6. Fresh Basil Leaves
Besides being the basic ingredient for delicious pesto, basil leaves can be used to alleviate the effects of a skin rash. Basil contains a number of powerful natural oils that are anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, helping to reduce the swelling and itch of a skin rash. Pick a cup of fresh leaves and finely blend them into a smooth paste in a blender. Apply the paste directly to the affected skin and allow to dry. If a blender is not readily available, simply crush the leaves as much as possible and apply to the skin. Gently rinse off with clean, cold water and repeat every three to four hours until the rash subsides.