Sensitivity to Lavender Treatment

Posted by Katie (Bay City, Michigan) on 06/07/2007

Ted:I see you recommend lavender around the eyes for the H2O2/borax treatment. I keep hearing that lavender can agrivate rosacea as can clove, aloe and orange oil, which you suggest to respond to the dryness brought on by the treatment. What about seabuckthorn salve to moisturize, instead? Also, what is the maximum amount of time one should leave the treatment on? Does one do this every day for one month? Also, should all seven treatments be used simultaneously?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Katie: Lavender oil should be use carefully and applied in thin amounts. Clove oil are used in tiny amounts for internal purposes but are not generally needed except for condition of weaknesses. Orange oil is taken internally too, but it can aggravate, but it does kills the bugs (nanoinsects) that causes them.

If you don't want any aggravation then just the lavender oil will do, but applied thinly. It certainly won't cure it, it will reduce the redness and does kill some of the bugs at the same time. If you are sensitive to them all then this can be ignored entirely, however in some cases it was needed because the redness problem was intolerable.

The thing I see that worked the best was the borax and the baking soda. Borax is taken maybe twice a week and 1/8 teaspoon - 1/4 teaspoon diluted in 1 liter of water drank in small dose throughout the day. I need not be taken for long periods of time. After 2-4 weeks most of the rosacea bugs should die off. However, it is the 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda taken twice a day that maintains the condition not to cause further breakout. At this dose usually the urine pH is fairly close to 7.

Salves may reduce some problem and can be applied to the skin especially certain UV blockers which tends to protect from aggravation caused by UV effect on the skin that tends to cause skin problems.