Scalp Psoriasis is a painful and embarrassing condition that one can have. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that can affect the skin, including the scalp. The National Psoriasis Foundation report that 2-3% of the US population suffers from this chronic condition.
When our immune system sends the wrong signals to the body, Psoriasis will start developing. The most common type of psoriasis causes dry, red patches to form on the skin and about half the people with Psoriasis have it on the scalp. The skin cells on your scalp grow too quickly and make a powdery or thick scales called plaques. The body has a difficult time shedding the excess cells fast enough.
Currently there is no cure for Scalp Psoriasis, however Essential Oils may help reduce scalp psoriasis without any side effects. Often Essential Oils are considered an alternative therapy for treating skin and health conditions.
Best Essential Oils for Scalp
Tea Tree Oil Essential:
Tea tree also known as Melaleuca has antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties that support the immune system function. Highly popular for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. Highly beneficial in treating fungal outbreaks. Aids in healthy immune function. Protects against seasonal and environmental threats.
Mix Tea Tree oil with any carrier oil and apply to the affected area several times a day to get relief.
Peppermint Essential Oil:
Peppermint essential oil may help with scalp psoriasis due to its powerful properties. It can be used to relieve skin irritation and itchiness while also reducing skin redness where inflammation is present.
Apply one to two drops of Peppermint essential oil to desired area. Dilute with Spark Naturals Carrier Oils to help with any skin sensitivity.
Lavender Essential Oil:
Lavender essential oil contains anti-inflammatory properties which helps with scalp psoriasis. Lavender essential oil calms and soothes skin irritation. It also helps combat stress and reduce feelings of anxiety that trigger the psoriasis outbreaks on the skin.
Apply one to two drops of Lavender essential oils to desired area. Dilute with Spark Naturals Carrier Oils to help with any skin sensitivity.
Oregano Essential Oil:
Oregano essential oil is one of the most potent essential oils on the market. It is a very hot, powerful essential oil and has been used for centuries for its cleansing and immune-supporting properties. Oregano essential oil has many antimicrobial properties that have demonstrated the ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi.
Dilute 1-2 drops of Oregano essential oil with 1 ounce of any Spark Naturals carrier oil before applying.
Note: We prefer using Coconut Oil as our carrier oil of choice for scalp psoriasis. Coconut oil soothes scalp conditions and can fight fungal infections.