Have questions about this recipe? Please check the information box below the recipe of this post before asking your question below or in our facebook group.

Lea Jacobson
Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and author of Essential Oil Profiles
p.s. This post may contain affiliate links. This doesn't cost you any more, and helps to support more great content. Thank you!

This recipe was originally written and published in 2014.

My daughter’s back gets hot, especially with her hair laying on it all the time (she loves her hair down!). Last month she got a heat rash that flared by her scratching a bug bite in the same area. We treated just with the witch hazel, and it went away within a week.

She got the heat rash and bug-bites combo again, and this time I added essential oils to the blend to accelerate the healing process and kill the itch. This is a 
1% dilution and safe for children. Read more about dilutions here.

Witch hazel
makes for an awesome base since it’s naturally astringent and soothing. I like 
this witch hazel by Dickenson's.
Lavender Lavandula angustifola – due to it’s analgesic (pain-relieving), anti-inflammatory, cicatrisant (cell-regenerative and scar-healing), anti-infectious, wound-healing, and skin-healing properties.
Frankincense – also analgesic (pain-relieving), anti-inflammatory, cicatrisant (cell-regenerative and scar-healing), and skin-healing properties.
Tea Tree – anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-infectious.

You can apply by adding a few drops to a cotton round, but my best recommendation is to spray it on. I like to use 
these 2 ounce glass spray bottles. If using around kids, these aluminum brushed spray bottles might be a better idea.

Itch-Be-Gone recipe


  • 6 drops Lavender essential oil Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula officinalis, Lavandula vera
  • 4 drops Tea Tree essential oil Melaleuca alternifolia, Melaleuca linariifolia var.alternifolia
  • 2 drops Frankincense essential oil ideally Boswellia carterii (Boswellia sacra), but Boswellia frereana and Boswellia serrata will also work
  • 2 ounces Witch Hazel I like this one.

This makes a 1% dilution.

  1. Shake well* before spritzing on itchy or irritated skin, including rashes.

*Whenever you add essential oils to witch hazel you want to be sure to shakeshakeshake before applying to the skin. Another option is adding Solubol or even liquid soap to help disperse the essential oils into the witch hazel.


This recipe is safe for:

You can use other anti-histamine essential oils as found in our resources: Essential Oil Profiles, and our therapeutic properties app.

Rivertree Life 10ml roller bottles on amazon. Due to the high dilution of this recipe, roller bottles with stainless steel balls are recommended.

There are many carrier oils that can be used for this recipe. I typically use Jojoba oil for most uses, but you can read about various options here: Choosing Carriers for Essential Oils.

My opinion on brands can be found here.

Craving more knowledge? Learn the benefits of essential oils and what you can use them for, as well as important safety information for the essential oils you use. Available in print book (while supplies last), ebook, and app formats by clicking here, or the image below.