The Ancients have used essential oils to treat various conditions for thousands of years including psoriasis.
I began to experiment with essential oils to help ease my psoriasis shortly after I was diagnosed with psoriasis almost 25 years ago. My experience has been that they help tremendously without nasty side effects!
Of course, every’body’ is different but I would certainly encourage you do a little of experiment on your own.
Here are the four that worked best for me.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties that may help reduce inflammation and prevent infection in psoriasis patches. It can be applied topically to affected areas after diluting it with a carrier oil like almond or coconut oil.
Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce redness and irritation associated with psoriasis. It can be added to bathwater or applied topically after diluting it with a carrier oil such as almond, olive or coconut oil.
Frankincense oil has anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce inflammation and redness associated with psoriasis. It can be applied topically after diluting it with a carrier oil, again like almond, olive or coconut oil.
Rosemary oil has powerful anti-inflammatory qualities, which help calm inflammation and soothe the skin. Rosemary essential oil also has antimicrobial properties, which prevent the build-up of bacteria on the skin. It is very beneficial for dry and flaky scalps. Regular massaging of the scalp with rosemary oil nourishes the scalp tremendously!
Just to remind you again - Although they all are wonderful oils, they are very potent (some are very strong!) even with a small amount, so I would start with small amounts and always dilute with carrier oil.
By the way … since these are my favorite oils, I use them in all of my product lines. Please check them out here ;-)
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