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My daughter’s back gets hot, especially with her hair laying on it all the time (she loves her hair down!). Last month she got a heat rash that flared by her scratching a bug bite in the same area. We treated just with the witch hazel, and it went away within a week.
She got the heat rash and bug-bites combo again, and this time I added essential oils to the blend to accelerate the healing process and kill the itch. This is a 1% dilution and safe for children. Read more about dilutions here.
Witch hazel makes for an awesome base since it’s naturally astringent and soothing. I like this witch hazel by Dickenson's.
6 drops Lavender essential oil Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula officinalis, Lavandula vera
4 drops Tea Tree essential oil Melaleuca alternifolia, Melaleuca linariifolia var.alternifolia
2 drops Frankincense essential oil ideally Boswellia carterii (Boswellia sacra), but Boswellia frereana and Boswellia serrata will also work
2 ounces Witch Hazel I like this one.
This makes a 1% dilution.
Add to a 2 ounce spray bottle.
Shake well* before spritzing on itchy or irritated skin, including rashes.
*Whenever you add essential oils to witch hazel you want to be sure to shakeshakeshake before applying to the skin. Another option is adding Solubol or even liquid soap to help disperse the essential oils into the witch hazel.
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