Essential Oils for Scalp Psoriasis Relief

Before you resort to medicated shampoos and treatments, why not try essential oils for scalp psoriasis?  Some find it more effect than traditional protocols.



Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes thick patches that often look like scales. When it develops on the arms, legs, knees, or other noticeable areas of the body, it’s often a source of embarrassment as well as annoyance that may not go away for years, if ever. While scalp psoriasis is typically hidden by your hair, it is still a source of aggravation that can interfere with your daily life.

Scalp Psoriasis Effects

In some cases, the extreme itching that comes with scalp psoriasis will lead to hair loss. Scratching at the skin excessively can also lead to sores and infection that only intensify the discomfort. This is also a condition that involves consistent inflammation as your body fights to repair the skin and overcome this condition. Inflammation can put your body at heightened risk for a variety of additional health concerns, so it’s important to use essential oils to relieve the inflammation and scratching as soon as possible.

You can use these oils as a topical treatment, and you can buy some pre-blended oil combinations that are designed specifically for scalp psoriasis.

How to Use Essential Oils for Scalp Psoriasis Relief

To help you get started, here are some essential oils that may help with psoriasis on the scalp:

  • Oregano Oil: This is one of the most popular essential oils because it’s used for a variety of health conditions. While there are no scientific studies that prove it’s effective for psoriasis, there are many people who swear it has reduced the appearance of their scales. Some even say that consistent use as eliminated their psoriasis. Note that this isn’t a safe oil to use while pregnant, and it may interact with lithium.

  • Sea Buckthorn Oil: This oil comes from the small berries grown on the Sea Buckthorn plant. The berries contain a long list of nutrients that are believed to help fight cancer, soothe gastrointestinal issues, and fight the free radicals that can lead to cardiovascular disease. They may also support the regeneration of skin cells, which can help with psoriasis.

  • Tee Tree Oil: Many parents put this oil in their children’s hair in order to deter lice infestations, but you may want to use it to soothe the itching on your dry scalp as well. It has antibacterial properties that cleanse, purify, and disinfect so that your scalp may itch a little less. It may also help trap in moisture so that your psoriasis patches are softer and less itchy.

  • Neem Oil: Use this oil to moisturize and soften your scalp so that the psoriasis is less stiff and painful. It can also help fight bacteria and fungus to reduce your risk of a skin infection.

Are you tired of trying to itch your head without drawing too much attention to yourself in public? Do you avoid social events and turn down intimate dates because you don’t want anyone to touch your hair or to notice that you’re constantly scratching? Using essential oils for scalp psoriasis while reducing your reliance on immune suppressant treatments that often come with unpleasant side effects.

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