It’s easy for me to name the 3 best essential oils for itchy skin because I’ve been using them for over 30 years. I find Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Tea Tree essential oils excellent for itchy and inflamed skin. Essential oils are oils extracted from plants, made through a process called distillation, which involves liquifying the essence of a plant. I use essential oils in most of my skincare products as they provide excellent benefits, and all of them are certified organic. Read on to learn more about them!

Perfect Peppermint for Itchy Skin

I use Peppermint tea for digestion, but it also helps to soothe itchy skin and that‘s why I use it in my creams. Thirty years ago I needed something effective to use in my creams for eczema and psoriasis to stop itching, and that‘s why I decided to use Peppermint.

Where does it come from?

The organic Peppermint essential oil I use is steam-distilled from the flowering plant. It‘s sourced from Morocco.

Benefits of peppermint:

  • Anti-itching
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Cooling and soothing
  • Ideal for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis

In which products can I find it?

You can find Peppermint in the Ultimate Healing Value Set and Pure Foot Care. My patients with dry skin, eczema and psoriasis found the combination of the two creams in the Value Set works best to reduce itching and heal the skin. The magic formula is to use the Bliss Healing Balm in the evening and morning and the Divine Healing Cream during the day as needed.

Enchanting Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus essential oil has been around for thousands of years and is extracted from Eucalyptus trees, which are native to Australia. These trees are also known as gum trees because sticky gum leaks from them. The extraction process involves drying, crushing and distilling the leaves and the wood from the trees is used to make paper and fuel. Back in the day, hospitals put fresh branches of eucalyptus under hospital beds because the aroma was thought to kill germs and purify the air. The anti-itching and anti-septic properties of Eucalyptus have been known for quite some time!

Where does it come from?

The organic Eucalyptus essential oil I use is steam-distilled from the leaves of the Eucalyptus tree. It‘s sourced from Australia.

Benefits of Eucalyptus:

  • Anti-itching
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Cooling and refreshing
  • Rejuvenates feet
  • Boosts circulation

In which products can I find it?

You can find Eucalyptus in Pure Foot Care.

3 Best Essential Oils for Itchy Skin

Top-Notch Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree oil derives its name from the British explorer James Cook who noticed that indigenous people used the leaves from the Tea tree, which is native to Australia, to make tea. They also extracted the oil from the leaves, which was used to heal the skin and inhaled to treat colds. Sailors, however, used the leaves to make beer.

Where does it come from?

The organic Tea Tree oil I use is steam-distilled from the leaves and twigs of the Tea Tree. It‘s sourced from Australia.

Benefits of Tea Tree Oil:

  • Anti-itching
  • Anti-fungal and preventative against fungal infection
  • Active against bacteria and viruses
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Reduces redness
  • Anti-fungal and preventative against fungal infection

In which products can I find it?

You can find Tea Tree oil in Pure Foot Care.

3 Best Essential Oils for Itchy Skin

Triple Threat

My Pure Foot Care contains Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Tea Tree oil. It‘s not your average foot lotion: it‘s a deeply nourishing treatment for your feet that cools, softens, and heals cracked skin. Pure Foot Care is used by pedicurists in Iceland. This is the foot cream to use if you are walking or training a lot and need to prevent blisters and sores. Eucalyptus has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties which is why I use it in Pure Foot Care to prevent fungal infections and Tea Tree oil heals infections and speeds wound healing.

Benefits of Pure Foot Care

  • Deeply hydrates feet and legs
  • Reduces itching and prevents Athlete’s Foot
  • Reduces symptoms of restless leg syndrome
  • Soothes varicose veins and heals cracks and sores
  • Revives and refreshes tired legs

Apply liberally to feet and legs twice daily or as needed.

About the Author

Anna Rósa is a medical herbalist and author of the bestselling book Icelandic Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses. She’s the CEO and founder of Anna Rósa Skincare and a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in UK. It’s the oldest herbalist institute in the world, founded in 1894.

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