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
- 4 ounces Mama Z's Salve Base
- 3 drops lavender essential oil
- 3 drops melaleuca essential oil
- 3 drops geranium essential oil
- 3 drops helichrysum essential oil
- 3 drops juniper berry essential oil
- 2 drop patchouli essential oil
- 2 drop frankincense essential oil
- 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil
- 1 drop bergamot essential oil
- 1 drop rosemary essential oil
- 4 oz. empty deodorant container or glass salve jar
- 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.
- Once salve is liquid then add essential oils, blend.
- Store in an empty deodorant container or glass salve jar.
Safety & Drug Interactions
Are you sure you're using essential oils safely and effectively? Are you confused by dilutions and conversions?
Let me help you by taking out the guesswork. Download my FREE dilution chart guide HERE!
When it comes to drug interactions and contraindications, there are literally textbooks devoted to the study of essential oil safety and, as a trained researcher and doctor, I think it’s important to note that there is virtually no research out there discussing how essential oils interact with drugs in long-term human clinical trials. This means that essential oil safety is still a wild frontier in the science community and no one really knows (for certain) how essential oils will interact with drugs or your body.
Nonetheless, properly diluting your essential oils is fundamental to safety and effectiveness because they are highly concentrated plant compounds. To help you along your journey, I have a created an easy-to-use dilution guide that you can download for FREE to make sure that all of your topical applications are safe and effective for the entire family.
CLICK HERE to download my free Essential Oils Dilution Chart!
As with as medicine and natural therapies, this is only a guide and be sure to discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately.