Top 3 Essential Oils to Help Treat Psoriasis

Top 3 Essential Oils To Help Treat Psoriasis

What are the Symptoms of Psoriasis?

The symptoms include itchy, raised patches of dead cracked skin that may appear all over the body. Psoriasis can be extremely painful and many people feel embarrassed when they have an outbreak. Fortunately, both the symptoms and the causes of psoriasis outbreaks can be treated with a little help from essential oils. Essentials oils can be used both topically and diffused as a way to reduce the pain and itching and help you feel better and more confident about your skin.

What Causes Psoriasis?

The cause of psoriasis is unknown, but it is thought to be a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Some people may inherit genes that make them more likely to get psoriasis, while others may get it from exposure to certain environmental factors, such as infections or stress. Some doctors believe this skin condition is caused by autoimmune disease.

How Topically-Applied Essential Oils Can Help Treat Psoriasis

Psoriasis can be treated topically with essential oils by applying them directly to the affected areas. Topically applied essential oils can moisturize the skin reducing the itching and the anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties can help reduce the overall pain of the site. However, since people with psoriasis also tend to have sensitive and delicate skin, it is highly recommended that when applying essential oils topically you mix the treating essential oil with a carrier oil like coconut or sweet almond oil to prevent irritation. The optimal ratio is 2% essential oil to 98% carrier oil. Before applying your essential oil blend to the affected area, you should test your mixture on a clear patch of skin to make sure that it does not cause any irritation.

The Top Three Essential Oils for Topically Treating Psoriasis

For treating psoriasis topically, it is important that you choose essential oils that have anti-inflammatory effects to help reduce the pain of the outbreak. The three best essential oils for topically treating psoriasis include:

Tea Tree Essential Oil: Tea tree essential oil is one of the most powerful oils for treating skin conditions. It helps reduce inflammation, prevent infection of the affected area, and stimulates the immune system to help support skin health. Tea tree oil is also very moisturizing and can help soothe and soften the affected area.

Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender essential oil also has anti-inflammatory properties and can help promote new skin growth in the affected areas. Lavender also helps reduce stress which can trigger psoriasis outbreaks, so it’s a great oil to use in the full treatment of psoriasis.

Rose Geranium Oil: Rose geranium oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties so it is great for treating any skin condition including psoriasis. It is excellent for helping remove and treat stubborn patches of psoriasis to promote new skin growth in the area.

These three oils can also be mixed into a blend to treat the area, just make sure to mix them in the same ratio with the carrier oil.

Top 3 Essential Oils to Help Treat Psoriasis

What Drugs are Used to Treat Psoriasis?

There are a variety of drugs that are used by western doctors to treat psoriasis. Some of the most common include corticosteroids, vitamin D analogues, and immunosuppressants. Each drug has its own set of side effects, so it is important to discuss the options with a doctor before starting any treatment.


What is the Difference Between Psoriasis and Psoriasis Vulgaris?

Psoriasis and psoriasis vulgaris are both diseases that cause skin lesions, but they are caused by different mechanisms. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that results from the overactivity of T cells, while psoriasis vulgaris is caused by the accumulation of dead skin cells. Psoriasis vulgaris is the most common type of psoriasis, and it can be treated with topical treatments like creams and ointments. Psoriasis is a more serious condition that often requires systemic treatments like immunosuppressants.

How Diffused Essential Oils Can Help Treat Psoriasis

Outbreaks of psoriasis are usually triggered by periods of high stress. Diffusing stress-relieving essential oils can help reduce the levels of stress, thereby reducing the triggers. There are many great essential oils that can help reduce stress through diffusion. Whether you choose a stress-relieving essential oil blend, like our favorite Serenity from our designer series or a single oil like ylang ylang, lavender, grapefruit or rose geranium, diffusing oils regularly or during periods of high stress can help reduce outbreaks of psoriasis.

The Importance of Using Pure Essential Oils

When using an essential oil to treat a medical condition like psoriasis, it is crucial that you choose a high quality, pure essential oils extracted directly from the herbs, barks, or flowers. Many essential oils on the market are simply perfume oils that are scented with chemicals or a mix of different plants and a carrier oil. These oils can cause severe skin irritation, especially when applied topically to a patch of psoriasis. So when purchasing essential oils, make sure that they are 100% pure like the oils found at Organic Aromas, otherwise you may exacerbate your condition. This is also very important when it comes to diffusion for stress relief, as perfume oils are not effective at bringing relief and can even trigger health issues like allergies.

So if you are looking for a natural way to treat your psoriasis, start with a topical treatment of tea tree, lavender, or rose geranium and then combine it with diffusing stress relieving oils to reduce breakouts. Make sure to only use 100% pure essential oils for the most effective treatment.

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Top 3 Essential Oils to Help Treat Psoriasis


51 thoughts on “Top 3 Essential Oils to Help Treat Psoriasis

  1. Eliziii says:

    He probably just had a really bad case dandruff, Seb derm, paid more attention to hair washing or whatever.
    Psoriasis cannot be healed from the external body.

  2. jade says:

    I am confused why it is recommended to use lavender oil if it promotes new skin growth in the affected areas?? Isn’t this the exact issue for psoriasis which is a skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin?

  3. Patty says:

    I just started using the body oil lavender I’ll let ya know how it goes.. suffering a lot with psoriasis. Don’t want to give up.

  4. Cathy says:

    So for psoriasis, the 3 best oils are Rose geranium, lavender & tea tree? I’ve read in the comments not to use lavender, is this true? Don’t want to make it worse!!!!

  5. user says:

    This stuff can help relax which is always a good thing, but it’s a band-aid. Plain and simple. the best way to combat psoriasis is fixing it inside not outside. 9 times out of 10 people that have psoriasis have digestive problems which contributes to it. Usually something like leaky gut where your small intestine has holes in it and the bad stuff is escaping into your blood stream etc. Try enzyme tablets to help really break your food down better, l-glutamine to repair the walls and eat really, really healthy. No bad foods at all. Sooner or later you will see improvements far better than oils.

  6. Rita says:

    I use foderma serum to calm psoriasis patches along with other meds. I use it twice a day and it does much longer lasting than any lotion I used to use.

  7. Suzie says:

    Leanne, you say NEVER USE IT! I have psoriasis, I need help, USE IT OR DON’T? Also Thyroid, What helps thyroid, which oils Thank you I need help immediately!

  8. Jody says:

    Lavender is wonderful to helping clear up psoriasis.

    My brother put some pure oil in his shampoo and it is gone on his head.

    He has battled it for many years and he finally has relief.

  9. Leanne says:

    NEVER EVR use Lavender oil with Psorisis ! its ok with excema but not psorisis makes it much worse and painfully inflames the skin . i learned this from my tutor who after more than 30 years of professional remidial massage treatment became a tutor His wife was a professional aromatherapist . that was 22 years ago and i have found it to be acurate in my own massage business . thats 52 years of treatment experience .

  10. Eleonor says:

    I have skin condition..and the oils helps a lot..even i love to use it in my face..people tells me that i look younger than my age cause i dont use lotions..only oils

  11. Justine says:

    Very interested in trying some of these remedies with my mother who struggles with psoriasis especially as seasons and allergens change.
    Also interested to see if they have any impact on psoriatic arthritis

  12. Heather Smith says:

    I have psoriasis, so this article was very helpful. I plan to purchase the waterless oil diffuser from organic aroma’s soon to also help. I love coming home to oil smells and not chemicals from candles.

  13. H Pierson says:

    I have this condition and finding natual alternatives to prescription drugs is always welcome information. I will be trying these.

  14. Natasha Hackstein says:

    I definitely will try the blend of oils for people I know with psoriasis. I have theses oils on hand at all times! Destressing is so very important weather skin condition or keeping those neck knots at bay or just getting through the day.

  15. Bambi Lefleur julie says:

    makes complete sense… willing to try homeopathic and nautral due to my sensitive skin. great info and thank you!

  16. agata says:

    Thank U for Great article, it’s very heplfull.
    I am Cosmetologist, I know this problem in practise. How big it is for clients with psioriasis. I recommend clients with this desease start with a natural therapy treatment. Only 100% pure essential oils with good quality…
    Especially lavender calm tenses and relax the mind. Usualy I preffer it with aromatherapy in beauty salon or just relax and home, its’ very helpfull with normal life. In Psioriasis problem but in everyone single life. By the way…. Lavender is awesome even for better sleeping!
    Recommend only pure essetial oils.

  17. D says:

    Essential oils are great!! Keep in mind that they are not safe to use around cats though. The reason is because cats lack a certain liver enzyme and so basically essential oils build up in their little bodies as toxins and because they cannot get rid of these toxins, they can get sick and die!! There is much controversy about which oils are safe/unsafe for cats. Please be careful!!

  18. Cairine says:

    I don’t know anyone with psoriasis at the moment but have done. Good thing to remember this information as it might help other skin problems as well.

  19. Michaelah Lazo says:

    Thank you so much for these very informative tips. Always impressed with the quality and education I receive from Organic Aromas!

  20. Dale Dean says:

    I’m just getting into essential oils and looking for web sites with integrity and good products and information. It sure takes time to begin to feel confident with a particular site. So far I have been impressed with the products and information that I’ve been able to get from Organic Aromas. I just got my first news letter today and saw the article on psoriasis. I’ve had some on my upper and lower legs and elbows. Not really bad but, annoying. I have been putting coconut oil, sesame seed oil and some I’ve mixed frankincense, peppermint and lemon. Haven’t seen much change yet. I will put together the combo of what you have suggested in the article, I just have to get some rose geranium first. Although, I think I will try the oils I already have, tea tree and lavender.

  21. Kristi Williams says:

    Thank you for such great, informative tips! I keep hearing so much good stuff about Rose Geranium Oil! I will definitely utilize this one both topically and diffused. My sister will be excited about trying this.

  22. Brittany says:

    Very informative…….I also like using tea tree oil and lavender in my shampoo bottle for dandruff….works wonders!

  23. Lynne Marmulstein says:

    Thsnk you for this valuable information! You guys rock; love your nebuluzers, EO’s and service level. So happy to be a customer and share with others that are looking for quality products. Thank you!

  24. Mary H Anderson says:

    Being a Holistic Esthetician and Certified Aromatherapist for over 26 years, I can vouch that I cleared up a client’s psoriasis condition by using a diluted massage blend of Lemon and Cedarwood with a bi-weekly protocol for 4 months. Great suggestions here.

  25. Mary H Anderson says:

    Being a Holistic Esthetician and Certified Aromatherapist for over 26 years, I can vouch that I cleared up a client’s psoriasis condition by using a diluted massage blend of Lemon and Cedarwood with a bi-weekly protocol for 4 months. Great suggestions here.

  26. Brookie says:

    Ooh, I had heard about the “repeat offenders”, (tea tree and lavender) but I was unfamiliar with using rose geranium for its antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Wonderful to know! What I especially like, is that we can double-team skin conditions by using specific oils on the skin and other pertinent oils in the diffuser. I learn something every time I read one of your posts!

  27. Joni says:

    I didn’t realize rose geranium had antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties too. It smells so pretty.

  28. Toni Sprouse says:

    I learn so much about oils from your blog! I started small and so far I only own lemon, lavender, and peppermint, but I am amazed at all the medicinal properties of these oils!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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