This Relaxing Eczema Bath Can Bring Amazing Relief
Coconut oil is a great all-natural moisturizer/emollient for eczema. Using coconut oil is a great way to decrease or eliminate all the toxic ingredients found in over the counter eczema creams and prescription ointments. Remember that skin is your largest organ and when your skin absorbs ingredients they do get into your system. Coconut oil is also very cost-effective which is great considering having eczema can be a financial drain. Coconut oil also penetrates the skin barrier deeper than your average eczema moisturizer because of it’s low molecular weight and how it bonds with proteins. It also contains vitamin E, K and iron and is antimicrobial and antifungal. It is absolutely perfect for itchy, inflammed eczema. Keep in mind that coconut oil is a nut so if you or your child has a tree nut allergy, it would be best to avoid coconut oil.
Below is an easy way to enjoy a coconut bath for eczema.
- Draw a warm bath.
- Add ¼ cup coconut oil to the bath. If it’s winter time and the coconut oil is hard, warm it on the stove and pour the warm liquid into the tub.
- Consider adding ¼ cup Epsom salt. Epsom salt can bring down inflammation, can help clean the eczema and decrease bacteria.
- Make sure the coconut oil and Epsom salt is thoroughly mixed into the warm water.
- Soak for at least 15 minutes, pouring over the shoulders..
- After 15 minutes rinse with warm water to wash off the salt.
- Pat skin dry with a clean towel and rub coconut oil into the eczema.
- Dress in eczema clothing. www made with tencel® can stop the itch, prevent bacteria buid-up, keep the coconut oil in place for maximum treatment and is less messy than wearing regular clothing.
Coconut oil may leave your tub quite slippery! Be careful when getting out.