Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that causes the skin to be inflamed, dry, red, and itchy. If your skin isn’t responding well to traditional treatments, eczema natural oils may be a great alternative.
In this blog, you'll find everything you need to know about using natural oil for eczema treatments including: :
- Benefits of natural oils
- What natural oils are good for eczema
- Risk factors when using natural oils
- Tips for using natural oils to safely ease eczema symptoms .
Read on to discover the power of natural oils for soothing dry, itchy and irritated eczema.
Benefits of Natural Oils
Natural oil has been used in skin care for years. They have a long history of providing skin relief thanks to their anti-inflammatory and stress-reducing properties. In addition, many natural oils contain helpful fatty acids that are useful in repairing the skin’s natural barrier – a key issue in eczema-prone skin!
That said, not all natural oils are good for the skin. Some may aggravate irritation and make the skin worse. This makes it important to be aware of their plant source, composition, and extraction method.
We like cold-pressed (also called “virgin”) fixed oils because the oil is extracted from seeds or nuts without adding heat or chemicals. This makes them safer to use on the skin.
What Natural Oils are Good for Eczema?
Virgin coconut oil
Coconut oil has powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which helps soothe the skin. It also has the natural ability to quickly penetrate the skin which helps combat skin dryness.
Virgin sunflower seed oil
Sunflower oil’s anti-inflammatory properties help ease inflamed skin. It also promotes skin hydration by preserving the integrity of the skin’s natural barrier. Try our Coconut and Sunflower Oil Soap Bar to smooth, soothe, and soften your skin.
Calendula oil is a wonderful humectant for dry skin. Your itchy skin will love its calming and moisturizing properties. Check out our fast-absorbing Organic Calendula Oil that’s gentle enough for adults and babies alike.
Olive oil isn’t the answer for everyone but it is known to moisturize the skin, calm inflammation, and promote wound healing. Our Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream is a great way to soothe eczema-prone skin without burning or stinging.
How to use Natural Oils for Eczema
When using natural oils for eczema, make sure to never ingest them. If using them topically, be sure to dilute them with a carrier oil first. There are a few ways to make sure of natural oils. You can:
- Apply directly to your skin
- Add natural oils to your bath
- Diffuse into the air for aromatherapy
You can also benefit from natural oils by using the products listed above.
Risk Factors when Using Eczema Natural Oil
Although natural oils are known for their skin-soothing benefits, it’s still important to proceed with caution as you don’t know how your skin will react. For example, you may experience an allergic reaction, irritation, or sensitivity. This is why doing a small patch test first is so important, especially when using natural oil for the first time. To do a patch test:
- Start by applying a small, diluted dab to a patch of skin like the arm
- Watch for signs of a negative reaction such as burning or redness.
Essential oils are not safe to swallow and may be toxic to pets.
Get Started with Natural Oils today
As big believers in natural skin care, we celebrate all things clean beauty. We hope the use of natural oils is able to provide you with the skin-soothing relief you deserve.