Essential oils are very effective for treating eczema, they ease the itch, reduce inflammation and help pain. And, because they help with the causes, both obvious and underlying, they also help prevent breakouts.

Essential oils for eczema

In this post I'm going to share an absolutely amazing essential oil recipe for a gentle effective and soothing eczema cream. 

Prefer to listen instead? Here's the podcast episode

Three fantastic essential oils for eczema

The essential oils that I use in the cream are Bergamot, Lavender and Chamomile. 

Bergamot (which I call the Little Oil of Stress) is anti-inflammatory, painkilling, and it's fantastic for stress. Because it's so helpful for stress (and so beautiful!) I use it in my "Cranky Day Blend", you can read about it here.

Lavender is also anti-inflammatory and painkilling, and it speeds up healing. I call Lavender the Leonardo DA Vinci of essential oils because it's great for practically everything. You can read more about Lavender in this post.

Chamomile, too, is anti-inflammatory and painkilling. In fact, it’s probably one of the most anti-inflammatory essential oils.

The Recipe

You will need

  • A teaspoon and a half of a cream of your choice, preferably one that has no aroma of its own.
  • Two drops of Bergamot essential oil,
  • Two drops of Lavender essential oil,
  • Two drops of Chamomile essential oil.

You can make more or less than this amount but use the proportions of 2 drops of essential oil per teaspoon of cream for adults.

Proportions for children and people with sensitive skin

If you're making a blend for a child between the ages of one and twelve, or for someone with sensitive skin, you would add one drop each of Bergamot, Lavender, and Chamomile to a teaspoon and a half of cream. Younger children and babies need lower dilutions again, so if you’re treating a child under the age of one, post in the comments, and I’ll tell you how mush essential oil and base cream to use.

To Make the Cream

Simply combine the ingredients together, making sure the essential oils are well mixed in. The cream will last at least 3 months, if you store it in a closed dark glass or ceramic container and keep it away from light and heat. 

She started using essential oils for eczema and came off steroids

I used this blend a couple of years ago for a friend of mine who had really bad eczema. It would break out every now and then with no obvious cause, as happens with most people who suffer from eczema (and other skin conditions too)

She had been using prescribed steroid creams for the previous couple of years. I was really appalled to hear that, because steroids can do a lot of damage to the body when they’re used long term.

I asked her would she like to try an essential oil cream, and she was very keen. She was delighted with it and said it worked a lot quicker than the steroid creams that her doctor had given her. Her doctor was more than happy to take her off the steroid creams.

If you are coming off any prescribed medication, always consult your doctor.

Cautions to using the oils.

  • Bergamot should not be used on skin that will be exposed to bright sunlight or a sunbed within 48 hours. It interferes with the production of melanin the brown pigment which protects us from the sun, and it can cause severe burns.
  • Lavender and Chamomile should not be used by pregnant women. There is a very outside chance that they could bring on a period. Although as far as I'm aware, there are no known cases of essential oils ever having caused harm to a mother or a baby, it’s better to err on the side of caution.

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  • Increase your rates by €5 or €10 by offering a sinusitis/hay fever treatment as a valuable upgrade, 
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