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Topical Steroid Withdrawal rash
The oils in this blend have traditionally been used to soothe eczema, psoriasis and other troublesome skin rashes.
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil, unscented lotion or unscented cream and apply on area of concern or as desired. Consider using a roll-on applicator for ease of application of prediluted oil.As with all skin issues, it is advisable to test a small patch of skin to be sure that the results will be positive and not aggravate the condition. Consider diluting with Jojoba or use another pure carrier oil that is soothing to the skin.DermaSoothe makes a nice spray. For an adult we suggest 7% dilution for short-term use or 3% for daily use. For children, please refer to the dilution chart on the Babies and Children page. To make a spray, purchase a 1oz spray bottle and add 30 drops of the DermaSoothe blend for a 3% dilution. Fill to the shoulder of the bottle with Jojoba oil or another soothing carrier. We offer cap labels with “DermaSoothe” printed on them if you’d like to get a couple to identify the bottle.
If you have used steroid creams, you may expect withdrawal symptoms.
Topical Steroid Withdrawal
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Internal: DermaSoothe blend is suitable for internal use within safe parameters if such use is deemed appropriate. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to administer, for what purpose, how much, which essential oils, safety concerns and so on. In our experience, essential oils are generally more effective used topically with proper dilution or inhaled. Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D. notes that “French aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils orally.” He goes on to note that “generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils.” A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much. Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using “French aromatherapy” or “British” methods, it’s a matter of experience and appropriate application.
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