| Randall Agee
Also known as pernio, chilblains develop after exposure to cold, damp conditions. Chilblains commonly occur as small, itchy, swollen spots on the fingers, toes, ears, and nose.
Soothing Oil Layering Treatment:
MAKES 1 TREATMENT
Helichrysum, lavender, and myrrh essential oils help soothe the discomfort that accompanies chilblains while promoting healing and helping prevent infection.
- 1 Drop Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 Drop Myrrh Essential Oil
- 1 Drop Helichrysum Essential Oil
- 2 Drops Carrier Oil (3 Drops If You Have Sensitive Skin)
- Using your fingertips, apply the lavender essential oil to the affected area, followed by the myrrh essential oil, then the helichrysum essential oil.
- Top the essential oils with the carrier oil.
- Repeat this treatment up to 4 time, a day until the chilblains are healed.
Soothing Rose Geranium Bath Oil:
MAKES 5 TREATMENTS
Warm baths promote circulation while black pepper, lavender and rose geranium essential oils promote healing and prevent infections:
- 21/2 Ounces Calendula Carrier Oil
- 6 Drops Black Pepper Essential Oil
- 6 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 6 Drops Rose Geranium Essential Oil
- In a dark colored glass bottle, add the calendula carrier oil along with the black pepper, lavender, and rose geranium essential oils, and shake well to blend.
- Draw a warm water bath and add 1 tablespoon of the blend to the running water.
- Soak for at least 15 minutes. Use caution when getting out of the bath, as it may be slippery.
- Repeat this treatment once a day until the chilblains are healed. For additional relief, use your fingertips to apply a few drops of this blend directly to the chilblains after emerging from the tub, if desired. Store the bottle in a cool, dark place between uses.