There are 2 essential oils in particular that I have seen provide instant and long term relief with regular use. Geranium and lavender essential oils, when combined, are extremely soothing for itchy, irritated skin.
Here is a simple aromatherapy recipe that I have seen yield exceptional results.
1 ounce Aloe Gel
5 drops Geranium Essential Oil
5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Pour the aloe gel in a 1 ounce pump or spray bottle. Then add the lavender and geranium essential oil drops. Put your lid on and give it a good shake. Apply daily when you have flair ups or itchiness.
If you are preparing this for a child between 6 months and 2 years of age, reduce the geranium and lavender essential oils drops to 1 of each. For children 2 to 6 years of age, use 2 drops each of the lavender and geranium. For children under 6 months of age, check out our Coconut Body Balm. It doesn't contain any essential oils and is safe for babies.