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I'm big fan of lavender oil for various treatments such as burns, insect bites etc but I've discovered something new.

I had a wart come up on my arm and I haven't had one since I was a teenager when I had quite a few and had to have hospital treatment with that awful stuff to try and burn them off.

A week of lavender oil and it's pretty much dried up. Just wondering what other people have found lavender oil or other oils good for. Note - this is not medical advice.

I also love coconut oil for skincare - really makes my skin nice and soft.

rararachel
10 days ago
What do you think of this?
Pjran
Pjran10 days ago

Thanks for your tip. I always have some lavender and tea tree oils, prefer to try those oils before turning to chemists.

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heatherduthie
heatherduthie10 days ago

Lemon essential oil is brilliant for chilblains. I’m a filliter and in the winter with the icy cold water running down from the bench I used to get them on the top of my leg, they got so bad they ulcerated. I tried every cream going and nothing worked until I read about lemon essential oil. I can safely say I have never had chilblains since. A few drops in the bath until they cleared up. Job done

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rararachel
rararachel
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10 days ago

heatherduthie I've used citronella for taking abroad to deter spiders and roaches (always dotted a bit in the rooms on cotton wool and it works well). Never heard of lemon oil for chilblains - my dad gets them so I'll definitely mention it.

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heatherduthie
heatherduthie10 days ago

rararachel few drops in the bath works wonders

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hspexy
hspexy10 days ago

I didn’t know much about lavender oil, so I will give it a go if ever needed - thanks! I too use coconut oil for skin, and it’s great for hair too, something I have only done in the last few years myself. Olive oil is also good for hair and skin. And clove oil for pain relief

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Lynibis
Lynibis10 days ago

Tea tree oil is brilliant to dab neat on insect bites, stops the itching almost immediately.

Tea tree and rosemary diluted in water in a spray and combed through the hair will stop nits in their tracks, better than harsh chemicals.

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rararachel
rararachel
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10 days ago

I really don't like the smell of tea tree but have used it on bites too but also like lavender for that too.

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen159 days ago

I didn’t know that, that’s really helpful thank you! I’m pregnant so not allowed to use anthisan and i keep getting bad insect bites at the moment in Scotland 🙄 hopefully tea tree oil will help!

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Lynibis
Lynibis9 days ago

sarahgreen15 I was advised about getting the oil and tea tree wipes prior to going on a trip to Scotland lol. Sadly it had to be cancelled due to covid but I am determined to go next year or 2022. In case you don't know, you can also buy tea tree bars of soap. I get mine from Sainsbury's.

PS for me a dab of oil stops the itching all day but I put some on when I get up and before bed.

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rararachel
rararachel
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10 days ago

I always take peppermint oil abroad and if you hate spiders put a couple of drops on cotton wall balls. Spiders hate it!

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Lynibis
Lynibis10 days ago

That's a really good tip. Twice last week I found a large spider in my bedroom, one on my bed! Result of open windows during that heat, thank goodness it has cooled down.

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lornaae
lornaae10 days ago

I mostly just use lavender before I go to bed, didn’t think about it being used for things like this! Very interesting and will try to keep in mind

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Lynibis
Lynibis10 days ago

I have a small wooden box with a selection of oils and have occasionally made up potions for friends with aches and pains. No, I am not a medical person but there are no contra indications for oils at all. Obviously you would not use almond oil as a carrier for someone with a nut allergy. But ginger, eucalyptus, lavender etc in a base oil and used to massage joints really does help.

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen159 days ago

I have always love tea tree oil for acne / spots.. it dries them up and kills the bacteria so reduces spreading.. I’ve got loads of tea tree containing products plus pure stuff..

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen9 days ago

I love essential oils. I use lavendar oil alongside any other suitable essential oil with a bowl of hot water as a homestyle facial steamer it's great as lavendar is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It helps me relax too and is good for inducing sleep.

You can get a napkin and out 1 or 2 drops of lavendar oil on there and place it under your pillow case - great for promoting sleep.

Also use some cotton balls dabbed with lavendar oil and place them around the house for a natural home deodorant 😍

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