Natural Remedies to Relieve Eczema
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Natural Remedies to Relieve Eczema

Eczema is an irritating, painful and uncomfortable skin condition that can affect sufferers both mentally and physically. There are natural, home-made remedies that may not cure, but can significantly relieve the condition.

Eczema is a condition that can affect those diagnosed both mentally and physically. They feel it will never go away and they will face a lifetime of constant irritation. The main symptoms are red, dry, itchy skin which cause considerable discomfort and distress.

But there are several natural remedies that can help eczema and they really do work. These include

  • Oatmeal
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Black Soap
  • Shea Butter.
  • Nutmeg
  • Mustard Oil


Oatmeal is used in a number of natural remedies but there are two ways you can use it to relieve eczema.

  1. Using it in the bath will help relieve itching and reduce scarring and pain. Mix two cups of plain oatmeal flakes in a tub of warm water and thoroughly soak your body for 15-30 minutes.
  2. Use it as a cream. Crush oatmeal flakes and mix with a small amount of water to produce the cream. Apply to the skin and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse off with cool water and pat dry.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Apply it to the affected skin as often as needed. It brings moisture back into the skin and helps to soothe it, relieving the pain. Combine this remedy with an oatmeal bath for best results.

Black Soap

Black soap has natural herbs in it to soothe the skin. It contains palm kernel oil and it is rich in Vitamin E. This will help reduce any scarring that can occur in severe cases of eczema.

Shea Butter

This is a natural product with natural vitamins that work to reduce eczema and stop itching. It moisturises deep into the pores of your skin.


Rub a nutmeg against a smooth stone slab with a little water and make a paste to apply to the affected area.

Mustard Oil

Boil mustard oil in a big vessel and put neem leaves (often called the wonder herb) into the boiling oil and boil for ten minutes. When the oil cools down strain the leaves out of the mixture and store the oil in a bottle. Apply this oil regularly to the affected area.

Healthy Diet

Sticking to a healthy diet helps to control eczema and seeded fruits should be avoided as they are a common cause of the condition.

Regular consumption of water helps to keep the skin hydrated and retain its moisture. Two litres of water drunk daily is recommended to eczema sufferers.

Eczema is a dry skin condition and it is more common in hard water areas. Many sufferers have said a water softener added to their water supply has significantly improved their skin condition. Others have said eating yoghurt once a day has been beneficial.

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