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Stupid Easy Anti-Itch Spray For Oozing Eczema Rashes

Stupid Easy Anti-Itch Spray For Oozing Eczema Rashes

I called this recipe “stupid easy” because there are literally just two ingredients and the only way to mess it up is to put too much tea tree oil in this recipe. But even if you do that, you can still salvage it by adding more water to improve the ratios.

I’ve been using this spray for the past 4 years on hot, itchy and oozing rashes and it has never let me down. It contains therapeutic tea tree oil which is amazing for any bacterial or fungal infections and its aromatherapeutic qualities makes it very calming to the mind as well as inflamed, oozing skin.

Without further ado, let’s get into it!


  • 1 empty 4oz spray bottle
  • 4 ounces of distilled water
  • 5 to 20 drops of organic tea tree essential oil



  1. Open the spray bottle and fill it with the water.
  2. Start with 5 drops of tea tree essential oil.
  3. If desired, add in additional oil at 5-drop increments until it is at a comfortable strength.

Author’s Note: Personally I like a stronger spray so I tend to put in 20 and sometimes up to 30 drops of tea tree oil depending on the quality of the oil and how it feels when I spray it on my rashes. Some brands of oils are stronger than others so you can experiment with what you have.



Most recipes will call for 5 to 10 drops of an essential oil in this size of a carrier. But, I think this is probably only if you have non-reactive or clear skin. I think it needs to be a bit stronger to have more of a therapeutic effect. If you have a very large, swollen, or oozy rash, it definitely helps to have a stronger concentration of tea tree oil than water.

This is much better than putting it in a carrier oil because the oil will tend to trap in any heat making the skin feel even more hot, itchy and uncomfortable in my experience.

Cooling water

If you use it in a medium of water, it applies the therapeutic tea tree oil onto the rash while also allowing it to cool down and dry out the ooziness a bit more from the water content. Though, I would caution going over 30 drops in 4oz of water because then it might become too volatile and stimulating on the skin which might ironically irritate or overly dry out the affected area.

You can always adjust the ratios and make larger batches if you find this to be a useful spray. Hope you try this spray out. If you do please let us know how it goes in the comments section below!

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  • tbschommer
    1 year ago

    This has helped me especially when I have spots (usually on the lower calf) that itch extremely. It’s not the “simple” kind of mosquito bite itch, and doesn’t stop after scratching, but rather returns after a few seconds with a vengeance, again and again, sometimes for over an hour.

    Now I can resist scratching (takes some brain power!) after a few minutes, and with the help of an anti-histamine it’s bearable.

    So thank you very much for this simple but effective tip 🙂

  • Terry Alabata author
    1 year ago

    Also, curious if you add deep breathing exercises to your itch recovery methods? In case you don’t already do this, although it seems counterintuitive, I find deep exhalations helpful to calm my mind. At first it feels like letting go of control, but being so relaxed and letting go of my breath really helps me to simmer down sooner and also with the kind of reaction I have to itching. Wishing you continued relief!

  • Terry Alabata author
    1 year ago

    Thank you so much Torsten for giving it a try and getting such a great result from it! I really appreciate you having an open mind for herbal recipes and taking the time to give your feedback on it! Hope it continues to provide relief to you as it continues to do for me! 😀

  • Sarah Wallin moderator
    1 year ago

    @tbschommer, Terry and I are delighted to hear that this DIY spray recipe has helped you! The itch that keeps coming back can be sooo annoying to deal with.

    I like that you pointed out that it’s a combination of brain power and anti-histamines which also help you to resist scratching. Appreciate you taking the time to try this out and provide your feedback.

    -Sarah ( Team Member)

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