Best Eczema Soaps and Natural Remedies
Manage Eczema with Natural Soap, Moisturizers and Healing Agents
My boyfriend (aka live in husband) has a severe case of eczema and has always said "Can't do anything for it. Nothing works, no matter what I've tried."
Of course, I took it upon myself to try to help him find some relief (and most of what we've found to work is natural home made remedies). We now manage his eczema from the ground up starting with homemade eczema bath soaks and eczema soap, applying daily eczema moisturizers and then using an eczema spray for instant itching relief.
My Eczema Grocery List
1 Bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Spray Bottle
1 Package Quaker Oatmeal (plain)
1 Pack Girls Stockings
1 Can Goat's Milk
1 Bottle Coconut Oil
1 Bottle Honey
(keep reading to find out how we use these items to manage eczema naturally)
Vote: Your Best Eczema Soap - What do other eczema sufferer's prefer for their soap?
What is your favorite Eczema soap?
Best Commercial Eczema Soaps
The National Eczema Association recommends Oilatum because it is a "mild soap ideal for dry, sensitive skin." It also contains hydroquinone, which can help lighten skin discolorations such as the scars left by eczema.
Basis' bar soap is recommended by the National Eczema Association. It's formulated without harsh detergents, synthetic dyes or fragrances to avoid irritating sensitive skin.
Vote: Best Eczema Moisturizer or Lotion
As an eczema sufferer what works best to moisturize your skin?
Eczema Moisturizers - not always lotion
For Instant Itching Releif
Try This Homemade Eczema Topical Spray
A reader recently suggested mixing equal parts of water and virgin apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle and spraying areas that are itching as needed. Then let it air dry. I had my husband try it and it works great (his only complaint so far is the smell)! It stings at first, if there are open wounds. It can also leave your skin dry so its good to apply coconut oil or something else to help keep skin as moist as possible. This is a fairly inexpensive eczema remedy as well. You can get the apple cider vinegar at any grocery store.
Vote: Apple Cider Vinegar Spray
Does apple cider vinegar spray work for you?
Benefits of the Ingredient Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV hsd anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and also contains a myriad of vitamins (if you dare drink it).
Benefits of Homemade Soap for Eczema
How are Homemade Soaps Better than Commercial Soap for Eczema?
It is unfortunate that most commercial soaps you buy at the store contain harsh ingredients and chemicals that can irritate your skin or worsen eczema symptoms. Chemicals strip our skin of its natural oils, making it prone to infection and irritation. Because of this, most dermatologists discourage the use of commercial soaps for eczema patients.
Topical steroid cream can
also be addictive. Click to read more.
Natural Eczema Healing Agents
Vote: How do you heal eczema flair ups?
I like to use...?
Benefits of the Ingredient Oatmeal
Why is Oatmeal is the Best Ingredient in Eczema Soap?
"There are four reasons why your skin adores oatmeal," explains New York City dermatologist Amy Wechsler, MD:
1. Dryness fighting: Oats contain polysaccharides, which become gelatinous in water and
leave a fine protective film on the skin, preventing dull, flake-y dryness.
2. Moisturizing: Oats are full of healthy, lubricating fats.
3. Defense building: The proteins in oatmeal help maintain the skin's natural barrier function,
which is what ensures that the world outside the skin stays out, and what's inside the skin stays in.
4. Pore cleansing: Oats are filled with natural cleansers (called saponins) that gently remove
dirt and oil from the pores.
Where to Get Oatmeal for Eczema Soap? - Buy Unflavored Oatmeal from the Grocery Store and Grind It!
Oatmeal soap is expensive!!! That's another reason I started making my own soap.
I use a Mr. Coffee grinder that I got on sale at my local Target, but any coffee grinder will do the trick. I save lots by just buying the inexpensive unflavored Quaker Oats (or generic off brand) in a round cardboard container and grinding them up for my homemade eczema cream, bath and soap recipes.
You can purchase a coffee grinder on Amazon.com. I bought mine on sale from Target for $12.
Vote: Oatmeal Soap
Does soap with oatmeal in it help your eczema?
Benefits of the Ingredient Honey
Honey naturally soothes the skin when applied as a topical cream. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that help it to decrease pain and the appearance of scars.
Easy Recipes For Making Eczema Soap, Baths and Cream
You'll be surprised how easy these recipes are! Plus they are all natural!
This recipe is kind of "homemade oatmeal soap for dummies" because you're not actually making the soap from scratch. However, it's a great way to make some soap that's great for eczema and not too expensive (or time consuming to make).
Remember, it's the oatmeal that helps eczema. So feel free to add more oatmeal (or less) depending on the severity of your skin condition and your personal tastes).
- 1 large bar of soap (prefereably Dove)
- 3 to 4 tablespoons of ground up oatmeal (instant unflavored works)
- 4 to 5 tablespoons water
- Grind up the oatmeal in a blender until finely milled. The oatmeal shouldn't be as fine as flour, you want it to have some exfoliating power..
- Grate the Dove bar into small slivers in a large plastic bowl. Add a couple of tablespoons of water and microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes. Stop the microwave a few times to stir.
- When the soap has dissolved, add the oatmeal gradually, stirring as you go. Then put mixture into soap molds to cool and dry.
Benefits of the Ingredient Coconut Oil
Great for dry, itchy and sensitive skin, it doesn't clog pores and absorbs readily into the skin.
It's easy to make homemade oatmeal bath.
Expensive oatmeal bath powder isn't necessary. Just grind oatmeal to a fine powder and add to the bath.
Oatmeal Bath in a Sock
Simple Way to Keep Oatmeal From Getting All Over the Tub
If you want all the benefits of an oatmeal bath but want to try and simplify cleanup, put your oatmeal mix in a sock or pantyhose (and tie up the end). When submerged in water you can use it to rub on the skin. This also works for showers (my husband takes showers).
Recycle panyhoes with holes in them. - Perfect Containers for Eczema Bath Soaks
Or if you don't have any, you can just buy the cheapest tights you can find to use for this purpose. I try to buy the tights in the little girls section when I do this, because they're generally a lot cheaper.
Vote: Soaking in an Oatmeal Bath
A 30 minute soak in an oatmeal bath is helpful for your eczema?
Benefits of the Ingredient Calendula
Is most recognized for its ability to help heal wounds and abrasions.
Simple Homemade Eczema Cream Recipe
- 1/2 cup Ground or Blended Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup of Water
- 1/2 cup of Honey
- 1 egg white
- You can also make an oatmeal creme by blending the oatmeal into a very fine powder and mixing this powder with equal parts of water and honey. The water makes it liquid and the honey helps get rid of bacteria. Apply the cream to the skin for half an hour. The cream also makes a good face mask. Add egg whites to help soften the skin.
Ready to Try Advanced Eczema Soap, Bath or Cream Recipies?
These are great to try if you're wanting to make soaps from scratch (but also more dangerous to make)!
Shea Oatmilk Soap Recipe Video
But what if I don't want to go to the trouble
of making my own soap?
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Benefits of the Ingredient Shea Butter or Oil
It protects the skin against weather, sun, elasticity and aging. It is a well-known anti-inflammatory to assist cutaneous dryness, dermatitis and dermatoses, eczema, solar erythema and burns. It is a well known in helping moisturize while providing a silky protective barrier to all skin types.
Baby Eczema Lotion - Johnson's Baby Lotion with Oatmeal
This baby lotion smells heavenly (Vanilla scented) and also has oatmeal in it for babies with Eczema. We love it in out house, plus its got a brand name that is tried and true.
Benefits of the Ingredient Goats Milk
It's a natural emollient that helps balance the skins natural pH and promotes natural exfoliation of dry skin. Goats milk is high in protein, triglycerides, Vitamin A, B6, B12 and E making it an excellent natural moisturizer that helps hydrate and nourish skin.