Managing Inflamed and Itchy Skin

For those dealing with severe itchy-skin type conditions, a few ideas will be provided for what you can do to receive temporary relief:
 Ocean water is superb for those dealing with psoriasis. May also aid rosacea, eczema and itchiness.
 Chickweed herbal baths are excellent for mild, moderate and severe itchiness (eczema and rashes especially).
 Tinctured grindelia herb can be applied directly to rashes to stop the itching.
 Peppermint or lavender essential oil diluted in a carrier oil (coconut oil, castor oil, olive oil, etc.) can be applied topically to rashes, itchy areas or sunburns. You may also add several drops to your bathtub water for relief of widespread itching.

Chickweed Bath Written Instructions
1. Gather a big handful of freshly picked chickweed and wash it.
2. Chop the chickweed into smaller pieces and place in a mortar and pestle to extract the green juice.
3. Pour the juice and the mashed up chickweed into your bathtub.
4. Soak in it for 15-20 minutes.
Alternatively (especially if you don’t have access to a bathtub), you may also spread the juice directly onto the affected area and let it dry onto the skin.
If you do not have access to fresh chickweed, you may purchase cut and sifted chickweed (www.iHerb.com is an option), and brew teas out of it for internal ingestion. You may also prepare a quart of strong chickweed tea and add it to your bathtub water for you to soak in.
A quality Heal-All type tea can be used in place of chickweed tea.