3 Doctors, 3 different scripts, 28 potential side effects… Tea Tree Oil – A natural scalp psoriasis treatment you can use instead.
Do You suffer from scalp psoriasis? This very common form of psoriasis can be extremely uncomfortable, and embarrassing In extreme cases scalp psoriasis can lead to hair loss as well. If you want to treat your itchy scalp with natural psoriasis remedies we can help bring you relief. There are many ways to treat scalp psoriasis naturally. Below is a way to use tea tree oil for psoriasis treatment.
Naturally antimicrobial, Tea Tree Leaves have been used in their native habitat Australia for ages for all sorts of purposes including sore throats and skin ailments and are even applied to wounds to prevent infection. First refined to Tea Tree Oil in the 1920’s, the essential oil provides a potent form of the beneficial plant.
What does this mean for psoriasis sufferers. In its concentrated form, it is added to lotions, creams, and even shampoo, to aid those with skin conditions of all kinds, including scalp psoriasis. Do not apply directly to skin in full strength as essential oils are very potent and such a strong dose may cause burning.
How to Use Tea Tree Oil for a Natural Scalp Psoriasis Treatment
1.) Tea Tree Oil Shampoo for Psoriasis
The shampoos often prescribed for scalp psoriasis often have corticosteroids that, although usually effective, can have side effects. One of the side effects of corticosteriods is tolerance to the drug, meaning even if it is effective initially eventually it will not work as well. Try one of the below ratios mixed in your shampoo and leave for 5 to 10 minutes.
- 5%-10% Tea Tree Oil by Volume mixed in the Bottle of Shampoo or
- 5-10 Drops Per Application Mixed with Shampoo in your Hand
2.) Tea Tree Oil Conditioner for Psoriasis
If you have really thick hair, chances are you suffer even more from dry scalp, as your head does not get a chance to breathe. Try adding Tea Tree Oil to your conditioner and leave that in your hair for 5 to 10 minutes so you have the added moisturizing benefits of the conditioner.
- 5%-10% Tea Tree Oil by Volume or
- 5-10 Drops Per Application
3.) Tea Tree Oil and Olive Oil Treatment
If you are suffering from an outbreak another option for a natural scalp psoriasis is to combine Tea Tree Oil with an olive oil treatment. It has many benefits for psoriasis and beyond. Warm up some olive oil, with the essential oil added in the ratio below, and massage into scalp. Cover with a shower cap, plastic bag, or plastic wrap and leave in for about an hour. Wash hair well and condition as usual. This treatment is great for scalp psoriasis. It is even an effective treatment for getting rid of lice. Click the link below for more detailed information and the Tea Tree Oil Olive Oil Scalp Psoriasis Treatment Video.
- 5-10 Drops Tea Tree Oil to 1 Cup of Olive Oil