Eczema is a chronic skin ailment that causes redness, scaliness, and itching. It frequently occurs on the face, the back of the knees, and the wrists. Essential oils have healing properties that can relieve skin discomfort. Factors that trigger eczema include heredity, stress, and the environment. We'll take a look at the best doTERRA oils for eczema relief.
As a disclaimer, while we do our best to make sure all info is accurate, check with your healthcare provider before attempting any new treatment.
Best doTERRA oils for eczema
1. Lavender Oil
Lavender's antibacterial properties reduce skin inflammation, and it is a recognized stress reliever. Because stress contributes to eczema flare ups, lavender oil provides double the benefit.
Lavender spray and lotion can easily be prepared at home with doTERRA lavender oil as the base. For the spray, mix one cup of water with ten drops of the lavender oil and pour into a spray bottle. Mist as needed. Lavender lotion can be prepared by adding 10-15 drops of lavender oil to a fragrance-free lotion with Shea Butter or Vitamin E. Stir with a spoon and apply as needed.
2. Tea Tree Oil
The medicinal properties of tea tree oil can reduce skin inflammation caused by histamine, a substance released by the body during an allergic reaction. Redness and swelling are relieved with tea tree oil. To use it, combine in a bowl two or three teaspoons of coconut oil with six or seven drops of doTERRA tea tree oil. Apply to the affected skin after ensuring it is cleaned.
3. Chamomile Oil
Chamomile is known for its soothing properties so it works to minimize the itchiness of eczema prone skin. It is one of the best oils for skincare and is as effective as hydrocortisone cream for treating eczema, according to a 1998 study. Mix a few drops of doTERRA chamomile oil with almond or olive oil, massage into skin, and rinse with lukewarm water 10 minutes after application.
4. Helichrysum Oil
doTERRA helichrysum oil can help relieve the pain associated with fluid-filled blisters caused by eczema. Add ten drops of helichrysum oil to one ounce of a carrier oil (like jojoba).
5. Frankincense Oil
Frankincense is not just a Christmas oil; it reduces redness, inflammation, and has been shown to reduce eczema scars. It can be mixed with a carrier oil like jojoba or grapeseed oil and applied to the skin.
doTERRA also offers blended products which contain moisturizing ingredients as well as its essential oils. For eczema sufferers, the doTERRA Spa Hydrating Mist with Beautiful Blend contains frankincense and avocado oils (Avocado oil is also known to calm eczema flare ups). For eczema sufferers who prefer a high quality ready-to-use doTERRA essential oils product with no blending or mixing required, this may be an option.