| Randall Agee
Razor bumps develop after shaving, when hair curls back on itself and grows into the skin rather than growing up and away from the skin. These small bumps are often irritated, can contain pus, and can lead to scarring. If your razor bumps do not respond to treatment with essential oils and become worse, you may need to stop shaving or choose a different method of hair removal.
Neat Tea Tree Treatment:
Tea tree essential oil stops infection and helps shrink inflamed tissue so razor humps don't look or feel quite so bad. Apply a few drops of tea tree essential oil to the affected area after cleansing your skin but before moisturizing. Allow the essential oil to dry completely before moisturizing or putting on your clothes. Repeat this treatment once a day.
Soothing Lavender Spray:
MAKES 24 TREATMENTS
Lavender essential oil helps shrink inflamed tissue while stopping infection and alleviating discomfort. This simple spray leaves a lovely fragrance behind.
- 4 ounces water
- 48 drops lavender essential oil
- In a dark-colored glass bottle fitted with a spray top, add the water and lavender essential oil, and shake well to blend.
- Spray the blend on the affected area
- Repeat this treatment as needed to stop itching. Shake the bottle before each use.