Are your piercings irritated? Do you have stretched lobes that need calming? Try a Chamomile Tea Soak. You can also use the following for Cartilage piercings, since they have a high risk of developing a keloid or hypertrophic scarring.


 

Chamomile is an herb that comes from a plant in the daisy family.  The flowers of chamomile have been used for centuries to create healing teas to help with insomnia, anxiety, wounds, burns and scrapes, skin conditions and stomach problems.  The active ingredient in chamomile is bisabolol, which has anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties.


Remedies-for-an-Irritated-PiercingChamomile Tea & Sea Salt Soaks

What you will need:

1 Cup of distilled water

1/4 tsp. non-iodized sea salt

1 Chamomile Tea Bag

Directions:

In a sauce pan bring the water to a boil.  Remove the water from heat.  Add the sea salt and stir until it dissolves.  Place your teabag in the salt water for a few minutes–you want the teabag to absorb the water.  Then remove the teabag from the water.  Once the teabag is cool enough to touch, but still very warm, hold the tea bag to the piercing for about 5-10 minutes, or until the bag has completely cooled.

Repeat up to 3 times per day.


 

Soothing-Camomile-Tea-Ice-CubesChamomile Ice Cube Soothing Treatment

What you need: (You will need the same ingredients as listed above.)

1 Cup of distilled water

1/4 tsp. non-iodized sea salt

1 Chamomile Teabag

Directions:

In a sauce pan bring the water to a boil.  Remove the water from heat.  Add the sea salt and stir until it dissolves.  Place your tea bag in the salt water for 14 minutes.  Then remove the teabag from the water.  Pour the tea water mixture into an ice cube tray and allow to cool, then place in the freezer.  Once the cubes are frozen apply as needed to the irritated area.

Please note the sea salt keeps cells hydrated while flushing out fluid and bacteria that may have accumulated.  If the piercing becomes dry, use 1/8 of a teaspoon of sea salt instead and reduce amount daily.


 

Please Note: If your piercing is infected you should seek medical care from a physician.