25 Essential Oil Recipes for Eczema; Natural Ways To Help Heal Your Skin

If you found your way to this article, odds are- you are suffering from a skin condition that leaves itchy, red patches on your skin, otherwise known as eczema. This disorder is not easy to deal with and trying to relieve the inflammation with something other than medications is appealing- at least to those who prefer a more natural way of treating their skin.

We gathered these topical recipes for eczema for you to review and are sure, somewhere in this list of 25 remedies, you’ll find a blend that appeals to you.

25 Recipes for Eczema

Essential Oil Blend for Eczema

Avocado oil + frankincense + lavender + tea tree + helichrysum + roman chamomile + peppermint

 

This recipe is a great place to start because the moisturizing power is off the charts. This disorder tends to dry out parts of the skin, and some oils in this recipe have the healing powers of moisture.

Ingredients:

Directions:

In a dark glass bottle, combine all the ingredients, cap and shake well. It works best when applied to damp skin.

Simple Eczema Recipe

evening primrose + geranium

This next recipe is simpler. All you need for this mixture is a nice dark glass bottle and the following ingredients.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Mix well before applying. Geranium is strong and has great effects on symptoms of eczema.

Primrose Topical Eczema Recipe

evening primrose + German chamomile + rosemary

Next, we have a recipe that is an extension of the last.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Rosemary is strong so be sure to dilute well and do a spot check before doing a complete topical application. With the addition of chamomile, this blend will give a soothing effect as well.

Robert Tisserand’s Skin Blend For Kids

almond oil + palmarosa + palmarosa + cedarwood + lavender + coriander + geranium + patchouli + rose absolute + sandalwood

Robert Tisserand is a leading expert in aromatherapy. He created this blend specifically for Plant Therapy, or you can mix the following ingredients and make it yourself.

Ingredients:

Directions:

There are so many scents in this blend that it would be best to make what you need and keep for use. Don’t make too much. Store in a cool dry place.

Make Your Own Eczema Cream

shea butter + coconut or olive or almond oil + local honey + lavender + tea tree + geranium and/or myrrh

Here, something’s a bit different. The shea butter adds another level of moisturizing.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Melt shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler or something like it.
  • Add honey and stir continuously
  • After melting, add the lavender and tea tree
  • Let cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Beware of letting it cool too much and risking it to harden.
  • Using a mixer, mix combination until it gets frothy and starts to resemble lotion. A good way to achieve lotion consistency is to mix every ten minutes.
  • Put in a jar or container
  • Store at room temperature

DIY Essential Oil Compress Blend

cold water + geranium or lavender + lemon or myrrh + chamomile or cypress

 

Compresses are another way to battle eczema. Try this recipe.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl that is non-reactive. Add cold water, soak a cloth in the mixture, and wring out. This is your compress.

DIY Symptom Relief Lotion

vitamin E cream + carrot seed + lavender + geranium + bay leaf

Here we have another recipe that involves a cream. You need the following.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Mix well and apply daily. Vitamin E has been long known as an aid for skin issues.

DIY Blend for Dry Eczema

hemp seed, grapeseed or sweet almond + evening primrose + chamomile + myrrh + lavender

This recipe requires a 2-ounce amber glass bottle. Mix the following ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 8 tsp (40 ml) hemp seed, grapeseed or sweet almond
  • 10 drops evening primrose
  • 10 drops chamomile
  • 5 drops myrrh
  • 5 drops lavender

Directions:

Mix and shake well. Lavender has special compounds that deal with eczema directly.

Cream Blend for “Weeping Eczema”

shea butter + lavender + frankincense + myrrh + chamomile + vitamin E cream

Here we have another cream that works on patches of skin that seem to weep. This is the first we see of frankincense, which is a powerful aid against skin issues.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup (60 ml) shea butter
  • 15 drops lavender
  • 15 drops frankincense
  • 15 drops myrrh
  • 10 drops chamomile
  • 1 tsp vitamin E cream

Directions:

Melt the shea butter in a non-reactive bowl. The double boiling method works best. Once melted, add scents and vitamin E cream. Let it cool and transfer to a glass jar with lid. Seal tightly.

Recipe For Stress Triggered Eczema

Roman chamomile + petitgrain + ylang-ylang + lemon verbena + spearmint + calendula carrier

 

When we’re stressed, our eczema can really act up. Try mixing these ingredients and apply gently to affected areas.

Ingredients:

Directions:

This blend works well as an overnight treatment, and with the scents that are added, stress should be relieved as well as the outbreak.

Tarragon Tansy Recipe #2

tarragon + annual tansy + Roman chamomile + lavender + palmarosa + wheat germ carrier oil

This next recipe adds a few scents we haven’t seen on our list yet. Tarragon and tansy have not been mentioned yet but are no slouches when fighting eczema.

Ingredients:

  • 3 drops tarragon
  • 3 drops annual tansy
  • 5 drops Roman chamomile
  • 5 drops lavender
  • 10 drops palmarosa
  • 10 teaspoons (50 ml) wheat germ carrier oil

Directions:

Make sure to shake this blend before every application, which should be 3 times daily.

Argan/Tamanu Recipe #3

lavender + Roman chamomile + myrrh + helichrysum + argan oil + tamanu oil

 

And here we have another that uses an interesting carrier substance. Argan oil is considered a natural treatment for this skin disorder and tamanu oil has been used to treat it as well. Mix the following well.

Ingredients:

  • 4 drops lavender
  • 2 drops Roman chamomile
  • 2 drops myrrh
  • 4 drops helichrysum
  • 3 tablespoons (15 ml) argan oil
  • 1 tablespoon (5 ml) tamanu oil

Directions:

Apply to your eczema patches four times a day.

DIY Eczema Relief Spray

lavender + cypress + Roman chamomile + myrrh + distilled water

Here we have the first spray blend on our list. This application style is great when you have to travel. It can be used anywhere at any time.

Ingredients:

  • 8 drops lavender
  • 2 drops cypress
  • 4 drops Roman chamomile
  • 4 drops myrrh
  • 2 cups distilled water

Directions:

Blend in a spray bottle, shake well, and spray. Keep in cool dark place for storage.

Wheat Germ Eczema Recipe

lavender + Roman chamomile + myrrh + wheat germ vegetable oil + frankincense + peppermint + coconut oil

 

If your disorder is so bad that you find you’ve developed blisters that ooze, this might be the best choice for you. Wheat germ oil has also been used to treat eczema.

Ingredients:

  • 12 drops lavender
  • 12 drops Roman chamomile
  • 12 drops myrrh
  • 1 teaspoon wheat germ vegetable oil
  • 12 drops frankincense
  • 5 drops peppermint
  • 12 teaspoons (60 ml) coconut oil

Directions:

Melt the coconut, then mix in your scents. Let it cool and apply.

Borage and Black Cumin Recipe

borage oil + black cumin + lavender hydrosol + green clay powder + tarragon

 

You can apply this mixture as many time throughout the day as you like. Borage is a seed oil and has long been used to treat different types of skin disorders including eczema.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp borage oil
  • 1 tsp black cumin
  • 3 tablespoon lavender hydrosol
  • 1 tablespoon green clay powder
  • 5 drops tarragon (optional)

Directions:

Mix in a ceramic bowl. Form into a thick paste. Apply and let sit for half an hour.

Bay/Calendula Recipe

extra virgin olive oil + coconut oil + bay + calendula + lavender + geranium

 

 

This recipe has some interesting oil that we haven’t seen on our list as of yet. Calendula oil is used in professional eczema treatment creams.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 30 ml of coconut oil
  • 8 drops bay
  • 1 teaspoon calendula
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 2 drops geranium

Directions:

Melt the coconut oil and let cool for a bit. Mix in olive oil and the scents and let it cool completely before application.

Tea Tree Essential Oil Recipe for Eczema Treatment

tea tree + jojoba

 

Tea tree is a powerful extract, which is why it has been added to this blend. It has many properties that will help relieve your symptoms.

Ingredients:

  • 5 drops tea tree
  • ¼ cup jojoba

Directions:

Mix these two ingredients thoroughly and apply generously to anywhere your eczema has flared up.

Frankincense Topical Treatment

shea butter + frankincense

 

Frankincense is one of the scents I use daily. It has a musky smell that is uplifting, but it also has amazing qualities when it comes to eczema.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of soft shea butter
  • 7 to 10 drops of frankincense

Directions:

Mix well and you have a powerful cream to fight that inflammation.

Helichrysum Cream Recipe

cocoa butter + coconut oil + beeswax pellets

 

Here we have a recipe that works on all kinds of skin disorders including acne. It has anti-inflammatory properties, and it fights the itch of eczema.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons of cocoa butter
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of beeswax pellets

Directions:

Put all the ingredients in a clean glass mason jar. Place it in a pan that has a few inches of water on the bottom. Submerge jar, and over a low flame, heat until all the ingredients become one.

Geranium and Avocado Topical Treatment

geranium + avocado oil

 

This is another recipe that calls for avocado oil, which is one of this writer’s favorite carriers. It’s used for moisturizing abilities.

Ingredients:

  • 5 to 10 drops of geranium
  • ½ cup of avocado oil

Directions:

Mix in a dark glass bottle and store in cool dry place.

Neroli Soothing Recipe

coconut oil + neroli

I fell in love with this scent the first time I saw its name, which painted images of pharaohs and ancient Egypt. This exotic scent helps eczema when mixed with the following.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of coconut oil
  • 5-10 drops neroli

Directions:

Apply to affected area regularly.

Juniper Eczema Relief Recipe

juniper + peppermint + bowl of cold water

Extracted from berries by the same name, juniper berry oil is another soother of weeping eczema. With the coolness of the peppermint and warmth of the water, this compress should bring instant relief.

Ingredients:

  • 3 drops juniper
  • 3 drops peppermint
  • A glass bowl of cold water

Directions:

Mix well. Dunk and wring the washcloth. Apply to affected areas.

Patchouli Quick & Easy Eczema Treatment

distilled water + patchouli

This scent is synonymous with the hippies of the 1960s who used the aroma to cover up the scent of cannabis. Yet, patchouli is great for so much more, one of them being a widely used treatment for eczema. When it comes to eczema, this recipe works as a spray.

Ingredients:

  • One cup distilled water
  • 5-7 drops patchouli

Directions:

Shake it well and apply when irritation is especially bad.

Thyme DIY Rub

thyme essential + coconut oil

When I think of thyme, I think of potatoes because the herb tastes particularly good with the root vegetable. Yet, the oils extracted from it are powerful against skin disorders. When mixed with the following, it creates a strong fighter of eczema.

Ingredients:

  • 7 – 10 drops thyme essential
  • ½ cup coconut oil

Directions:

Blend and store in a clean container.

Marjoram and Rosehip Recipe

rosehip + sweet marjoram

Our last recipe also uses a powerful extract that fights inflammation. The redness is skin irritation and will be put at ease upon the application of this mixture. If you feel your skin getting irritated or itchy, apply liberally.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup rosehip
  • 5-10 drops sweet marjoram

Directions:

Mix well in a dark glass bottle and store in a cool dark place. You can use a dropper to apply this to the affected areas.

Conclusion

When we have an ailment, we want to believe that something out there is going to help us get through it. Eczema is no different and can be extremely difficult to deal with. If you deal with eczema, leave us a comment below. If you know someone dealing with eczema that might benefit from this piece, please share it with them.

 

 

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