A bug bite, a scrape, eczema, or another ailment can make skin extra sensitive and itchy. For natural relief, try our lineup of creams and balms—they come highly recommended by Thrive Market members.
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Top Itch Relief Brands
Get the relief you need—fast! These brands have developed a range of products to help you wave goodbye to itchy skin.
The founder of Motherlove, Kathryn Higgins, grew up in a family of Minnesota medical researchers before moving to Colorado. When Higgins was pregnant, she couldn’t find the natural products she wanted and decided to make her own, blending her background with a love of plants. Motherlove’s balms and salves feature USDA Certified ingredients such as calendula, lavender, nettle, myrrh, and rosehip oil.
An outdoor enthusiast founded this company after he grew tired of using DEET-based insect repellent and set out to develop a chemical-free option. This natural brand is based in Newport, New Hampshire, and makes everything you need to enjoy the outdoors safely, from sunscreen and first-aid supplies to medicated soaps and bug repellant.
In addition to a well-loved line of skin-care products that includes cleansers and moisturizers, ACURE offers a unique lotion aimed at targeting itch relief—keep reading for all the details! This family-owned brand originally set out to prove that natural products that work don’t have to be out of reach. In addition to creating its affordable line of clean skin care, ACURE advocates for organic agriculture and works to keep pesticides off your skin and out of our food system.
Best Itch Relief Products
You won’t want to leave home without our most popular anti-itch products.
Motherlove Green Salve
Make this tiny jar your summer must-have! The light green balm targets bites and bruises with organic olive oil and beeswax to quickly remove itchiness.
ACURE Calming Itch & Irritation Lotion
Ideal for year-round use, this gentle lotion (in a vegan formula!) uses lavender and colloidal oatmeal to help calm dry, irritated skin. You can rub on as much as you need without worrying about parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, or silicone.
All Terrain Ditch the Itch Bar Soap
Non-GMO and paraben-free, this bar soap is formulated with neem oil, tea tree oil, and oat extract to help cleanse and calm skin that’s irritated due to eczema or rashes. You can also keep this bar on hand to help with insect bites or poison ivy.
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