What are the best Essential Oils for Itchy Scalp Relief?
Essential oils can cool and soothe your scalp, reduce inflammation and relieve the itching sensation.
Since these oils are concentrated, using them in pure form may cause skin irritation, therefore you need to dilute them with carrier oil – it can be jojoba, olive, argan, avocado, coconut or sweet almond oil.
OK, let’s see what essential oils are the best for itchy scalp.
1. Peppermint Essential Oil
This one is so great, because it cools and soothes the scalp quite efficiently.
It contains menthol, which numb the itch, and even pain that may come as a result of scratching.
Peppermint oil is especially effective for dry and flaky skin, and for dandruff.
Take a spray bottle and fill it with 1-2 cups of clean water. Add 2 drops of peppermint oil, and shake well.
Use it to spray your scalp before or after a shower; store the bottle in the fridge.
2. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus oil also has a cooling effect over the skin. And it has antibacterial properties, so it can fight against germs and fungus that cause itchiness.
In a small container mix 1 tablespoon of a carrier oil (choose from those mentioned before) with 2-4 drops of eucalyptus essential oil.
Pour the mixture over the scalp, and massage it for 3 minutes; leave it for 30 minutes, then rinse off.
3. Lemon Essential Oil
This oil can cleanse your scalp from any build-up, and unclog the hair follicles, where the germs that cause itchiness, may reside.
Lemon essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, so it protects your scalp from infections, and reduces skin inflammation if there is any.
Combine 2 drops of lemon essential oil with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, and massage the mixture gently onto your scalp.
If coconut oil is too solid, warm it slightly – this will make the whole procedure work a lot better.
Leave the mixture on your scalp for about 40 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.
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