I’ll try to keep today’s post short and sweet. I just want to share this great recipe for homemade skin and rash spray with essential oils.
My daughter shared this recipe with me after using it on her toddler’s bottom for the past few months.
She’d tried every natural remedy, salve, ointment, cream, and potion she could find, but once she discovered this great combination of ingredients, her search for a solution came to an end. She told me it completely cleared up the painful, itchy diaper rashes our sweet granddaughter was suffering with.
Excited about her success, I asked her for the recipe because I wanted to have a bottle on hand to use when our granddaughter comes over.
As I was mixing it up, it occurred to me that based on the ingredients (melaleuca, lavender, and frankincense) this would be a great all-purpose skin and rash spray to use for just about any type of skin problem, so I made up a second bottle to use on my skin, too.
I began using the spray on a few spots where I’d been dealing with itchy, bumpy, and scaly skin. Before this, I’d been applying heavy skin creams to these spots without any real change.
The first thing I noticed after using the rash spray was immediate relief from the itching and irritation. No wonder it made my granddaughter feel so much better!
Within just a few days of using the spray twice a day my skin was noticeably softer and smoother, and the bumps and scaly spots were starting to fade.
It actually felt like my skin was healing from the inside out, rather than just being kept comfortable.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, since each essential oil in this skin and rash spray is known for its skin-soothing properties:
- Melaleuca is reported to have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. It’s often used to sooth, cleanse, and purify the skin and promote a clear, healthy complexion.
- Lavender is frequently used to soothe skin irritations and help skin recover quickly.
- Frankincense is one of the most prized and precious essential oils. Its soothing and beautifying properties help rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks
Skin and Rash Spray with Essential Oils
10 drops melaleuca essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops frankincense essential oil
1 Tablespoon fractionated coconut oil (FCO)
Add essential oils and FCO to a 2-ounce glass spray bottle. Fill the rest of the way with distilled water. Shake before each use.
Note: Use only pure therapeutic-grade essential oils and follow all label warnings and instructions. Essential oils should not be used in the eyes, inside the ear canal, or in open wounds. If redness or irritation occurs when using essential oils topically, apply seed or vegetable oils, such as fractionated coconut oil or olive oil to the affected area. Consult with your physician before using essential oils if you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care.