Oils for Itch relief?

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ether
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Oils for Itch relief?

Post by ether » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:30 am

So in the time that I've been meaning to post the above, I applied the blend I normally use as a face serum on to my mosquito bites. Interestingly, it's quelled the itching some! I'm not sure which individual or synergistic ingredients are providing the relief, but these are the ingredients in my face serum blend:

Base
Tamanu, Argan, Hazelnut

Essential Oils
Helichrysum, Sea Buckthorn, Lavendar, Rosemary

Please share your experience/thoughts on oils you use for anti-itch relief!

-ether

MelissaGinger
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Re: Oils for Itch relief?

Post by MelissaGinger » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:34 am

Wow -- I bet the Helichrysum, Lavender and Tamanu are really doing a lot. They're the one's I've always heard are anti-inflammatory and anti-itch from the one's you've listed. :P

I would also use peppermint (the "cooling" effect can take an itch away instantly), the Helichrysum "neat", and maybe German chamomile, but I don't think it would work as quickly.

Your blend seems especially nice for general skin care...how's it doing for your skin?

ether
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Re: Oils for Itch relief?

Post by ether » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:06 pm

Thanks for your response, MelissaGinger. I started this blend as a face serum a week ago. I aim to keep detailed reports of my findings, so I'll make note of it here on the forum as well.

On the itch relief front, I have to report that I appplied this blend once this morning, and did not think about itchiness until late in the evening! So it seems as though one application provided relief for about ten hours. I'm about to apply dose #2 tonight - dose #3 tomorrow. We'll see what happens...

-ether

p.s. Relief was experienced almost instantly after application.

EarthlyReality
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Re: Oils for Itch relief?

Post by EarthlyReality » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:57 am

Marula oil is a gem for any kind of bites.

ether
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Re: Oils for Itch relief?

Post by ether » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:50 pm

Thanks, EarthlyReality. I'll be looking into Marula oil.

Ananda Staff
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Re: Oils for Itch relief?

Post by Ananda Staff » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:57 pm

I recall now that Blue Tansy is a good one. Also helpful for allergies -- which makes sense. I just haven't figured out how to not look like a painted warrior with it rubbed all into my sinuses, but a well-respected aromatherapist suggested it, and it's readily available.... :D

letib
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Re: Oils for Itch relief?

Post by letib » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:25 am

I am still very new at blending oils and such, but for bites I make a paste of baking soda and water then add a couple of drops of lavender oil. It feels a bit weird while the paste is drying but it usually works. My question is does anyone have any ideas on what to use on fire ant bites?

bjmarsh
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Re: Oils for Itch relief?

Post by bjmarsh » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:01 pm

I've always found a blend of equal parts lavender and tea tree works well.

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