Ailment: Blepharitis (red eyelid margins)
Remedy: Paw Paw (papaya)
Comment posted by Lauren of Brisbane, Qld, Australia on 7 August 2015 at 12:22 3594
Hi all, I've had rosacea for about 3 years (thought it was acne, didn't realise it was actually rosacea until about 6 months ago). I came across this thread the other day so I thought I would give the TTO a try. I also get blepharitis out of the blue maybe 2 or 3 times a year so I wondered if the Demodex might be a problem for me. I usually use pawpaw salve on the blepharitis and it clears up in a few days. Used 100% TTO the first time I had it and regretted that immediately. My skin is very sensitive so last night I made a mixture using 20% TTO, 30% Coconut Oil and 50% Jojoba Oil. I have been using Jojoba oil at night for the last year or so (on and off) and it seems to work pretty well. I put the oil mixture on a few hours before I went to bed and then slathered some moisturiser on before bed as it started to get a little drying. Woke up this morning with a little less redness but nothing too obvious. I will keep using it every night for a week and then report back.