| Randall Agee
Also referred to as prickly heat, heat rash typically affects areas of the body that are covered by clothing. Heat rash looks like tiny pimples, and though it typically affects babies, it can also affect children and adults, particularly in hot, humid climates. Watch for swelling, pus, red streaks, and swollen lymph nodes, along with a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher; if any of these occur, infection could he present and medical attention is required.
Skin-Soothing Eucalyptus-Lavender Bath:
MAKES 1 TREATMENT
- In a medium glass bowl, add the baking soda along with the eucalyptus and lavender essential oils, and stir to combine.
- Draw a warm bath and add the entire treatment to the running water.
- Soak for at least 15 minutes. Use caution when getting out of the bathtub, as it may be slippery.
- Repeat this treatment once a day as needed.
Cooling Chamomile-Peppermint Mist:
MAKES 24 TREATMENTS
Chamomile and peppermint essential oils calm the itching and inflammation of heat rash; store this mist in the refrigerator between applications for even more cooling power
- 4 Ounces Water
- 8 Drops German Chamomile Or Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
- 2 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- In a dark-colored glass bottle fitted with a spray top, add the water along with the German chamomile and peppermint essential oils, and shake well to blend.
- Spray the blend onto the affected area.
- Repeat this treatment every 2 to 3 hours as needed.