Do you need a natural eczema treatment? If so, this article will provide you with great concoctions that can help relieve the symptoms of this condition.
Finding relief from eczema can be a tricky proposition. What may work for one person may not work for others. While there are numerous over the counter options, these products may contain steroids and other harsh and toxic ingredients. Remember that as a chronic skin condition, eczema will call for regular treatment so not all people affected with it may be comfortable using steroid based products. Fortunately there is more than one natural eczema treatment available. In fact, there are even some that can be made at home. Here are some easy recipes you can try:
Made with a combination of Shea butter, essential oils and coconut oil, this cream works well with winter eczema and other types of skin problems involving dryness. Shea butter is rich in Vitamin A that can help smooth skin, while coconut oil contains essential fatty acids which have moisturizing as well as antibacterial properties. This is mixed with tea tree oil for extra antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, while Lavender helps soothe and heal skin. Use this once or twice daily to keep skin moisturized.
¼ cup Coconut Oil
¼ cup Shea Butter
5 drops Tea Tree Oil
20 drops Lavender Oil
Put the coconut oil and Shea butter in a double boiler.
Cook over medium heat until both ingredients have melted.
Add the essential oils and mix thoroughly.
Set aside to cool.
Once the mixture has cooled and starts to thicken beat it with a hand held mixer.
Continue whipping until the mixture becomes frothy and lightens in color.
Set aside and let the mixture continue to solidify again.
Mix with 10 minute intervals until solid peaks are reached.
Transfer to a clean container.
Easy Oatmeal Bath
Oatmeal is great for relieving skin dryness and soothing itching. Put it into your bath for a relaxing experience that can help relieve stress as well. This is a simple one ingredient recipe that works well. Keep in mind that most aby type of oatmeal will work, but organic is always best. Any supermarket should have a good selection of oats, be sure that you choose something which does not have any artificial ingredients or additives. Plain, good old oatmeal is all you need.
Grind up 1 cup of oatmeal in a food processor until it is a fine powder. Mix into your bath water and soak for 15-20 minutes. Rinse body off with warm water to remove any residue and pat dry before applying your emollient of choice.
Made with Shea butter and cocoa butter to help seal in moisture, this balm also uses Neem Oil. An age old herbal treatment which is known to be antibacterial and anti-inflammatory in nature it can help heal and clear skin. At the same time it is highly moisturizing and can relieve itching. However, make sure to perform a skin patch test first before proceeding since some people do not react well to Neem oil. Vitamin E helps with regenerating skin while Lavender Oil aids in soothing areas affected with eczema.
3 tablespoons Shea Butter
2 tablespoons Cocoa Butter
2 tablespoons Sweet Almond oil
1 tablespoon Castor Oil
4 tablespoons Neem Oil
¼ teaspoon Vitamin E10 drops
Place the first four ingredients in a double boiler and melt over medium heat until everything is well dissolved.
Freeze for about 5 minutes until consistency thickens and color becomes opaque.
Whisk in the last three ingredients until everything is well incorporated.
Place mixture into a shallow tin canister or container with a cover and allow to set before using.