Ear infections - Lie on your opposite side to the affected ear. Spray 2-3 squirts of Surfskinoil directly into the ear canal. Leave for 20 minutes. Apply morning and evening until infection clears up. Or for the warm spoon method (for severe infections) see video here.
Surfers ear / Exostosis - As above but please start with the warm spoon method, you can see the video showing how to use the warm spoon method here. Apply morning and evening until the ear feels more comfortable and then after every surf to prevent infection and keep the inner-ear free from inflammation and therefore pain.
Reef cuts or any wound -gently wash out the wound with clean water, then apply the oil directly onto the wound and re-apply 3 - 4 times per day.
Sunburn -apply the oil directly to the areas of sunburn and massage in very gently. Apply twice per day. You can keep the oil in the fridge so it is extra soothing. Although our oil is not meant to be used as a sunscreen it does have a natural SPF of 4 and people have reported having used it before they've gone for a surf and havn't been sunburnt as usual when they returned.
Sun protection - Although our oil is not made to be used as a sunscreen, the oils within in do protect the sun from UV damage in the same way the plant oils protect the leaves of the plant from the sun. As such Surfskinoil is an effective and natural UV shield. Apply it before sun exposure and it will protect your skin for around 2 hours.
Sprains -Apply the oil directly to the sprained area, massage around the area. If you have a sprained ankle, massage the oil up your calf also, feeling for stressed or tangled muscles or tendons and straightening them out. If you have a sprained shoulder, then the arm .. etc. Apply and massage once per day.
Infected skin -Apply the oil directly to the infected area, for shallow cuts or low level infections, the oil will work very well, if you have a severe infection the oil may not be strong enough.
Chest infections -Massage the oil into the chest and back before bed. Inhale the oil 4 times a day.
Hyperpygmentation, UV damage & scarring -Massage the oil firmly into the affected area 4 times a day. You are trying to break up those damaged skin particles so the body can remove them with the help of the oil. It will help to massage the neck and lymph nodes in the neck a the same time. Go gently on the lymph nodes, they are very delicate and just beneath the skin so you just need to stimulate them a bit. You will start to notice a difference in about 4 weeks.
Relaxation, meditation, sleep - Just the smell of our fabulous oil gives a neuronal effect. This is the power or AROMA-therapy. Everyone loves the smell as it is instantly calming to the mind, nerves and emotions.