Treating Psoriasis with Essential Oils
Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that new skin cells grow faster than the dead cells are shed giving the skin an appearance of redness with thick skin that can look scaly. Areas that are affected can be small areas or larger areas, sometimes covering the entire body causing untold distress to the person suffering.
Aromatherapy cannot cure psoriasis, but it can help alleviate symptoms and improve the skins appearance. Psoriasis is not connected to allergies and is not contagious. It can be hereditary and stress can definitely affect it.
Rubbing a light cream with essential oils for the condition into the skin can help reduce scaliness and improve the appearance of the skin and help to boost your confidence.
Essential Oils for Psoriasis
Essential oils can help you to de stress and therefore not aggravate the condition. Oils like Bergamot, Lavender and Chamomile are anti-depressant and sedative oils and will help you relax and reduce stress.
Anti Inflammatory and astringent oils like Sandalwood, Chamomile, Lavender, Rose and Tea Tree can also help improve the appearance of the condition. A blend of 2 or 3 of these oils mixed in with a natural cream or some carrier oils and rubbed onto the affected areas every day will help soothe the skin.