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How to Use Essential Oils for Shingles

Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you had chickenpox as a child, the virus is still lurking in your body and may cause shingles if your immune system weakens.

The varicella zoster virus is in the same family as the herpes simplex virus, so many essential oils that work for herpes may well also work for varicella zoster. The one big difference is that oils for shingles must be gentle on the skin to avoid causing more pain than you already experience, so they must be considerably diluted.

The Best Essential Oils for Shingles