Natural Remedy for Eczema

When Baby Boy was just an infant he had some eczema patches on his face, they itched him terribly and he would scratch his face to the point of making it bleed. Sad smile
Since, he was so tiny I was hesitant to use anything on his sensitive face, I just tried to keep it washed and clean with a warm wet wash cloth, at that age all I used to bathe him with was water. Here is a photo of him that shows the irritated skin on his face. He was just 3 weeks old in this photo:

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He had these eczema flare ups off and on until he was 6 months old. That was when I finally started using a mixture of coconut oil with a few drops of chamomile essential oil. I began using it consistently, 3-4 times a day. This next photo shows his last flare up, which happened in May, he has not had one since! You can see the oil on his skin:

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Since, it doesn’t take much of this mixture, at all, I would mix about 1 tablespoon of coconut oil with 2 or 3 drops of Chamomile essential oil in a small container and this would last us about a month.

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I purchase our essential oils from Massage Warehouse, where they almost always have a 3 oils for .99 special on the Lotus Touch essential oils.

Want more on natural remedies and essential oils? Have a look at these posts:
Essential Oils for Hair Care
Natural Remedy for Insect Bites and Natural Insect Repellent
Natural Remedy for an Eye Infection

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  1. Great post, i need to try that on my son

  2. Elizabeth. says:

    Great post, thank you for the info! Ally gets eczema all over her arms in the wintertime…the cold, dry air makes her flair up. I am going to have to give it a try. :)

  3. Great post, thank you for the info! Ally gets eczema all over her arms in the wintertime…the cold, dry air makes her flair up. I am going to have to give it a try. :)

  4. Rachel says:

    That's awesome – I have coconut oil – I wonder if that alone would help? My 2 1/2 yr old just developed excema on her hands and it looks so painful.

  5. Tiffany says:

    Coconut is good for just about everything is it!

  6. Rachel I think the coconut oil alone would be good and help protect and hydrate the skin, the chamomile soothes and helps with the itching.

  7. I used coconut oil alone for my baby's eczema for a long time. It kept it better hydrated and less itchy I think, but it didn't make it go away, at least for us.
    A hazelwood necklace made it disappear, though!

  8. Tracey-BBH says:

    I never tried coconut oil to use on Kae skin…I may have to really try it….I want a natural remedy

  9. Hazelwood necklace? I have not heard of those, only the Amber baltic for teething…I will be checking that out, thanks Mama Chocolate

  10. Unknown Mami says:

    I need to try this on myself.

  11. That is great that you found a natural way to help.
    I would also check out the Hazelwood, I have heard of others using them as well.

  12. Great post! I will be passing this on to a friend of mine who has a little girl with eczema

  13. Jill Workman says:

    Thanks for the info…and thanks for stumbling me! I just stumbled you back :)

  14. Thanks for the info…and thanks for stumbling me! I just stumbled you back :)

  15. Tara says:

    Thanks for the great post. Everyone in my family has eczema and psoriasis and a friend had briefly mentioned it but I have yet to to try it so this is a good reminder as I have a horrible outbreak on my elbow that I have been unable to get rid of since was pregnant with daughter (who is turning 3). Signed up with GFC to follow your blog. Check out my blog and follow if you like what you see. Thanks.

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    Tara

  16. DiaryofaHairPrincess says:

    I'm going to try this with just the coconut oil princess has had a horrible flair and it's winning this battle right now :-(

  17. I'll have to try this! Love coconut oil and we use Young Living Essential Oils (one of the only brands you can apply directly to your skin). I have pretty severe eczema on my hands and the only natural thing that has worked for me is this salve. Thanks for this post!

  18. Alicia says:

    Found this link in Ellen’s post. I am an adult that gets flare ups on my face on each side of my nose. They itch like crazy and get all dry and flaky. If I try to scrub the dry skin off I end up with bright red patches. Both look horrible so I am going to have to try this and see if it works for adults :)

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