Homemade Natural Psoriasis Shampoo
Tired of an Itchy Scalp?
Scalp psoriasis is one of the most common forms of psoriasis. If you have it you don't need any explanation. For those who don't, psoriasis is characterized by itchy, scaly, sometimes painful lesions on the skin. It is caused from the skin regenerating itself in a period of days, rather than the typical month. As the skin multiplies it becomes irritated, and the shedding skin can look like serious dandruff. The itching that comes with scalp psoriasis is almost too much to tolerate, as anyone who has it can attest to. It is also a traditionally hard area to treat. It doesn't get sun as easily as the majority of your skin either, which is one of the best natural was to treat psoriasis.
Fortunately there are ways to combat the intense itching. One way is with the natural psoriasis shampoo in the video above. More than a shampoo, it is really just a natural psoriasis remedy that is formulated here to apply to your scalp psoriasis.
Three Home Remedies for Psoriasis:
- Baking soda
- Apple cider vinegar
- Coconut oil
For your scalp psoriasis treatment:
- Use a mixture of about 1 tablespoon of baking soda to 1 cup of water.
- Mix well until the baking soda is dissolved or suspended in the water and apply to scalp.
- Let the mixture sit for a few minutes and rinse thoroughly.
There are two products I always wonder about how they make any money. The first is salt—the last box of kosher salt I bought cost $1.69 and lasted for 8 months. The other is baking soda. It too is inexpensive, and it seems to sit in the cabinet forever. Fortunately baking soda has a million uses. The more you know what it can do, besides help an occasional batch of cookies rise, the more you will discover the magic of having it on hand. For now we will focus on its amazing power to relieve itching.
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) has antibacterial properties that can neutralize bacteria. It is this because of this neutralizing, and its soothing properties, that lends baking soda to being used as a topical itch reliever.
- The proper ratio would be about 1-1/2 cups of baking soda to 3 gallons of water.
- Simply dissolve the baking soda in water and apply with a rag soaked in this mixture, pour over affected area or soak in the mixture.
You can make yourself a bath with baking soda to soak in if you have lots of lesions.
Apple Cider Vinegar
For a scalp psoriasis shampoo:
- Use approximately 1 tablespoon to one cup of water.
- Apply to your scalp after rinsing the baking soda mixture out.
Remember not to apply it directly to your skin to avoid burning.
Apple cider vinegar is another kitchen cabinet staple, as the uses for it are vast. It has been used to aid in weight loss and treating acne. We could go on forever about how helpful it is, but we will get back to the subject at hand, scalp psoriasis.
Apple cider vinegar is a natural antiseptic. When applied to wounds it prevents viruses or yeast from multiplying, helping reduce the risk of infection. It also acts as a curative to fungus as well as an ability to detoxify the skin. For these reasons it is extremely beneficial to helping heal scalp psoriasis lesions.
- It too can be used in a bath at a rate of about 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to 1 gallon of water. You can soak in this bath to help detoxify the skin and keep fungus from spreading, speeding up the healing process of widespread or severe lesions.
Coconut Oil Conditioner
Whether or not you have scalp psoriasis, coconut oil is a great product to use as a conditioner. It also moisturizes the lesions caused by psoriasis, loosening the scales and helping to keep itching down.
A little coconut oil goes a long way so it is cost effective as well as natural. I love this stuff and I use it even when I don't have outbreaks. The key is to make sure you rinse it thoroughly to avoid excess which can result in your hair having a wet almost oily look. If you rinse it well however, you will have healthy hair with a healthy shine.
I hope that this simple, natural, scalp psoriasis shampoo will help you as much as it does for me. I know that all things have different results for different psoriasis, but at the very least this should help relieve the itching and help you heal faster. Remember to apply the baking soda first and then the vinegar; don't apply them together or you might have a science experiment on your head (i.e., a volcano).
Use this mixture in place of your standard shampoo for two or three weeks and your scalp psoriasis should be well under control.