100% Natural Eczema Bath Remedies
I believe taking a bath every night should be top priority for any eczema suffer. Preferably every night before bed in order to combat the inevitable undertaking of an itch fight that disrupts our sleep.
My eczema bathing routine
Baths have been a part of my eczema care system since I was a baby and it works. My skin always feels more livable after a good bath. This bath I'm speaking of is no ordinary bath. It is the bath of all baths. I used to only use one natural product per bath, but then I decided to use as many pure products as possible that I know soothes my skin.
What do I put in my baths?
Oatmeal, apple cider vinegar, Epsom salt, Himalayan salt, dead sea salt, baking soda, bentonite clay, bleach, and an array of essential oils were and are my staples for eczema care. I don't use all of these at once, but during my worst flares, I use a minimum of three salts or substances in my baths. Our skin does not always feel the same each day so we have to mix it up.
Why do I use those substances?
Often my skin changed as it went through its healing cycle every three days and especially weekly. As you learn the benefits of each additive you can decide what your skin needs. Whether it is the need for more soothing and itch reducing moisturizing ingredients like oatmeal, or maybe you want to caution infection so bleach may be your main dosage and you see how it calms irritated skin. Apple cider vinegar balances the pH-balance of water, so that can be added all of the time, and the salts are wound healers, similar to the beach.
Essential oils for eczema can be tricky
Essential oils are to be used with caution if it is something you are already not familiar with using. I have used well over ten essential oils, but my staples have been lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, and rosehip oil. Adding a few drops of these in any bath adds an extra layer of absorbing good things for the skin to drink up moisture in the bathtub. Peppermint oil is very strong and you will feel a cooling tingly sensation in the bath if you use too much. I learned the hard way and it made my body feel like I was taking an ice bath it was so strong.
What essential oils for eczema help me sleep?
What really helped me sleep at night during my worst times was my diffuser with lavender oil running all night and putting a few drops on my pillowcase. I used lavender so much that my body became immune to it after a while and I had to switch my scents for sleep with frankincense and eucalyptus.
Skin care routines are self care
This is only the surface but I believe that it is the easiest to incorporate this as a self-care regimen for your eczema which is ultimately a self-care ritual for your entire body to de-stress and promote healing. I have been doing home remedies my entire life even while I was still on medications growing up. See it as a spa day every night rather than a duty and it will become a part of your routine like taking a shower.
Shower then bathe
Speaking of showers, I always take a shower before taking a bath just to get access dirt or dead skin off. Immediately after I will clean the tub with my non-toxic cleaning supplies and soak in a clean bathtub. During the worst flares, it can be a 2-to-3 hour process, but it is always worth it! Tell me in the comments what bath mixes work best for you?
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