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If you are reading this, you probably have tried many “cures” for eczema without much success. Maybe you now want a more natural and holistic way of healing your skin and your body? I don’t blame you. Natural eczema remedies are plentiful and address the root cause for your chronic skin condition, unlike the proposed medical solutions.
Maybe you have been using natural remedies for a while but want to expand it even more, understanding more about the body's healing systems and how that affects your chronic skin condition.
Keep reading to discover 9 Natural Eczema Remedies.
Some remedies are lifestyle habits to get into, others are herbs to use against eczema with recipes.
Since your skin works in deep symbiosis with your lymphatic system, if you clean out the latter, you greatly help the former. Some of these natural eczema remedies are really directed to cleaning out your lymphatic system.
6 Natural Eczema Remedies to Heal Your Skin
#1: Get Off Steroid Meds & Pharmaceuticals
Stop taking pharmaceutical drugs (or at the very least, make a plan to wean yourself off of them!) They are highly toxic and cause irreparable damage to your lymphatic nodes, to your inner organs, and to all the glands that are involved daily in the body’s detoxification process. Pharmaceuticals compromise your organ's ability to purify your body and to carry out their duties.
Steroid creams are the main prescribed remedy that most doctors and dermatologists recommend for people struggling to find a viable solution for healing eczema.
What's in these steroid creams? Hydrocortisone, Triamcinolone, Fluocinonide, and Clobetasol. They are meant to reduce inflammation, hide inflammatory reactions, make you believe you are doing better. They are not a cure. This is clearly stated on most medical websites: these steroids are not a cure.
Inflammation is the natural immune response of your body when it is defending itself against toxins that can harm you. If your body is not permitted to defend you if your immune system is being suppressed in its attempt to do its job, what will happen?
Other systems must take over but they are not necessarily designed or trained for this. It could be a mess, a real mess.
If you use these creams over a long period of time, what can happen then? A great big immune catastrophe and a huge toxic bump into your lymphatic system. Hopefully, it is filtering well and efficiently via your kidneys. But if your kidneys are not doing their work, what will happen then?
#2: Include Astringent Fruits to Your Diet
Add citrus to your diet, including sour fruits and sour berries because they are astringent. This means they have a unique ability to cause contractions, like the funny face we all get when we try a lemon.
The more citric fruits you eat, the more you will be causing self-induced contractions within your lymph vessels and your lymphatic nodes. These citrus fruits cleanse and detoxify your lymphatic system. All fruits and vegetables help, but citrus and other astringent fruits go a little further.
You can even make juice out of them and consume it first thing in the morning.
According to Ayurveda, these are the first two things to do upon waking:
- Scrape your tongue to remove the white coating you’ve accumulated overnight.
- Drink a tall glass of water with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
#3: Eliminate All Dairy
#4: Aloe Vera
A quick fix for skin issues – Aloe vera is your skin’s best friend. Use it to treat sunburn, psoriasis, eczema, rashes, itching, insect bites, blisters, acne, skin irritations, allergic skin reactions, and burns. Use it as an all-natural moisturizer for dry skin.
Use it the way Cleopatra did and get rid of wrinkles and blemishes. Use it to exfoliate, reduce the appearance of scars, and brighten your complexion.
Instructions for Making Your Aloe Vera Gel:
Pick some leaves from your aloe vera plant. Choose those that are in the middle and closer to the ground. Once cut, hold the leaves upright for 15 minutes until the dark resin flows out. This might cause irritation, so make sure that all of the dark stuff comes out. Don’t skip this step.
- Wash the leaves thoroughly.
- Cut the large leaves into smaller pieces to make it easier to peel off the skin. Once the leaves are peeled, you should be left with the gel.
- Blend the aloe with a few drops of any of the following: grapefruit seed extract, coconut oil, vitamin E oil, or any other essential oil.
- After blending, strain the mixture into a glass jar. This will help separate the small fibers from your aloe gel.
- Cover the jar. Keep it in the fridge to extend the shelf life.
#5: Burdock Root
Even if you think you are not familiar with the plant, chances are that you’ve encountered them before. Or, you may have seen the burrs of the burdock. Remember those tiny balls that cling to your pants after a walk in the tall grass? Those are burrs, and they were the inspiration for Velcro.
Burdock Root Oil
- 1 to 2 stalks of burdock root
- Extra virgin olive oil or any other vegetable oil
- A knife
- A mortar and pestle
- A vacuum-sealed glass jar Instruction for making your burdock root oil
Wash the roots in hot water
- You can either peel and slice them into small pieces with a knife or pound the cut pieces with a mortar and pestle until the flesh comes out.
- If you smash the roots with the mortar and pestle, give it a day to dry out. Drying the roots allows the nutrients to stay within the root. After drying, place the root pieces in a clean glass jar.
- Fill the glass jar with extra virgin olive oil and then seal tightly
- Set the glass jar aside, preferably in a dark room, for 4 to 6 weeks. This will allow the root to infuse. Check it at least once a week to see if there are little bubbles present. These signify gas buildup. Just open the lid to let the gas out before resealing tightly.
Lavender is beneficial for inflammatory conditions such as acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis & wounds. It is renowned for its cell regenerative properties & for helping to ease the pain of burns, prevent infection & promote rapid healing.
Soothes Eczema & Dry Skin Conditions
If you’ve been itching away at your dry skin patches with no hope in sight, it’s time to add lavender oil into your skin & body care routine for some much-needed relief. Lavender oil does a stellar job at balancing your skin’s moisture barrier so it isn’t too oily or dry.
Colloidal Oatmeal, Epsom Salt & Lavender Oil
How the Remedy Works
Colloidal oatmeal is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can soothe any skin affected by eczema.
Epsom Salt: Epsom salt is another strong natural anti-inflammatory that can relieve and repair any skin that is affected by eczema.
Lavender oil cleanses and soothes any skin that is affected by eczema.
Preparation of the Natural Eczema Remedy
1. Add 10 drops of lavender oil, 1 cup of colloidal oatmeal, and 1 cup of Epsom salt to a hot bath and soak in it for up to 30 minutes.
2. Use this remedy up to 3 times per week until eczema subsides.
Conclusion of Natural Remedies To Heal Your Skin