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Treatment of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever with Essential Oils

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF): 

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is an infectious disease transmitted by the ticks. Symptoms include severe headaches, a high fever, muscle pain, abdominal pain, and loss of appetite along with a distinctive rash with small, flat reddish spots. Despite its name, RMSF has been reported throughout the United States as well as Canada, Mexico, South America and Central America. See your doctor if you suspect a case of RMSF, as life- threatening complications can occur. Use essential oils to provide comfort in conjunction with a medical treatment.

Fennel-Sandal Wood Bath: 

MAKES 1 TREATMENT

Fennel essential oil helps promote skin healing while addressing pain and discomfort. Sandalwood essential oil is a strong antiseptic that helps relieve symptoms.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a small glass bowl, add the carrier oil along with the fennel and sandalwood essential oil, and stir to combine.
  2. Draw a warm bath and add the entire treatment to the running water.
  3. Soak for at least 15 minutes. Use caution when getting out of the bathtub, as it may be slippery.
  4. Repeat this treatment once a day as needed.

Ginger-Bergamot Bath: 

MAKES 1 TREATMENT

Ginger essential oils help stop pain and treat gastric distress. In addition, it may help you regain your appetite. The bergamot essential oil helps reduce fevers and ease discomfort.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Tablespoon Carrier Oil
  • 3 Drops Ginger Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Bergamot Essential Oil

Directions: 

  1. In a small glass bowl, add the carrier oil along with the ginger and bergamot essential oils, and stir to combine.
  2. Draw a warm bath and add the entire treatment to the running water.
  3. Soak for at least 15 minutes. Use caution when getting out of the bathtub, as it may be slippery.
  4. Repeat this treatment once a day as needed.
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