Home Remedies for Eczema

Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. Blisters may sometimes occur. Different stages and types of eczema affect 31.6 percent of people in the United States.
The word "eczema" is also used specifically to talk about atopic dermatitis, the most common type of eczema.

If you’re taking prescription medications for your eczema, it’s a good idea to check with your doctor before trying new home remedies.

Oat Baths

Oat baths have been recommended for people with sensitive, eczema-prone skin. Since many sensitive skin types are unable to naturally moisturize, oats soothing antioxidant properties naturally hydrate and relive itching caused by inflammation.

Try this soothing olive oil, baking soda and oats bath and reap the moisturizing, pH balancing and cleansing properties:

* 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

* 1/4 cup baking soda

* 1/2 cup finely ground oats (using a blender or coffee grinder)

Add all of the ingredients to the bath water and mix well to distribute it throughout. Soak in the bath for 15-20 minutes. Pat dry.

Magnesium Baths

For some people suffering with eczema, soaking in water can be uncomfortable, but for those who can tolerate it, magnesium baths are helpful to skin healing. Here’s a simple recipe for a luxurious magnesium that your skin and senses will thank you for!

* 1-2 cups of epsom salts or magnesium flakes (magnesium flakes are absorbed much more easily)

* 1/2 cup Himalayan or Sea Salt

* 1/2 teaspoon of natural vanilla extract

* 10-15 drops of essential oil of choice, lavender or mint are great choices

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil strikes again! The oil’s antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant and antimicrobial properties work to soothe your itchy skin and reduce excess inflammation. Plus, coconut oil’s high caprylic acid, vitamins E and K content help simultaneously repair broken skin and provide multi-layered nourishment.

A thin layer of coconut oil or coconut oil lotion car can help cool eczema’s itching and pain.

Homemade Eczema Cream Recipe


Ingredients:

* 1/2 cup raw shea butter

* 1 tablespoon organic, local honey

* 1/2 cup organic coconut oil

* 20 drops lavender essential oil

* 8 drops tea tree oil

* 5 drops geranium essential oil and/or 5 drops myrrh essential oil (optional)

Directions:

Heat the coconut oil and shea butter together and add the honey. Stir well, and add the essential oils.

Leave the mixture to cool, and stir it until it gets a lotion-like consistency.

Store it in a cool try area and apply it twice daily to the affected area.

You will relieve the symptoms of eczema very soon!

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