| Randall Agee
Shingles happen when the chicken pox virus reactivates. Symptoms include sensitivity to light, headache, and flu-like symptoms without a fever. Itching, pain, and tingling also occur, along with a small, painful rash that forms blisters before scabbing over. While essential oils often bring comfort in mild cases of shingles, medical treatment is required in severe cases.
Neat Clove Treatment:
Clove essential oil helps to stop the virus that causes shingles while numbing the itching and pain experienced during an outbreak. Using a cotton swab or a spray bottle, apply a small amount of clove essential oil to each affected area. Repeat this treatment as needed until the shingles outbreak subsides.
Rose Geranium Salve:
MAKES 1 TREATMENT
Rose geranium soothes itching and burning while helping skin recover from trauma. Use geranium essential oil if you do not have rose geranium essential oil.
- 1 Teaspoon Carrier Oil
- 8 Drops Rose Geranium Essential Oil
- In a small glass bowl, add the carrier oil and rose geranium essential oil, and stir to combine.
- Using your fingertips, apply the blend to the affected area.
- Repeat this treatment up to 3 times a day until the shingles outbreak subsides.