Perioral Dermatitis Trigger: Essential Oils

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Perioral Dermatitis Trigger: Essential Oils
I've been asked about essential oils and would I recommend using a balm or moisturizer that contain them. They are so beneficial in so many ways but if you are dealing with sensitive skin or Perioral Dermatitis like any new ingredient always approach with caution. Some PD suffers have gone on to use essential oils and never had any issues. I have used peppermint essential oil in my DIY toothpaste and it didnt break me out. I've often had a bath with a few drops of lavender but made sure not to get my face wet. But is it a coincidence that the first time I used tea tree oil on a blemish it burned like hell. By the end of the week I had my first PD breakout, coincidence? I think not. So always patch test or if your really nervous about using them why not diffuse them instead so you can still receive the benefits without applying to your skin. Do you use essential oils? I am looking to buy a diffuser at the minute, from an irish company of course I’m wondering if you have one you can recommend?