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Posted by Ada (Vancouver, Bc) on 07/31/2017

Borax for Lichen Sclersus and osteoarthritis

After reading many website on Borax I found Dr. Walter Last's website on 'The Borax Conspiracy' I followed his instructions to rid my LS condition of 3 years. I used 1/8 tsp Borax to 1 litre of distilled water for 10 days with a one day break after 5 days; then I mixed 1 heaping tsp Borax to 1 liter of water and took 1-2 tsp daily added to an additional glass of water. Also take 600-750mg Magnesium Citrate.

After 4 days of beginning this treatment, I noticed my energy increased and my knees, which have 'osteoarthritis', stopped aching. After 10 days, my LS inflammation began to subside, and the itching subdued greatly. For moisture I began to apply a combined solution made of 2 tbsp Castor Oil with a 5-6 drops of Lavendar Essential Oil and 3-4 drops of Lemon Grass Essential Oil and applied regularly on my labia/vulva area.

One month later, I feel much better and the healing is definitely happening! What a relief! I have stopped taking the 'steroids' prescribed by my Dermatologist, as it had only superficially contained the problem and the redness and itching hadn't ever stopped for long. I have never had a yeast problem ever before in my life, I'm a vegetarian since my teens, and 65 years old now. (PS. I do have a hypo thyroid condition since mid 30yrs, which I now take 5-6 drops of Nascent Iodine a day with '50mg Selenium', and discontinued taking my 'thyroxine' medication.)

I also take Nordic probiotics & Chromium; Vitamin D3 and Omega 3 to help my gut. I stopped drinking so much coffee and drink lots of water, modified glutens to very small amounts and walking more frequently.

Borax and Olive Oil

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Posted by Trill (U.S. ) on 03/01/2020

Olive Oil + Borax = LS symptoms gone. Seriously. I can't remember where I first read about using that combination, but it works. Just plain olive oil (not EVOO) and borax applied to the vulva 2-3 x per day and every symptom is gone. And it worked fast. I continue to use the same remedy to avoid any return/flare-up, and I'm doing really well. Back to normal and feeling so grateful.

Replied by WR

Can you please tell us the Borax to olive oil ratio.


I don't really think about ratios. I keep a jar of each in my bathroom, apply some olive oil, and then apply a little of the Borax. Keep it simple. Find what works for you. Don't use so much olive oil you're dripping, or at least wear a pantie shield so you don't ruin your underwear.


What does borax mean? and is it safe where can I buy this? How are you, are you still complaints free from LS?

EC: Borax = 20 Mule Team Borax, which is found in the laundry aisle of most US grocery stores or online at Amazon. Read more here:

Replied by Aloha Granny
(Wailuku, Hawaii)

This works! Thank you! Used coconut oil with Borax and that worked also. Borax needs a good carrier oil.

Replied by Lynn
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Is the borax gritty when you just apply it directly to the vulva over the oil? Does the borax powder dissolve between uses when directly applied? Thanks!

Replied by Lisa

What kind of Borax? The kind for laundry?

EC: Yes, 20 Mule Team Borax is what people typically buy.

Replied by Mary
(Stockport Greater Manchester)

Will the Borax and olive oil help genital Thrush as well I think I have both.

Replied by Laurel
(Beaverton OR)

What is the recipe for borax and olive oil, please? Thank you!

Borax Baths

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Posted by Donna (London, Canada ) on 07/16/2022

I've suffered from Lichen Sclerosis for years! Nothing helped and I had to endure colposcopies every year to make sure I didn't have cancer. Ouch! I found a group that recommended Borax Baths. Initially, I thought that was an insane idea. I did my research on Boron and decided to try it. Four years later, and I'm still taking my Borax baths on a regular basis. It is the only thing that calms my itching, burning and pain. My skin is healthy and soft, my overall physical pain is relieved and I rarely catch colds or viruses. (I've even managed to avoid the coronavirus— not that I'm suggesting that it's a preventative measure). My gynaecologist thinks I'm crazy for bathing in “detergents” but she's all wrong. Crazy like a

Borax Protocol

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Posted by Karma01 (Edmonton, Alberta) on 03/31/2015

Hello, I developed Lichen Sclerosus after a bad allergic reaction to latex. After trying the baking soda/acv/castor oil and getting some but not complete relief I tried borax in water, taken internally 2 times a day. It was completely gone within a week.

The dose I used was 1/8 tsp in a large glass of water and followed by another glass of water to ensure it was well diluted. I have been on this solution for almost 2 weeks and have had no further symptoms. I hope others suffering from this ailment will research borax cures.

Good luck all!

Replied by Kay
(Va., US)

Did you drink this concoction or insert it?

Replied by Jillery
(Rawlly, Nc)
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How are you doing now??? Has anyone else tried the borax? I would assume it was as a drink.

Replied by Robyn

Lichen sclerosus: I've been taking 1/8 tsp of Borax powder dissolved in water twice a day. I'm using Borax that is found in the laundry detergent section. It has not helped after 2+ weeks. Any suggestions?

Borax, Black Walnut

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Posted by Sowingbird (USA) on 07/02/2023

Hi, I have been dealing with Lichen sclerosis since 2015. after trying many things as it continued to get worse and having things fuse from it, I went before the Lord and asked what it is and to please heal me. I was told it was parasitic. I then ordered turpentine, but I could only do that once. The itching was so intense that I wasn't able to sleep.

I came to this site and started reading about borax and then started doing it. I was still having itching at night, and I remembered black walnut was good for fungus and ringworms etc. I had bought some with wormwood and cloves in it for our fur baby, so I started putting it directly on the area after cleansing with borax. The itching stopped.

After two and a half months, the scales are coming off and it is helping with the fusing of skin. If in the fungus family or parasitic family which a fungus is a parasite the black walnut and borax is killing it.

Every day it is improving more and more. Lichen Sclerosis looks so much like tinea versicolor. I use the black walnut in the morning and at night. I rinse a couple of times a day with borax water and then I also mix black walnut with castor oil to help it stay in place. I take 1/8 of borax in a quart of water a day. I am a very thankful child of my Father. Praying this helps many.


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Posted by Christy (Cameron WV. ) on 03/01/2023

A few months ago I researched LS on this site and found many successes with Boron tablets 3mg. I started that process and feel it has been very successful at eliminating my LS as well as toe fungus. What happened to all of those posts?

EC: The posts are still there but under borax, not boron.

Replied by For ever better

Sounds great! How many tablets? How many times a day?

Castor Oil

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Posted by Lolo (boston, ma) on 11/18/2023

lichen sclerosis relief with castor oil

thanks so much for these posts. My gynecologist insisted that I would need to use clobetesol twice a week for the REST of my LIFE!! Tried that for over a year, but still had flare-ups. And who wants to use steroids forever? -- I have started using castor oil twice daily, with occasional aloe vera for irritation or lavender oil for itch, and coconut oil once during the day for extra moisturizing. Symptoms calmed down quickly, and No symptoms for 1 week now.

Wonder if people are using the castor oil even when symptom-free as a preventative? Or just when needed. Would be helpful to know.

I notice that lots of people ask for follow-ups, to see if these remedies work long term -- so I will post again. Here's hoping...

Replied by Lolo

About 1 month later - happy to report that I have been able to manage symptoms with castor oil etc. --other than a 2 day flare up where I did use Clobetasol, and have been mostly symptom-free.

Also invested in very expensive Dermasilk underwear, which seem helpful when having symptoms

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Posted by Ag (San Marcos, Texas) on 11/22/2017

I have been using organic castor oil on myself for a week for LS. It has softened the rough patches of skin. Also, it tends to soothe the irritation. My Gyno said 2 days ago that it hasn't disappeared, but it is not getting worse. So, I figure that is a step in the right direction.+.

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Posted by Cheryl (Tennessee) on 05/06/2017

Castor oil is the best remedy for taking away my LS itching. I apply in the morning when I am itchy ..... and it is gone all day long excellent remedy and works for me ..

Castor Oil
Posted by Karen (Goldbar Wa.) on 03/18/2017

I use Castor Oil applied to the area for my L.S. and the itching goes away immediately.

Castor Oil
Posted by Sue (Canada) on 01/13/2017

The Castor Oil application has not worked very well for me....still itching and pain with heat. I am looking for a cure but have not found any real help yet. I refuse to see a Dr or Ob/Gyn for assistance as I know what they will give me. I am looking for natural assistance. I am thinking about trying Hemp flower oil. I would make my own naturally.

Replied by Sharon
(Greenwood, SC)

You may have more success using white oak bark supplement and baking soda in your bath and for soaks.

Replied by Coralie

Having UV is not invasive, not unnatural, and it works. I have UV for a couple of months each winter and am free of the problem through the summer months.

Replied by Sandra

3 tbsp castor oil, 2 to 3 drops lavender oil and 2 to 3 drops lemongrass oil. Mix and apply in the morning and at night. Lavendar helps for the itching.

Replied by Susan

You can improve a lot by avoiding foods with OXALATES. There a list online of foods high in Oxalates

Replied by Karen
(Phoenix, AZ)

I've been using ozonated hemp oil as it the highest frequency and hopeful it will continue to heal. The company I use is PureO3.

Castor Oil
Posted by Ramona (New York) on 09/14/2016

You must use castor cured my LS.....have no more symptoms. It's been over 2 years now. No more pain, no tearing.. Sex is great...........please just use castor oil.

Replied by Trish

Castor Oil is it! Finally got some relief. Slept through the night last night with no irritation. First time in years. Thank you!

Replied by Jamie

Can you tell me, did it make any white patches go away? Make anything infuse, or just relieve itching and tearing?

Replied by Jamie

UN-FUSE, I mean.

Replied by Frankie
(Brooklyn, Ny)

Can you please tell me if you drank it or applied it?

Replied by Vera

I am sure it was applied topically.

Replied by Suzanne

I am hopeful! I suffer every day! Pain to even sit down!

Replied by Kenny

How do I mix this? Is it straight castor oil?

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Posted by Sue (Montreal) on 07/05/2016

I am 55 and have had L.S. for one year. I am a naturopath so I eat super healthy and have a very healthy lifestyle. Cortisone creams helped a little, but it still never went away completely. I tried Lisepten by Clover leaf farm, which didn't work. I tried Emuaid, which soothed the itching but didn't heal. I have been following the extremely strict Candida diet for 5 + months, no sugar, no alcohol, no yeast, taking supplements to kill any yeast as well as a probiotic, with no results!

And now finally yesterday I tried this castor oil and lemon grass essential oil and lavender essential oil and so far so good. One small white patch that has been chronic is just about gone.

I am hopeful, I will keep you posted.

EC: Essential oils should always be diluted when used topically. Lemongrass can burn delicate tissue if it is not diluted sufficiently.

Replied by Jamie

Is the castor oil with essential oils still working for you? Can you tell me what kinds of changes you noticed, and how often you apply?

Replied by Nan
(Austin, Tx)

How did you mix these things up? Please give specifics. Thanks!

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Nan,

When I use Lemongrass essential oil on the skin, I dilute it a lot. It is very strong and can burn the skin. Lavender is more gentle.

I would try a mixture of the following:

  • 1 tablespoon castor oil
  • 1 DROP lemongrass essential oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil

I hope it is helpful to you! Our family has certainly found the above oils to help with different ailments.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Fotoeguyaca
(Marion, North Carolina)

Just found out I have Lichen sclerosus on my forearm .. That's a good place I'm finding out .. I only hope it doesn't,, show up >>somewhere else>> doing what the doctor ordered .. Right now clobetasol for three weeks. Keeping it covered .. But thing is it doesn't itch,, not yet .. I've had it about two months .. So I'm looking for natural cures.. I see I have many I already found out .. Trying baking soda,, helps most fungus .. don't like alkali environments,, same as cancers .. I'll keep you all posted on my results..

Replied by Gail
(Huntsville Alabama)

Wouldnt adding lavender oil and lemongrass oil to castor oil be enpugh dilution? how much of each?? Thank you!!

Replied by Maggie

Try Mama's dilution mentioned above in this thread.

Replied by Alfrieda
(South Africa)

What is the ratio to mix the caster oil lavender and lemongrass oil?

Replied by Lisa

Mix together:

  • 1 tablespoon castor oil
  • 1 DROP lemongrass essential oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil

Replied by Susan

I've been mixing a batch of castor oil and lemongrass and lavender oils rather than mixing every time I use it. It isn't helping very much and I've been using it daily for months. I use clobestol sparingly as it can make the situation worse my doctor said. Any other natural remedies that someone has tried.

Replied by Judem

I've had LS in my genital and anal area for years. Stopped using steroids because of the thinning of skin in that area. It would split and bleed. I've used 1% hydrocortisone cream for the itiching and try to remember to put it on several times a day before the itching starts. I recently saw a spot on my underside of my breast. The dermatologist diagnosed it as LS without knowing I'd have a previous history. the strange thing is, it has never itched. I'm wondering if the itching is more common if the LS is located in parts of the body where it's skin on skin, or if natural moisture has something to do with it. I am going to try some of the remedies suggested on here. Right now, at the direction of the doctor, I'm back to using a steriod cream, but I want to get away from it as soon as possible. Thanks to all for your input. I've learned a lot.

Replied by Nicci
(Western Australia)

Hi there, I have recently been diagnosed with LS and would like to try natural therapy. I have lemongrass & lavender essential oils, along with castor oil. I was just wondering if you could please advise how often and for how long you applied? Is it something that needs to be applied daily for the rest of my life? I was also wondering how u insert it? I feel that I'm strugggling with this part. Thanks for your time.

Replied by Frances
(Cabarlah, Qld.)

I wouldn't recommend inserting it personal opinion; however, apply externally as often as necessary, e.g. after toilet. I prefer to use a lighter oil during the day (jojoba, coconut) and use the castor oil with lavender essential oil overnight.

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Posted by Aj (Charlotte, Nc) on 12/24/2014

I was diagnosed with LS at the age of 27 by a dermatologist specialist. I am now 48. I am not sure what caused it as I have had no trauma that would warrant it that I can think of other than an episiotomy at age 18 when my daughter was born. I have always been able to keep it under control with steroid creams clobetasol and OTC 1% cortisone ointment. Been out of clobetasol for 4 years and OTS ointment has not really been helping. In the last 9 months my skin has turned more white and some tearing with sex and itching and burning with my monthly menstrual cycle.

I have been doing so much research on how to heal myself. I tried emu oil with little results, coconut oil mixed with lavender and lemongrass with pretty good results but last week I think I found the best thing ever. I researched and starting using a solution of organic castor oil (4tbsp mixed with 2 drops lavender oil and 1 drop lemongrass oil) I have used it for a little over a week now with wonderful results. It gives instant relief of itching and burning, my tears have healed and my skin is finally starting to turn back pink again. Castor oil is very thick and odorless so it stays with my skin well throughout the day while I am at work or in bed asleep at night.

Sex was great with no tearing or itching burning afterward. I will continue to use this and I hope it helps anyone who reads this suffering with this horrible affliction.

Replied by Janice
(Arkansas, US)

AJ - your post is very encouraging and I'm going to try your treatment! I do have a question, though - how often do you apply the castor oil mixture? Daily? More often?

Thank you for sharing this!!!

Replied by D.d.
(Somewhere, Louisiana)

How often did you apply the "castor oil, lemon grass lavender" mixture. I'm having a flare up and it's painful. Can't see my Dr.till April...she's booked up. need relief now!

Replied by Michelle
(Albuquerque, Nm)

Is the castor oil, lavender and lemongrass still working for you? I just got diagnosed and am frightened. Desperate you might say. Thank you

Replied by Evie

Thanks for the blog plus this new possibility of remedy. I have been suffering with LS nearly 10 years. I have been seen by numerous doctors but none seem to have a cure. There are doctors in Ohio who are claiming they've cured patients with penicillin injections but it's imperative to make sure you are not allergic or it could cause death.

For the past few years, I've been taking antibiotic twice daily as these same doctors have found the bacteria Borelia is the cause of LS. It has kept the LS from progressing although it is all over my body as well as my neck, chin and sides of my face. I went to a doctor who uses the light box therapy but he said it might further my condition. Coconut oil has given me some relief and I think it may even be reducing the white patches and hopefully my skin will become pink again! Good luck to all who suffer from this....

Replied by Joyce Mor
(Boston, Ma)

Thank you, I used the castor oil, lemongrass, & lavender, I added about 4 drops of Frankincense.

My niece has LS, after about 4 or 5 day putting it on liberally throughout the day, she called today and said everything is back to normal, her skin is back to normal, no more itching, bleeding and pain, hopefully it last, she is only 19, I hope this helps. Thanks again for your post giving me the original recipe.

Replied by Ivah
(Mesa, Az)

I was wondering is your niece still doing well with LS....using the lavender and lemon grass ..frankincense?

Replied by Susu

Thank you so much.

As soon as I read the three oil mix, I went to health store, got last time, applied, burning sensation at first, today, second time applied the oil mixture, already feel the improvement. Yes, I did got cream from Dr. too but nothing is improved but got worse last week...

But just one day, I already see the improvement. thank you so much... You saved my sanity. Susu

Replied by Eve


Could you please update on your Lichen Sclerosis.

Replied by C

Thank you for sharing. I will try this.

Replied by Mir
(Woodbridge Ont)

Do you mix all 3 and just apply to affected area?

Castor Oil and Essential Oils

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Posted by S (Kansas City ) on 08/13/2017

Lichen Sclerosus:

Castor oil, lavender oil and lemon grass oil mixture have given me incredible relief from pain and itching. I'm Almost feeling normal at times. Also, it looks much better only after 2 days of use. Bowel movements are much less painful as well. Before I tried this wonderful oil mixture, I had tried Butt Paste with 40% zinc oxide which helped with itching and pain to a certain extent. Applying several times night and day just to get by. Coconut oil is very soothing and felt nice but didn't help the itch at all. Please try the castor oil!

Replied by R D

I have also been diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosus and the meds from the Dr have not helped. I have purchased an organic Castor Oil (Aura Cacia) but it says for external use only. Is it still ok to use inside the vaginal area? Along with the Lavender and lemongrass essential oils.

Any help is appreciated!!

Thank you

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Usa)

castor oil hexane free is a penetrant and when I use it on my liver it takes affect almost immediately from the surface of my skin I would use on lower pelvic right above hairline and you will get results . Just use with some cotton flannel on it and saran wrap and healing pad to drive it down into the skin. Be careful of using too much essential oil with it the first time....

Replied by Lulu

Yes castor oil can be used vaginally. Please be very careful with lemongrass on the skin, especially delicate skin. It is strong and can burn. No more than 1 drop per tablespoon castor oil. On delicate tissues, dilute lavender as well.

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