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Essential Oils for Eczema to Relieve Your Symptoms

essential oils for eczema

There are lots of oils from various sources out there that are excellent for skin care. But I would like to share some of the best essential oils for eczema.

Some causes of eczema.

Doctors who practice natural medicine believe that there are several potential causes of eczema below is a list:

  • Allergies to a variety of things.
  • Food allergies, especially dairy products, eggs, cereals, soy, sugar, processed products in general.
  • A deficiency of essential fatty acids (EFAs)
  • Toxic liver, kidney or lungs: congestion, or not working properly.
  • Vitamin B deficiency
  • Vitamin D deficiency (lack of sunlight)
  • A deficiency of potassium chloride
  • Consuming too much common table salt
  • Imbalance of the body
  • A delayed-effect of a vaccine
  • Poor digestion in general
  • Too much sugar, alcohol, chemicals and other things that alter the gut micro-flora.
  • Maldigestion and toxins are also a major cause of eczema.
  • Constipation

Before you start using home remedies to help relieve your symptoms of eczema, it might be a good idea to try to find the root-cause of it so you can try to counteract that pathogen. Otherwise, although your symptoms may be relieved for a short period, they will more than likely return.

Eczema is an inflammatory skin disease which is characterized by red, inflamed, scaly and itchy rashes. Eczema affected skin needs special care because it is very sensitive and prone to irritation – why not forget eczema creams loaded with chemicals and natural to go shopping instead! Here is a very extensive list of the best essential oils for eczema treatment plus 15 simple but effective remedies to relieve naturally heal your skin!

Here is a list of 15 essential oils for eczema:

1. Lavender Essential Oil

For hundreds of years, lavender has been used as a skin soothing remedy. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory that helps reduce inflammation of the skin redness. Lavender essential oil also has moisturizing properties that help keep moisture in the dry peeling skin associated with eczema.

How to use:

soothing lavender oatmeal Bath: Run a warm bath and add two handfuls of instant oatmeal. Add 7 to 10 drops of lavender essential oil and stir the bath water with clean hand. Immerse yourself in the bath for at least 20 minutes to give your skin a soothing relief.

2. Tea Tree Essential Oil

Known for its powerful antiseptic properties, tea tree essential oil is also known as melaleuca, it is one of the best essential oils to treat eczema. It helps reduce itching caused by eczema and also to ward off infection as a result of injuries due to excessive scratching.

How to use:

Tea Tree Tonic: Mix 5 drops of tea tree essential oil in ¼ cup of jojoba oil and massage it all over the skin affected by eczema.

3. Frankincense essential oil

Frankincense essential oil is one of my fave essential oils and is very powerful for healing all types of scars! The strong anti-inflammatory properties soothe inflammation caused by eczema and helps to increase the power of the other oils it’s mixed with.

How to use:

The formulation incense: For two ounces of butter soft butter, add 7 to 10 drops of essential oil of incense. Mix well with a spatula and voilà! Your own powerful eczema cream is ready! Spread over the affected skin.

4. Helichrysum Essential Oil

Like Frankincense, The Helichrysum essential oil is also one of the best essential oils for eczema. Helichrysum also helps heal scars; especially acne scars. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties and also helps reduce the painful itching of the skin caused by eczema.

How to use:

Helichrysum Healer: Add 4 tablespoons of cocoa butter, 2 tablespoons coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of beeswax granules in a clean glass jar. Gently place the jar in a pan filled with a few inches of water and heat using a low heat until all the ingredients have melted. Allow to harden for one or two hours before use.

5. Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile essential oil is especially good for treating and soothe dry eczema

For itchy patches of eczema dry skin, chamomile essential oil is the best pacifier. Its anti-inflammatory properties help heal inflammation and reduce redness of the skin. Chamomile essential oil is also good for the treatment of irritated skin and allergies such as poison ivy.

How to use:

cooling Chamomile Cream: In 2 ounces softened butter mango, mix 5 to 10 drops of chamomile essential oil and shake vigorously until well combined.

6. Geranium Essential Oil

Being a non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing essential oil, geranium oil is one of the most popular essential oils for the skin. It is effective in the treatment of many diseases including acne, blackheads, psoriasis, dry skin, eczema and cellulite.

How to use:

Moisture: Combine 5 to 10 drops of geranium essential oil with ½ cup avocado oil. Store in an amber glass bottle and apply on the affected eczema generously to moisturize and heal the skin.

7. Neroli Essential Oil

Neroli essential oil which is extracted from delicate white neroli flowers is another one of the best essential oils for eczema. It helps heal inflamed skin and soothe itching. It also has an incredible smell too!

How to use:

Neroli Nourishing Treatment: Fill a small bowl with 2 ounces of coconut oil and add 5 to 7 drops of the essential oil of neroli. Mix well with a spatula. Apply evenly on the affected skin for relief.

8. Bergamot essential oil

Bergamot essential oil is obtained from bergamot oranges. This essential oil is very good for fading acne scars, promoting healthy skin, rejuvenating dull skin and healing eczema. If using Bergamot however, only apply at night as it is photosensitive and it has adverse side effects when wearing out in the sun.

How to use:

Bergamot Balm: Make a citrus bergamot balm by mixing 5-7 drops of essential oil of bergamot in 2 ounces of avocado butter. Stir well and store in a dark, dry place. Apply at night for the reason explained above.

9. Juniper essential oil

Juniper oil is another one of the best essential oils for eczema. It is extracted from common Juniper berries. Juniper essential oil is great for reducing cellulite and reducing bags under the eyes but it also helps to naturally treat and soothe eczema.

How to use:

Cold Compress: Fill a glass bowl with cold water and add 3 drops of juniper essential oil and 3 drops of peppermint essential oil. Mix well and soak a cloth, wring and apply to the affected skin. Repeat after one minute.

10. Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli Oil is known for its ability to calm the mind, reduce stress, anxiety and depression. It is originated in Southeast Asia, where it has been used for a wide variety of healing properties. Patchouli Oil is especially good for eczema as it relieves inflammation, locks in moisture and soothes irritation.

How to use:

Soothing spray for eczema: Fill a spray bottle with a cup of distilled water and add 5-7 drops of essential oil of patchouli. Shake well and spray for immediate relief.

11. Benzoin Essential Oil

Benzoin which is also known as Gum Benjamin originated in East Asia, was popularly used for fumigation incense in ancient times. In skin care, it is used as a good remedy for dry skin, healing sores and wounds, soothing eczema and reducing irritation and inflammation.

How to use:

Benzoin Blend: In a glass bottle, add ¼ cup sweet almond oil, 1 teaspoon of wheat germ oil and 6 drops of essential oil of benzoin. Mix well and gently massage the affected areas.

12. Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme essential oil is effective for it’s antimicrobial and antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal properties. Because of it’s properties it helps to disinfect eczema affected skin and also reduces inflammation and redness.

Thyme essential oil also helps to soothe after those pesky insect bites!

How to use:

Thyme Treatment: Place 7 to 10 drops of essential oil of thyme, ½ cup coconut oil into a clean container. Mix well and apply liberally to the affected area three times a day.

13. Birch essential oil

Cleansing and purifying birch essential oil has many beauty benefits – it helps clear congested skin, rejuvenates dull skin and effectively treats psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.

How to use:

Whipped Cream Eczema: In a double boiler, add 3 tablespoons of raw shea butter then add 3 tablespoons coconut oil and 6 drops of essential oil of birch and 3 drops of peppermint essential oil. Use a hand mixer to mix the ingredients into a whipped cream.

14. Hyssop Essential Oil

Hyssop essential oil is good for the treatment of dry eczema. It helps seal moisture in the skin and reduces irritation itching and inflammation.

How to use:

Quick Eczema Relief: Add 7-10 drops of essential oil of hyssop in two ounces of vitamin E cream and mix well. Store in a small mason jar and get a refreshing relief.

15. Marjoram Essential Oil

Sweet marjoram is another one of the best essential oils for eczema. It is a natural remedy for insect bites and skin irritations. It is also anti-inflammatory and helps reduce skin inflammation, therefore being especially good for eczema.

Majoram essential oil can also be used for headaches and insomnia!

How to use:

Marjoram Massage Oil: In ½ cup of rosehip oil, add 5 to 10 drops of essential oil of marjoram and stir well. Store in an amber glass bottle and use a dropper to apply it on the affected skin.

I hope you found this information on essential oils for eczema useful and I hope you will soon have beautiful clear skin.

Cautionary note:

Please consult your doctor before using essential oils for eczema and make sure it is safe for you to use. And be sure to buy 100% pure essential oils. Most essential oils are not safe for use during pregnancy, check with your doctor first if you would like to treat your eczema during breastfeeding or pregnancy. Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil or in a cream base / lotion before use. (3 to 5 drops of essential oil in 1 tablespoon oil carrier)

You may also find home remedies for eczema useful too.

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