Itchy skin can be a nightmare for a busy person. When trying to appear professional, the sight of a person’s hands scratching all over their back can be quite the turn-off. Itchy skin needs to be dealt with effectively to avoid embarrassment and discomfort. While there are various effective home remedies to ward off itchy skin, healing baths have proven to be very effective. Here are a couple of healing baths that could put your itching at ease.
- Oatmeal Bath
Whole and uncooked oats is a great way to reduce itching. Add 1 cup of powdered oatmeal to your bathtub filled with warm water and soak for about 20 to 25 minutes. The nutrients will be absorbed by the skin, putting an end to your itching.
- Peppermint Leaves Bath
Peppermint cools the skin, alleviating the itching triggered due to any bites or sunburns. Crush a handful of fresh peppermint leaves to warm water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Basil Leaves Bath
Basil contains camphor and thymol, both of which are touted to be anti-itching agents. You can crush handful of freshly plucked basil leaves and add to a bath. Your maddening need to scratch the skin will soon vanish.
- Aloe Vera Bath
Aloe Vera is a well accepted home remedy for various skin irritations and swellings. You can either use fresh aloe leaves and crush them or alternatively pick an aloe only gel from your nearby medical store. Adding a couple drops of the aloe vera gel to the bath water does wonders for any form of skin irritation.
- Apple Cider Vinegar Bath
Apple Cider Vinegar is a very versatile product. It is an efficacious antiseptic and antibacterial agent that enables it to be safely used as an antidote for itching and other skin troubles. If the itchiness is triggered by bacteria, then apple cider vinegar could be the most effective solution to help soothe itchiness. Adding a few drops to the bath water can do wonders to inflamed or irritated skin.
- Baking Soda
Adding half a cup of Baking Soda to the bath water helps exfoliate the skin. This exfoliation helps to remove irritants, dirt, and oil that otherwise contribute to skin itching. The silky, soft nature of this product also enables it to be used as a solution for itching triggered by dry, rough skin.
- Coconut Oil With Epsom Salt
The combination of Epsom salt and sesame seed oil or coconut oil is quite an effective solution for chronic itching. Just apply the oil on your body. Dissolve about 1 cup of magnesium rich Epsom salt to your warm water filled tub and soak for 20 minutes. Do this twice a week for relief from chronic itching.
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