Essential oils are being used today for many healthcare purposes. One such use of essential oils is to help get relief from itchy skin.* There are several essential oils for itching that you can use to soothe irritated skin*. You don’t have to spend money on expensive ointments when you have essential oils that are as effective, or even more so, at reducing and relieving itching.
Essential oils have antimicrobial properties, which makes them effective against infections that might result from scratching.* Others have anti-inflammatory properties, making them effective at calming down irritated skin and alleviating things like itchy insect bites.* Use a carrier oil (like coconut oil) prior to using for maximum benefit. If you’ve tried all of your usual remedies and they’re not working, consider using essential oils on your skin to relieve itchy bug bites or reduce inflammation.*
Frankincense essential oil has been used for thousands of years as an incense and perfume, but also has many medicinal uses.* Frankincense essential oil contains constituents that have anti-inflammatory effects on the skin.* This makes it a good option for those who suffer from itching due to eczema or psoriasis, since these conditions are characterized by inflammation in the skin cells’ outer layers (epidermis).*
Frankincense essential oil can also be used to help with dry skin, as it has moisturizing properties.* It may be beneficial for those who are looking for a natural alternative to harsh soaps and cleansing agents that strip the skin of its natural oils. Blend 4-5 drops of frankincense essential oil with a carrier oil, such as coconut and apply to the itchy skin area. You will notice relief very quickly but continue to gently massage the oil into that area for long-lasting effects.* This relaxing essential oil is great for mature skin.*
We offer frankincense essential oil in a rollon, pre-diluted in sweet almond oil for convenience. This 9 ml roll on glass bottle fits easily into your pocket or purse. It is safe and easy to apply to skin.
Myrrh essential oil has been used for thousands of years in many different cultures to combat many different ailments.* Traditionally, myrrh was used for wounds and infections.* This oil can help maintain healthy skin by soothing chapped, cracked or itchy patches on the skin.* Myrrh’s antioxidants make it great for repairing and healing your skin.* Myrrh essential oil can be added to skincare products to help moisturize the skin, and the fragrance is also an added benefit.* The spiced wood aroma of myrrh is attributed for calming the nerves and fostering tranquility.* Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Consider creating a sacred space for your body, mind, and spirit with Frankincense-Myrrh Massage Oil.* Our massage oils allow your hands to glide over the skin with ease and achieve deep penetration. They do not leave a sticky residue and are hydrating and nourishing to the skin.
Tea tree essential oil is a natural antiseptic and the anti-inflammatory properties can help heal skin infections and even stop itching.* Tea tree essential oil is also good for many other skin conditions, including acne, eczema and psoriasis.* You can use tea tree oil to treat dandruff by massaging it into the scalp once or twice a week.* It soothes the skin and can also help heal infections that cause itchy skin.* Washing with tea tree essential oil can remove bacteria and heal the infections that bacteria produce.* Mix a few drops of tea tree essential oil into a small amount of moisturizer or carrier oil.
Chamomile (German Blue) essential oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and antiseptic properties.* It is used for the treatment of a variety of skin problems such as burns, cuts, insect bites and stings, itching, rashes and sores.* Chamomile essential oil can also help with skin concerns including dermatitis, rashes, acne, rosacea, and eczema.* German blue chamomile is a remedy for many skin irritations and is also used liberally in the cosmetic industry, especially to improve dryness, inflammation or irritation.* A few drops of chamomile essential oil diluted with a carrier oil on your skin is great for soothing itching.*
Due to its Carvacrol content, which exhibits natural anti-inflammatory properties, oregano essential oil can relieve itching, swelling, sneezing, and congestion.* The carvacrol compound in oregano essential oil can also help with minor skin conditions such as rosacea and hyperpigmentation and is known to speed up the healing process to obtain healthy skin.* Oregano is considered a “hot oil”.* Avoid using if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use on children under 2 years.
Peppermint essential oil’s cooling properties make it a great natural remedy to help reduce itching caused by insect bites, stings poison ivy, and hives.* Add two drops of peppermint essential oil to one teaspoon of warm coconut oil or aloe vera gel. This mixture can give immediate relief from itching sensation* Do not apply to face or near the face of infants or children. Should not be used during pregnancy or if epileptic.
Our Peppermint (Lickable, Kissable) Edible Massage Oil contains mild, spicy, traditional peppermint sprigs that are cooling and sweet at the same time, with pure therapeutic quality Peppermint Essential Oil. Peppermint (Lickable, Kissable) Edible Massage Oil has natural cooling properties that give relief from itchiness caused due to rashes, itchy insect bites, hives.
Eucalyptus essential oil can be used for all types of skin rashes and has been shown to be effective at reducing itching.* It’s anti-inflammatory properties are very effective in providing moisture to irritated, itchy and painful skin rashes.* To soothe itchy skin caused by dryness, always mix essential oils into a base oil, like jojoba, or coconut oil. If your itch is more severe and feels raw or tender, add a few drops to an aloe vera gel.* Avoid if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy. Do not use with infants or children under ten years of age.
Lemongrass is an essential oil that is commonly used to treat itching.* It contains a high concentration of citral and geraniol, which are both natural anti-inflammatory agents.* Inflammation is a major source of pain and itching following insect bites and stings.* By reducing inflammation, lemongrass oil may make bites less painful.* Lemongrass is considered a “hot oil”. Do not use it in a bath. Do not use on children under two. Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing.
Dry Skin Essential Oil Blend contains some of the best pure essential oils known to hydrate dry skin in a carrier base of fractionated coconut carrier oil.
Dry Skin Essential Oil Blend is ready to apply to skin, face and neck. No need to dilute it. Safe for skin. Dry Skin Essential Oil Blend rollon is pre-diluted in sweet almond oil for convenience. This 9 ml roll on glass bottle fits easily into your pocket or purse. It is safe and easy to apply to skin. Use this blend as a daily and nightly moisturizing serum.*
The topical use of essential oils for the relief of itching has gained considerable popularity in the last decade. Internationally, this growing interest in home remedies has led to a proliferation of clinical studies into the efficiency of essential oils on various skin disorders.* Essential oils are a great way to relieve the itchiness in your body.* They are all natural and safe, so they won’t irritate your skin like harsh chemicals or medications can.* You can use them in a carrier oil, bath (avoid oregano and lemongrass), massage or lotion!
Note: Always dilute all essential oils with a carrier oil for direct skin contact.
See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.