There’s nothing worse than being itchy and not being able to make it stop. Perhaps you’ve seen your doctor and are still suffering. If not, have a chat with him to find out what could be causing your itchiness because treating that can often make it stop. In the meantime, check out these home remedies that can take you from scratching all over to totally soothed and comfortable in minutes. Let me know how it works out for you.
1. Mix Bentonite Clay with Water and Slather It All over
Bentonite clay is ideal for itchy bug bites, but it also takes away the discomfort of rashes and hives. Look for unprocessed clay and mix it with water to create a creamy consistency. Spread the mixture on the affected areas and you’ll feel relief in no time. The clay works by drawing out the toxin or irritant that is causing you to itch. Problem solved!
2. Dab Some Apple Cider Vinegar on Your Itch
This home remedy is perfect if you only have small patches of itchy skin. The vinegar is anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiseptic, which means it has powerful properties to taking away the itch. For small itchy areas, soak a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and dab it on. If you have bigger areas, you can add the vinegar to your bath water and soak for a few minutes to find relief.
3. Freeze Some Peppermint Leaves to Make an anti-Itch Salve
Peppermint has cooling properties which can often make your itch a thing of the past. You can grind the leaves and spread them directly on your itchy skin. However, experts suggest mashing the leaves and freezing them into ice cubes that you can gently rub over your skin. The cooling of the leaves combined with the cold of the ice pack a double punch.
4. Got Some Fresh Basil? It Will Take Away the Itch
Experts suggest fresh basil leaves to take the itch and sting out of a bug bite. Simply rub the bite with the leaf and you should feel better. The leaves also help deter the need to scratch so you won’t make the situation worse than it already is.
5. Aloe Vera Will save You from Going Crazy with an Itch
You’ve probably heard of using aloe vera for a burn, but the plant is super soothing so it also works for itches. It’s perfect for rashes or itchy skin due to a sunburn. You can snap the leaf off the plant itself and squeeze the goo directly onto your itch. Or you can purchase a cream or gel that contains aloe and simply rub it in like lotion.
6. Don’t Toss Your Fruit Peels – They Can Stop Your Itch
Experts say that banana peels and watermelon rinds are great home remedies for an itch. Rub either on the area and you should notice an alleviation of the issue almost right away. Give this a try and let me know how it works because I haven’ tried this one yet.
7. Oatmeal is Always a Good Choice for an Itch
Oatmeal is super soothing and you can find it in many products to treat dry skin. It’s perfect for moisturizing, but it also helps soothe itchy areas. In addition to using skin products, you can toss some oatmeal into a bath and soak. Combine ground oats with coconut oil for a really effective way to alleviate itching associated with eczema.
Why do you have itchy skin? Which of these methods are you going to try?