Itching can be one of the most uncomfortable feelings in the world. Whether it’s from a sting, eczema or bite there’s a homemade natural remedy for that. The remedies below are easy to do and it does not contain a list of those undesirable ingredients.
Below is a list of some quick and easy, homemade remedies to help control the itch:
1. Basil Leaves
Basil leaves are rich in anti-itch compounds such as thymol and camphor. This is best for bug bites, plus it’s so easy and to make.
1. Crush the leaves and rub onto the itchy skin area.
Oatmeal contains a compound known as avenanthramides, that helps in reducing inflammation. It is also most commonly used for eczema and poison ivy. You can add oatmeal to your bath or make a poultice.
1. For the oatmeal poultice, add a bit of water to a bowl of organic and plain uncooked oatmeal. You can use ground or steel-cut oatmeal, then let it sit for a few minutes until it reaches a paste-like consistency.
2. Apply the paste to the itchy area, as needed.
3. Epsom Salts
Epsom salt contains antibacterial qualities and promotes healing.
1. Combine a big handful of epsom salts into a warm bath water. Then soak in it for as long as you like.
4. Fruit Peels
You can rub bug bites with a banana peel or using watermelon rind. This is a great way to re-purpose kitchen scraps that might otherwise be thrown out.
This is a good choice for using indoors.
1. Rub the fruit peel or rind into the affected area.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a very effective antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent that helps in relieving itching. Most especially itching associated with dry skin.
1. Put a few drops of apple cider vinegar into a cotton ball and pat it on to the affected area. Use raw, organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar.
Lemon is a natural anesthetic and anti-inflammatory. In fact, lemon juice has been used as an anti-itch treatment for so many years.
1. Apply the juice directly to the itchy area and let it air dry.