Treating Eczema and Psoriasis Naturally with Essential Oils
Eczema and psoriasis are sadly common struggles much of the population faces. Thankfully, there are a host of natural products that can ease the suffering and contribute to a remission of an outbreak of these skin conditions. Natural remedies and treatments are a great alternative for dermatitis, skin issues and sensitivity because they are pure of chemicals and can have few ingredients making flair causes easier to isolate. Below are a list of natural products that can be helpful in soothing and treating eczema. Each and every one of the following are available in our webstore in some form, for your convenience.
Frankincense essential oil and myrrh essential oil are both full of skin nourishing benefits. Myrrh, especially is known to assist in wound healing and promotes better circulation in skin. All of these benefits can help heal an outbreak of eczema.
- skin detoxifying
- skin toning
- improves circulation
Lavender oil, lavender hydrosol, or preparation of lavender flowers can all be used to help sooth psoriasis and eczema. Lavender oil is also anti-everything, including inflammatory. It assists with healing by stimulating cellular regeneration. Because of this roundhouse approach of healing and soothing, lavender oil is an especially helpful natural tool against eczema and psoriasis.
- skin soothing
- promotes cellular regeneration
Chamomile flowers, essential oil, or hydrosol offers many of the same benefits as lavender oil and is especially outstanding at soothing inflamed or irritated skin. The essential oil can be added to creams and the hydrosol or an infusion can be dabbed onto the affected area. It lends itself well to warm compresses.
- soothes burns and skin irritation
- promotes healing
Calandula is an herb with a host of skin treatment abilities and can be used in a hydrosol, infusion with oil or water, or an essential oil. It is known to treat bruises, eczema, and heal dry taxed skin.
- soothes itch and irritation
- reducing inflammation,
- eliminating bacteria,
- promotes skin healing
Carrot Oil is a macerated oil that is fantastic for soothing itching skin. It would be a good choice as a carrier oil to make an infused oil with chamomile and lavender.
- soothes itch
Neem Oil is an amazing cure all oil. The smell, however, can be a deterrent to using it. Mixing it with other carrier oils and herbs and essential oils can create a blend that is pleasing to both the skin and the nose.
- highly moisturizing
Aloe has historically been used to soothe the skin and particularly for eczema and psoriasis. It is said to promote wound healing and is very mild on sensitive or irritated skin.
- wound healing
- anti-inflammatory properties
- reduces itch
Preventing and soothing a eczema or psoriasis outbreak includes keeping your skin moisturized and under as little stress as possible. There are many carrier oil and butter choices out there and most will help with your condition. There are a few oils that are particularly good bases for your treatment, however. These oils are rich in fatty acids, highly moisturizing, helps itching and other symptoms and can provide your skin with the moisture it needs to keep its balance. These oils include:
Treating psoriasis and eczema is a life long dance of anticipating and preventing symptoms and soothing your skin during an outbreak. Following a natural regime using some of the products detailed here can help you manage your condition in a way that is good for you, the environment and most importantly, your skin.