Colloidal oatmeal baths: Contains triglycerides, i.e.: fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory properties and tend to coat the skin. Use a coffee grinder to grind the oatmeal up into a fine powder. Add 1tsp to a warm bath. The bath should turn a milky colour, otherwise, the oats need more grinding. Spend 10-15 minutes in the bath. If a full bath isn’t required just dip a cloth into a bowl of colloidal oats water and dab the cloth to the areas of skin affected. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, March 2021
Coconut oil: Soothes the skin with high contents of fatty acids. This prevents the skin from drying out and provide anti-inflammatory properties. Helps with itching. *Apply heat to affected areas*. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, March 2021
We would suggest the following:
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
Application – Buy a base oil: coconut, sweet almond, grape seed for example. If you have 20ml of base oil, add half the amount of Essential Oil drops. That would make it 10 drops. In this case, you will add 10 drops of Tea Tree. Apply the blend over the affected areas of the body, as required.
** A patch test is required – 1 drop of aromatherapy oil to 4 drops of base oil. Apply a coin size amount to a patch of skin on the inner arm **
If sensitivity occurs, apply more base oil to soothe the area. Possibly avoid use for a further 10 days. If you wish to continue, dilute to ¼ of the original amount and test on a small area of skin. If there is no further reaction, continue with that dosage.
** Oils are for external use only and must be blended with a carrier oil. Always avoid the eyes, ears and nose **
** Tea Tree – Avoid up to the age of 5. Can irritate the skin and be very drying on its own **