I am going to share my story on how we got rid of eczema naturally and my favorite salve for flare ups.
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Eczema is a rash that appears on the skin, typically on the face and limbs. When rashes appear it is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong and it is trying to detoxify. Eczema can be caused by external irritants like detergents, soaps, pollen, viruses, and temperature change. Most commonly, it is caused by internal issues with the gut, food intolerances, stress, digestive issues, and hormone imbalances. Eczema can be red, itchy, and it can come and go making it hard to determine the cause.
My son had eczema for a good year before I pinpointed his “trigger” which was dairy. He was allergic to casein, the protein in milk. He had a leaky gut due to antibiotics and steroids from when he had RSV as a baby. After two years of a complete diet change, digestive enzymes, probiotics, and essential oils for digestive health and allergies his eczema went away. In that time the rash would come and go but it always came back. When it would flare up I would use a homemade salve with essential oils to reduce the appearance of the rash, soothe the skin, relieve the itch, and discomfort. This salve can be used to soothe irritation and make the rash go away but it will most likely come back until the underline cause is resolved.
If you suffer from eczema I highly recommend the GAPS diet or the elimination diet to pinpoint the root cause and heal the gut. The GAPS diet has different stages and really focuses on eating foods that are easy to digest and ideal for gut health. Read more on that HERE. The elimination diet is a great way to pinpoint allergies. The basic of the diet is to cut out high allergen foods to see what foods are bothering you. It can be tough because certain foods, like dairy, can stay in the system for a month. Read more on the elimination diet HERE.
To make the salve you will need:
1/2 cup shea butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup beeswax
1 tablespoon raw honey
10 drops lavender
8 drops frankincense
5 drops melaleuca
5 drops geranium
1) Melt shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax in a double boiler.
2) Let mixture cool slightly, add raw honey, and essential oils.
3) Mix well and pour into containers.
4) Let cool and the mixture will hardened.
5) Apply to area of concern.
Do you have any tips and tricks for healing eczema naturally? Share your success stories in the comments below!
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