Top Essential Oils for Eczema
While there are many essential oils that can be beneficial for eczema, some stand out for their soothing and healing properties. Below are some of the best essential oils to try.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil has antifungal properties that helps reduce inflammation to keep eczema and dry skin at bay. Lavender essential oil helps cleanse your skin and lessen redness and irritation. This oil can also be used to help aid symptoms of psoriasis.
Note: Lavender essential oil is non-toxic, making it safe for all skin types. You may also purchase our lavender essential oil in a pre-diluted rollon below.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree essential oil is antimicrobial and can help reduce itching, inflammation, redness, irritation, and swelling associated with eczema. An antiviral aid, such as tea tree essential oil, can reduce the chances of an infection developing if the eczema causes broken skin or it is weeping. This oil is a powerful extract with many properties that will help relieve your eczema symptoms.
Note: Our tea tree essential oil is also available in organic and can be purchased below.
German (Blue) Chamomile Essential Oil
German (Blue) chamomile essential oil is soothing and can help reduce redness and swelling. Chamomile essential oil is a common remedy that may soothe and calm eczema, inflammation, and skin infections. German (Blue) chamomile essential oil is beneficial for many skin irritations and is also used liberally in the cosmetic industry, especially to improve dryness, inflammation or irritation.
Note: This oil will leave a stain on clothing if you apply directly to your skin and do not wait before the oil absorbs. Our German (Blue) chamomile essential oil is also available in organic and can be purchased below.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil has therapeutic properties that make it an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. It contains menthol, which in addition to having a distinctively strong fresh minty scent is often followed by a soothing, cooling feeling and can help calm eczema symptoms. Peppermint essential oil is very beneficial for itching.
Note: Please see peppermint essential oil safety tips here. Our peppermint essential oil is also available in organic and can be purchased below.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil’s production of white blood cells help the immune system fight infection.
Note: Avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours after applying as lemon essential oil can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Please see additional lemon essential oil safety tips here.