Treating Eczema with NMT and Essential Oils. There are many over-the-counter steroid creams available which help you to soothe eczema, but unfortunately it will often return and strike harder than before. These should never be used except in extreme and rare cases. Using the combination of NMT and essential oils we can resolve the underlying causes of the condition and also address the symptoms for quick relief.
NMT will address the underlying cause of the eczema. Most eczema comes from a combination of causes that create confusion in the mind-body resulting in an inflammatory skin condition. It is most often associated with combinations of the following: allergy, inflammation, autoimmune response or hyperactive immune response, dysbiosis and endocrine imbalance. NMT can address the causes of these and help the mind-body correct the information state that drives that condition.
Here are a few essential oils (EO) that can be useful in treating the symptoms of eczema:
Lavender EO has antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, calming, moisturizing, and anti-inflammatory properties. It speeds up healing and prevents or reduces scarring of the skin. It is one of the best oils to treat skin issues and smells great. Lavender EO is safe to use undiluted on small areas. Apply a few times a day until healed.
2. Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
Melaleuca or tea tree EO has antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties to help heal the skin.
Has anti-inflammatory properties, but most importantly when added to a blend it increases the potency of the other EOs it is paired with.
Energizing fragrance with antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant properties.
Again a great EO to kill bacteria and other skin germs. It has anti-inflammatory properties and an uplifting scent.
Effective EO to alleviate inflammation, itchiness, and pain, and promotes skin renewal.
Melrose essential oil is a powerful blend of tea tree, rosemary, clove, and naouli EO. This powerful combo is known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It supports the skin and promotes the regeneration of new cells and tissues.
8. Roman and German Chamomile
Roman or German chamomile are great to reduce inflammation and soothes dry, itchy skin patches.
9. Cedar wood
Cedar wood shows great results to treat the inflamed skin caused by seborrheic eczema. It cures the infection and balances sebum production.
How to Treat Eczema with Eos
2 drops chamomile, 2 drops geranium, 2 drops lavender (or any other combination of your liking). Add all ingredients to a bathtub with warm water and soak for 20-30 minutes. Do not add the oils to running water to avoid evaporation. For and extra moisturizing effect dilute essential oils in a carrier oil before you add them to your tub.
Skin Cooling Compress
Gently blend 2 drops chamomile, 1 drop lavender, 1 drop helichrysum (or any other combination of your liking), and 1 quart cool water in a bowl. Soak a clean cloth in the bowl and apply on affected areas.
Skin Cooling Lavender Spray
Make a lavender spray to cool down the inflammation and itchiness. Mix 1 cup distilled water with 10-15 drops lavender EO. Add to a spray bottle and shake before use.
Make Your Own Eczema Lotions
Add 20 to 25 drops of your favorite eczema EO(s) to every 8 ounce natural unscented lotion. Opt for a lotion with vitamin E and Shea butter for a better moisturizing and healing effect.
Topical Oil Mixture (can also be used as massage oil)
Instead of adding the oils to a lotion you could add them to carrier oil as well. Some oils work great to hydrate and soften eczema affected skin. Mix 2-4 drops of your favorite EO or EO blend with 1 tablespoon of carrier oil. Apply a few times a day on the affected areas.
Make Your Own Shea Butter Eczema Cream
- ½ cup Shea butter or coconut oil
- 20 drops geranium EO
- 30 drops cedar wood EO
- 20 drops lavender EO
Mix all ingredients in a small jar and apply 1 to 2 times a day. Can be used for your children as well. Another great combo is 25 drops Melrose EO with 25 drops of lavender.
Soothing Eczema Skin Salve
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup avocado oil
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 3 T beeswax pastilles
- ¾ t vitamin E oil (or 3 1000 IU soft gels)
- ½ t arrowroot (prevents greasiness of the salve)
- 15 drops lavender EO
- 15 drops tea tree EO
- 15 drops thyme EO·
- 15 drops geranium EO
- 10 drops frankincense EO
Melt coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil and beeswax in a double boiler under constant stirring. Remove from heat and add arrowroot, keep stirring to avoid lumps. Cool the mixture down till you can touch the jar for at least 5 to 10 seconds. Then add the essential oil and vitamin E. Mix and pour in a small glass container. Cool down completely on the counter before putting the lid on. Store at room temperature and use 1 to 2 times a day.
The best Carrier Oils to Treat Eczema
Coconut oil is great for people who suffer from eczema, as long as you’re not allergic to coconut products of course. It hydrates, nourishes, and softens the skin and is fast absorbing. In addition to that it has antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Shea butter is rich in vitamin A and works as an excellent moisturizer that nourishes and heals the skin.
Packed with vitamin A, B, D, and E. It also contains several amino acids and fatty acids to heal all sorts of skin conditions.
Olive oil traps moisture in the skin and contain antioxidants which help neutralize free radicals that can cause skin aging and cancer.
Vitamin E Oil (or capsules)
Powerful skin protecting antioxidant that restores elasticity and rejuvenates the skin.
(Note: We all have different and unique skin types, so what works for one person may not be the ideal treatment for you. Always try the above remedies on a small area of skin first to see how it reacts.)
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