One simple way to get rid of a hickey quickly entails applying a mixture containing peppermint oil to the hickey. The required materials are peppermint essential oil, lavender essential oil, sweet almond oil, a mixing bowl, a tablespoon and a bandage. The procedure takes a few minutes.
- Mix the oils
Put three drops of peppermint essential oil, three drops of lavender essential oil and 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil into the mixing bowl. Stir it using the tablespoon until blended. If the affected skin is broken, dilute the peppermint essential oil before mixing to prevent a tingling sensation. Any such feeling usually disappears in a few seconds.
- Apply the mixture
Take a few drops of the oil mixture and apply it to your hickey using your fingers. Peppermint oil stimulates blood circulation and helps prevent clotting; the increased blood circulation helps get rid of the hickey and the decreased clotting prevents a dark mark from forming. The lavender oil in the mixture relieves pain.
- Apply the bandage
Wrap the oiled hickey with a bandage, and leave it for a few minutes. Ensure that the bandage is not too tight, as this may inhibit blood circulation around the affected area. Repeat this process four to five times a day until the hickey disappears.