As a natural skincare company, we’re all about finding clean solutions that will support your skin healing journey safely and effectively. That’s why we carry products that are made with nourishing ingredients that work in harmony with your body rather than against it. In this blog post, we explore the benefits of essential oils for eczema skin.
Please keep in mind that although what we discuss in this post can relieve eczema, we are in no way medical professionals. If you’re experiencing severe eczema symptoms like an infection, it is best to seek medical advice immediately.
What is Eczema?
Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that’s characterized by rough patches of red and itchy skin. It results from a damaged skin barrier that has trouble retaining moisture. That’s why dryness is such a key characteristic of this skin condition. The exact cause of eczema is unknown but research shows that it may be linked to genetic and environmental factors. Many people with eczema experience flare ups because of triggers like irritating fabrics, sweat, cold weather, smoke, pet fur, mold, certain foods, and chemicals or toxins found in soaps and beauty products.
Essential Oils for Eczema
While there is no cure for eczema, there are ways to manage symptoms and ease irritation. Although there is no scientific evidence to support the use of essential oils to treat the condition, they do work well as a complementary remedy. However, if essential oils are new to you, you may want to check with your doctor before using them. Some people may experience an allergic reaction or irritation due to skin sensitivities. It also may be easier to use a product that contains an essential oil rather than applying the oil directly to your skin.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts. They are often used in aromatherapy because they support health and wellbeing. The oils capture the plant’s scent or ‘essence’. Through mechanical methods such as cold pressing, essential oils are obtained through distillation. They are then combined with a carrier oil.
Natural Remedies with Essential Oils
Grass Fed Tallow Soap - This gentle soap bar is made with lye, water, and grass fed tallow. Our scented version also contains lavender and tea tree essential oil. Lavender oil is known to reduce inflammation and restore balance to the skin. It does a great job reducing the redness associated with eczema and rosacea.
On the other hand, tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that can help soothe eczema and reduce the risk of infection. Overall, this soap bar is moisturizing, nourishing, and excellent for sensitive skin.
Emily Skin Soothers For Thick, Dry Eczema - This Super Dry formula by Emily Skin Soothers contains essential oils of lavender and bergamot. Bergamot is often used to reduce stress and relieve eczema symptoms. It’s known to reduce inflammation, even out the skin tone, and add elasticity which helps with dryness. This is an excellent cream for moisturizing, dry, rough hands and feet, over washed and winter skin. Give it a try!
Emily Skin Soother Sample Size 3-Pack - This sample pack contains three balms of a mini 0.5-ounce sampler jar, making it the perfect choice for discovering what works best for your skin. Made with certified safe herbs, the balms also contain essential oils of lavender and bergamot to boost the healing process.
SmartKlean Natural Stain Remover - This natural stain remover is tough on stains but gentle on the skin. Containing 100% pure essential oils, including coconut oil and eucalyptus globulus oil, there are absolutely no artificial dyes or fragrances. Try it for laundry stains, cloth diapers, upholstery, carpets and rugs.
Bio: Kazandra is a contributor and content developer for The Eczema Company with a flair for creative storytelling rooted in strategy. 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.