Itchy skin is a common problem that affects many people. Depending on the severity, it can be mildly annoying to intensely aggravating, disrupting daily activities and sleep.
Itching can be caused by allergic reactions, insect bites, skin infections, dry weather, soaps and detergents, and even some medications.
Use these natural home remedies for itchy skin.
Baking soda is the most common home remedy for itching skin as well as skin rash. Sodium bicarbonate has a soothing effect due to its extinguishing properties. In addition, it functions as a natural acid neutralizing agent to help relieve itching. Please add 1 cup of sodium bicarbonate to a bathtub filled with lukewarm water. Soak in this water for about 30 minutes. Rub your skin with your fingers instead of rubbing with a towel. Do this everyday. For more local itching, prepare a paste by mixing 3 tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of water. Apply it to the afflicted area and leave it for about 10 minutes. Do this everyday. Note: Never use sodium bicarbonate on broken skin or open wounds.
Colloid oatmeal (very fine powder oats ground) helps itchy skin. It includes anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that provide instant relief from itching. Please add 1 or 2 cups of colloidal oatmeal to a bathtub filled with lukewarm water. Please soak in this water for at least 15 to 20 minutes. According to the severity of your condition, you can take an oatmeal bath three times a day. Alternatively, you can add a little water to one cup of colloid oatmeal until consistency is like a paste. Apply this mixture to the itchy skin, cover with a cloth and leave for 30 minutes. Please follow this treatment once a day.
People have long used lemon to treat itchy skin. Lemon contains citric acid and acetic acid. And it has great preservatives, anesthetics, anti-inflammatory and exciting properties. Extract juice from two fresh lemons. Please apply juice to the affected area with cotton ball. Dry it yourself and then wash the area with lukewarm water. Repeat twice daily until conditions are improved. Note: This treatment is not suitable for sensitive skin.
Apple cider Vinegar has antiseptic, antipruritic, antifungal and antimicrobial properties to help get the itch out. Please add 2 - 3 cup apple cider vinegar to a lukewarm bath. Please soak in this water for 15 to 30 minutes. Then dry your skin and add a light moisturizer. Do this everyday. To treat more local itching, use cotton balls to apply apple cider vinegar to the affected area. Leave for half an hour and rinse with warm water. Do this one or two times daily for 2 or 3 days.
Juniper berries and cloves can be used together to treat itching skin. Juniper berries have great anti-inflammatory properties. Melt 6 tablespoons of butter in a pan and butter. In a separate pot, melt the 2 tablespoons of beeswax. Add melted bee wax into melted butter and stir. Stir in 3 tablespoons crushed Juniper berries. Please all the mixture to cool. Apply the mixture to the affected skin and leave it overnight. In the morning, take a cool shower. Do this everyday.
Aloe vera contains excellent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties. In addition, it includes Vitamin E which helps to moisturize the skin and in turn reduce itching. Extract the gel from one Aloe vera leaf. Please apply the gel to the affected part. Leave for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. Please follow this simple treatment everyday.
Basil is a useful herb for removing itching skin. Basil contains large amounts of eugenol, strong essential oils and local anesthetics. In addition, it has compounds called camphor and thymol that effectively fight itching. Add 1 tablespoon of boiled basil leaves to 2 cups of hot water. Please cover for a few minutes. Cool the mixture and apply it to the affected area with a cotton cloth. Save the remaining solution in the jar file for later use. Repeat the process as frequently as necessary. Alternatively, you can use some basil leaves that are crushed and rubbed directly on the affected skin. Please allow the juice to dry for a while before rinsing off with lukewarm water.
Thyme contains an important amount of thymol with anesthesia and anti-inflammatory properties. Thymol not only reduce inflammation caused by excessive wounds but also paralyze nerve fibers. Add 1 tablespoon of dried time leaves to a glass of boiling water. Please cover it and let it cool. Strain the solution. Please use a clean cloth to apply the solution directly on the itch skin. Do this as many times as you want. Save any remaining solution for later use.
Peppermint oil has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, analgesic and soothing properties that help relieve itching caused by dermatitis, scabies or stress. Pour a few drops of peppermint oil into a bathtub filled with lukewarm water. Soak in this water for 30 minutes. Pat dry and apply a moisturizing lotion. Do this everyday. Alternatively, you can add 3 or 4 drops of peppermint oil to oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil. Apply diluted peppermint oil to affected skin area. Please massage so that the oil penetrates gently into the skin. Please follow this treatment once or twice daily.