My sister had perioral dermatitis for at least 20 years. She went to a dermo and was told it was an allergy to avocado. She gave them up and still had problems. A while later an acquaintance told her if you are allergic to avocados, you are also allergic to bananas. She then gave those up and her skin has been clear since. Hope this helps!
Calendula and Witch Hazel Spray
My daughter had a rash on her cheeks. The bumps were not noticeable, as in, raised but not red; she suspected poison ivy, but she has sensitive skin. It could have been just dermatitis.
I had recently made a calendula tincture with witch hazel and suggested she try it.
Hours later she realized that the rash was pretty much gone.
Here is how to make Calendula Tincture:
- Fill small jar with dried calendula flowers.
- Cover with witch hazel.
- Let sit for 2 weeks.
- Strain out flowers.
- Put witch hazel tincture in spray bottle or use a cotton ball to apply.
Witch hazel tinctures do not last as long as alcohol based tinctures but they are worth making for the astringent benefit of witch hazel.
I think this is good for 3 - 6 months or so. Longer if kept in the refrigerator.
Calendula witch hazel spray would also be great for a face toner, poison ivy, hemorrhoids, bug and bug bites. I will let you know what else it ends up helping.
~Mama to Many~