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Rosacea

Parts of this were taken with permission from Essential Oils Overview and Reference Guide, published by: The Family Tree, 2008

Summary

see also Acne, Athlete's foot, Boils, Chapped Lips, Dermatitis, Eczema, Impetigo, Jock Itch, Melanoma, Psoriasis, Rashes, Ring worm, Scabies, Scar Reduction, Skin cancer, Skin cosmetic problems

rosaceaRosacea is an adult chronic skin condition wherein there are red areas of inflammation on cheeks, nose, forehead and/or chin.  The redness occurs as the blood vessels in the area expand sometimes accompanied by bumps similar to pimples. Those that suffer from it notice that it comes and goes and seems to be triggered by things like outside exposure, stress, exercise, and alcohol.  People with fair skin seem to be more susceptible.  If left untreated rosacea will continue to worsen.

 

[search helps: Roseacea, facial erythema, redness, bulbous]

Oils, blends & products recommended:

Oils & Blends:  ClearSkin, Frankincense, HelichrysumC, RosemaryC, SandalwoodC, Zendocrine

Essential oils based products: GX Assist, Life Long Vitality supplements, PB Assist, Zendocrine Detoxification Complex

Also consider: LavenderC

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Suggested protocols:

Since this may be either autoimmune or infectious so consider both.  Cleanses would be most important for autoimmune, ClearSkin or other antibiotic oils for an infectious disorder.

Cleansing mild: 2 tablets daily of Zendocrine Detoxification Complex with 5 drops of Zendocrine blend in a capsule daily.

Cleansing aggressive: GX Assist cleanse with PB Assist (gastrointestinal cleanse) coupled with the Zendocrine (adds the skin, lungs, liver, kidneys).  Some find the GX Assist cleanse eliminates toxins so rapidly that it stresses the skin.  If so consider just the Zendocrine cleanse above or reduce the GX Assist to 1 or 2 capsule per day.

Anti-infectious approach:

 ClearSkin: DoTerra ClearSkin blend applied morning and night topically to the area.

 Self Made: For a blend you may make yourself the following has proven successful:

 20 drops Helichrysum

 20 drops Frankincense

 20 drops Sandalwood

 5 drops Rosemary

 60 drops Fractionated Coconut Oil (or regular coconut oil, or grapeseed oil)

Put this in a glass spray bottle, gently mix, spray on hands, apply to face. Do twice a day, and eat right!!

Eat Right: Proper diet is also recommended.  Use the Life Long Vitality supplements.  Avoid sun light, spicy foods, and other triggers.

Experiences and Testimonials of others

Chris - My daughter in NY wrote me that she's having problems with Rosacea.  Does anyone else have any experience with this and would you share what's helped?

Pat - I received this blend about one year ago from a lady and she has had great results, so I am passing it on to you:

·   20 drops Helichrysum

·   20 drops Frankincense

·   20 drops Sandalwood

·   5 drops Rosemary

·   60 drops Fractionated Coconut Oil (or regular coconut oil, or grapeseed oil)

Put this in a glass spray bottle, gently mix, spray on hands, apply to face. Do twice a day, and eat right!!

Energy4life - A friend of mine has had wonderful success with doTerra's Lavender oil. I believe she uses Helichrysum as well, but mostly Lavender and fractionated coconut oil. I think you'll find that every case is slightly different, and a person has to experiment a bit to find what works best for them.

Natalie - I have been having the worst problems with Rosacea since May and I had tried everything, Helichrysum, Melaleuca, Lavender, Sandalwood, Rosemary, etc...It was so bad last Saturday ,from being out in the sun at my son's football game, that I could not make it to the big doTERRA Gala which I had already paid for.  I decided to give the ClearSkin blend from doTerra a try and you would not believe the difference it has made!   It has only been one week of using it both morning and night and it is clearing up the rash that has been haunting me for almost 4 months.  I am so excited! 

Rosacea should be treated as an auto-immune disease so the GX assist and supplements are very important.

Natalie (later) - I was having wonderful results with the ClearSkin, but then I had another outbreak.  The ClearSkin was the only thing that even remotely helped out. I just have a severe case and I had to throw the towel in and get antibiotics to clear up the last outbreak.

I also believe it to be an autoimmune disease.  I have experienced fatigue and other symptoms related to autoimmune.  I did start on the GX assist but the cleanse was too fast and harsh and caused me difficulty.  The Zendocrine came out after I had already resorted to the antibiotics so I did not get to try it but I would suggest Zendocrine to others with rosacea because it is a more gentle approach to cleansing.

It is also noted that spicy foods can cause a flare up and I believe Oregano may be on that list of things to avoid.  I am currently taking Zendocrine daily and I have not had a single blemish on my face since I started on them.  I have also been taking the PB Assist to build up my "good flora".  I have not felt this good in a very long time.

 

K.athy - I have had acne rosacea for many years. It became most obvious when I was a teen. It was not only unsightly to me, but some days it was painful and irritating. Someone advised me to try Lavender (before I had doTerra essential oils) and for a year I was pretty faithful in applications.  It would seem better some days but I was never satisfied.

I have been doing a lot of studying on it since and when I was introduced to doTerra essential oils I decided it was time to try again.  I made a blend using:

·   20 drops Helichrysum

·   20 drops Frankincense

·   20 drops Sandalwood

·   5 drops Rosemary

·   70 drops Grapeseed oil

I put this blend in a small spray bottle, spray a couple pumps into my hand and apply daily, sometimes both day and night.  I have been doing this for a few months now, and the pinkness and irritation in my face is nearly gone.  I have flare-ups now and then, but I continue to see only improvement as I to use this blend and eat right.

Protocols folks recommend for children

 

 

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What Science & Research are saying

 

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