Homemade Itch Relief Spray


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. 

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I worked really hard memorizing poisonous plants 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!

Natural Itch Relief with a Homemade Remedy

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 it – especially if you don’t happen to have aloe vera gel on hand to make this recipe right away.

Homemade Itch Relief Spray Recipe

  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1/4 cup witch hazel
  • 10-15 drops tea tree oil (I use the Young Living brand)
  • 10-15 drops lavender, chamomile, or other skin-soothing essential oil (optional)

Add all ingredients into an empty spray bottle, screw on the 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 may want to just apply this as lotion.

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  1. Well that was a TOTALWASTE of money. Gee thanks. “Frugal” would have been not spending money on your ^$^*% recipe so I can still itch like crazy while stinking of essential oils. Oh well, my mistake – – – I trusted you.

    1. I’m so sorry this did not work for you. I and others have found it to be very helpful.
      It could be that your skin reacts poorly to one of the ingredients, so you might want to try using witch hazel, and/or aloe vera gel by themselves and see what happens. If one of them works, awesome! You could also try adding essential oils one at a time.

      Again, I’m so sorry this recipe didn’t work for you. I can empathize with incessant itching – it nearly drove me crazy during my last pregnancy!


  2. Lol, you’re too nice. Don’t apologize to the scum who is clearly just going out of his/her way to make you feel bad. Your recipe is great, it works for so many people (including myself and family). That person is just one of those low life dirtbags who have nothing better to do with their pitiful time other than to make someone else feel like they did something wrong. Not your fault in the least bit. Remember, it is just as easy to say something like, “unfortunately this did not work for me, but thanks for posting anyway!” 🙂

  3. I don’t know what area you live in, but you should also look into Jewelweed. It grows naturally where I am from. It is the only natural neutralize of the oil on poison ivy plants. Anyway, I pick the jewelweed ans steep in witch hazel and it makes an amazing anit itch spray.

    1. Thanks for sharing that tip! I wish sure wish jewel weed grew here! Where I grew up, it grew all over creek beds and wet places, here in Texas, not so much.

  4. This works so well, thank you so much! I have a prescription cream I use and just lost my health insurance. This is a lifesaver. Thank you so much!!

  5. Love this stuff! I have Chronic Autoimmune Urticaria and often have head-to-toe, itchy hives…. miserable! I use your itch spray, as is, on smaller areas, but when I’m covered, I mix your itch spray with fragrance-free lotion. I can cover my whole body much easier and often! It really does make living with chronic hives so much more comfortable. Thanks!!

  6. I have bibromyalgia and diabetes, and those things can really mess with skin. As a result, I end up with dry, itchy skin all over. I use several of the Gold Bond products, but I’ve been looking for a spray such as this one. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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