All Natural Eczema Support

DoTERRA Essential Oil Support for:

Eczema

Eczema is due to a hypersensitivity reaction (similar to an allergy) in the skin, which leads to long-term inflammation of the skin.

Eczema is most common in infants. Many people outgrow it by early adulthood. The condition tends to run in families.

People with eczema often have asthma or hay fever, too. There is often a family history of allergic conditions such as asthma, hay fever, or eczema.

The most common causes of eczema include malnutrition, especially to the skin (deficiency of essential substances or nutrient imbalances) and internal pollution (interfering substances such as pollutants, heavy metals, drugs, metabolic waste products, toxins produced by yeast, and toxins made in our body as a result of allergic reactions).

The following can make eczema worse:

  • Allergies to pollen, mold, dust mites, or animals

  • Colds or the flu
  • Contact with rough materials
  • Dry skin
  • Exposure to environmental irritants
  • Exposure to water
  • Feeling too hot or too cold
  • Fragrances or dyes added to skin lotions or soaps
  • Stress

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Those with Eczema have noticed:

Typical skin changes may include:

  • Blisters with oozing and crusting

  • Ear discharge or bleeding
  • Raw areas of the skin from scratching
  • Skin coloring changes — more or less coloring than the normal skin tone
  • Skin redness or inflammation around the blisters

  • Thickened or leather-like areas, called lichenification, which can occur after long-term irritation and scratching

Itching, which is sometimes intense, almost always occurs. Itching may start even before the rash appears.

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Your skin, the protection between you and the outer world, is your body’s largest organ.  It is there to protect you from infectious agents, environmental extremes, bumps, scratches, or invasive objects.  It has a system of nerves to warn against impending dangers, a system of sweat glands for cooling, a capillary system that can bring nutritional helps to the blood stream, and a system to exude poisons from the body.  A marvelous gland and so important for our health and well-being.

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The skin is made up of three layers:Skin Layers

The epidermis – This is the outer layer of the skin.  It the primary protective coating of the body and is primarily non-living cells (no blood is delivered to them) that are fed by the lower dermis layer.  The epidermis is continually being rejuvenated from the dermis with the outer layer being completely replaced every 3 to 5 weeks.

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The dermis – This layer, immediately below the epidermis, has all of the working elements of the skin.  It has the outermost capillaries of the blood system, it is the location of the sweat glands, it includes lymph nodes housing immune system cells, it has nerve endings for our sense of touch, and the hair follicles.  Around the hair follicles are the sebaceous glands that produce sebum.  The proper amount of sebum, an oily secretion, lubricates and waterproofs our skin.  Too much sebum, common to adolescents, leads to acne.  Too little sebum, common to aging adults, leads to dry skin that promotes wrinkles.

*Interestingly enough this same sebum is also a very important element in the use of essential oils.  This fatty substance is nearly ideal for absorbing essential oils, which then allows them, if applied topically (directly on the skin) to quickly enter the bloodstream.  A demonstration by Dr. David Hill shows the effects of oils in the blood stream within a matter of tens of seconds.

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The subcutaneous (hypodermal) layer – This is the innermost layer of the skin.  It is the insulation for the body and is composed mostly of fat cell (adipocytes).  Besides insulation these fat cells provide texture for a pleasing appearance of the skin.  As these fat cells are lost, often in aging, wrinkles appear and sagging occurs.

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Overview:

Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin and includes eczema (redness, itching and dryness, swelling, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding). Psoriasis is a disease that affects the skin and joints. Red scaly patches appear on the skin which are areas of inflammation due to excessive skin production. This disorder is chronic and not contagious.

Dermatitis, eczema and the skin symptoms of psoriasis are treated with similar oils. Lavender and frankincense are most helpful and can be augmented with geranium and melaleuca.


doTERRA Essential Oil Users Have Found The Following To Assist In  Eczema Support:

Drink 2-4 drops of Lemon Oil in 12oz of water 1-2 times, daily. 

-(Helps clear out toxins in the body)

Make an ointment:

·    1 teaspoon carrier such as Fractionated Coconut Oil

·     20 drops lavender oil (relieves itching)

·    20 drops geranium oil (soothes and revitalizes)

·    20 drops melaleuca oil  (if you suspect bacterial infection)

Use the ointment for direct topical application to the affected area.

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For larger area use a bath adding the 6 to 12 drops of the lavender and the other oils as needed.

Additional Help:

doTERRA Life Long Vitality Pack Vitamins

Use doTERRA Skin Care Products

Click here to learn about the new Foaming Face Wash

Click here to learn about the new Hydrating Skin Cream

Finally, understand that eczema’s root cause is many times an internal infection and the skin irritation is only a manifestation of an internal candida problem.  Therefore, strongly consider using a cleanse like the GX Assist followed by PB Assist to rebuild your probiotics.  Couple this with the Life Long Vitality supplements to strengthen the immune system.  In some reported cases of prolonged eczema the GX Assist had to be repeated multiple times.

Click here to learn more about a Candida Detox

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”

Balancing, Uplifting, Refreshing Geranium!

Geranium Essential Oil
Pelargonium graveolens

Geranium offers outstanding benefits for soothing skin and is a common ingredient in many skin care products. Also useful for joint support and tempering minor aches and pains, geranium’s calming effects make it a popular choice for many essential oil users.

Geranium is an aromatic, perennial, hairy plant with serrated leaves and flowers varying from light pink through to deep rose, magenta or red. Geranium essential oil is obtained by steam distillation from the flowers, leaves, and stalks.
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 It is sometimes described as resembling Rose oil, though a sensitive nose would never confuse the two. It mixes well with Bergamot, Basil, Rosemary, Rose, Wild Orange, Sandalwood, Lemon, Patchouli and Lavender.

Geranium is composed of several potent constituents offering outstanding benefits and a history of traditional uses. It has been used to soothe inflammation and irritated skin. It is a common ingredient in many skin care products due to its healing nature. Geranium is a superb choice for ache, bruises and even burns. Due to its analgesic characteristics it is often used as a topical agent for individuals suffering with arthritis or rheumatism. Geranium stimulates the immune system, aids in poor circulation, is anti-mucolytic, uplifting to the mood and its calming effect on the nervous system is pronounced.

Properties: Anticonvulsant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, astringent, antiseptic, insect repellent, diuretic, sedative, refreshing, relaxing and tonic.

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Historical Uses: Geranium essential oil has been used historically for hemorrhoids, dysentery, heavy menstrual flow, inflammation, and possibly even cancer. It has also been historically recorded to help with tumors, bone fractures and wounds.

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Possible Uses: doTERRA’s Geranium essential oil may help with bleeding, acne, circulatory problems, burns, digestion, depression, hormonal imbalance, eczema, kidney stones, insomnia, menstrual problems, regenerating tissues and nerves, neuralgia, ringworm, balances pancreas, sores, shingles, wounds and sore throat.

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Aromatic Guide: When diffused, it may help release negative memories and take us back to more joyful, peaceful moments. May help ease stress and nervous tension. It may lift the spirit and foster peace, well being and hope.

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Application:

  • Topically – Can be applied neat when applied directly to the skin. Can be applied to area of concern or on the body’s reflex points.
  • Aromatically – Diffuse.
  • Internally – FDA has categorized geranium as GRAS for human consumption. Take internally with gel caps or with honey or a type of beverage.
Geranium has been reported to reduce the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and candidiasis (single-celled fungus). Improves immune system and is helpful as a stimulant for both lymphatic and circulatory systems.
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Geranium is a great balancer, due to it being an adrenal cortex stimulant, and helps regulate moods. Great for women having trouble getting pregnant and for symptoms of menopause because of its ability to support hormone balance. It is one of the most useful essential oils to help eliminate cellulite. Geranium is often included in lymphatic drainage massage blends.
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Menopause occurs for most women in their late forties and early fifties. Some women are relatively symptom-free, but many suffer from excessively heavy periods, hot flashes, depression and insomnia. Geranium is a hormonal balancer, while Rose tones and cleanses the uterus, and Cypress helps to relieve excessive menstrual flow. These oils can be used in massage, as well as in baths and as hot compresses over the abdomen
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Geranium is effective in working with skin issues: Relieves inflammation, eczema, acne, burns, infected wounds, ringworm, lice, shingles and herpes blisters. Excellent for regeneration of skin cells and great for retarding the development of scar tissue so after burns or deep cuts use Geranium with Lavender to promote healing without scaring; great for our varicose vein blends and relief of broken capillaries.
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Geranium is an insecticide, due to its terpene content, and is a very good mosquito repellent that will only improve the skin as opposed to irritate the surface like OTC repellents.
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Geranium is excellent for dry cough – apply to outside of throat and inhale.
CAUTION: Geranium oil can lower your blood sugar level. Use it (internally) with caution if you have hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.
Great Homemade Blends using Geranium:

Scar Tissue Healing: 4 teaspoons of Fractionated Coconut Oil, Geranium 4 drops, Lavender 4 drops, Patchouli 3 drops, and White Fir 3 drops. Apply over area several times a day.

Hormone Help Inhalant: Geranium 3 drops, Rose 1 drop, and Fractionated Coconut 6 drops. Mix and soak wick in gently mixed solution and put in inhaler (purchase from aromatools.com).

Quick-Fix Anxiety Inhalant: Geranium 2 drops, Myrrh 2 drops, Ylang Ylang 2 drops, Frankincense 3 drops, and Vetiver 1 drop.

Menopause-Balancing Bath: Geranium 2 drops, Roman Chamomile 2 drops, Clary Sage 2 drops, Coriander 1 drop into 1⁄2 cup Epsom salts in bottom of dry bathtub. Add very hot water, stir until dissolved and then make comfortable to soak and inhale.

Cramp Relief Bath: Geranium oil 3 drops, Marjoram 2 drops, Ylang, Ylang 2 drops, Coriander 1 drop, and Rose 1 drop.

Cycle-Regulating Bath: Geranium 3 drops, Clary Sage 2 drops, Coriander 1 drop, Marjoram 1.

Varicose vein Bath: Geranium 2 drops, Cypress 2 drops, Lemon 2 drops, and Peppermint 1 drop.

Calming Diffuser Blend: Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Clary Sage, and Ylang Ylang .

Cool Flash Spray: 8 ounces of distilled water, Geranium 2 drops, Clary Sage 2 drops, Patchouli 1 drop, and Peppermint 1 drop. Put the 1⁄4 teaspoon of Epsom salts in the spray bottle; add oils and then water, screw on spritzer (aromatools.com). Spritz yourself when you feel a hot flash coming on.

Cool-Down Compress Blend: Geranium 3 drops, Patchouli 3 drops, Wild Orange 4 drops, Roman Chamomile 6 drops, Clary Sage 6 drops, and Lavender 4 drops. Add 2 drops of the essential oils to a small glass bottle with 1⁄4 teaspoon of Epsom salts, then add 1 quart of cool water. Gently shake and soak a clean cloth in the water and apply it to your face, forehead, wrists, and back of your neck or other areas of your body (even soak your feet in water) to prevent or cool down hot flashes. Keep compress away from your eyes – will smart.

Cramp Soothing Compress: Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Helichrysum, Marjoram and Basil – 1 drop each—apply to abdomen.

Flow Minimizing Oil: Coconut oil 2 ounces, Geranium 4 drops, Cypress 6 drops, Frankincense 3 drops, Lime 1 drop. Shake gently and massage the blend frequently over your abdomen and low back, beginning if possible, before the onset of your period.

Energizing Body Oil Blend: 2 ounces of Fractionated Coconut Oil, Geranium 3 drops, Lemon 3 drops, Rosemary 3 drops, and Patchouli 1 drop.


Stimulating Blend that also increases Mental Clarity: Rosemary 10 drops, Lemon 10 drops, Geranium 10 drops, Coriander 5 drops, White Fir 4 drops, Clove 5 drops, and Basil 5 drops.


For Relief of a Restless and Distracted State of Mind: Geranium 2 drops and Frankincense 3 drops.

Massage blends 
(remember to drink lots of water when detoxifying and deep cleansing with dōTERRA CPTG Essential oils): mix in to 4 Teaspoons of Fractionated Coconut Oil.
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Detoxifying and stimulating:
Geranium 6 drops, Lemon 5 drops, and Peppermint 3 drops. OR
Geranium 4 drops, Rosemary 4 drops, and Patchouli 3 drops
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Calming and Relaxing Massage Blends:
Geranium 3 drops, Wild Orange 5 drops, and Ylang Ylang 3 drops OR Geranium 2 drops, Lavender 5 drops, and Wild Orange 4 drops OR
Geranium 2 drops, White Fir 3 drops, Lavender 4 drops
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Immune-Boosting Massage oil:
Fractionated Coconut Oil 4 teaspoons, Geranium 4 drops, Wild Orange 4 drops, Lemon 2 drops, White Fir 2 drops, Frankincense 2 drops, and Myrrh 1 drop.
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Sore Throat Massage Oil:
Fractionated Coconut Oil 4 teaspoons, Geranium 3 drops, Eucalyptus 2 drops, Lavender 2 drops, Thyme 1 drop. Gently massage the mixture over your neck and throat to soothe throat and swollen glands.
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Candida Immune-Boosting Body Oil: 
4 Ounces of Coconut Oil, Geranium 4 drops, White Fir 6 drops, Frankincense 3 drops, Thyme 3 drops, Patchouli 2 drops, and Melaleuca 3 drops. Massage into skin several times a day – apply to bottoms of feet in the evening and put on thick cotton socks.
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It’s Wise To Have Myrrh

Doterra Essential Oils….

Myrrh Essential Oil
Commiphora myrrha

Historically, myrrh has been used in many ways, from meditation to embalming in ancient Egypt. Modern herbalists frequently recommend myrrh for its cleansing properties, especially for the mouth and throat. Myrrh is also excellent for calming the skin.

Properties: Anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antitumor, antiseptic, astringent, and tonic.

Historical Uses: Historically, myrrh was used as an incense in religious ceremonies and rituals, as a cure for cancer, in embalming, for leprosy and syphilis. It was also mixed with coriander and honey for the treatment of herpes

Possible Uses: doTERRA myrrh essential oil may help with asthma, to increase appetite, candida, athlete’s foot, coughs, catarrh, digestion, eczema, flatulence, dyspepsia, gingivitis, fungal infection, hemorrhoids, gum infection, decongest prostate gland, mouth ulcers, sore throats, ringworm, wounds, skin conditions, and wrinkles.

Myrrh resin is obtained from the branches and twigs of the Myrrh shrub or tree.  It has been used as a remedy for numerous infections, including leprosy and syphilis. It is used as an aid to help tooth decay and gum disease. Other uses include arthritis, bronchitis, colds, cough, and digestive issues.  Further, it stimulates the immune system and also stimulates blood circulation that can relieve pain, subduing swelling and promoting tissue regeneration. Myrrh’s astringent and analgesic properties aid with hemorrhoids. Myrrh Oil may also have hormone like properties, and could be helpful in treating the absence of menstrual periods outside of pregnancy.

DōTerra Myrrh Essential Oil is of the botanical family Burseraceae, grown in Ethiopia and taken from the gum resin of this tree.

Aromatic Guide: Diffusing doTERRA myrrh essential oil is uplifting and promotes awareness. Myrrh’s effect on the central nervous system is a gentle and calming one, able to instill a deep tranquility of the mind.

As described by the new testament, Myrrh resin was one of the gifts brought by the wise men to the baby Jesus. Myrrh’s first medicinal use was documented some 3700 years ago. Myrrh essential oil is highly prized for its healing and spiritual powers; the oil has one of the highest sesquiterpene contents – a compound which can directly affect the hypothalamus, pituitary and amygdaline.

As an ancient ‘esoteric’ magical herb, Myrrh is said to bridge Heaven and Earth, strengthening the connection between our crown and base chakras. This may allow the manifestation of dreams into this earthly realm. As a ‘Funeral’ herb, Myrrh is said to ease grief and heal emotional wounds, bringing peace and calm. Its extraction from the solitary tree in the desert represents strength in harsh conditions.

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Application:

  • Topically – Can be applied neat directly onto the body. Apply to reflex points or directly to the area of concern.
  • Aromatically – Diffuse myrrh essential oil.
  • Internally – Take internally using gel capsules or take with food/beverage. Myrrh is approved by the FDA as a Food Aditive (FA) and Flavoring Agent (FL).
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Typical Applications

Use gargling or oil-pushing for Myrrh’s effects on the mouth, gums, and throat.

Can be applied topically for antiseptic needs, pain relief, and swelling of cuts, wounds, or bruises.

Myrrh is certified by the FDA as GRAS and 1-2 drops is recommended in ¼ cup of water or with agave or honey can help with stomach aches or to ease coughing or tonsillitis.

Apply topically to the chest at the onset of cold or flu.

Apply neat, or with a carrier directly to hemorrhoid or use in a sitz bath.

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Myrrh also has powerful antioxidant properties and can help make the skin look young and natural.

Featuring CPGT® essential oils of frankincense, sandalwood and myrrh in generous proportion, dōTERRA® Essential Skin Care Tightening Serum is scientifically formulated to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promote skin hydration. Tightening Serum tightens and smoothes skin naturally, providing both significant short-term and long-term tightening benefits, as well as increasing skin clarity for firmer, younger appearing skin.

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Many Uses for Marjoram Essential Oil

 Marjoram: DoTerra Essential Oil

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Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil is indigenous to the Mediterranean region: Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco. It was known to the Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness. The ancient Greeks used marjoram in cosmetics, fragrances and medicines; Greek physicians also used it as an antidote to poison. In 16th century Europe, sweet marjoram was used in bags to scent the bath water and for washing. In Egypt, it was known for its healing properties and was also anciently used to aid grieving.

dōTERRA sources its sweet Marjoram Essential Oil from Egypt. Many use marjoram for alleviating migraines, arthritis, headaches, respiratory infections, sinusitis, insomnia, anxiety, nervous depression, asthma, bronchitis, colds, constipation, flatulence, grief, menstrual difficulties (including PMT) and stress.

Other Uses of Marjoram

Sweet marjoram oil is also used as a fragrance ingredient in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and detergents; it is also found in meats, sauces, and seasonings.

Culinary Uses of Marjoram

When cooking with marjoram essential oil, remember that doTERRA oils are in their purest form, which makes them very concentrated. Only a tiny amount is needed to flavor meats, sauces, or seasonings. When substituting marjoram essential oil for the dried or fresh herb, begin with the toothpick method. Dip a toothpick in the oil and swirl into the sauce until the desired taste is achieved. For larger quantities, one drop of the oil will add plenty of flavor.

Recent News about Marjoram

A recently published article in Martha Stewart’s Whole Living refers to Marjoram Essential Oil’s ability to treat eczema. Eczema is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder. Although eczema is not contagious, it is very common—estimates are that more than 15 million people in the United States have eczema. One clinical study evaluating essential oils for treating children with eczema concluded that massage with essential oils was effective in improving the dry, scaly skin lesions. The essential oils most often chosen by the mothers in the study included sweet marjoram, frankincense, German chamomile, myrrh, thyme, benzoin, spike lavender, and Litsea cubeba.

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