If you have heard of shingles you know that it is not a fun thing to get. And it is pretty awesome that there are essential oils that help with shingles. Let me explain what shingles is. So people who have had the chicken pox virus have the virus stay latent in the body. And then during times of stress or when you are immune compromised (such as you are older) than the virus becomes active in your body.
The symptoms of shingles that you might get are painful nerves, a really bad rash and blisters, and sore joints. And it can last for up to a year. My husband did get shingles when he was fairly young (he was about thirty-five). And I had a friend that got shingles when she was in high school.
So it is not just old people that get it. Just something to be aware of. It can be at other times of stress for people, even if they are not older. But usually the older people do get it. So keep reading to find out what essential oils to use for shingles. For you or maybe for the older people in your life. If you wanted to see more expanded list of symptoms of shingles go to the Mayo website here.
Essential Oil Recipe for Shingles Healing
I will put the whole essential oil recipe down at the bottom of this post. But right now let me tell you what oils you need to use to help with the healing of shingles. You put 3 drops each of tea tree (melaleuca), eucalyptus, lemon and oregano into a veggie capsule. These are the capsules I use.
These are essential oils that are great for any kind of sickness or virus. And shingles is a virus so they are going to help heal you. These essential oils also help to cleanse the system. Which means these essential oils are going to speed up the whole virus process, and shingles will last a matter of days instead of a year.
Also, please check out my immune booster recipe. Because this recipe uses a lot of these same essential oils. And this is just a good recipe to use before and after you get shingles.
Essential Oil Recipe for Shingles Discomfort
I will also put this recipe at the bottom of this post. But we are first going to talk about all the essential oils that can help. Shingles can be so painful along the nerves, wherever the shingles decides to come out. So you for sure need an oil blend for the discomfort. And the oils that will help might be different from what you are thinking of.
The oils you need to use are melaleuca, eucalyptus and lavender. And you put these in a 10ml roller ball bottle. Then you dilute with coconut oil. Then you can roll on all the spots that you feel pain.
And the great thing about essential oils is that you can use them as often as is needed. So you can use every five minutes if you want. Though you won’t have to because this roller ball recipe will work for you. Here is the roller ball bottle that I use for this recipe.
Melissa Essential Oil
Let’s talk about melissa essential oil because it is awesome. It is a strong antiviral essential oil. This oil is a little bit expensive. But let me tell you that it is better than having the full effect of shingles. The melissa oil can definitely shorten how long your shingles last. And also how bad your shingles are.
So what you need to do is take two drops of melissa oil under your tongue at least twice a day. Now, melissa oil does not taste that great. Why you put under your tongue so you do not taste the oil. If you are not coordinated enough to put the oil under your tongue (like me!) so you do not taste it. Then you can put the two drops into a veggie capsule like I mentioned earlier in this post.
Good Quality Rose Touch Essential Oil
You guys! This essential oil is absolutely amazing. Especially when it comes to helping with shingles. So rose touch is also a strong antiviral. Which shingles is a very bad virus so the rose touch will help. And let me explain what rose touch means. It is rose essential oil diluted in coconut oil and put in a roller ball bottle. The company I get my essential oils from has a good quality and pure rose oil. Which means it is a little pricey. But we need this rose oil to be more helpful than just a pretty smell. So you need to make sure you are also using a quality rose oil.
Rose Oil Diluted and Safe
Since the rose essential oil is diluted with coconut oil and put in a roller ball bottle, that means it is ready to use. You can roll on the spots where the shingles is at least twice a day. So when you have shingles, it is not all over your body. It follows a nerve in your body. My husband had shingles on his side kind of under his armpit. I have seen people have it on their shoulder. And even people who have had shingles around their eye. Which is especially painful.
But the good thing about the rose touch oil, is that it is an essential oil. So it is safe anywhere on your body, even around the eye (as long as you avoid the eye). You can feel okay applying the rose oil on the spot where you actually have the shingles. And it will help make the shingles shorter, along with hopefully not being as bad while you do have it.
If you want the roller ball bottle shingles pain recipe all ready to use. Go to my etsy page and you can have the roller ball bottle sent right to your house and all you have to do is start using it!
3 Drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca)
3 Drops Oregano
3 Drops Lemon
3 Drops Eucalyptus
Take in a capsule 2-3 times a day