Pure Home Remedies For Itching

Let us find some serious home remedies for itching skin that can be so helpful to you. Itchy skin can be caused by many different factors such as dryness, skin conditions,  certain lotions, creams, ointments, allergy conditions, drugs, internal conditions, pregnancy,  and certain medications that usually end with “-caine” or “-dryl”.

Chronic or severe conditions will need immediate medical attention. However you can relieve normal itching with natural cures.


Home remedies for itching

Let us look into some of these itching home remedies and consider which ones can be suitable to your conditions.

Grapefruit seed extract remedy: Get a grapefruit extract especially the one which says Nutribiotic grapefruit seed extract and add 3 drops into ½ cup of water. Deep a cotton ball in the solution and apply it to the itching place, quite often for treatment. You can get the grapefruit seed extract in natural health stores or online.

The milk remedy: Pour some 100% milk into a wash cloth and wring it out.  Place the wet milky cloth on the itchy part of the body for treatment.

Coarse salt remedy: Clean your itchy area with wet towel and rub the area with coarse kosher salt a number of times until the itching stops.

Oatmeal and Bay essential oil: Mix a few drops of bay essential oil into 3-4 tablespoons of oatmeal and apply to the itching area of the body.

Barber’s itch remedy: Take a little bit of flour of sulfur and add enough lard to make ointment and use it over the problem part of your body as itching relief.


Rectal area treatment

You might also want to consider some home remedies for itching that affect the rectal area sometimes.

Food and drink elimination remedies: Caffeine products can cause rectal itching. Cut down on all caffeine products drastically and observe the results. Beer, citrus fruits and tomatoes can also cause itching in the rectum. Cut down on them too and observe the outcome.

Yeast growth can also trigger rectal itch so you may try eliminating yeast products to see how it feels. Wash your rectal area with apple cider vinegar or apply yogurt to the area and change it every hour. Work with these home remedies for itching if this kind of problem affects you.


You might want to eliminate some other foods that can cause general itches and rash and observe the outcome. Such foods include meats that have nitrates, wheat products, eggs, refined foods, sugar, and fried foods.

Peanut oil remedy

If you feel wet sensations and itches around your scrotum, dip a cotton ball in peanut oil and apply it to the area 5 times in a day. Do not wash it with hot water. This will relieve the itching.

See remedies for jock itch also


Lard - black pepper home remedies for itching

Combine the following home remedies together for itching for your treatment.

  • 2 tablespoons of lard
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of flour of sulfur

Place all these ingredients in a bowl and bring to boil for about 3 minutes. Set aside to cool and add the flour of sulfur to it. Smear your itching areas 3 evenings successfully before going to bed. Do not change your clothes. After the third day wash your body with castile soap, and all your clothes in a laundry.

Barley flour remedy

Use the following remedy for treating any kind of body itch.

  • 1 cup of barley flour
  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • Warm water

Pour the barley flour and the apple cider vinegar into the tubful of warm water. Relax in it and allow the ingredients in the water take care of the itching skin and restore the proper pH to the skin.

Balm of Gilead and peppermint

Combine equal parts of these ingredients to stop any kind of itching and scratching.

  • Balm of Gilead (dried)
  • Chickweed (dried)
  • Peppermint (dried)
  • ¼ cup of witch hazel
  • 1 cup of water

Place equal parts of the 3 dried herbs in a bowl and mix well. Scoop 1 teaspoonful of the mixture into 1 cup of water and bring to boil. Remove from heat, cover and let it steep a few minutes. Add the witch hazel and stir to blend. Pour content into a handheld spray bottle and spray it to any part of your body itching for relieve. Use these home remedies for itching anywhere you are.

More remedies

Sea salt bath: Are you itching all over your body with no rash? Any time you want to take a shower, add enough sea salt to the bath water to taste salty and wash your body with it as remedy for itching.

Ginger remedy: Crush 1 cup of ginger and soak it in 2 cups of white wine for 48 hours (2 days). Deep a cotton ball inside and apply it to the itching skin many times in a day for relief.

Baking soda temporary relief: When you come out of the shower pour some baking soda into your palm and rub it into the damp areas itching you for relief.

Do not wear synthetic garment because the do not permit good air flow to the body.

Do not use detergents on the skin but go for mild castile soap. If your itching is caused by lack of moisture in your room, consider investing in humidifier.

Any of these home remedies for itching can help release you of the discomforting itching condition you find yourself in.

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