What Essential Oils Are Good For Healing Eczema?

The word eczema is derived from the Greek word which means “to boil out.” This is a skin inflammation that can be quite painful for the person suffering from eczema. There are different types of eczema, but anyone that has sensitive, itchy skin may be suffering from eczema. Many of the symptoms are red, warm skin, dark discolorations, rashes, swelling, blistering, peeling or oozing. Eczema depending on the severity of the inflammation can become debilitating for some people.

Many things can trigger eczema in a person. Some of the common triggers that have been found to cause eczema are:

  • Chemical irritants from hand soaps, dish soaps, laundry soaps and household cleaners
  • Allergens from pets, pollen, molds, and dandruff
  • Temperature changes around you due to weather
  • Foods you eat may cause a trigger. Foods like eggs, soy, wheat, nuts, and seeds
  • Certain types of clothing like wool or synthetic fibers

You can reduce the triggers that cause eczema to flare up by eliminating one thing at a time to determine which element has the greatest trigger for you.


Most people will go to the doctor to find out what they can do to help with eczema. This is not the only course of action that you have. Many essential oils are great for treating eczema. The inflammation in your body is defined as redness, swelling, pain, and tenderness to your body tissue. Normally this is a protective response to injury, infection or irritants. In most cases, inflammation is a wondrous healing mechanism that the human body goes through. Here are some essential oils that can help to lessen or heal your eczema.

  1. Thyme
    This warm spicy essential oils contains carvacrol and an organic compound that helps to defend against pain, swelling, infection, and inflammation.
  2. Clove
    This essential oil is approximately 85% eugenol a substance that is used by dentists as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory to relieve pain/swelling from oral surgeries.
  3. Rose
    Roasa damascene is a pleasant smell that is sweet and uplifting and works well as an antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, and aphrodisiac for hundreds of years.
  4. Eucalyptus
    This is one oil that has many benefits to the human body. It works great for sinus decongestion, control coughing, joint pain, muscle pain, sore throat, disinfecting cleaner, anti-microbial, immune stimulant, asthma relief, insect repellent and much more.
  5. Fennel
    This essential oil smells like licorice and contains a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and anesthetic properties.

We use several different essential oils in our beeswax salve which assist in healing eczema and other skin irritations. Check out BestBeeSavvy Salve. Here are some good resource to buy essential oils through.


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• Ylang Ylang oil relieves inflammation and helps control eczema.

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