Essential Oils for Natural Psoriasis Relief

For those who are seeking alternative or natural treatment options for psoriasis, essential oils have proven to be very beneficial. Only the best therapeutic grade essential oils will be successful as a natural psoriasis treatment. Essential oil uses for psoriasis aid in relieving the inflammation or redness, itchiness, and the appearance of the lesions.

Tea Tree Oil for Psoriasis
Our daughter, Kayla, who suffers from moderate to severe psoriasis has had great results with melaleuca tea tree oil. Tea tree oil for psoriasis on the skin and for scalp psoriasis provides a antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral benefit. It also strengthens the body’s immune system, which is often weakened by stress, illness (for example autoimmune psoriasis), or by the use of antibiotics and other drugs. Our daughter is not fond of the strong smell, therefore, we place a couple of capfuls in her bath along with her bath salts, and have her soak for 20-30 minutes. We have seen a difference from when we use the tea tree oil and when we do not. Additionally, psoriasis sufferers often scratch and cause their plaques to bleed, and the tea tree oil protects from infection developing on the skin.

Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the Melaleuca tree, native to Australia. The leaves of the Melaleuca tree were used by the Australian aborigines as a substitute for tea, and thus the Melaleuca tree achieved the name of the Tea tree. Australian aborigines also used Tea tree oil (crushed leaves etc.) for treating coughs and colds, sore throats, wounds, and various skin ailments and disorders.

Other Useful Essential Oils
Another essential oil that is beneficial for psoriasis is lavender oil. Benefits of lavender oil for psoriasis include reduction of pain, disinfecting the scalp and skin, and enhancing blood circulation for healing. Other suggested essential oils include chamomile, helichrysum, and rose. A good resource for the uses of essential oils would be Essential Oils Desk Reference 5th Edition. There are many other books on using essential oils available as well.

Where To Buy Essential Oils?
Where should you buy essential oils? Any essential oils you decide to buy need to be the best therapeutic grade essential oils. As with any new product you apply to your skin, if you experience a skin reaction, discontinue use. I highly recommend doTerra essential oils. dōTERRA’s therapeutic-grade essential oils are 100% pure natural aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants. They do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients that would dilute their active qualities and they are guaranteed to be 100% pure natural. There is very useful information on their site as well as how to use essential oils safely. They also provide scientific research to support their essential oils for those that are interested. You may visit their site here.

Essential oils are another natural alternative in the treatment of psoriasis. There are many options out there, but we have found that a combination of natural treatments has been the most effective when treating our daughter for her psoriasis. If you have any questions or stories regarding psoriasis, please comment below, and I will respond to you as soon as possible.

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P.S. Melaleuca Tea Tree Oil and several body products containing tea tree oil are also available from Melaleuca. Personally, we use the Renew Products that Melaleuca sells for Kayla. They have a body wash and lotion containing tea tree oil with scientific research to support their products as well. They have the original and patented purest tea tree oil on the market. If you are interested in more information or would like to purchase their products, you can contact me in the comments section or by using the contact us button. You may also visit Melaleuca for more information.

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10 Responses to Essential Oils for Natural Psoriasis Relief
  1. Psoriasis
    July 24, 2012 | 4:33 am

    Really a nice post u have posted related to Psoriasis Treatment, i really like ur’s post ,continue post your updates . It’s really helpful for the users for their treatment.

  2. wkliwanag
    July 24, 2012 | 8:21 am

    Thank you for visiting!

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  4. wkliwanag
    October 14, 2013 | 11:53 am

    Thank you for your kind comments and for visiting our site. Please share with others that will benefit as well.

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    November 21, 2013 | 9:20 am

    Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes that will make the most significant changes.
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  6. wkliwanag
    November 21, 2013 | 9:32 am

    Thank you for visiting and sharing.

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  7. ROSEANNE
    March 25, 2014 | 1:20 am

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. I SUFFER FROM MODERATE TO SEVERE PSORIASIS AND GET VERY LITTLE HELP FROM THE TOPICAL RX….ALSO, THE INJECTIONS ARE NOT ONLY DANGEROUS TO THE AVERAGE PERSON, BUT I COME UP POSITIVE FOR HAVING TB….SO I COULD NEVER TAKE THAT MED….I HAVE BEEN USING TANNING BED TO KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL…IT IS THE VERY LAST OPTION. I HAVE BEEN USING AN EXTREMELY GOOD TEA TREE OIL (FROM MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS)…..BUT IT IS HELPING VERY LITTLE. PERHAPS I NEED A STRONGER POTION…I DILUTE IT WITH GRAPESEED OIL…4:1 IS THE DILUTION FOR IT…PERHAPS I SHOULD USE LESS OIL…

  8. Kathy
    September 14, 2014 | 2:39 pm

    I am new to doTerra, can you tell me how I should mix the oils and what all to use. I have a very close friend that needs help with her psoriasis.

  9. wkliwanag
    September 15, 2014 | 9:59 am

    There is an art to mixing the oils and I would recommend that you look into purchasing the supplemental book that goes along with DoTerra essential oils called “Modern Essentials *5th Edition* A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils (The NEW 5th Edition)” which is available at DoTerra or on Amazon and provides many tips and tools to utilizing the oils correctly. For my daughter’s psoriasis, we have not had to mix the oils. I use tea tree oil (10 drops) in her bath, and lavender directly on her psoriasis lesions for decreasing the inflammation. We also drop several drops of tea tree oil into her lotion while applying and teat tree oil can also be applied directly to a lesion on the scalp or skin. I hope you find this helpful and please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for visiting and commenting. :) Dr. Kirsten

  10. Kathy
    September 17, 2014 | 6:19 am

    Thanks so much, I ordered the book.

    Kathy

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