Unfortunately, finding the best soap for eczema is not as easy as simply walking into a supermarket and picking any ol’ brand off the shelf. Picking the wrong soap might further irritate your already sensitive skin and leave it feeling even drier than before. So how do you find a natural and safe eczema soap for you or your child?
To help you out, we put together a list of the best soaps for eczema to make sure you get to feel clean and refreshed without having to worry about aggravating your symptoms. Read on!
Please keep in mind that we are in no way medical professionals and while these suggestions may relieve eczema, it’s best to seek professional medical advice if you are experiencing an infection or fever.
Why It’s Important to Choose the Right Soap
Because of harsh chemicals that remove moisture from the skin, soap has a tendency to leave skin feeling dry - which is undoubtedly bad news for those suffering from eczema or dealing with sensitive skin. If dry skin wasn’t bad enough, the chemicals in these products can also trigger nasty reactions and provoke irritation.
Regrettably, most soaps and skin care products these days are not made from natural and chemical-free ingredients. Instead, they are full of parabens, fragrances and even plastics - not good! That’s why choosing organic soaps is crucial to nourish and protect you skin.
Best Soaps for Eczema
The best soaps for itchy and irritated eczema are ones that contain olive oil or a fatty base because these products provide moisture to the skin instead of drying it out like other brands. The list we’ve put together contain soaps that are designed to soothe and calm irritation, rather than provoke it.
This 20% Pine Tar Soap is effective in treating eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea because it is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. In fact, it’s so good that not only is it known to soothe irritated skin, but it can also be used as a shampoo to relieve scalp eczema and reduce dandruff. An age-old natural remedy used for healing wounds, pine tar is known to restore the skin’s appearance and accelerate the growth of new skin cells.
This Grass Fed Tallow Soap is made from water, lyle and - you guessed it - grass fed tallow. It’s an excellent choice for those with allergy-prone skin or extremely sensitive skin because of its gentle and soothing ingredients. We find it incredibly nourishing and think you will too! You can also try this Tallow Soap with Zinc with adds some great antibacterial properties into the mix for more eczema fighting power.
Made with Chinese Herbs, as well as olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, this Emily Skin Soothers Soap for Eczema is moisture-rich to help the driest of skins without depriving it of protective oils. That’s why it’s the best soap for eczema for adults and babies alike. In fact, it’s so good that it can also be used as a shampoo for those dealing with dandruff, cradle cap or seborrheic dermatitis.
Finally, if you prefer bottled soap as opposed to a bar, you’re in luck! The above product also comes as a Liquid Soap Soother and provides an incredibly moisturizing, gentle, silky bathing experience - especially for babies! Alternatively, you can also use it as a shampoo.
With all this talk about soaps, it’s still important to moisturize often. For the best of both worlds, check out our Natural Skincare Set: Body Essentials. It features our Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream which is a creamy, rich oil-based balm made from Organic New Zealand Manuka honey, tree nut-free oils and beeswax, and our Coconut and Sunflower Oil Soap.
Another good moisturizing option is the Conqueror Soothing Eczema Balm which is made with 100% natural ingredients and designed to naturally moisturize and nourish dry skin.
We hope you find this list of the best soaps for eczema helpful! Let us know if you’ve tried any of these products or if you have any other recommendations.
Bio: Laura is a contributor and content developer for The Eczema Company. She is in no way a medical professional. Her comments, suggestions, and reflections are not intended to replace any medical advice. Always seek the help of a medical professional before undertaking any diet or lifestyle changes.