Clay and Coconut Oil Nighttime Treatment
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 1 tsp Bentonite Clay
- 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tsp Raw Honey
- 1 tsp Water
- 1 tsp Coconut oil
- 2 drops of Lavender (optional)
Mix all the ingredients (except the coconut oil) together and apply to the Rosacea area. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes or until hard. Wash off with tepid water and apply the coconut oil. Massage in gently by thoroughly, but don’t wash it off.
You can substitute the lavender oil for whatever oil you prefer. Tea Tree is an excellent oil for Rosacea. For more on other oils, check out our Essential Oils for Rosacea article- that’ll be sure to get your skin healing sooner than later!
For a simpler recipe, just use the clay and apple cider vinegar as the mask, and ensure you follow up with the coconut oil.
Side Effects of Using Coconut Oil on Rosacea
Coconut oil is unlike harsh chemicals, synthetic treatments, and prescription medications full of adverse side effects. Instead, coconut oil is not only a low cost and affordable treatment option for Rosacea, it’s also a natural antibacterial skin moisturizer that’s been used to treat skin conditions for thousands of years!
If you’re worried about exacerbating your Rosacea symptoms with a seemingly greasy product like coconut oil, you don’t have to worry.
It’s typically non-irritating, and instead it reduces systemic inflammation in the skin, gut, and other organs of the body, regulates hormone production, kills microbes, and aids in stress management.
A study was done versus the effects of using mineral oil and coconut oil in treating Xerosis, a condition that shares similarities with Rosacea. It’s been proven that coconut oil is just as effective and sometimes even more so than mineral oil.
So here you have it, you’ve got the green light to get creative with coconut oil!
Coconut Oil and Demodex Mites
There are some naysayers that tout the myth of coconut oil feeding demodex mites that contribute to Rosacea flareups. However, coconut oil is a natural antimicrobial due to its high levels of lauric, capric, and ferulic acids.
Demodex mites have been known to live in prolific numbers on the skin of Rosacea sufferers. They especially like the hair follicle areas of the face like the eyebrows and eyelashes but they can also be found on the nose, cheeks, and forehead.
Due to the antioxidant and antiseptic properties of coconut oil, a daily treatment with it can effectively kill the mites while soothing, treating, and healing the skin at the same time. It can also calm down inflamed areas helping to reduce the heat, pain, and redness that comes along with Rosacea.
You can safely try rubbing a little coconut oil onto your eyebrows and eyelash area very carefully to keep mites and their eggs at bay.
Coconut oil is a fantastic edible oil that’s full of powerful antioxidants and nutrients that’s vital for the diet. Apart from getting a metabolic and heart healthy boost, you’ll also be doing a favor for your Rosacea.
The medium chain fatty acids and medium chain triglycerides create an uninhabitable pH environment for microbes. They also breakdown and expunge toxins, dirt, and bacteria for elimination from the body to keep all functioning systems intact and at its best.
While the cause for Rosacea is unknown, consuming coconut oil for its internal benefits can help to keep Rosacea symptoms at bay from the inside out! Feel free to scramble your eggs, load your smoothies, and sear up your meats and fish with this versatile oil to manage your Rosacea!
Coconuts and other wild plants rich in natural oils have been used to effectively treat skin conditions for longer than any of you reading have been alive!
While Rosacea is yet to be fully understood, you can start your own DIY and homemade Rosacea treatments to get it under control. It’s okay if you feel a little cooky, because you have the green light to go nuts for coconuts!
We’re right there with you!