I’m sure you know what itching is. It’s that uncomfortable feeling in your skin that cannot seem to give you a break!
Sometimes itching can be felt all over your body or in one centralized area. And sometimes it does seem that the best way to get rid of it is to scratch it off. Unfortunately, constant scratching can lead to inflammation.
Obviously, there are a few precautions here and there. But, I’ll cover that later.
Symptoms and Causes of Itching
Some of the most common symptoms of itching include some of these:
- Skin redness
- Flaky skin
- Bumps on the skin
- Cracked skin
Some of you may notice that itching is more intense at night or day. Sometimes both.
Once you notice these symptoms, it might be a good idea to think about what could possibly have caused these symptoms.
Most Common Causes of Itching
a) Parasites and Bugs
If it’s summertime and you’re surrounded by parasites and bugs, having itchy skin might be normal. Some of these could be fleas, lice or mosquitoes.
Psoriasis can be another cause of itching. It’s a condition that speeds up the life cycle of cells. Thus, all the unnecessary cells build up causing itchiness or even pain.
While psoriasis has no cure, it can be managed with moisturizing creams, a few remedies and lifestyle improvements.
c) Genital Itching
Regular Rashes? Consult a Doctor
How to Prevent Itching?
Additionally, avoid wearing jewelry that your skin doesn’t react to so well. You can always find a metal that you skin ‘’has no problems with’’.
How to Stop Itching?
IMPORTANT: How to Use Essential Oils on Skin
10 Essential Oils for Itching
Here are 10 essential oils that help with all types of itchiness.
1. Frankincense Essential Oil
2. Myrrh Essential Oil
3. Tea Tree Essential Oil
4. Cinnamon Essential Oil
5. Oregano Essential Oil
A study shows that oregano essential oil has the ability to fight bacteria. Thus, you could also use it to prevent skin infections or inflammations and itchiness.
6. Peppermint Essential Oil
7. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
8. Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass essential oil simply smells great. Also, it inhibits microbial growth (source). It battles both microbial and fungal infections thus reducing skin itchiness.
Lemongrass is well known for its sedative effects too. So feel free to use it before going to sleep. You might as well have a better night ahead of you!
9. Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is especially useful for skin treatments such as acne (source). That’s mostly due to its strong anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. So, rub some of the oil into your skin and let it deal with inflammation.
10. German Chamomile Essential Oil
4 Essential Oil Blends for Itching
I know a lot of you love using essential oils in blends rather than just one by one. I thought I would share a few recipes with you. But, do feel free to adjust them to your own liking.
Essential Oil Blend for Itchy Scalp
- 100 ml shampoo
- 10 drops Lavender
- 9 drops Tea Tree
- 10 drops Rosemary
Mix all the ingredients up. Feel free to store it somewhere in a bottle. Shake it up before using.
Recipe for Itchy Dry Skin
- 1 ounce of almond oil
- 5 drops of Myrrh
- 3 drops German Chamomile
- 1 drop Patchouli
- 3 drops Carrot Seed
Mix all the ingredients and apply to your skin when it’s extra dry. It might be a good idea to keep the mixture in a small plastic container.
Blend for Psoriasis
- 6 drops Bergamot
- 7 drops Lavender
- 4 drops German Chamomile
- Half a glass of Dead Sea Salt
Add the mixture whenever you’re having a bath. This blend will help you with lowering the risks of inflammation and should manage Psoriasis.
Another Blend for Psoriasis
- 5 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Frankincense
- 2 ounces almond oil
Mix all the ingredients and apply it topically whenever needed.
Are there any other essential oils for itching that you use? Do let me know in the comment section, I’d love to hear what remedies have helped you with itching!