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Researching ROSACEA

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Rosacea Research and Herbal Remedies

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Green tea contains some powerful chemicals which all possess strong anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capabilities. These benefits are one of the main reasons why green tea helps so well with rosacea, along with the amazing photoprotective properties it contains. These properties help to reduce sun sensitivity in rosacea sufferers, making them far less susceptible to ultra-violet light and therefore able to enjoy our beautiful sunshine without experiencing major pain or discomfort.

Another impressive benefit of green tea is it stops the breakdown and disruption of the body’s skin barrier (protective barrier), which is precisely what all rosacea sufferers need to preserve, along with helping to repair any damage that’s been done. This is yet another reason why green tea is such an effective natural remedy for rosacea.

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How to Get Your Green Tea…

To get the most out of green tea it needs to be drank as well as rubbed onto the facial skin. To drink simply make up a pot of green tea using the fresh leafs. Consume 4-6 cups a day. For the facial skin, find a natural face cream that contains green tea and apply twice daily. And make sure it contains the green tea extract polyphenone…

 In a recent study by the University of California San Francisco, they found that a facial cream containing polyphenone produced a 70% improvement in rosacea compared to an inactive cream.

 But if you can’t find a cream containing green tea then that’s okay. Using the cold compress method works just as well as a home remedy. With this method you steep a handful of green tea leafs or 4-6 green tea bags in 3 cups of boiled water for 20-30 minutes then refrigerate. Anytime you need a cold compress dip a clean cotton cloth into the green tea and apply to the face.

 Note: Green tea contains caffeine, which can make rosacea worse for some sufferers (but not all). So we suggest you try and find a caffeine free green tea if you can and use this, just to be on the safe side.

Oatmeal is probably one of the least used topical remedies for rosacea, yet it’s actually one of the best. It acts as a very powerful anti-inflammatory on the skin and also cleanses and moisturizes. It also soothes the horrible irritation and itchiness associated with rosacea. - See more at:

Rosacea Natural Remedy… Licorice (glycyrrhizin):

 This is a popular natural remedy for rosacea. It was first used for dermatitis (and still is) and then was found to be a viable remedy for rosacea. Licorice contains glycyrrhizinic acid, a very strong anti-inflammatory. Be sure to also look for this ingredient in any rosacea creams that you may be looking to purchase.

 Rosacea Natural Remedy… Rosehip Seed Oil:

 Rosehip seed oil strengthens damaged capillaries and soothes and reduces redness of the skin due to its astringent qualities. It works very well on rosacea and can be bought online or from most health food stores.

 Rosacea Natural Remedy… Lavender:

 Lavender has excellent anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, but can also be an allergen for some people so you will need to test this rosacea treatment out on your skin first. Simply wash your face and pat dry then apply a small amount of lavender oil and watch for any allergic reaction. If you develop any redness then discontinue with its use. If not, soak a cotton ball with the lavender and gently apply to your face. Repeat every day.

 Rosacea Natural Remedy… Feverfew:

The feverfew herb is primarily used as an effective anti-inflammatory treatment for severe acne. But it can also be used for rosacea. This is another one you will need to try out, at least over a period of months. It’s not a topical home remedy either. You buy the herb in capsule form to take (and follow the directions on the bottle).

 Rosacea Natural Remedy… Tea Tree Oil:

 This natural remedy for rosacea is actually one of the most potent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory treatments going around. Unfortunately, tea tree oil can also come with some side effects that can make your rosacea worse so you need to use this remedy with caution. If it works for you great. If it doesn’t work or makes your skin worse, get rid of it and try something else.

 Rosacea Natural Remedy… Chamomile:

 This home remedy for rosacea is a terrific anti-inflammatory and skin soother. It’s also considered to be a relatively safe herb and adverse reactions are rare. To use as a natural treatment for your rosacea simply make a cold compress the same as you would for green tea. Steep a handful of pure chamomile or 3-6 chamomile tea bags in 3 cups of boiled water for 20-30 minutes then refrigerate. To cold compress dip a clean cotton cloth into the chamomile and apply to the face (or affected area). As an alternative, or in addition to this, you can also use a skin cream that contains chamomile.

 Rosacea Natural Remedy… Camphor Oil:

 Camphor oil needs to be used with caution as a natural remedy for rosacea. Even though it can help, it is also a known skin irritant so testing will be required. Dilute and use at concentrations of around 20-25%.

 Rosacea Natural Remedy… Azelaic Acid Cream:

 Azelaic acid is derived from barley, rye and wheat. In a report published in the Archives of Dermatology back in 2006 they found that Azelaic acid, made up in 20% cream and 15% gel formulations, appeared to effective in alleviating redness of the skin, along with the bumps and pimples associated with rosacea.

 Rosacea Natural Remedy… Chrysanthellum Indicum:

 Chrysanthellum is a topical home remedy and treatment for rosacea that’s definitely worth considering. A study done by the Academy of Dermatology and Venereology in 2005 found that a cream containing chrysanthellum was far more effective at reducing skin redness than a placebo cream. What’s more, adverse reactions were mild and were no different to what the placebo group experienced.

 Rosacea Natural Remedy… Reduce Stress:

 You will definitely notice during times when you’re uptight and stressed, your rosacea will be much worse and you’ll experience flare ups. This is because stress lowers your immune response, which in turn allows inflammation to develop. Stress also raises blood pressure. And you can usually spot someone with high blood pressure…. their face is all red! So if you have rosacea and elevated blood pressure, how red and inflamed do you think your face is going to be?

 So there’s no easy way around this one. You absolutely must learn to control your stress levels. Meditation and yoga definitely help. Going for a nice walk in the forest or park listening to some relaxing music will also make a big difference.

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Aloe Vera

In addition to the significant health advantages of aloe vera, it’s also capable of helping with rosacea. While it efficiently helps to get rid of rosacea, aloe extract can heal so many skin problems. Aloe vera can be used both orally and topically to take care of rosacea. It is suggested that aloe vera be used for this condition two times a day.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a strong generator of anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can help to get rid of rosacea naturally. You can directly use tea tree oil on the problem area.

Rose Hip Oil

Rose hip oil is a well-known treatment for many skin problems, for example, blisters, scars, sunburns, eczema, and more. It also works well to help with rosacea. You ought to use several drops of rosehip oil on the contaminated area every day.

Cold Compresses

A cold compress is an extremely powerful approach which helps to reduce redness. To obtain a cold compress, you must soak three chamomile tea bags in a little bowl of boiling water for 10 minutes. After that, place the bowl in the fridge. You can use chamomile tea or one of the other options above if you need to obtain a cold compress. It works amazingly well.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar contains anti-inflammatory properties. You can either drink two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar each day or apply it to the skin. You can always do both for extra benefits!

Comfrey Root for a source of allantion.

Rosacea is often associated with “triggers” which cause these symptoms to fire and flare up. Check out this article Rosacea 101 to read about these triggers and how to avoid them in your lifestyle.

Research Probiotics in topical applications be continued

100% Olive Oil soap - Castile

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Elaya's All Olive Oil Soap

Countryman's Rustic Cuts Soapworks


16 oz. pure olive oil

2 oz. caustic soda

6 oz. Water


Place the olive oil in an enamel pan to heat. While this is heating place the cup of cold water into a glass bowl (do this outside if you can) and pour the lye into the water slowly while stirring with a wooden spoon.


Stir until the water is clear and leave to cool. When the lye and olive oil is both warm to the touch pour the lye slowly into the olive oil while stirring. Now olive oil soap will take a long time to trace so stir and check on it every 10 minutes and then stir again it should take a good hour or more to trace.


When you see trace add what ever herbs you would like (I use dried sage) this gives a nice scent and a nice green color. Place into whatever plastic molds you are using. This will yield one pound of soap. Be sure you have greased your molds with a little olive oil. These molds will need to set anywhere from two to three days before the soap is set.


When set, turn it out and cut into the sizes you want and let cure for up to eight weeks. This will make a softer bar but is great for dry skin. If you use this recipe, I do ask you send a bar to be placed into the St. Jude baskets.

Basic Soap Recipe - Palm oil free

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36 ounces oil ( you may choose sweet almond,  sunflower, rice bran, or any blend of those oils if you'd like)


36 ounces olive oil

16 ounces coconut oil

24 ounces cold water

12 ounces lye crystals

Temperatures: 90-100 degrees before blending.