- Always educate yourself about properties and contraindications of essential oils you are going to use.
- Be sure you are not allergic to any ingredient before applying it on your body. First apply a dab on your wrist for example, and wait 24 hours to see if any irritation occurs.
- Make sure you buy the pure base ingredients and choose ingredients that have the most beneficial nutrients.
- Always dilute an essential oil in a base oil unless you are sure it is safe to use it neat.
- If you can afford, spend a little more on high quality and organic oils. This will insure no unnecessary chemicals are applied to your skin.
This is a great recipe to cope with psoriasis on scalp. It contains soothing oils and other natural remedies that can be applied on scalp several times a day. Be aware that scalp psoriasis itself doesn’t cause hair loss, but scratching a lot or very hard, picking at the scaly spots, harsh treatments, and the stress that goes along with the condition can lead to temporary hair loss. This soothing oil recipe will help you with that too.
- Preparation: 5 minutes
- Cooking: n/a
Here are the ingredients you need for this recipe:
Soothing oils for psoriasis on scalp
- Jojoba Oil – 1 tablespoon. Jojoba oil is very moisturizing and is ideal for dry scalp. Jojoba Oil not only cleanses the follicles and papilla, but also re-lubricates and restores the proper pH balance!
- Vitamin E – 1 capsule. Vitamin E helps heal the damaged skin.
- Oregano Essential Oil – 4 drops. Oregano has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
- Neem Oil – 2 drops. Neem oil acts as a natural steroid without the side effects! It’s soothing and one of the best essential oils for psoriasis.
- Lavender Oil – 4 drops. Lavender also has anti-inflammatory properties. With its calming effects, lavender helps with psoriasis when they are linked to stress.
- Chamomile Oil – 4 drops. Chamomile helps reduce skin inflammation. It helps relieve the itch, pain, and inflammation of skin lesions. It’s a soothing oil.
Other natural remedies for scalp psoriasis
- Dead Sea Salt – 1/2 teaspoon. Dead sea salts help remineralize your skin.
- Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 teaspoon. Apple cider vinegar is alkaline in nature and it can help regulate the pH of your skin. It also has a lot of essential nutrients, such as vitamins C, A, B1, B6, potassium and iron, as well as alpha hydroxy acids that exfoliate the top layers of the skin.
- Witch Hazel – 1 tablespoon. Preliminary evidence shows that witch hazel may have anti-inflammatory properties. This herb has great results for psoriasis.
Mix the ingredients all together in a glass bottle with a dropper. Shake well before applying it. This solution is very effective especially when applied immediately after showering.
Let me know what you think of it in the comments below!
Anti-inflammatory cream recipe for psoriasis (skincare recipe shared on Optiderma.com)