Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy

Your One Stop Aromatherapy Shop since 1997

Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy, LLC


Itchy, scratchy skin and how essential oils may help to relieve the irritation.

by Penny Keay

Itchy, Itchy, Scratchy, Scratchy.

It starts out with a little skin tickle. Scratch!

Then proceeds to be a little bit more irritation. Scratch, Scratch!

Now it is down right bugging you. Scratch, SCRATCH, SCRATCH!!!!!!!!

It won’t go away. Next thing you know you have a rash or raised red wheals just from scratching so much. You need relief!

Arm with scratches

For instant relief you can try applying a cold compress with a few drops of any one of the following essential oils added to the water basin you are dipping the cloth used for the compress:

Lavender, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile, Bergamot, Eucalyptus citriodora, Melissa, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Tea Tree, Neroli, Rose and Jasmine.

Now to really help with the itchiness you need to determine exactly what the underlying cause is.

What is the cause of the itching

Is it from dry skin? Insect bites? Fabric texture? Skin infection? Chemical sensitive to laundry soaps or to your bath bars? Or did you recently have an injury or bruising to this area.

If the itchiness is from dry skin you should use some moisturizing lotions and creams. You can add essential oils to them to help with the itching too. Dry skin is quite common in the winter months. Lavender and Rose would be good choices.

Insect bites? Well, determine what kind of bug has bitten you is most important. If it is a mosquito or biting fly, you can apply a drop or two of Lavender mixed with Jojoba and applied directly to the bite.

But if it is something more serious like a spider, you will need to consult a medical practioner as some spider bites can be very bad. Tissue damage from some spider bites can be life threatening. (not all but a few can).

Fleas, bed bugs and other creepy crawlies like lice may need to be dealt with before you can actually get relief from the itching.

Lavender in bunch

Did you get a tear or scratch to your skin? Itching in this case can be to a mild infection to just a normal reaction of the body while it prepares to heal the area.

Apply appropriate essential oils to help the wound heal quickly. (See previous issues that deal with such types of injuries).

Other skin infections such as yeast or athlete’s foot fungal infections can be extremely itchy.

Again, you need to determine the cause and then use the appropriate essential oils. Again, many of these have been addressed in previous newsletters. Tea Tree is commonly used but others may work better.

If the fabric is causing the itch, simply remove that article of clothing. Some people still have access to real honest to goodness wool and yes wool will make your skin itch!

Laundry soaps with artificial fragrance oils and fabric softeners can cause skin to be itchy too. You may need to rinse your laundry a second time or try to find another product to use.

The problem can continue if you don't stop it

One problem with itching is that it propagates more itching and scratching. So if possible you need to leave the area alone as continued scratching will only make things worse!

You can also try our Allergy Tamer blend blend mixed with a carrier oil such as Jojoba, or other good for the skin oil with tissue damage such as Hazelnut oil or Rosehipseed oil.

Just be sure to blend it and use sparingly. A little goes a long way. Mix about 15 drops of Allergy Tamer blend to 1 tablespoon of the carrier oil, blend well and apply a few drops to the affected area. Spread evenly but do not continue to rub as rubbing will make it itch worse. Reapply every few hours as needed.

Hope you get some relief and the itchy, itchy, scratchy, scratchy simply goes away FAST!!

To the Top of the Page

CLICK HERE to Order supplies

All the products listed in the article are available at our Shopping Site - see link below.

CLICK HERE to Order supplies

© 2017 Penny Keay All rights reserved Worldwide.
Please do not use my information without my permission.

Print Itchy, Scratchy skin article

CLICK HERE to Go Shopping with us.

Keep Learning about Aromatherapy & the use of Essential oills
Sign up for the Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy, LLC
News, Tips & More Email Notices

To the Top of the Page

SEARCH for More Aromatherapy information


This search is within Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy Website only.

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon
Sign up for Email Notices to further your Aromatherapy Experience

Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy, LLC, Oils  Essential, Barnum, MN

Facebook Graphic

To Learn More & Get Aromatherapy Supplies

More Information

Aromatherapy Recipe Book

Aromatherapy Recipe book
Hundreds of Recipes using Pure Essential oils. Easy to follow formulas, to blend, use and Enjoy! Available in an E-book Version.
Click on image for details.


 Essential oil bottles

Essential Oils
We carry over 110 Single note Essential oils for your aromatherapy needs. A variety of sizes to fit every budget

Choose from over 50 Terra Cotta Disc Diffuser designs!

 Passive Terra Cotta

We have a large selection of diffusers for all your diffusing needs. Shown is one of the Terra Cotta Diffuser.
Great to place in all your personal spaces. Read more about using them in your shower, closet, car and MORE!!
Over 50 designs of Terra Cotta discs


 Synergy samplers

Check out several Synergies at discounted prices!
See the Synergy Samplers

Need Bottles?

 spray bottles

We have a large selection of bottles. Shown here are the Popular Cobalt Blue bottles. Great to use for mixing your massage oils & sprays & more.
Bottles for your needs

Tru Melange Fan Diffuser

 Tru Melange Diffuser

It is a battery or AC adaptor powered diffuser. Our Top Selling, easy to use and budget priced.
Details on the Tru Melange

BUGS Bugging YOU?

 Bug Off in spray bottles

Get yours now Before the Pests are eating you alive!


 Carrier oil bottles

We carry a large variety of Carrier Oils in several sizes to fit any budget.
Carrier Oils