Itchy, red, inflamed skin can occur for many reasons. Sometimes itchy skin can be the result of a larger underlying health issue, which is not being discussed in this post. What I want to cover here is an assortment of different kinds of itchiness of the skin so that you have a better understanding of which essential oil options are available to help with the itching symptom. These essential oils and products discussed make terrific additions to the First Aid kit and medicine cabinet.
Two words of advice; 1) do tend to the health issue causing the itch (if appropriate), and 2) do NOT substitute another brand of essential oil for the superior quality Young Living Essential Oils (99% of essential on the market are not superior, including those that are labeled “organic”, “wild-crafted”, and “100% Pure”). These suggestions are only tips using superior quality essential oils.
Essential Oils and Products for Different Kinds of Itches
JuvaFlex™ essential oil blend: Surprisingly it works very well in some stubborn itching situations. Additionally, JuvaFlex™ is a combination of essential oils that have been studied for their supportive effects on the liver, the digestive and lymphatic systems. It may also support healthy cell function.*
LavaDerm: is great when you get burned from a sunburn to a burn from a match or oven. It immediately takes the burn and itch out of dehydrated the skin. It can be used on dogs too who have a psoriasis problem.
Lavender and Purification: Mix equal portion of these two essential oils (2-4 drops each) with a little bit of coconut oil and apply to mosquito bites, or other insect bites. See 32 Uses for Lavender and see how I use Purification and Palo Santo oils for ticks.
LavaDerm and Purification: Mix 2 drops of Purification essential oil with LavaDerm spray on poison ivy location to ease the itch and weeping.
Peppermint: This essential oil is good for itches that are unbroken skin – do not apply peppermint to wounds, cuts or other broken skin. See Using Peppermint and Wintergreen Oils Safely.
Lavender and Peppermint: Applied topically, 2 drops of each essential oil mixed with 1 TBSP V-6 Massage Oil can be helpful for Pityriasis rosea itching.
Lemongrass: Put 2 drops of lemongrass essential oil on the under-side of a dog’s collar to help stop the itching from fleas.
Lavender and Frankincense: These two essential oils can be used in equal portions (2-4 drops each) with a little V-6 Massage Oil to ease the itching of age spots and the itching of insect bites. See Myrrh and Frankincense.
Melrose: This essential oil can be applied to insect bites and insect bite itches.
Tranquil Roll-On, Lavender and Purification: These three essential oils can be applied topically to ease the itch of bed bug bites.
Thieves Spray: Thieves spray contains the Thieves essential oil blend,it can be used on people, dogs and horses to stop the itching of bug bites.
Cedarwood, Juniper and Lavender: These essential oils (1-2 drops each) mixed with 1 TBSP V-6 Massage Oil applied to eczema.
ClaraDerm Spray: This spray contains essential oils known for soothing inflamed and damaged skin, spray on topically for heat rash.
Ocotea: Mix 2 drops of this essential oil with 1TBSP V-6 Massage Oil and apply to a fungal rash to help with inflammation and itching. Info on Ocotea.
Oregano: With this essential oil, try 3-5 drops in a small glass of rice milk, 3 times a day for 3 months to eliminate Planters Warts.
ClaraDerm Spray: This essential oil spray can be used topically to stop the itch symptom of Candida; of course you would be doing other things to treat the condition that help your body eliminate the Candida issue.
OmegaGize and Lavender-Mint Shampoo & Conditioner: The OmegaGize essential oil supplement and shampooing with the Lavender-Mint Shampoo and Conditioner can be quite helpful for dandruff and itchy, flakey scalp situations.
Tender Tush: Apply this essential oil lotion topically (only a small dab is needed) can be helpful for itches due to eczema.
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