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Treatment of Shingles with Essential Oils


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: 


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


  1. In a small glass bowl, add the carrier oil and rose geranium essential oil, and stir to combine.
  2. Using your fingertips, apply the blend to the affected area.
  3. Repeat this treatment up to 3 times a day until the shingles outbreak subsides.
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