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Posted by Ada (Vancouver, Bc) on 07/31/2017
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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
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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)
5 out of 5 stars

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

Replied by Lynn
3 posts

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.

Borax Protocol

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

How are you doing now??? Has anyone else tried the borax? I would assume it was as a drink.

Replied by Robyn
1 out of 5 stars

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?

Castor Oil

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Posted by Ag (San Marcos, Texas) on 11/22/2017
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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
5 out of 5 stars

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 ..

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Posted by Karen (Goldbar Wa.) on 03/18/2017
5 out of 5 stars

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

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Posted by Sue (Canada) on 01/13/2017
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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
5 out of 5 stars

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.

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Posted by Ramona (New York) on 09/14/2016
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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
5 out of 5 stars

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
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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
2 out of 5 stars

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
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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)
5 out of 5 stars

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
4 out of 5 stars

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
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Castor Oil, Peroxide, Essential Oils

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Posted by Twww (Uk) on 02/13/2018
5 out of 5 stars

LS: Dry it out first! Cures it completely

I was using castor oil with lemongrass and lavender as well as hydrogen peroxide 6% - the itching had gone but the white patch wasn't going.

I rolled a small section of a panty liner up and wedged it next to the sore and taped it in place with micropore tape before bed. After massaging the hydrogen peroxide solution in the next morning (quite vigorously), most of the white stuff wiped off with a tissue. One more night of the same and the rest of it came off. Now the skin is pink and I'm just using castor/lemongrass/lavender oil to make sure it doesn't come back.

I'm so relieved it seems to be completely cured. I had a patch about the size of a 5p piece on my labia minora. I think drying it out killed it completely, and surprisingly it didn't irritate the skin around it. Hope this helps some others get rid of it completely as well.

Replied by Andrea

Hi Twww :) I have a dear friend with LS- could you explain what you did a little more? I would love to pass this on to her. Thank you so much! Andrea

Replied by Rita
(Cashton, Wi)

I also have LS. started like white streaks, blisters, pain, itching. It came on suddenly. I had it dx by a Gyno and was told you can only keep it at bay, no cure. I use steroid cream alternately with Aquaphor. Stay away from chlorine, pools, hot tubs as this will aggravate your symptoms. It has started to atrophy and my labia is almost gone. It really hits your confidence as a women and sex can be painful. I recommend letting your significant other see this condition, let them know it is not contagious. They need to be gentle with you and if they love you as my husband does, it helps alot with self esteem. I also am frustrated that there is no studies on this as it affects so many women, men. I feel it is from trauma to your skin. I was a gymnast and rode horses, farmed etc. I also had a 9lb baby and had an significant episiotomy. I make sure to wear only cotton underwear and all natural soap, no perfumes etc. I feel also I am totally willing to try the castor oil mixture. Good luck to you all, be nice to yourself it is not something we ever thought we would get.

Chemical Link to LS

Posted by Anna (Toogoolawah, Queensland Australia) on 12/05/2010

Asian ladies report that LS is caused through the non washing of new under garments before wearing. I worked in China for 10 years and developed LS whilst there and went to see a doctor (Western man) he had no idea of what it was or how to treat it. I went to a pharmacy and the old gent told me the cause was due to new clothes unwashed first as they were contaminated with all sorts of chemicals. Same applies to chain store(cheap imported clothing) clothing.

I use Neem 100% pure oil after I have soaked in a small bath (baby bath if you can fit lower end in it) in Magnesium Chloride flakes once a week for about 20-30 minutes. 2 table spoons to half a bucket or 5 litres of warm water. Relax and read a book or something. Wont cure it but it brings relief and you wont be using dangerous/harmful drugs.

Replied by Maria
(Gippsland, Australia)

It was either last year or early this year there was a report on a TV show (Landline I think) about the amount of formaldehyde that is in imported clothes that are made overseas. 700 times (and no the 700 is not a misprint) the normal level of formaldehyde was found when they tested them. It is used to help prevent creases and prevent insect and rodent damage whilst in storage. So who knows what other chemicals are used as well. I know of many people (myself included) who cannot even touch new clothes or any new material. It used to take 2 or 3 washes before I could use anything new. I used to have my mum or a friend do the 1st wash for me and then we could have it in our laundry. It now takes 7 - 8 washes before I can touch them. This includes soakings in bi-carb soda before washing. The last pkt of knickers have been washed so many times and left out in the rain but I still cannot get them clear. So it looks like the pennies will need to be saved to buy organic underwear.

Replied by Wendy

I have had LS for 7 years. I always wash my clothing, etc before wearing them.

Chlorine-Free Toilet Paper

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Posted by Diana (California) on 11/08/2019
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Buy NON-CHLORINE TOILET PAPER. and LS will slowly disappear. Hurray! I buy mine at Whole Foods. W.F. makes their own but I buy Seventh Generation. The recycled chlorine free is pricey at a dollar a roll but worth it. Yes, recycled toilet paper sounds dreadful but apparently we can save forests of trees with it and THAT'S worth it. Your new year will truly be a happy one.

Replied by Dee
3 out of 5 stars

Get your non-chlorine TP at Trader Joe's, a wee bit cheaper

Replied by Aloha Granny
(Wailuku, Hawaii)

Instead of any toilet paper, use toilet seat bidet— Brondell Swash SE600 Bidet Toilet Seat is a good one. There are many types out there. Using a toilet seat bidet is the only Way to go. You will always be totally clean. Will pay for itself and save a lot of trees.


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Posted by Melissa (TN) on 05/03/2021
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On LS:

I have mine under control using a protocol found on a white paper from a doc in CA. It is:

20 min. hot bath every night for 6 weeks, immediately after, rub pea-size amount of clobetasol in for 90 sec. No less. Then 20 min Hot bath every other night for 6 weeks, immediately after rub cream in for 90 sec. Then 2x a week for life.

This has worked for me but I want it gone. On the relations part, idk cause I'm too worried to try.

I'm going to try some things I found today on here but wanted to post this for the lady who is having a hard time & can't get it under control.

The doc had a video showing how getting the thicker type skin down there hot via a 20min bath softens the layers then rubbing the cream in for 90 sec helps the cream Penetrate multiple layers. I have no itch. It's amazing & I'm very happy but I would really like to find a way to not have to use the cream at all.

Good Luck Ladies & I hope this helps someone.


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