Using essential oils for ringworm relief is an excellent way to find relief and eventually kill the actual rash. Reduce inflammation, and redness and relieve itching while killing the fungus that started it all is easy to do using a few gentle, yet powerful essential oils! In this post I will also give you a recipe for a DIY ringworm roll on!
My girls and I got ringworm. How’s that for transparent? Back in October we bought two kittens and they ended up giving us ringworm, or so I think. Now, let’s get one thing straight-ringworm is not actually caused by a worm. It’s a fungal rash very much like Athlete’s foot and jock itch. Awesome. It’s a round rash that is crazy hard to get rid of and very contagious.
First Heidi got a patch on her back. Then I got a patch on my arm and next Sofie got one on her arm as well. I knew it had to be treated because the rashes weren’t going away, itched like crazy and looked so gross. I quickly started researching, knowing essential oils would come to the rescue and quickly made a roll-on to kill the rash.
How Long Do Essential Oils Take to Get Rid of Ring Worm?
The roll-on took about 2 weeks to kill of the ringworm totally but it killed the itch and reduced the swelling immediately. There is not even a hint that we had this raised ugly rash.
The alternative was going to the doctor, letting them scrape a piece of skin off the top of the rash to confirm that it was indeed ringworm, then put us on a topical and oral drug to kill the fungus. No thanks. And to be fair-most doctors will can diagnose ringworm visually but there is always a chance you’ll get one that will want to take a sample to be sure.
In cases like ringworm-essential oils truly shine.
What is Ringworm?
Ringworm is a skin condition caused by the fungus, tinea. It can lives on dead skin tissue-including your nails and hair!
Ringworm is red and scaly. It doesn’t typically hurt but it does itch. It is in the shape of a circle or ring, hence the name. It most commonly shows up on your arms or scalp but can be anywhere including your private parts or toes. When it is on these areas, it is called jock itch or athlete’s foot.
Ringworm is highly contagious.
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I now like to call this roll-on my “peace of mind” roll-on. Since our bout with ringworm last fall, I have ended up using this roll-on for so many other issues! In fact, I had to re-fill the roll-on just for this post’s pictures.
Teatree/Lavender Roll On Uses:
- Poison Ivy
- Tick Bites
- Mosquito Bits
- Bee/Wasp Stings
- Swimmer’s Ear/Ear Infections
- Animal Bites
You might recall that I got bit by a mouse in the beginning of spring? Go HERE for that off the wall post. After the wound stopped bleeding and I could stop dropping tea tree into the wound, I used this roll-on every hour or so for hours after the bite to prevent infection and tetanus.
We also get bit by ticks on the reg. It takes no time to swipe this little roll-on over the tick to get it to release from the skin. Once the tick is removed, I apply this roll on a couple more times to prevent bacterial infections such as Lyme disease.
So how do you make it? Simple-Fill your roll-on bottle 1/2 way full with tea tree, then finish it off with lavender.
If you feel uncomfortable with making it undiluted you can always cut back on the oils and add a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil. Not diluting does not burn when applied to the skin. You should know that both lavender and tea tree are two fo the gentlest essential oils and in cases of killing fungal, microbial or bacterial infections, definitely should be used without diluting, in my opinion.
What You’ll Need to Make a Peace of Mind Roll On:
- Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)
- Tea Tree Essential Oil (find it HERE)
- Find roll on bottles HERE.
What I like about a roll on is that it is so concentrated. It soaks into the skin immediately and soothes inflammation while killing fungus and bacteria. I have made a balm for bug bites and skin issues but it’s not concentrated enough to kill a rash. When I’m dealing with the possibility of Lyme disease and other dangerous repercussions of bug bites and rashes, I prefer to hit the hard stuff. I will say, I do still love the balm to repair and renew the skin once we’re in the clear.
I hope you make this MUST-HAVE roll on. Using essential oils for ringworm is an effective way to avoid medical intervention and safely treat the condition the natural way. I seriously can not be without it. Plus, it smells incredible!! Happy Summer!