I have been using Essential Oils on and for years and never understood the power of these lovely products! All I can say, is Thank you, dear cousin for believing in me and keeping after me, to get using them. Thank you Young Living for delivering such a fine product line! As we go along reading this blog, remember I am not here to diagnose your health issues. Get the proper diagnoses and then use the proper steps to ensure the best treatment.
When you look up the many types of skin issues out there; dry, oily, acne, allergies, bruising, eczema, psoriasis and the list goes on but it tells you something about your body, giving you clues on how to address them.
Think about it, your skin helps in regulating your temperature. Your skin keeps your body hydrated. Your skin is keeping all your organs and other internal body parts from exposure to bacteria and viruses and helping them stay lubed up! Your skin also carries nerve endings to tell you what is going on...hot, cold, pain etc. Your skin has a few layers to protect you. So now can you understand just a bit, why the skin can tell one so much?
1)Bruising...can be sign of low iron, leukemia, or balance is off. Bruising can come from over the counter and prescribed medications sometimes. To help with this try Lavender, Helichrysium, Panaway, Melrose or Thieves.
2)Acne? ~ Can come from stress, hormone imbalance, all junk food diet, cleansing habits and working out. Here is a link on acne regime for my son,
We used Thieves Line and Lavender.
3) Rosacea? ~ A chronic acne like condition, which can be only currently controlled. Wash with Orange Blossom Facial Wash, then spray Lavender on before putting Sandalwood Moisture Cream. Sweating the toxins out, is good way to help control this. These oils can help with sweating; Chamomile, Hyssop, Juniper, Lavender, Rosemary and Thyme.
4) Itchy Skin? Try using Peppermint diluted with V-6.
5) Loose Skin? Patchouli as it also helps prevents wrinkles
6) Cracked Skin? Frankincense, Lavender, Myrrh
7) Rashy/Flaky Skin? Orange or Palmarosa
8) Need to add Moisture to your skin? Sage, Sage Lavender, Sensation, Valor, Vetiver, Western Cedar Wood
9) Irritated Skin? Geranium, Helichrysum, Inner Child, Jasmine
10) Need to heal Skin? Melaleuca
11) Need to regenerate Skin? Sandalwood
12) Need an Antiseptic for Skin? Myrtle
13) Chickenpox? Lavender, Melaleuca, Australian Blue, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Sage Lavender and Roman Chamomile
14) Mumps? A viral infection, use Melaleuca, Lemon and Lavender
15) Measles? Another viral infection use Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, German Chamomile and Lavender.
16) Cradle Cap? One drop each of Lemon, Geranium, Cedarwood and mix with 2 Tbs of a Vegetable Oil.
17) Impetigo? Boil 4 ounces of water, cool. Add 5 - 10 drops of Lavender and wash infected skin with this.
Remember to dilute where necessary, especially when using with elders and children. Also test them out first, if you are not comfortable starting out with them straight. How you do skin test for the oils, is you take a drop of the Essential Oil and then put it on your underarm. Wait a minute or so. See if you react. If you do, do not wash it off! Put a vegetable oil on first over the oil then wash off! Water drives the oil in deeper so putting a vegetable oil on calms the reaction. Very few people react to essential oils in a traumatic way but this test can reassure you that you are okay with it on your skin. I have noticed, over time, that I can use essential oils that at first were overwhelming to me. All this means is your body needs to adjust and with time, try again. Many times toxins from chemicals get trapped in ones skin and they will react to any number of things, including essential oils. So have patience and work with them, one oil at a time!
Again, MnSue, leaving you to enjoy the lovely properties of Essential Oils!
P.S. Bathing with Essential Oils from Young Living can help most of those issues even more! I love to add the Essential Oils to Epsom Salt and put them into the running water into the tub for a bath!