Essential Oils For Psoriasis

Posted about 1 month ago by Tharaa Nagendran in

Our human skin is known to be the largest organ in our body which helps in protecting the entire body by covering all the other organs. Also, it is known to be one of the most sensitive regions in our body which could get easily affected by any kind of infections, impurities, chemicals and other pollutants. There a wide variety of reasons for the skin infections to get aroused in our body. It consists of both the internal and external factors as a primary reason for such infections. Among such skin infections, psoriasis is termed to be a common skin infection by which many of the people are getting infected very often on their skin. Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin infection or condition, in which our skin appears with red patches on it. This skin condition has the ability to make the cells grow very rapidly such that the infection would get spread to the other regions. That portion of your sin region will experience a lot of side effects like burning, itching, inflammations, pain, swelling and redness in the skin. In recent times, many of the creams and lotions are there to cure these psoriasis infections from the skin. But then, when we have our natural ingredients which could cure them in a more natural and healthy way, why should we look for such creams and lotions? Yes, essential oils seem to be one of the best cures for treating the psoriasis infections on your skin regions. So, we are here to tell you regarding some of the best essential oils that are perfect for treating psoriasis infections.  

List OF The Best Essential Oils To Treat Psoriasis

Though you use a lot of medications and creams for treating the psoriasis infections, they would not offer a permanent remedy for the psoriasis infections on your skin. The naturally obtained essential oils could really play a vital role in curing those kinds of skin infections. Moreover, these essential oils could treat those infections in a very healthy way which would not cause any side effects on your skin. These psoriases occur in different portions of our body such as scalp, hands, legs and many more. The various characteristics such as antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, immune-regulating and antioxidant properties are the primary reason for using the essential oils for treating such skin infections. Following is a list of some of the best essential oils which are popularly known for curing the psoriasis infections. Each of the oil is explained along with its properties and the ways to use them on the infections. You can refer them and start using them on your skin infections by preparing the remedial mixture with the appropriate instructions given over here. 

#1. Tea Tree Essential Oil

Things Required:

Tea tree essential oil10 drops
Coconut oil 2 tbsp

Directions For Use:

  1. Take a small bowl and add about 2 tbsp of coconut oil into it.
  2. Then keep the bowl in a stove under a very low flame.
  3. Wait until the coconut oil gets melted completely and reaches a warm temperature.
  4. Once the entire coconut oil is completely melted, you can remove the bowl from the heat.
  5. Then add about 10 drops of tea tree essential oil into the warm and melted coconut oil.
  6. Mix both the oils well such that they get combined well.
  7. Now take a small amount of the mixed oil using your fingertips.
  8. Start applying the tea tree essential oil mixture on to the affected areas using your fingertips.
  9. You have to repeat doing the same remedy for about 2 to 3 times a day to get a speedy recovery. 

Note:

Tea tree essential oil has become one among the very popular essential oils that could act effectively against the germs and the other infectious agents on our skin region. These psoriasis patches will often be very itchy and would have the burning sensation in them. The tea tree essential oil would easily cure such side effects present in your skin and would offer great relief from the infections. 

#2. Argan Essential Oil

Things Required:

Argan Essential Oil 4 to 5 drops
Cotton ball1

Directions For Use:

  1. Take a small amount of argan oil of about 4 to 5 drops in a small cotton ball or cotton pad.
  2. Then start applying the oil using the cotton pad on the affected areas of your skin.
  3. You can gently massage the area using your fingertips for a few minutes of about 5 minutes.
  4. Then leave the oil to be absorbed by your skin region. 
  5. Start applying it again once the oil gets dry in your region until the psoriasis infection gets healed completely. 

Argan essential oil will play a vital role in hydrating the dried portions of psoriasis infected regions of your skin. This would literally make your skin to become healthier and better by curing the infections. Also, this oil contains a sufficient amount of vitamin E content in them, which would also help in healing these skin infections at a faster rate from your skin. 

#3. Rose Geranium Essential Oil

Things Required:

Rose Geranium Essential Oil 5 drops
Fractionated Coconut oilAs per the requirement
Amber bottle with dropper10 ml bottle

Directions For Use:

  1. Firstly, you have to take one amber bottle with a dropper which has a capacity of about 10 ml.
  2. Then start filling half of the bottle with the fractionated coconut oil.
  3. Now add about 5 drops of geranium essential oil into the dropper bottle along with the added fractionated coconut oil.
  4. Then close the dropper bottle using the cap and shake it well to make the oils get combined well.
  5. After that, you can start using the oil mixture on the areas where you have the psoriasis infections.
  6. You have to use it for at least twice in a day to get complete recovery from the infection. 

Note:

As the name says, the rose geranium essential oil is popularly known for its sweet-smelling odor when applied on our skin regions. This essential oil is capable of controlling the sebum production in your skin. This will lead to the dryness in the infected portion of your skin which could make the psoriasis infection to get healed very soon. Furthermore, it offers a balancing effect when it is being applied to our skin regions. 

#4. Lavender Essential Oil

Things Required:

Lavender Essential Oil 4 to 5 drops
Colloidal oatmeal1 cup
Dead sea salt1/4 cup
Bathtub1

Directions For Use:

  1. Initially, you have to fill your bathtub fully with warm water. 
  2. Then add about 1 cup of the colloidal oatmeal mixture into the bathtub that is filled with warm water.
  3. Now add about 1/4 cup of dead sea salt into the warm water filled in the bathtub. 
  4. After that, you have to add about 4 to 5 drops of lavender essential oil into the bathtub.
  5. Stir the water kept in the bathtub very well such that the ingredients get combined well.
  6. Now soak yourself completely inside the warm water mixture kept in it.
  7. Make sure that the psoriasis infected region of your skin remains soaked inside the water.
  8. Also, you have to make sure that your body remains soaked inside the water for up to a minimum of about 25 minutes.
  9. After that, you can take a bath normally like how you do regularly.
  10. Continue doing the same every day while taking a bath to get rid of these skin infections.

Lavender essential oil is one among the most popular oils which could easily heal any type of skin infections. This lavender essential oil is comprised of two very important and the most powerful compounds in them. Linalool and Linalyl aldehyde are those two powerful compounds which could make your skin to get rid of all those side effects. This would effectively reduce the pain and the inflammations on your psoriasis infected skin region. 

#5. Peppermint Essential Oil

Things Required:

Peppermint essential oil5 to 6 drops
Distilled water1 cup
Spray bottle1

Directions For Use:

  1. Take one spray bottle and fill it completely with 1 cup of distilled water.
  2. Then add about 5 to 6 drops of peppermint essential oil into the distilled water kept in the spray bottle.
  3. Now close the bottle using the cap and shake it well to make them get mixed well.
  4. After that, you can start using the oil spray on your skin regions.
  5. Take the bottle and spritz a small amount of that oil mixture on to the areas where you have psoriasis infections. 
  6. You can use this whenever you have the pain and the itching feeling on your skin. 

Peppermint essential oil acts effectively for many of the skin infections due to the rich methanol content in them. This methanol content will reduce the pain completely from that portion of your skin. Also, it would completely eliminate the itchiness in your skin which would lead a way for the skin infection to get healed very soon. 

#6. Nigella or Black Cumin Seed Essential Oil

Things Required:

Black Cumin seed essential Oil 4 to 5 drops
Coconut oil2 tbsp
Cotton ball/cotton pad1

Directions For Use:

  1. Take a small bowl and add about 2 tbsp of coconut oil into it.
  2. Then add about 4 to 5 drops of black cumin seed essential oil into the coconut oil mixture kept in the bowl.
  3. Now stir the oil mixture very well such that they both get mixed well.
  4. After that, take a small cotton ball or cotton pad and dip it completely inside the oil mixture.
  5. Start applying the oil mixture onto the areas where you have the psoriasis infections. 
  6. Make sure that your entire infected skin region is covered with the oil mixture.
  7. You can also give a gentle massage to the oil applied regions using your fingertips for about 5 minutes.
  8. Then allow the oil to be there on your skin until it gets absorbed completely.
  9. Once the region becomes dry, you can start applying the oil mixture again on those areas to get relief from the infections. 

The Nigella or the black cumin seed essential oil is packed with a lot of beneficial qualities which would literally play a vital role in treating the skin infections. The list of beneficial qualities comprised in it are the antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-asthmatic and anti-microbial properties present in them. They help in the healing of the psoriasis infections from your skin and also prevents the infection from getting spread to the other regions of your skin. 

#7. Bergamot Essential Oil

Things Required:

Bergamot Essential Oil 10 drops
Jojoba essential oil5 ml
Sweet almond oil3 tbsp
Amber bottle with dropper (10 ml)1

Directions For Use:

  1. To prepare this remedial mixture, you will require an amber bottle with a dropper that has about 10 ml capacity.
  2. Then fill about half of the amber bottle with the jojoba essential oil which would come around 5 ml.
  3. After that, you can add about 10 drops of Bergamot essential oil into the jojoba oil kept in the bottle.
  4. Now you can add about 3 tbsp of sweet almond oil into the oil mixture kept in the bottle.
  5. Then close the amber bottle and start shaking the bottle gently to make the oils get combined well for a few seconds.
  6. Now you can start using the oil mixture on those areas where you have the psoriasis infections.
  7. You can massage the infected area with a few drops of the obtained oil mixture.
  8. Prefer applying this oil mixture before going to bed so that the oil will have enough time to penetrate inside your skin region and to act effectively on your skin. 

Bergamot oil is known for containing a lot of antiseptic properties comprised in it. These properties help in removing the infectious agent that causes and spread the psoriasis infection in your skin. Also, it prevents your infected skin region from getting inflammation issues. This would absolutely offer you great relief from the itching feeling on your skin region.

#8. East Indian Sandalwood Essential Oil

Things Required:

East Indian Sandalwood Essential Oil 10 drops
Coconut oil2 tbsp

Directions For Use:

  1. Firstly, you have to place a small bowl and add about 2 tbsp of coconut oil into it.
  2. Then add about 10 drops of sandalwood essential oil into the coconut oil kept in the bowl.
  3. Mix both the oils together such that they get blended well.
  4. Now use your fingertips to take a small amount of the oil mixture.
  5. Start applying it on the affected areas of your skin regions.
  6. You can also give a gentle massage to those regions where you are having the infection. 

The East Indian Sandalwood essential oil has a lot of advantageous features when it comes to skin. They help in healing the psoriasis infections from your skin. Also, it helps your skin to retain back its structure, texture, quality and the other properties once the infection gets cured of it. Also, it prevents the infection from getting further aggravated or spread to the other skin regions. 

#9. Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Things Required:

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil 10 drops
Raw shea butter2 ounces
Peppermint essential oil6 drops

Directions For Use:

  1. Initially, you have to take about 2 ounces of raw shea butter and place it in a double boiler.
  2. You have to wait until the raw shea butter attains a molten state completely inside the double boiler.
  3. As soon as the butter reaches the molten state, you should transfer the entire mixture into a mason jar. Do not overheat the butter and make it get melted down completely. 
  4. Now you can add about 6 drops of peppermint essential oil into the melted shea butter.
  5. Then add about 10 drops of chamomile essential oil into the butter mixture.
  6. Stir all the ingredients well such that they get blended well.
  7. Now start using the oil mixture on your skin region where you have the skin infections.
  8. This would offer the cooling effect to your skin regions when they are applied to the infections. 

The Roman Chamomile Essential oil is best known for healing the wounds and the other skin infections in certain skin types like the dry and itchy ones. Also, it offers a soothing and calming effect on the skin region where psoriasis infection is there. The psoriasis infection will get cured completely of your skin. 

#10. Angelica Essential Oil

Things Required:

Angelica Essential Oil 5 drops
Olive oil1 tbsp

Directions For Use:

  1. Firstly, you have to take a small bowl and add about 1 tbsp of olive oil into it.
  2. Then add about 5 drops of Angelica essential oil into the same bowl that contains the Angelica essential oil.
  3. After that, start mixing the oils to make them get mixed well with one another.
  4. Now start applying the oil mixture to your skin regions where you have the psoriasis infections.
  5. Gently massage that region with the applied oil for a few seconds using your fingertips.
  6. Then leave the oil to be there on your infected skin region until it becomes dry.
  7. Try following the same procedure and reapplying the oil on to the affected areas for at least 2 times in a day to get speedy recovery from the infection. 

Angelica essential oil is capable of removing all the germs, infectious agents and the other toxic materials that could aggravate the psoriasis skin infection on your body. Also, they help in moisturizing the skin region where you have got skin infections. All the red rashes present in your skin can be easily removed from your skin region. 

#11. Patchouli Essential Oil

Things Required:

Patchouli Essential Oil 8 to 9 drops
Apricot Kernel Oil1/2 cup

Directions For Use:

  1. For this, you have to place a small bowl and add about 1/2 cup of Apricot Kernel oil into it.
  2. Then add about 8 to 9 drops of Patchouli essential oil into the bowl that contains the Apricot kernel oil.
  3. Now blend the oils together to get an oil mixture that has got mixed well.
  4. Then start using it on your skin regions where you have the psoriasis infections.
  5. Make sure that the entire psoriasis infected portion is covered with the oil mixture. 
  6. Then you can smoothly massage that portion of your skin using your fingertips with the applied oil mixture. 

Patchouli essential oil is very powerful and effective in curing the psoriasis infections when you have them on your scalp regions. They form a protective layer around your skin which would help in preventing your skin from any other infections. Also, they are very effective in clearing all the germs and other infectious agents from your skin. They help in reducing the inflammations and swellings on your skin. 

#12. Myrrh Essential Oil

Things Required:

Myrrh Essential Oil 4 to 5 drops
Jojoba oil1 tbsp

Directions For Use:

  1. Place a tiny bowl and add about 1 tbsp of jojoba oil into it.
  2. Then add about 4 to 5 drops of Myrrh essential oil into the bowl.
  3. Now start mixing both the oils together until they get mixed well.
  4. After that, you can start applying it to your skin regions.
  5. Allow the oil to be there on your skin region for a few minutes until it becomes completely dry.
  6. Then you can reapply the oil once your skin becomes dry to get quick relief from the psoriasis infections. 

The Myrrh essential oil is capable of removing all the infectious agents with the help of the anti-inflammatory and the anti-septic properties present in them. It also helps in reducing the pain, swelling and the inflammations caused in your skin. Also, the redness in the rashes will also be reduced after using them on your skin infections. 

#13. Clary Sage Essential Oil

Things Required:

Clary Sage Essential Oil 4 to 5 drops
Hot boiled water2 cups
Washcloth1

Directions For Use:

  1. Initially, you have to pour about 2 cups of hot boiled water in a small jar.
  2. Then add about 4 to 5 drops of Clary sage essential oil into the bowl containing the hot water.
  3. Stir the water and oil mix well such that they get combined well.
  4. Now take a small washcloth and soak it inside the obtained oil and water mix.
  5. Then take the dipped washcloth and place it on your skin region where you have the psoriasis infections. 
  6. Hold the cloth on the infected place for about 20 minutes. This will allow the oil-water to get penetrated deep inside your skin region which would cure the infections. 

Clary Sage Essential oil is very popular for using it when you have psoriasis infections. They help in removing all the infectious agents completely from your skin. This will help in a speedy recovery from skin infections. 

#14. Bitter Apricot Essential Oil

Things Required:

Bitter Apricot Essential Oil 4 to 5 drops
Almond oil1 tbsp
Cotton ball or cotton pad1

Directions For Use:

  1. Take a small bowl and add about 1 tbsp of almond oil into it.
  2. Then add about 4 to 5 drops of Bitter Apricot essential oil into the same bowl that contains the almond oil.
  3. Now mix the oil mixture together to make them get blended well. 
  4. Then take one cotton ball or cotton pad and dip it completely inside the oil mixture.
  5. After that, use the soaked cotton pad to apply the oil mixture to the infected regions of your skin.
  6. Spread the oil mixture to all the portions of the infected regions. 
  7. Then leave it to stay on your skin until it gets dry naturally.
  8. Continue doing the same procedure for about 2 to 3 times a day to make the infection get cured very soon. 

The bitter apricot essential oil is most commonly used for treating many of the skin infections. They are also composed of the special factor which would help in controlling the psoriasis infection on your skin. 

#15. Frankincense Essential Oil

Things Required:

Frankincense Essential Oil4 to 5 drops
Cotton ball or cotton pad1

Directions For Use:

  1. The Frankincense Essential Oil can be directly applied to the sin region where you have the psoriasis infections.
  2. You can take a cotton ball or cotton pad and pour about 4 to 5 drops of the Frankincense Essential Oil on it.
  3. Then start rubbing the cotton pad containing the oil mix on those infected portions of your skin. 
  4. Do the same process for a couple of times continuously until the psoriasis infection gets cured completely. 

Frankincense Essential Oil has a lot of skin benefits when it comes to healing and treating skin infections. They help in moisturizing the dry patches caused due to the psoriasis infections on your skin. 

#16. Helichrysum Essential Oil

Things Required:

Helichrysum  Essential Oil 4 to 5 drops
Borage seed oil6 ml
Roll-on bottle (10 ml)1

Directions For Use:

  1. For this oil mixture, you will be requiring a roll-on bottle which is of about 10 ml in capacity.
  2. You should add about 6 ml of borage seed oil into the roll-on bottle.
  3. Then add about 4 to 5 drops of Helichrysum Essential Oil into the roll-on bottle containing the borage seed oil.
  4. Now close the roll-on bottle and shake it well to make them get mixed well.
  5. Once they get mixed well, you can start using the oil mix on your infected portions of the skin region.
  6. You can roll the bottle on those psoriasis infected regions of your skin whenever needed.
  7. You can carry the roll-on bottle anywhere and apply it whenever you feel the irritations, itching and the burning sensations on your skin. 

The Helichrysum Essential Oil has a great potential to reduce the inflammations on your skin that are associated with the psoriasis infections. They are also capable of locking the moisture content within your skin regions which could help in a faster recovery from the infections. 

#17. Cedarwood Essential Oil

Things Required:

Cedarwood Essential Oil 4 to 5 drops
Evening Primrose Essential oil1/4 cup
Olive oil1/4 cup
Amber bottle with dropper (10 ml)1

Directions For Use:

  1. Take an amber bottle that contains a dropper in it. Let the amber bottle be with the capacity of about 10 ml.
  2. Now fill the amber bottle with 1/4 cup of evening primrose oil.
  3. Then add about 1/4 cup of olive oil into the same amber bottle that contains the Evening primrose essential oil in it.
  4. Now pour about 4 to 5 drops of Cedarwood essential oil into the same amber bottle.
  5. Then close the bottle and shake it well to make the oils to make them get combined well. 
  6. Once it gets mixed well, you can start to use the oil mix on your psoriasis infected portions of your skin.
  7. Try applying the oil mix whenever it is possible on the infected regions to get quick relief from the infection, itchings, redness and the pain. 

Cedarwood essential oil is being widely used for various kinds of skin infections like the rashes, psoriasis and many more. 

#18. Oregano Essential Oil

Things Required:

Oregano Essential Oil 3 drops
Fractionated coconut oil1/2 cup
Eucalyptus essential oil3 drops
Applicator bottle (10 ml)1

Directions For Use:

  1. For this mixture, you will be requiring an applicator bottle that would help in the easy application process of the oil mix on to your skin.
  2. Let the applicator bottle be with the capacity of about 10 ml.
  3. Now firstly, you have to fill the applicator bottle with 1/2 cup of fractionated coconut oil.
  4. Then add about 3 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil into the applicator bottle that contains the coconut oil.
  5. After that, you have to add about 3 drops of Oregano essential oil into the same applicator bottle that contains the oil mix.
  6. Now close the applicator bottle and shake it gently and well to make those oils to get mixed well.
  7. Then start to apply the obtained oil mix on the areas where you have the psoriasis infections.
  8. After applying, leave the oil to get dry for a few minutes.
  9. Repeat doing the process for about 2 to 3 times a day until the infection gets cured completely of your skin region. 

Oregano essential oil has a cluster of benefits when it comes to skin and in curing the different kinds of skin infections. This essential oil has a bunch of beneficial properties such as anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antioxidant, antifungal and anti-bacterial which could cure these kinds of infections very easily. Also, it offers soothing relief to your skin from the swelling, inflammation, redness and itching sensations.

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