If you want to use essential oils for eczema, always spot test first to make sure your eczema doesn't react badly to either the essential oil or the carrier oil.
Using authentic, high-quality essential oils is a must, as low-quality oils are likely to do more harm than good.
Start by testing carrier oils without any added essential oil. If you don't have an adverse reaction to the carrier oil within 24 hours, then make an natural eczema treatment using one of the following essential oils:
If you are new to essential oils, start with a five percent dilution, that is, 5 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. Test the blend on a small area before using it on a larger area.
To relieve the itching and inflammation of eczema, try this natural treatment from Massage & Aromatherapy: Simple Techniques to Use at Home:
Here's another recipe for symptom relief from The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils. Blend the essential oils into the vitamin E cream, and apply to skin as needed:
The following two aromatherapy recipes are from Healing With Aromatherapy.
Compress For Weeping Eczema
Aromatherapy Blend For Dry Eczema
Mix thoroughly in a small bottle. Shake before use. Apply the blend to lesions 4 times a day. (If the aloe vera gel is from a fresh plant, keep this blend refrigerated.)
Another blend for dry eczema, from Hands-On Healing Remedies:
Drop essential oils into a dark bottle and then add the carrier oils. Shake well. Let set in a cool, dry place for 24 hours before using.
To use: Clean the affected area using one part baking soda to eight parts water. Pat dry. Shake the essential oil blend. Gently massage a small amount of oil into the affected area. Repeat two or three times a day.
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