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The Best Essential Oils for Itchy Skin 

Bunny Brinkman
Updated June 21, 2018 687 votes 353 voters 51.5k views 16 items

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The most popular essential oils for itchy skin include: chamomile, eucalyptus, lavender, geranium, cypress, rose, and tea tree. These oils are the most recommended for helping with the relief of dry, itchy skin. Essential oils have the power to deliver specific, beneficial healing properties from different plants in a highly concentrated and direct form to your body. When used properly they have been recognized for centuries for having therapeutic properties. Ancient cultures practiced the art of making essential oils by first soaking the flowers, bark, twigs, and leaves of plants in oil for a period of time then using linens to filter, purify and isolate the oils to make a potent, concentrated form. What are the best essential oils for itchy skin?

Depending on the type of oil applied, the healing effects of essential oils are limitless, from antibacterial defense to relief of pain and even aiding in emotional therapy. From a strictly scientific perspective, oils are extremely effective due to the 50 million smell receptors that are located inside the nasal passageways that connect directly to the brain’s limbic system, which is the area that is responsible for emotions and memories.     

This list features the most popular essential oils for itchy skin. Vote up the best essential oils to help with itchy skin below.
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Frankincense
Frankincense is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Essential Oils for Itchy Skin
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Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia carterii or Boswellia Sacra) carries much-needed oxygen into the brain and stimulates the limbic area of the brain, which includes the hypothalamus, pineal, and pituitary glands. It can be blended with all oils. 
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Peppermint
Peppermint is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Essential Oils for Itchy Skin
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Peppermint Essential Oil is useful for irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, morning sickness, cramps, gas, colds, coughs, inflammation of the mouth and throat, sinus and respiratory infections, headache, muscle pain, nerve pain, joint problems, and toothache. There are no known side effects to using peppermint oil, but mild skin irritation could be a factor. It can be taken internally, topically, and used in a diffuser.
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Tea Tree
Tea Tree is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Essential Oils for Itchy Skin
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Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is useful for skin problems such as acne, pimples, and protection from radiation burns as well as hair improvement for oil control, dandruff, and stimulating the scalp. It has regenerative properties that reduce swelling as well. There are not many side effects associated with using tea tree oil, however, children under the age of 6 should use cation. It can also create contact sensitization with repeated use. It can be used topically or in a diffuser.
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Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Essential Oils for Itchy Skin
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Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus fructicetorum) is useful for asthma, reducing swelling, stuffy nose, burns, ulcers, acne, bleeding gums, diabetes, fever, flu, loss of appetite, arthritis, and liver and gallbladder problems. Eucalyptus oil is unsafe when taken by mouth or applied directly to the skin without being diluted first. It is safe when consumed in the small amounts found in food and can be used in foods as a dried leaf. It can also be applied topically, used in a diffuser, or taken in small doses orally, when diluted first.
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