Wednesday, May 16, 2012

No bleach baths - oils + salts

Bleach baths (yuck) - Bath Salts w/ lavander and tea tree oil

Ok, so we have been doing bleach baths to combat this terrible bacteria. Yikes. The purpose of the bleach bath is to kill MRSA on the skin. Well I am SOOOOO happy to inform you, that we went out on a limb (following some advice) and mixed bath salt with theraputic grade essential oils, and we have had just as good results with this!! Meaning - I think the oils kill the bacteria ON her skin JUST AS WELL as the bleach. 
*The salts are also suppose to soften skin, and may help with exzema, detoxify, and help with aches and pains. (The salt, when mixed with the oils, help the oils not to float on top, but to dissolve in the water.)
*The oils are suppose to kill the bacteria, help with immune function, and the lavander is suppose to help soothe at night. BONUS!
Do your own research and you will be sold! We take about 1/4 cup salts and mix with about four drops of each oil.  Mix the salts and oils before adding to the bath.
We do this about every day, I would recommend at least everyother day for someone who has MRSA. And would recommend twice a week, for someone who doesn't have this but who just never wants to get this.
I am so happy when I walk in her room at night and do not smell the overpowering scent of bleach. For us, this has worked EQUALLY as well as the bleach baths, been better for her skin, and her immune system. We buy DoTerra oils, but you can buy any HIGH QUALITY oils if they are Theraputic grade. Talk to your doctor about your options!

*Also, if you have members in your house hold who have not acquired MRSA yet, I TOTALLY recommend buying a natural body wash and mixing 10-20 drops of these oils into it, and having the family members wash twice weekly. Or if you have children who still take baths, I recommend placing them  in a newly cleaned tub, with this oils and salts twice weekly. This can help those who do not have the bacteria, from getting it.  I WISH we had done this sooner.


  1. I've been looking for a more natural route to go instead of using the bleach bath method and this sounds great! How often do you add this to the bath? My daughter has had MRSA and we're really trying to take the healiest path to not get it again. Thanks!

    1. At least every other day, but just since we are nervous... we actually give her a bath with the salts and oils almost every day.

  2. This is amazing to me. I am newish to DoTerra and yet have learned that there is something to these "magic" oils that I just can't put my finger on. I saw you on GTU and went to your blog immediately because I felt drawn to it. My son has a red boil on his bottom, after having diaper rash for a few days that wouldn't clear up. I am taking him to the doctor this morning because I am concerned it could be MRSA. Thank you for your valuable information...I am so sorry your family has had to go through something like this with your beautiful little girl, but you have provided others a way to make informed decisions using medical grade oils, of which I am 100% convinced work. I personally have migraines and use the DoTerra peppermint for them...most of the time I don't have to take any migraine medication orally once I use my oil. It's amazing and something I wish I had had with all three of my pregnancies, as I would get severe headaches that I couldn't take anything for (well, you know the drill). Anyway, thank you again!

  3. Hi there,
    I JUST found your blog, so forgive me if you've already disclosed this. Which oils do you use in the bath?
    I hope to hear back soon. Until then, I'm going to keep on reading to see how things worked out for you and your family.