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    I've been dealing with rosacea for most of my adult life and started having blepharitis symptoms to the point where it was affecting my vision about 3 years ago.
    Not only do I not have health insurance, but after reading a ton of info online about both conditions, saw that there wasn't really a cure that doctor's could prescribe for either one. And it looks like neither one was a priority for them anyway.
    I tried many, many different home remedies for the blepharitis, including wet ones and manuka honey. Some helped, but not much better than nothing....
    One day when I got frustrated by the scale buildup I rubbed some homemade salve on my lids to soften it so I could, ideally, tissue it off. I was surprised to note that my eyes looked a lot better, but disregarded it because no one else had written about using a salve to help it. One day a month later I thought of how my eyes looked after using the salve and decided to try it again. I smoothed it on my eyes in the morning and before bed and at the same time decided not to use any cleanser on my face or eyes at all. I used the salve on my eyes. And I used argan oil on my face and nose with tea tree oil on the rosacea over the argan oil on my face. One week later almost ALL the rosacea and blepharitis are cleared up.
    I really want to help others that have had to deal with this without much from doctors or the medical field. I think a lot of people suffering from these conditions are the result of using cleansers, shampoos, etc. that over cleanse our natural skin barriers and allow bacteria and mites to penetrate and cause us discomfort at the very least.
    I hope my discoveries can help some others, which is the main reason I joined this group. Good luck!

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    Originally posted by marytmacc View Post
    I've been dealing with rosacea for most of my adult life and started having blepharitis symptoms to the point where it was affecting my vision about 3 years ago.
    Not only do I not have health insurance, but after reading a ton of info online about both conditions, saw that there wasn't really a cure that doctor's could prescribe for either one. And it looks like neither one was a priority for them anyway.
    I tried many, many different home remedies for the blepharitis, including wet ones and manuka honey. Some helped, but not much better than nothing....
    One day when I got frustrated by the scale buildup I rubbed some homemade salve on my lids to soften it so I could, ideally, tissue it off. I was surprised to note that my eyes looked a lot better, but disregarded it because no one else had written about using a salve to help it. One day a month later I thought of how my eyes looked after using the salve and decided to try it again. I smoothed it on my eyes in the morning and before bed and at the same time decided not to use any cleanser on my face or eyes at all. I used the salve on my eyes. And I used argan oil on my face and nose with tea tree oil on the rosacea over the argan oil on my face. One week later almost ALL the rosacea and blepharitis are cleared up.
    I really want to help others that have had to deal with this without much from doctors or the medical field. I think a lot of people suffering from these conditions are the result of using cleansers, shampoos, etc. that over cleanse our natural skin barriers and allow bacteria and mites to penetrate and cause us discomfort at the very least.
    I hope my discoveries can help some others, which is the main reason I joined this group. Good luck!
    Hi marytmacc,

    What type of rosacea do you have? What were your symptoms on your face? Flushing, redness, erythermia, pustules?
    What is in your salve?
    What is your mixture of argan oil/tea tree oil in percentages? So, you use this 2x/day on your face and no cleansers, just the oil mixture?
    I have both type 1, 4 and trying to find a natural solution.
    Thanks for sharing your remedy and continued success.

    Blessings,
    Bluedog

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    • #3
      symptoms

      What type of rosacea do you have? What were your symptoms on your face? Flushing, redness, erythermia, pustules?
      What is in your salve?
      What is your mixture of argan oil/tea tree oil in percentages? So, you use this 2x/day on your face and no cleansers, just the oil mixture?
      I have both type 1, 4 and trying to find a natural solution.
      Thanks for sharing your remedy and continued success.

      Hi Bluedog;
      My rosacea symptoms are redness and pustules, mostly on my nose. I use pure argan oil followed by pure tea tree on all areas affected. (a little between brows and forehead above, a little on chin) I use NO cleansers at all, just splashes of water.
      I use the salve on eyes only morning and night; argan oil on rest of face, followed by undiluted tea tree on nose, chin and forehead. I found the (cuticle!) salve recipe on Mountain Rose Herbs blogs. This is the recipe:
      Argan Oil Eye and Cuticle Salve
      2 Tbsp organic Argan Oil (1 T)
      2 Tbsp organic Sweet Almond Oil (1 T)
      1 TBSP + 1 TSP Beeswax Pastilles (2 ½ t)
      2 Tbsp organic Shea Butter (1 T)
      A couple drops of Vitamin E oil
      Essential Oil Blend
      25 organic Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil
      15 organic Sweet Orange

      Good luck!

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      • #4
        recipe revised

        Argan Oil Eye Salve

        2 Tbsp organic Argan Oil
        2 Tbsp organic Sweet Almond Oil
        1 TBSP + 1 TSP Beeswax Pastilles
        2 Tbsp organic Shea Butter
        A couple drops of Vitamin E oil
        Essential Oil Blend
        25 organic Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil
        15 organic Sweet Orange

        Melt beeswax and shea butter. Add argan and almond oils. Add essential oils. Pour into container and let cool. Smooth on entire lid after splashing face with water, blotting off excess. Use both morning and night.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by marytmacc View Post
          Argan Oil Eye Salve

          2 Tbsp organic Argan Oil
          2 Tbsp organic Sweet Almond Oil
          1 TBSP + 1 TSP Beeswax Pastilles
          2 Tbsp organic Shea Butter
          A couple drops of Vitamin E oil
          Essential Oil Blend
          25 organic Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil
          15 organic Sweet Orange

          Melt beeswax and shea butter. Add argan and almond oils. Add essential oils. Pour into container and let cool. Smooth on entire lid after splashing face with water, blotting off excess. Use both morning and night.
          Thanks ever so much for all that!
          Bluedog

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          • #6
            Where do you buy the ingredients? I would like to try this myself. I hope this continues to work for you. Good luck.

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            • #7
              ingredients

              Originally posted by arizona View Post
              Where do you buy the ingredients? I would like to try this myself. I hope this continues to work for you. Good luck.
              You can go to Amazon, The Bulk Herb Store, Mountain Rose Herbs or even Ebay (I would check the reputation on Ebay) Also IHerb or Vitacost have most ingredients. I saw Argan Oil for sale at Trader Joe's last week!

              Multiple sites have these ingredients, but I generally use Amazon, IHerb or the Bulk Herb Store.

              I think the key here is to keep your eyes and face well moisturized. The constant stripping of beneficial bacteria and oils from our skin allow demodex mites, fungus's and harmful bacteria to affect our skin. At least that's my theory!

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              • #8
                Essential oils cannot be applied on or above the eyes -- they will corrode the cornea.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by marytmacc View Post
                  I think a lot of people suffering from these conditions are the result of using cleansers, shampoos, etc. that over cleanse our natural skin barriers and allow bacteria and mites to penetrate and cause us discomfort at the very least.
                  And it's not only bacteria and mites. If your skin barrier is compromised you can develop contact dermatitis.

                  I have found the three main ingredients to watch out for are:

                  Methylisothiazolinone - a powerful preservative
                  Cocamidopropyl betaine - a surfactant (foaming agent)
                  and
                  Balsam of Peru with its many hundreds of constituents.

                  Since eliminating these from my skin care routine - all the problems that dogged me for decades have disappeared!

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                  • #10
                    eye balm correction

                    Originally posted by Tom Busby View Post
                    Essential oils cannot be applied on or above the eyes -- they will corrode the cornea.
                    I didn't think of how the essential oils would affect the eye; thank you for pointing that out, Tom Busby. Please do NOT use essential oils in the eye balm recipe!

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                    • #11
                      original recipe works better

                      I made it without the essential oils and it didn't have the same effect, so I'll continue to make it with them. Also, I found that cutting back on the shea butter was most effective.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by marytmacc View Post
                        I made it without the essential oils and it didn't have the same effect, so I'll continue to make it with them. Also, I found that cutting back on the shea butter was most effective.
                        The essential oils have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which is probably what is helping your skin. Be careful with citrus oils if you go in the sun or be sure sure to cover your skin with clothing. All the citrus oils can sometimes cause photosensitivity.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by lwemm View Post
                          The essential oils have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which is probably what is helping your skin. Be careful with citrus oils if you go in the sun or be sure sure to cover your skin with clothing. All the citrus oils can sometimes cause photosensitivity.
                          thanks for the feedback and information!
                          (I always wear a hat and sunglasses when I go out into the sun - hate sunscreen on my face.)

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                          • #14
                            I too think that healing then maintaining a healthy skin barrier is key to managing rosacea, but agree to take extra care in the sun if using citrus oils. I had a nasty phototoxic reaction from a sunscreen containing lemon oil, which I think probably hastened the onset of my rosacea.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Callah View Post
                              I too think that healing then maintaining a healthy skin barrier is key to managing rosacea, but agree to take extra care in the sun if using citrus oils. I had a nasty phototoxic reaction from a sunscreen containing lemon oil, which I think probably hastened the onset of my rosacea.
                              Yes, I've read about the citrus oils making skin extra sensitive to the sun. Physical barriers (hats and long sleeves) and timing work best, I think...

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