Readers, I promise I won’t be posting anymore pictures of my feet today.
Do you know why?
They are spotless. As are my hands.
You can barely tell where the rash had been on my hands, and you can see a spot or two on my feet. Henry’s one spot on his chin isn’t visible anymore, and the few on his hands are barely noticeable.
We have survived hand, foot, and mouth disease without any open rashes.
I count this as a huge win.
I will say upfront that I don’t believe we caught a severe case of the disease. I believe the milder case of hand, foot, and mouth we had simply didn’t run as long as the disease often can (I read online the rash can be itchy for several days to a week).
However, I do believe that the essential oils blends I used help to heal the rash more quickly and prevented the rash from opening (in addition to not scratching, of course).
That being said, I want to share with you again the oil blends I used for the rash that came with hand, foot, and mouth disease:
On the rash itself:
5 drops lavender
5 drops tea tree
5 drops lemon
I put these together in a small roller and filled the rest of the roller with extra virgin olive oil. I applied this about every hour when the rash was itchy/painful and less often as it bothered me less.
On the bottoms of the feet:
5 drops thieves
5 drops oregano
Same as above: I put these in a roller and diluted with olive oil. I applied this to the bottom of the feet about four times a day when the rash was itchy/painful and only twice a day the days it was visible by not bothersome.
I pray you never get this disease, but if you do, please try these blends out. They just might help!