How to use essential oils to relieve skin allergies

Linked to an inflammatory reaction of the skin, skin allergy results in local irritation and the appearance of itchy red patches or a skin rash. As experts in dermatology, essential oils clearly have something to say about skin allergies, thanks to their anti-allergic, antihistaminic and anti-inflammatory properties.

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The quick reflex : Annual Tansy

Restricted to + 6 years. By skin, 1 drop of Annual Tansy in 4 drops of vegetable oil in local application on the itchy area, 3 times a day, until visible improvement.

how to use Annual Tansy correctly ?

Complete synergy for adults and children

The mixture

To stop the itching, take your empty bottle, and add :

  • 18 drops of Matricary Chamomile essential oil 12 drops of True Lavender essential oil 30 drops of Calendula oily macerate

Close (click!), homogenize and label your bottle. Your synergy is ready !

How to use

In cutaneous application, massage 3 to 6 drops of the mixture on the concerned area, 3 times a day until improvement.

Authorized users

YES. Adults, teenagers, children + 3 years old.
NOT. Pregnant and nursing women, children - 3 years old.

More details: essential oils for children over 3

Special precautions

  • People with asthma should seek medical advice before use.
  • This synergy is forbidden in case of strong hypotension.
  • An essential oil present in this mixture can be photosensitizing, it is thus necessary not to expose itself to the sun in the 12 hours which follow the application.
  • Lastly, allergenic molecules compose this mixture, it is also recommended to carry out the allergy test with the mixture in the hollow of the elbow before any use.

These precautions apply under the conditions of application and dosage cited above. If in doubt, ask your question on our forum and consult your doctor.

Why these essential oils?

Chamomile Matricaria for its anti-inflammatory action

If there's one essential oil to choose for treating allergic skin reactions, it's Matricaria Chamomile Essential Oil! Composed of two molecules known for their antihistamine activity: chamaluzene and alpha bisabolol, this essential oil provides very powerful anti-allergic properties. These two molecules will act by inhibiting the synthesis of leukotrienes (molecules released during allergic inflammation) and by stopping the release of histamine, a molecule of the immune system, responsible for the inflammatory pain felt during the allergic reaction.

These two mechanisms of chamaluzene and alpha bisabolol are also linked to the anti-inflammatory action of the essential oil of Chamomile Matricaria. The red plates and the small buttons appeared will thus be resorbed.

True Lavender to calm redness and itching

The True Lavender essential oil will initially calm the redness and itching caused by the allergic reaction. It is the linalool which will bring this antipruritic action. The linalol intervenes by the intermediary of the opioid receptors (located in the brain) charged to transmit the information "pain" by the sensory fibres. It is by inhibiting this transmission that it will produce the expected cutaneous analgesic action, and put at profit in these cases of irritations and itchings.

In a second time, the linalool present in this essential oil will come to reinforce the anti-inflammatory action of the essential oil of Camomile Matricaria, by acting on the inhibition of prostaglandins of type II (molecules produced during the inflammation).

Why this vegetable oil?

Calendula oily macerate

The Calendula Oily Macerate is one of the most widely used to treat sensitive, irritated or inflamed skin and mucous membranes. It strengthens the natural protection of the epidermis, regenerates tissues and prevents skin dryness. Its composition in faradiol, confers its anti-inflammatory virtues necessary to the relief of prurits and urticaria for example. It is thus the ideal vegetable oil to say goodbye to all your rheumatic inflammations and itchings.

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