Homemade itch relief spray is a must-have for everyone, whether you live in the country, where poison ivy is always a threat, or in the city, where mosquitos are everywhere.
I worked really hard memorizing poisonous plant and what they look like hoping to avoid getting poison ivy this year.
Aaaand it didn’t work.
Last week I somehow got into it, and I’m blaming the goats. I love my girls, but unfortunately, they love poison ivy the way I love chocolate and peanut butter (which is together, and a lot), and when they get it on their coats, they rub it off on me.
My husband seems to have developed an immunity to poison ivy – lucky him, right? – but I just itch, and itch, and itch. Same thing with mosquito, tick, and chigger bites. The itching makes me crazy!
Naturally, I went looking for ways to control the itching naturally, and to my surprise, found that I already had quite a few of the most highly rated items. Why hadn’t I done this before!
The result is my version of a natural homemade itch relief spray. It works. It really works! And I’m so, so happy.
I highly recommend trying this for your itches that need attention!
This recipe is very similar to our after sun spray, which is amazing, and I definitely recommend – especially if you don’t happen to have aloe vera gel on hand to make this recipe right away.
Homemade Itch Relief Spray
- 1/4 cup aloe vera gel (I love this one)
- 1/4 cup witch hazel
- 10-15 drops tea tree oil (I use this brand)
- 10-15 drops lavender, chamomile, or other skin-soothing essential oil (optional)
Add all ingredients into an empty spray bottle, screw on cap, and shake gently to mix.
Swirl to mix before each use.
Apply as needed.
Note: If you use real, natural aloe vera gel, this mix will be only slightly thicker than water, and easily sprayable. If you use the really thick aloe vera gel that you see in Walmart, you way want to just apply this as lotion.
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