CHICKENPOX

ESSENTIAL OILS

Lavender. Speeds healing of blisters and scabs; soothes skin and relieves itchiness and irritation.

Manuka. Soothes the skin and has anti-viral benefits to fight off infections of all kinds.

Tea Tree. Helps to relieve skin inflammation. Fights bad bacteria
and infections.

Roman Chamomile. Promotes healthy skin and relieves irritations. Can penetrate below the skin surface.

Research
A 2016 study indicated that a topical application of lavender oil promoted collagen synthesis and encouraged skin healing. It concluded that the beneficial effect of lavender oil on wound healing raises the possibility of new approaches to wound treatment.

Home Remedy
Pox Ease. Mix equal parts of lavender, tea tree, lemon and oregano oils (diluted with coconut oil). Soak a cotton swab with the mixture and apply it three times per day. Use an immune- building blend with these oils and apply along your spine and the soles of your feet.

Background
Chickenpox is a viral infection that causes an itchy, blister-like rash. It can be contagious to people who haven’t had the disease or haven’t been vaccinated against it. For most people, chickenpox is a mild disease; the infection usually lasts about five to seven days. Common signs and symptoms of chickenpox include a rash, fever, loss of appetite, headache and tiredness. Once the chickenpox rash appears, it will go through three phases: raised pink or red bumps, fluid-filled blisters that will break and leak after a day and finally, crusts and scabs that take several days to heal.

Suggested Supplements

» Elderberry. Promotes the production of cytokines, which are the body’s cellular messengers that keep the immune system healthy.

» Probiotics. Boosts the immune system (80 percent of your immune system function is located in your digestive tract).