7. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera contains excellent anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce swelling, inflammation and pain. Its vitamin E content helps keep the skin moisturized, which in turn reduces itching.
- Extract the gel from an aloe vera leaf and apply it on the affected area. Leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Use this remedy 2 or 3 times daily.
- Another option is to mix a few drops each of peppermint oil and olive oil in ½ cup of fresh aloe vera gel. Apply this mixture on the affected area. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat 2 or 3 times a day.
8. Olive Oil
Olive oil can also be used to get respite from the irritation and inflammation. It is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants that reduce itching and facilitate healing.
- After rinsing the affected area with water, put some olive oil on it. Reapply several times a day.
- Alternatively, prepare a paste with equal parts of olive oil and honey. Apply it on the affected area a few times daily until it heals completely.
- Another option is to mix a few drops of tea tree oil in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and apply it on the affected area. Repeat a few times daily.