Hives are a type of rash where the skin is red and itchy
in an area that is smooth and raised slightly above the
normal surface of the skin. The area can vary widely in size
from pinpoint size to large areas and can involve multiple
patches. The irritation can quickly disappear from one spot
and appear in another. Many times hives are an allergic
response to a food, drug or some agent that triggers a
histamine reaction. Other causes noted are some infections,
stress and then in many cases the cause cannot be
Angioedema is a form of hives where, instead of being on
the surface of the skin, the swelling is beneath the skin.
This can be around the eyes, lips, genitals, hands or feet.
[search helps: urticaria,
angioedema, wheals, dermatographism]
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
Basil, GX Assist/PB Assist, Myrrh, PeppermintC,
Essential oils based
Coriander, Helichrysum, Frankincense,
LavenderC, Lemon, MelaleucaC
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scroll to New Helps.
Since hives may be associated with the elimination of
internal toxins many suggest detoxification using the GX
Assist/PB Assist protocol; GX Assist for 10 days, PB Assist
for 5 days, once a month. See more information by going to
Topical application of Basil or Myrrh to the affected
area is suggested.
The following protocol for difficult hives was submitted:
Alternate topical application of Helichrysum and
Melaleuca with Frankincense to the affected area.
First day begin at 2 hour intervals, second day 3-4 hour
intervals, follow 3-4 times per day till two days after
hives are gone.
Additional help by applying the same oils along the
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Hives from unknown sources
Jenny - I'm
hoping someone may be able to help me with an idea as to
what oils would be best to use on someone who has broken
out in hives for no apparent reason. It started
last Friday and has gotten progressively worse since
then and in short I now look like ground hamburger. I
have been on the oregano since Saturday and been
applying oils topically, with no results. The doctor has
no idea what is causing them but did give me a slew of
pills they hope will help. But these pills are
antibiotics and one that will suppress my immune system
. We have ruled out food, soaps, and environmental
allergies, and I have never had a reaction like this to
anything before. Any Ideas will be very appreciated.
Pat – Do you have any stress in your
life right now? I have seen horrendous cases of
hives due to anxiety or stress. If you do not have the
GX Assist for a good cleanse then make your own capsules
using 5 drops melaleuca, 5 drops lemon and 3 drops
oregano. Take them twice a day and drink a lot of water.
For your topical application, use Balance, melaleuca and
wild orange. This protocol could work for someone with
your condition, however I am not diagnosing or
attempting to cure your condition.
Hives from allergic reactions
Sandy - I am a
new doTERRA consultant, and am a pharmacist. I
have been asked at the hospital in which I am employed
to help a patient who has hives everywhere due to an
allergic reaction to Vancomycin. She was being
treated for MRSA. The Modern Essentials books
lists peppermint and melaleuca as primary for itching.
Melaleuca is also listed as primary for MRSA, as is
peppermint. Lavender is also an option, and I loved the
profile for Roman chamomile, in that it "neutralizes
allergies".. The physician is open to
anything the patient wants to use topically. They are
already treating her with 125 mg Solu-Medrol IV every 8
hours, and hydroxyzine orally, but she is still pretty
miserable. I will need to keep it simple, so the family
and nursing staff can be consistent with the
application. Any suggestions would be greatly
Pat - You are
pretty on target with the oils you mentioned, I am
including a protocol from another medical professional
that worked well for him. He used melaleuca and
helichrysum for the first application and frankincense
for the second. He alternated these oils every 2 hours
the first day and every three hours the second day and
then 3-4 times a day. Even after the hives are gone
continue the protocol for another couple of days. Not only should the oils be put on the affected area
but dripped down the spine and gently rubbed in.
For better spreading you might want to use a little
coconut oil. It won't dilute the oil but will help for spreading over a large area if
needed. This protocol should also be used on any
open sores infected with MRSA.
Denise - Since
dōTERRA's pre-launch, I've been using Lavender on burns.
Recently (in the last 18 months), I break out in hives
whenever I apply lavender to a burn. I keep forgetting
it does that to me, so as soon as I burn myself (which I
do a lot cooking), I put lavender on it. Then
frankincense. The area around the burn where I put the
lavender breaks out in hives, and if I keep putting
lavender on it to ease the burn, the hives begin to
This happened about 4 weeks ago. I stopped lavender
after the 3rd application, when I remembered the hives
were because of the lavender. But now the hives won't go
away. Frankincense seems to calm down the itching and
reduces the redness and size of the hives, but it still
hasn't gone away. The burn is invisible now, no
scarring, thanks to the frankincense. Any ideas on why these hives won't go away and what
oil I can use to heal them? I tried geranium, and it got
worse. melaleuca didn't help one way or the other. I've
tried helichrysm and myrrh too, nothing.
Erica - Like you, lavender turns on the hives with
me! I have learned that, with me, it is part of detox.
When I started doTERRA a year ago, the hives where
horrible! Now, I am able to use lavender with little to
no problem. Many, many times I have had to resort to
going to the doctor for steroid cream, but now, I am
still OK with lavender, I am just uneasy to use it
because of the effects with last year. I hope this
EFL - I have had excellent success with
Basil oil for
hives and allergic reactions. One of my associates has
an allergy to the sun, and had itchy hives all over her
arms. Basil oil stops the itching on contact. Used it on
a hornet sting on another client, and within just a few
hours, a huge swelling the size of the ball of the thumb
was completely gone.
Brenda - My daughter was having hives and we sprayed
the lemon, lavender and peppermint on topically.
She put 2 drops lemon, 2 drops lavender, and 2 drops
peppermint (the allergy blend) in a little water and
swished and swallowed. We also put the allergy
blend in a capsule, 5 drops lemon, 5 drops lavender, and
5 drops peppermint. Doing all three ways, you get
the membrane absorption, the topical absorption and also
internally where the problem likely is. It worked
fast and great. Hope this helps.
Yolijn –I gave a friend of mine Immortelle to use.
She said it worked really well.
Erika – I get hives all the time and nothing really
has worked until my sister told me about lemon juice.
Put it on a paper towel and lay over area. I didn't have
lemon juice so I tried my lemon oil with doTERRA spa
lotion and IMMEDIATE relief! I now keep them in my
purse. Give it a try!
Hives and detoxification
Megkno – For the last few months I have had
unexplained hives going on. I really don't think it's an
allergy but the itching and bumpiness are driving me
crazy. I know some would say its something going on
inside me. So, what is it? How do I make them stop!?
Erika - If you search what others have said you are
most likely detoxing and you need to go through the
recommended detox... GX assist for 10 days, PB assist
for 5 days, once a month. You need to look at your
diet, eat more tree ripened, vine ripened foods and cut
out as much sugar as you can. There is an
excellent webinar by Allen Richardson about detox.
The best 1hour I invested in myself. I have
hives…. To help the itching, Laura Jacobs
suggested Myrrh or Coriander with coconut oil. I
have been using the Myrrh ever since and wow, finally
something that doesn't throw me into deeper detox, I