My brother is still in the clinical trial he has been in for two years for his melanoma cancer. He is cancer free but had to commit 2 years for the program PD1. While the drug is amazing and has very minimal side effects, especially compared to chemo, there still has been a few things that have caused discomfort.
One of the main things is that the drug causes his skin to itch. It isn’t quite a rash but such severe itching that it has caused him to take sleeping medication just so he could get a good nights sleep. While we were visiting in CA, I made him a mix of oils to rub on his skin. He was skeptical at first, mostly because he had literally tried everything prescription strength to relieve it and nothing worked. After rubbing the oils in, within a few minutes the itching stopped! He couldn’t believe it!
I also gave him a mix of oils to take internally that are known to stop many allergic reactions. After the strongest prescriptions and creams, the oils worked better for him than anything else!
Below are the recipes for the mix and the different ways to take the oils internally.
Please remember to read my disclaimer. You should only take internally if you have HIGH grade oils and know they are 100% pure and best quality. I use Edens Garden. I do know that DoTerra and Young Living are also quality to take internally. I would NOT recommend store bought oils for internal use. Also, please be careful when dealing with children.
// External Allergy Mix
2-3 ounce of a carrier oil (I used Jojoba)
10 drops frankincense*
10 drops lavender*
10 drops peppermint*
5 drops lemon*
5 drops eucalyptus
5 drops ylang ylang
5 drops patchouli
5 drops clary sage
5 drops grapefruit
5 drops rosemary
*If you do not have all these oils on hand, the ones marked with an asterisk are most important.
// Internal Allergy Mix
Lavender- Lemon- Peppermint
These three essential oils work together to combat inflammation and allergic reactions. They have worked miracles from personal experience. Always do a test patch first to make sure you are not allergic on your skin.
1. Add 3-5 drops of each essential oil to a veggie capsule and then take 1-2 times a day. This is the mot convenient as you can prepare them ahead of time and don’t have to mix them. You can also take with you on vacation or to work. You can buy veggie capsules at a local health market.
2. Add 1-3 drops of each to a shot glass of water. Swish around for 15-20 seconds and then swallow. This will be a strong taste for some so I would start with 1 drop of each first.
3. Add 1-3 drops of each to a tablespoon of local raw honey. Make sure honey is best quality and use caution for young children. You can also make a larger batch and store for a few days. Just multiply the drops with the honey per tablespoon.
4. If you don’t want to take internally, apply a mix topically. Add 5 drops of each to 1 ounce of a carrier oil. Rub on bottom of feet, behind ears and on back of neck. Lemon and Peppermint are considered “hot” oils. If you have sensitive skin just add more of a carrier oil.
I have a carrying case (buy here) for 5 oils that I keep in my purse. If I am on the go and start to have an allergy attack, I have applied 1 drop of each neat (not diluted with a carrier oil) to the back of my neck and behind my ears. Calms my allergies within a few minutes. Amazing! Please remember if you have sensitive skin or using on children to use caution when applying oils neat.
Let me know if it works for you!