Eczema produces a variety of different symptoms most sufferers will experience dry, itchy and sensitive skin on various parts of their body. It’s been estimated that more than 800,000 Australians suffer from atopic dermatitis known as eczema every year. A flare-up is often triggered by your surroundings including;
Chemicals present in soaps, shampoos and cleaners.
Allergens from pets, pollen and dust
Synthetic fibres or wool
Changes in temperature
Bacteria and viruses
Food allergies to nuts, seeds, dairy or wheat products
Doctors often prescribe topical steroids and immunosuppressants that are loaded with chemicals which can be effective, but in some cases can cause negative side effects. Herbs, plants and essential oils contain medicinal properties and have been used for centuries for various skin conditions. They can soothe the skin and help to balance your emotions helping to reduce a flare-up. By opting for more natural products you’ll be giving your skin a well-deserved detox in your fight against eczema.
Tea Tree oil is our number 1 choice, it reduces inflammation speeds up wound healing and reduces itchiness.
Thyme Essential Oil contains a compound called carvacrol which offers a natural barricade from swelling and the pain associated with inflammation.
Clove essential oilis found in most dental products for its ability to reduce inflammation and work as a powerful antiseptic so it’s no wonder it ends up on our list to help fight the pain that comes with eczema.
Fennel Essential Oilcontains anethole making it a top choice for treating the painful symptoms of eczema.
Chamomile Essential Oil works to numb the pain with a strong calming, almost sedative effect.
Lavender Essential Oilseems to be on most lists involving skin conditions, but it really is a wonder oil reducing pain and inflammation while soothing irritated skin.
There is currently no cure for eczema. You can, however, manage your symptoms with natural products that contain essential oils. Contact the team at Aromatic Ingredients, we can work with you to find the perfect formula to bring to market for the growing eczema population.