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How to Create an Effective Natural Eczema Remedy On a Budget

Updated on June 15, 2011

Eczema is a condition that causes extreme discomfort and emotional distress. Anyone who suffers from eczema knows that traditional treatments can also put your pocket in financial distress. The expenses of doctors visits, oral prescriptions and "special" creams and lotions can all add up very quickly. Fortunately, you can create an effective eczema remedy at home for cheap. All you need is sea salt, unrefined virgin coconut oil, and Florasone cream. This article will show you how to use these three ingredients for inexpensive long-lasting relief.

Soak in Sea Salt

One of the most economical eczema treatments only cost less than $2 and can be found in your kitchen cabinet. Sea salt is a wonderful remedy because it helps to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and rehydrate skin tissue. Sea salt also exfoliates dead skin and restores your skin's natural beauty. Take advantage of this mineral rich substance by adding 1 to 2 cups of sea salt to a warm bath and soak for 30-45 minutes. This will immediately soothe the skin,and naturally remove dirt and oils. Any sea salt at your local grocery store will work, but for optimal results use unrefined Dead sea salt. Dead sea salt is more expensive than regular sea salt, but it can be bought in bulk to save cash.

Cover with Coconut oil

The most important step eczema sufferers must take is to make sure the skin stays moisturized and lubricated. Unrefined virgin coconut oil is a great emollient that actually penetrates the skin cells; it is also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. After taking your sea salt bath, drip-dry and liberally cover your body with coconut oil, concentrating on the problem areas. When applying the oil, your skin should be instantly hydrated and softened. Coconut oil is all natural, so use it as often as you like when your skin needs a boost in moisture. Who needs expensive creams when you have this miracle in an $8 jar?

A Little Dab of this Cream Will Do Ya

Regularly soaking in sea salt and lubricating with coconut oil should keep your eczema at a minimum. However, if you still experience an occasional flare up don't be discouraged! Before you reach for that hydrocortisone tube, consider using Florasone cream instead. Unlike hydrocortisone or steroidal creams, Florasone does not thin the skin and is safe for long-term use. The active ingredient in Florasone is a 10% tincture of Cardiospermum, a flowering tropical vine that has been used as a medicine in India & Africa for centuries. At the first sign of an itch or rash, a small dab rubbed over the area will offer relief. A 1 oz. tube will run you less then $10, so you can definitely afford to keep some on hand!

As you can see, these eczema treatments are very simple use and you can apply them immediately. And for only $20, the price is right for anyone looking for a eczema remedy bargain. So stock up on that sea salt, virgin coconut oil, and Florasone: your skin will thank you for it!


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      John R Wilsdon 6 years ago from Superior, Arizona

      Have heard about coconut oil vis-a-vis a hub I wrote on cold sores. It seems to be a favorite of many. "Unrefined virgin coconut oil is a great emollient that actually penetrates the skin cells". Thanks for the update.

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      Jodi Hoeksel 9 years ago

      Great information and well written.


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