How To Get Rid Of Psoriasis, Naturally?

 
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Essential oils for Psoriasis

Essential oils greatly provide relief from the symptoms of psoriasis. Listed below are some of the most effective essential oils for psoriasis.

1- Juniper essential oil for psoriasis

Due to the antiseptic, astringent and antibacterial properties of juniper essential oil, it is one of the perfect oil for treating skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, acne, blocked pores and psoriasis. Juniper essential oil promotes blood circulation and aids in purification of blood, which is very effective in the treatment of psoriasis

You will need

  • Juniper essential oil 3-5 drops
  • Borage oil/coconut oil 1 ounce

Put 3-5 drops of juniper essential oil in a base of 1 ounce of borage oil/coconut oil. Mix well. Apply the mixture to affected areas as needed until the irritation disappears.

Note: Juniper essential oil should not be used for more than 2 weeks unless under supervision of a qualified practitioner. People with kidney disease should not use this oil. Pregnant or breastfeeding should also avoid using it.

2- Tea tree essential oil for psoriasis

Melaleuca essential oil, also known as tea tree oil, is extracted from the Melaleuca Alternifolia plant. It is known for its powerful antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties which makes it a great oil to use for a number of skin conditions. Tea tree can be used with a carrier oil to help soothe psoriasis.

You will need

  • Tea tree oil 1-2 drops
  • Coconut oil 3-5 drops

Combine together tea tree essential oil and Coconut Oil. Mix well. Apply the mixture to affected areas as needed until the irritation disappears.

3- Geranium essential oil for psoriasis

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The antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, astringent and antiseptic properties of geranium essential oil makes it a wonderful choice for treating skin ailments such as dryness, itchiness, eczema and psoriasis.

You will need

  • Geranium essential oil 2-3 drops
  • Borage oil/evening primrose oil 1 ounce

Put two to three drops of Geranium essential oil in a base of 1 ounce of borage or evening primrose oil. Mix well. Apply the mixture to affected areas as needed until the irritation disappears.

4- Myrrh essential oil for psoriasis

Myrrh essential oil is particularly good for you if you are dealing with psoriasis and have sensitive skin as myrrh is a very skin friendly option.

You will need

  • Myrrh essential oil 10 drops
  • Coconut oil 1 ounce

Put 10 drops of myrrh essential oil in a base of 1 ounce of coconut oil. Mix well. Apply the mixture to affected areas as needed until the irritation disappears.

Also read: Essential oils for eczema treatment

Tips to get rid of psoriasis

We are sharing some simple and safe lifestyle modifications that may help you cope with the symptoms of psoriasis.

  • Use warm or cold water for bathing and never use hot water as it aggravates psoriasis by drying the skin.
  • Gently pat dry after bathing and apply a cream moisturizer when the skin is still moist.
  • Moisturizer especially the affected skin several times a day.
  • Coconut oil, or products with Neem oil, sea buckthorn oil can be used for moisturizing skin.
  • Take Epsom salt, apple cider vinegar and baking soda bath several times a week to speed up the healing process.
  • Cortisone based topical medication or light therapy is the safest way to start with as nutrient based, topical medications may have long term side effects.
  • Ditch smoking and alcohol.

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Ashley is a housewife, dedicated mother of two kids and a passionate blogger. She loves to cook, travel and write. She has been writing about beauty, fitness, list of to-do things and lifestyle for past several years. So enjoy the good work.

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