Essential oils can be used to treat perioral dermatitis naturally. Essential oils should be diluted for use on the skin, especially skin that is sensitive or already irritated, as in the case of perioral dermatitis.
Which Essential Oils are Useful for Perioral Dermatitis?
Nearly all essential oils have antiseptic properties. Many have anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties as well.
Oregano oil is effective against bacteria and fungus. It is a strong smelling and potent oil. Mix 5 drops of oregano oil into a tablespoon of carrier oil, like olive oil.
Lavender is one of the more gentle oils. It is soothing to the skin and pleasant smelling. Add 5 drops of lavender essential oil to a teaspoon of carrier oil like coconut oil.
Tea Tree essential oil is especially helpful for dermatitis of a fungal nature. Add 5 drops of tea tree essential oil to a teaspoon of coconut oil, olive oil, or castor oil. This oil has an antiseptic smell. Some like the smell but many people do not.
Do not use hydrogenated oils as carrier oils. Olive oil, coconut oil and castor oil are good carrier oils as they are often useful to perioral dermatitis as well.
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