find oolong tea: many health food stores will carry oolong tea. A word of caution – the quality of the tea leaves does vary and thus the benefits of drinking oolong tea will be compromised by drinking a lower grade of oolong tea. Sadly, the price point of the tea may be indicative of the quality. The more inexpensive the price-point, the lower the grade of tea.
If you have the time to wait for shipment from online ordering, here is a very reliable source:
2 tsp. of loose leaf tea steeped in 8 oz. of hot water (195◦) for 3 minutes
Caution: Oolong tea does contain caffeine
Simply drink one cup of oolong tea per day (with a meal or without) for 4-5 days. Many folks will experience amazing results using this combination of drinking oolong tea and applying the essential oil blend
Should a rash flare-up occur, simply apply another round of the essential oil blend and drink another cup of oolong tea for a day or two.
The process of clearing a flare-up rash should not take as long as the first time. Your body will respond to the 2-part Relentless Rash Recovery Treatment very quickly – as though the body is saying, “Oh yea! Now I remember what to do to heal the rash.”
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Janet Kempe is not a licensed medical practitioner and does not diagnose, prescribe medications, or claim to cure any health condition.