How to Make Your Own Anti-Itch Cream

Stop the itch in its tracks by mixing a few simple ingredients.

You will need

  • Antihistamine tablets
  • u00be cup hot water
  • Packet instant oatmeal
  • Baking soda
  • Washcloths
  • Aloe vera plant
  • u00bd oz. dried basil
  • 2 oz. witch hazel
  • 15 drops tea tree oil
  • Spray bottle
  • u00bd oz. cloves (optional)

Step 1 Use antihistamines Crush several antihistamine tablets and add a few drops of water to make a paste. Spread the paste on the itchy area. Antihistamines contain diphenhydramine, which numbs skin.

Step 2 Use oatmeal Mix the hot water with a 1½-ounce packet of instant oatmeal. Let it cool and spread it on the itch. Oatmeal has anti-itch properties and is effective for large areas, such as those affected by chicken pox, poison oak and poison ivy.

Step 3 Mix baking soda and water Mix three parts baking soda with one part water and apply the resulting paste to the itchy area. The paste will harden into a crust and soothe irritated skin.

Step 4 Use aloe vera Snap off an aloe vera leaf, split it down the middle, and squeeze the gel onto the itch.

Step 5 Use basil Make a tea with ½ ounce dried basil and 1 pint of water. Cover the tea until it cools and then apply it to irritated skin with a washcloth. Basil contains a natural anesthetic called eugenol.

Step 6 Mix solution Mix a solution of 2 ounces witch hazel, 2 ounces aloe vera gel, and 15 drops tea tree oil. Put it in a spray bottle and spray your itch.