Molluscum contagiosum is an infection caused by a poxvirus (molluscum contagiosum virus). The result of the infection is usually a benign, mild skin disease characterized by lesions (growths) that may appear anywhere on the body. Within 6-12 months, Molluscum contagiosum typically resolves without scarring but may take as long as 4 years. Mollusca may occur anywhere on the body including the face, neck, arms, legs, abdomen, and genital area, alone or in groups. The lesions are rarely found on the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet. Molluscum is mainly seen in children. When found in teenagers and adults it is often transmitted sexually, and as such may be considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD)
Our blend, which has performed effectively, contains the following oils – Our Thyreos (Shield) Blend, Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Manuka (Leptosperum scoparium), Thyme (Red) (Thymus vulgaris), Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
Natural Ingredients Needed:
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) – *we prefer Braggs
Essential Oil (EO) custom blend for Molluscum Contagiosum
Spray-On Skin Conditioner – specially blended with Lavender, Frankincense, Geranium & Tea Tree
Before starting be sure clean linens are on the bed. Clean PJs.
For the first 4 days of treatment wrap in gauze or an ace bandage or you can place a band-aid over each spot. Do not reuse bandage from day to day unless the bandage has been washed.
Part 1: Essential oil application for Molluscum
To mix custom blended essential oils:
For children under 12 – blend 1-1 ratio (ex. 15 drops EO blend to 30 drops ACV) –
For adults & children 12 and over – blend 2-1 ratio (ex. 15 drops of EO blend to 15 ACV)
Swab spots and surrounding area with EO and ACV mixture 2-3 times a day. Upon waking and when getting ready for bed. Cover with fresh bandages or band-aids after each application.
After 4 days, use the skin conditioner, shake well before spraying. Use two times a day for one day. Repeat until the spots dry and fade.
Part 2: Boosting the immune system (optional, but recommended)
Mix 2 drops of Thyreos (Shield) in 1 tsp coconut oil.
Rub into the bottoms of feet at bed time.
Other oils that may help: Niaouli, Ravintsara, Melissa, Lemongrass, Geranium, Tea Tree
Lemon Myrtle was found to be used by physicians (at 10% dilution) to treat Molluscum Contagiosum.A 2012 study showed a 90% or greater reduction in the number of visible molluscum lesions in 16 of 19 children (84.2%) using a combination of essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil) [75% Tea Tree with terpinene-4-ol content 40.1%] and organically bound iodine. Tea tree oil or Iodine alone didn’t work as well.
Markum E, Baillie J (2012). “Combination of essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia and iodine in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children”. J Drugs Dermatol.v 11 (3): 349–54. PMID 22395586. The International Journal of Aromatherapy featured a case study in 2004 by Rhiannon Harris (clinical aromatherapist). The treatment in this case study used the following oils.
2.0 ml Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia)
2.0 ml Ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora)
0.5 ml Thyme ct thymol (Thymus vulgaris)
0.5 ml Melissa (Melissa officinalis)
2.0 ml Tamanu
2.0 ml St. John’s Wort infused oil
5.0 ml Rose Hip Seed Oil
General Safety Information
Do not take essential oils internally nor apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Read, Birkat Natural’s, Guide to Diluting Essential Oils, for general dilution information. If you are currently experiencing pregnancy, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, have any other medical problem, or are otherwise under the care of a physician, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Carefully read Birkat Natural’s Essential Oil Safety Information page, before using any essential oil. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.
The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Birkat Adonai Farm, LLC as to the medicinal value of any products from Birkat Adonai Farm, LLC. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.