If your scalp gets super dry and itchy like mine, I have a DIY for you! It’s an Aloe & Salicylic Acid Scalp Treatment that helps ditch the itch. Luckily for us, this DIY is super simple thanks to salicylic acid being in aspirin!
Aloe & Salicylic Acid Scalp Treatment Recipe
The base recipe is just two ingredients:
– 1 fresh aloe leaf (or a part of one if it’s a big leaf)
– 2 packets of powdered aspirin, such as BC Aspirin (*see notes for if powered aspirin is unavailable)
– Cutting board
Start by removing the gel from inside of your aloe. If it’s a small leaf, use the entire thing or if it’s a large leaf like the one I had cut a piece that’s a few inches. Once it’s your desired height, cut off the spiky sides. The cut it in half, remove the insides and put them in a blender.
Once entirely smooth, strain the aloe into a bowl. Add two packets of powdered aspirin into the bowl and mix. I just use my finger to stir it since this can done right before applying it.
*Note: If you do not have access to powdered aspirin, you can buy any aspirin that doesn’t have a coating on it pulverize it into a powder.
Once the powder is stirred in, apply liberally to your scalp and let sit for 15 minutes and wash as usual. The aloe helps fight any irritation from dryness while the salicylic acid works to break down dead skin cells to help relief things such as dandruff, dermatitis, and psoriasis.
If you are using a larger leaf, you can store the remainder by wrapping the cut edge in foil, then with some plastic wrap, and finally a rubber band to hold it all on. I’m not sure why this works, but it does. It’ll usually last for a week or two in the fridge when stored this way. As soon as it starts smelling funny, throw it away.
That’s it! Any questions about this DIY scalp treatment? Drop them below.