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4 Essential Oils to Relieve Itchy Skin Naturally

by Andrea Butje on May 27, 2019

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Your skin is a great communicator.

If you’ve come into contact with something that your body isn’t aligned with, your skin can often tell you. Whether that means you’re cold and need to put on a sweater, or you’re nervous and have goosebumps.

And sometimes your skin itches, telling you that something is irritating your body.

The recipe I’m going to share today can’t do anything about the cold or the goosebumps (unless what you’re nervous about is store-bought itch relief products . . . in that case, this recipe will be your hero!) But it’s a perfect way to relieve itchy skin naturally.

You can make this blend and know exactly what you’re putting on your skin. That feels so reassuring, especially when you’re not sure what’s causing the irritation and don’t want to potentially make things worse with a store bought product.

This is a recipe for an aloe spray made with cooling, inflammation-calming essential oils.

The Essential Itch Away Spray

  • 1 oz (28 g) aloe vera gel (Aloe barbadensis)
  • 4 drops Peppermint (Mentha × piperita)
  • 3 drops Geranium (Pelargonium × asperum)
  • 4 drops German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
  • 7 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Make this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass spray bottle. Combine the aloe and essential oils, and shake gently.

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I like to use aloe vera gel from Aromatics International, which is more like a liquid than a gel, so it sprays easily. If your aloe vera is more gel-like and won’t work in a spray bottle, then you can use a flip-top bottle for this blend instead.

Spritz it right onto the irritated area as often as needed to relieve itchy skin naturally.

It can help to apply this blend even after the itching calms down, to be sure it doesn’t start back up again. You can use it for bug bites, stings, dryness (be sure to moisturize the area well with natural oils or butters, too), and more. 

However much your skin itches, you want to be sure not to scratch too much, since too much scratching can cause further irritation and even damage your skin.

So using essential oils can feel like a life saver!

Even so, it’s a good idea to test a bit of this on an unirritated area first, so you know that your skin likes this blend before you apply it to a more sensitive area.

I want to note something for you . . . Sometimes, if your skin is already irritated and itchy, essential oils may not be the best option. They might cause further irritation. If that’s the case, you can always use plain aloe, natural carrier oils and butters, and hydrosols to soothe your skin. Try Lavender hydrosol (Lavandula angustifolia).

If you like, you can add some Solubol dispersant to this blend to keep the essential oils distributed through the aloe. 3 ml of Solubol would be a good amount. I also suggest making this fresh every few weeks, since there are no preservatives in it.

Keep it in the fridge for extra cooling, itch-relieving action! (If you’ve ever tried holding a piece of ice or bag of frozen peas over an itchy area and felt better, you’ll know how helpful this can be.)

Enjoy!

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Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

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