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DIY Essential Oil Dermatitis Salve

Common causes of dermatitis are allergies, fungal infections, irritations, and dehydration. Those are why I made this DIY essential oil dermatitis salve.

I have a lot of family and friends that suffer from skin related problems. One of them is dermatitis – which is the inflammation of the upper layers of the skin that results in redness, itching, pain or possibly blistering. Common causes of dermatitis are allergies, fungal infections, irritations, and dehydration. I came up with this combo of essential oils to use in my salve base. It is a much more comprehensive combination, but well worth the results.

Healthy, Glowing Skin

The other things I like to use my salve base for is winter time hydration, chest rubs, and anytime more skin hydration is needed.

Which essential oil is your favorite to add to a salve base? Although this recipe calls for several different oils, you can make it in advance and use over a longer period of time.

DIY Essential Oil Dermatitis Salve

DIY Essential Oil Dermatitis Salve
 
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Slowly warm your salve to a liquid by placing outdoors in a sunny area or using a space heater inside your room until it is melted to room temperature.
  2. Once salve is liquid then add essential oils, blend.
  3. Store in an empty deodorant container or glass salve jar.

 

 



This post currently has 33 comments.

  1. Pamela Shorland
    November 11, 2016

    Dear Customer Support Team,
    Not sure if it was a glitch at my end.
    My ‘reply’/questions to Dr Z are now back on your page awaiting moderation.
    Please accept my apologies if I have offended anyone.

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    • Dr. Z
      November 20, 2016

      Hi Pamela,

      All comments are moderated individually to prevent spam and stuff…

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  2. Pamela Shorland
    November 11, 2016

    Dear Customer Support Team,
    Very recently I wrote to Dr Z on this very page asking help on dermatitis in the ear canal.
    It was posted and awaiting reply.
    This morning I see my enquiry has been removed without any contact being made with me and I don’t understand.
    Others seem to ask E O questions of Dr Z and get a response.
    I did not expect to get a reply immediately though I did not also expect my questions to be taken down without further communication.
    Please respond.

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    • Dr. Z
      November 20, 2016

      Hi Pamela,

      Nothing was deleted. It just wasn’t approved yet. All comments are moderated individually to prevent spam and stuff…

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  3. Pamela
    November 10, 2016

    Hi Dr Z,
    Love your informative posts and passion for EO’s.
    I will be so appreciative and excited if you can share your knowledge on my dilemma as I currently have no success with other ‘natural’ remedies such as mullein or garlic oil.
    I have dermatitis in the ear canal that is inflamed, itchy, painful & exemplified by excessive ear wax symptomatic of diagnosed Hashimotos.
    Makes for a lovely compost heap in my ear!
    I regularly use ear candles for excess wax removal.
    Could this be my answer to the dermatitis I have in this difficult and sensitive spot?
    Can this salve be converted into liquid form by adding these EO drops to a carrier oil that can be dropped into the ear canal?
    If so how much of each drop to how much carrier oil?

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    • Dr. Z
      November 20, 2016

      Hi Pamela,

      I would definitely discontinue ear candling until you get to the bottom of this. Maybe it’s the type of ear candle you’re using.

      The salve is safe, but I wouldn’t apply it too deep in your ear canal with a q-tip or dropping it into the ear without taking great care. Applying outside the canal with your finger should be fine.

      Regarding the specifics, I apologize – I am limited by what I can and cannot say, and giving “medical advise” is definitely a no-no.

      But we do have way around the regulations!

      If you haven’t, please consider joining Dr. Z’s Essential Oils Club – we have lots of people that have joined and they share their tips and testimonials! http://essentialoilsclub.info

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  4. Summer
    June 16, 2016

    I have a friend with recurrent hidradenitis suppurativa and would like to try to make her something to treat/prevent further outbreaks. Do you think this would be a good diy solution or do you have another recipe? Thanks!

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    • Customer Support
      June 29, 2016

      We don’t have anything specific to that condition. Try the salve. It’s great for many things!

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    • Ina
      November 19, 2016

      That condition is caused by a gluten sensitivity.

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      • Dr. Z
        November 20, 2016

        It can be!

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  5. Charlotte
    May 24, 2016

    What do you recommend for shingles outbreak on the back? My 33 year old son just went to dr. Yesterday and was put on an antiviral and prednisone tablets. Is there a salve for the skin?

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  6. Susan
    May 21, 2016

    I have a friend with a 17 month old grandson suffering from eczema. He’s constantly itching his legs so they try to keep them covered to keep him from it. Would a salve like this be recommended for it or is dermatitis a very different issue?

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    • Customer Support
      June 13, 2016

      Yes! This would be a great salve to try!

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    • Ina
      November 19, 2016

      Tamanu oi is a great carrier oil for eczema.

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      • Dr. Z
        November 20, 2016

        Yes, good point!

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  7. Denise Garland
    May 20, 2016

    What ingredients can be used instead of coconut oils? I have family members who have coconut & palm oil allergies.

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    • Dr. Z
      May 26, 2016

      Hi Denise, you can use almond or jojoba, but the consistency will be different.

      Shea can replace coconut oil as well.

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  8. Linda Hyland
    May 20, 2016

    Hi,

    Can you please tell me what else I can use instead of Mama Z’s Salve Base. Can I use sorbolene as a base instead
    Linda

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    • Dr. Z
      May 26, 2016

      Hi Linda,

      Any base you are comfortable with will work just fine. 🙂

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  9. Maria Rios
    May 19, 2016

    would like to try this, sounds great. What is mama z’s save base? Is it a special recipe?

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  10. Denise
    May 19, 2016

    Do you have any recommendations for psoriasis outbreaks?

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  11. Mary
    May 19, 2016

    This sounds wonderful, Dr. Z. Am I correct in assuming that you mean # of drops for each oil mentioned?
    Thanks much.

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    • Dr. Z
      May 19, 2016

      Yes, Mary, so sorry about that! Will fix that right away. Thanks for bringing this to my attention! 🙂

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      • Mary
        May 19, 2016

        Thanks. I’ll be making this soon. 🙂

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  12. Carol L. Edic
    May 19, 2016

    This calls for a specific product by Mama Z, but doesn’t say what is in salve base. Could I use coconut oil for salve base? Please send response to my email. Thanks.

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  13. Ronelle
    May 19, 2016

    Would like to see more diy recipes. Could aquaes cream be used as a base cream?

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    • Dr. Z
      May 29, 2016

      Hi Ronelle,

      You can try, but you’ll probably find that the consistency will be all off + you’ll have to continually shake/mix the recipe ingredients together because water and oil don’t properly mix.

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