#hurricaneToddler is always on form, and last month was no exception when the family came to visit. Days were spent jumping on his cousins and Uncle, leaving him hot and sweaty. So even though we didn’t get much of a summer, his upper torso and neck were in covered heat rash.
Now I tend to use Roman Chamomile and Lavender in his blends, but to get rid of the heat rash, I opted for Roman Chamomile, Spearmint and Sandalwood in a Hazelnut and Grapeseed oil. Usually I use Sunflower and Almond oil in his blends as he suffers from eczema. However, with the slightly warmer weather and all that rushing around, he would definitely benefit from a lighter selection of vegetable oils. Plus Hazelnut oil is noted for its astringent properties so I knew it was bound to do the trick once combined with the healing and anti-inflammatory properties of Roman Chamomile and the antiseptic and astringent properties in the Spearmint and Sandalwood.
I also added a drop of Spearmint and Roman Chamomile to his bath and applied a mild talc free baby powder twice a day; and sure enough after less than a week of use, the heat rash started to clear up and is almost gone.
I think I might have to make a blend for myself. After washing my hands today and no oil or cream in sight to moisturise my hands, I decide to steal a few drops and, I’ve fallen in love with the smell. The Spearmint is so refreshing and comforting on this dull afternoon. I think I’ll steal bit more and make myself a nice cup of tea, whilst someone takes a well-earned nap and recharges his batteries.