Natural Ingredients for Baby Eczema

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There are several natural ingredients that have been shown to help soothe irritated skin caused by eczema. After scouring the internet for potential treatments for our daughter, we've compiled a list of the most popular ones we found. We tried a bunch of these with varying success, but I encourage you to experiment and see what works for your child. The ones that worked best for us were the honey, beeswax, olive oil and bee pollen. We combined those into our homemade eczema treatment cream that cleared up our daughter's rashes and itchy skin within a matter of days. Hopefully this information with give you some options to try.

Organic Honey

Honey has been used as a natural skin remedy for thousands of years. Honey has a neutral PH of 4.5, which is very important for skin health. Raw honey has both anti-fungal and antiviral properties but it’s the anti-inflammatory aspects that will diminish the swelling and irritation. Honey is also anti-bacterial, which will prevent germs from building up in your skin.

Beeswax

Beeswax is the natural wax produced by bees that create honeycombs. Beeswax is a natural anti-inflammatory. It heals and minimizes rashes caused by eczema. Like honey, the anti-bacterial and anti-microbial elements prevents the growth of bacteria and fungus in infections. Finally, beeswax is a great protective barrier for skin. It locks in moisture and reduces dryness, which is key in helping to aid in fighting eczema. 

Olive Oil

Like honey, Olive oil has been used since ancient times used to treat wounds and revitalize skin. It contains several anti-oxidants, primarily Vitamin A and E, which restores skin elasticity. It is also a natural moisturizer.

Bee Pollen

Bee pollen is made by bees as food for young bees, and contains protein (approximately 40% protein), free amino acids, vitamins including B-complex and folic acid. It is one of the world's greatest superfoods, and is extremely healthy. 

Bee Propolis

Bee propolis is a mixture that bees collect from tree buds, sap flows and other sources and is used to seal their hives and protect it from infection. As a result, it is known as one of the most powerful shields found in nature. When used in topical creams and treatments, it soothes inflammation, repairs skin and cleans wounds. 

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is chock full of saturated fats, which help retain moisture when applied to skin. Coconut oil is also rich in lauric and capric acid, which have antiviral, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. These help prevent against infections. Many people with eczema have found success using coconut oil directly on their skin.

Neem Oil

Neem trees are native to India and other parts of Asia. All parts of the tree, from its leaves to bark contain azadirachtin, a compound, which possesses anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic properties. Neem contains high concentrations of Vitamin E and fatty acids, which helps to restore skin's natural protective barrier and prevents moisture loss. It also helps to reduce inflammation and heal eczema irritation. Finally, the nimbidin and nimbin compounds help to relieve redness and swelling. 

Oatmeal

Many parents have reported success in using oats in baths for their children. Oats leave a protective barrier on skin, which helps lock moisture in, and prevents dryness. Oats contain naturally occurring antioxidants. and studies show they exhibit anti-inflammatory properties.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a cactus plant that grows in dry climates of Africa and India. It's been used as a key medicine for centuries. Aloe vera is present in numerous skin products today precisely for it's moisturizing and healing properties. Buying raw aloe vera and using the clear gel that is secreted from the plant gives your the natural benefits without the additives in commercial creams.

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