Saturday, December 13, 2008

Natural Remedy for Treating Athlete’s Foot, Dandruff and Shaving Rash

Problems like athlete foots, dandruff and shaving rash can be easily treating using natural remedies. These natural remedies are easy to try, simple and have no side effects. This article discusses how aromatherapy can be helpful in treating athlete foots, dandruff and shaving rash. Just read this article and you will find a list of essential oils helpful in these conditions.

1. Athlete’s foot - This is a common problem which certainly does not only affect athletes! It’s caused by a fungus that grows in dark moist areas of skin, hence its favorite breeding ground between the toes.

It is important to wash and dry your feet thoroughly each day and the following aromatherapy treatment is really good.

Add 10 drops of tea tree oil to a footbath of warm water. Soak your feet in it for 15-20 minutes. Repeat daily until the condition begins to improve then weekly after that.

2. Dandruff - This scalp disorder seems to affect nearly everyone at some time in their lives. It occurs when dead skin cells accumulate on the scalp and fail to shed themselves normally. They build up then fall off in large scales.

Try massaging the following blend into your scalp twice a week before shampooing. Leave on for 30 minutes before washing with a mild shampoo. Add six drops of rosemary and four drops of cedarwood oil to 4 fl oz (100 ml) of jojoba or avocado oil. Also add one drop of each essential oil to your final rinsing water after shampooing.

3. Shaving rash - Often called razor burn, this can be anything from dry flaky skin, to really red, sore irritation after shaving. Shaving flakes off dead cells from the skin’s surface, therefore leaving your skin extra-sensitive. Aftershaves usually contain alcohol, and can irritate an already sensitive skin.

Add three drops of clary sage oil and three drops of lavender to ½ pint (300 ml) of rosewater or orange flower water. Pat on your face after shaving and repeat two to three hours later.

Read useful tips on Natural skin care to keep your skin soft, smooth and glowing. Know how Herbal remedies are helpful in promoting good health. Also read various health books on dandruff.