For centuries, people have been struggling with the frustrating rash, dryness, flaking skin, redness, and itching associated with eczema or dermatitis. While there’s currently no cure for eczema, there are many natural remedies that may reduce the flare-ups; one of these is essential oils. Natural oils have a long history of stress-reducing and anti-inflammatory properties that may provide relief for many patients.
Frankincense essential oil, which has rejuvenating properties, is extracted from the resin inside the Boswellia tree. It naturally heals wounds and scars and improves skin tone hence ideal for repairing eczema-damaged skin. It has a sedative sweet, spicy, resinous scent with a slightly camphoraceous top note that is great for calming the senses. In addition, this lovely oil has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.
Obviously, no list of essential oil for eczema would be complete without sandalwood oil— a stellar oil that’s widely accepted for its moisturizing, soothing, anti-inflammatory and anti-itching properties. Though it has all components to calm dry, irritating, and itchy skin from an eczema flare up, a patch test is highly recommended.
A 2014 study even revealed that sandalwood oil can mimic painkillers like ibuprofen without causing side effects – a great remedy for painful sores.
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