It’s time to get personal here. I get boils on a regular basis. Yep… boils. So glamorous, I know. Mine typically come from using common, chemical-filled antiperspirants, lack of ventilation, and excessive humidity. I usually get the boils near my armpits and it’s miserable. The reason I’m sharing this is that I’m sure there are at least a few others that have this problem too. It’s just not a hot topic to talk about these days.
Rather than going on an antibiotic to get rid of them, or to use chemical-based treatments, you can treat them with essential oils! Both lavender and tea tree are great to heal boils. Lavender soothes the flare up, and tea tree fights the bacteria. I have two recipes that can help you fight those painful suckers - a bath soak and a soothing ointment!
Mix all ingredients in a roller bottle. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the ointment as needed.
Draw a warm bath and add lavender and tea tree essential oils. Soak for at least fifteen minutes. This will sooth any flare ups and fight the bacteria. The warm water will help bring the infection out.
Next time a boil flares up, try these natural remedies instead of other chemical treatments!
How do you use your lavender essential oil? Share it with us in the comments below or on our Facebook page. We LOVE hearing new ideas.