5 Essential Oils for Eczema Inflammation

Oils to help with eczema

One of the biggest issues I've had since I was 10 years old has been Eczema. Wondering what Eczema is? Well it's a medical condition that affects the skin. It becomes rough and inflamed which causes burning sensations and extreme itching. Personally, I think its like living with chicken pox every day. The cause of eczema is not clear but, it is believed that it is due to the combined genetics of both parents, especially if they are both plagued with conditions like asthma or hay fever. Unfortunately, this means that there are quite a few people that suffer from Eczema. Fun fact: There is no cure for Eczema.

Although there is no cure for Eczema that are several triggers that cause flare ups. Flare ups differ from person to person but, these are quite common.

  1. Food allergies
  2. Chemical Allergens from soaps, shampoos and detergents.
  3. Temperature (Hot weather and dry/cold weather)
  4. Allergens such as pollen, mold and pet dander

I can identify with all of these myself and I do my best to avoid flare ups, but sometimes it's unavoidable and the results can often result in discomfort and embarrassment. I remember being teased about my eczema in high school. Kids would say awful and often times stupid things to me. They'd accuse me of having aids or being burned etc. The most embarrassing moment that I can recall was a woman walking up to me in the airport of all places and asking my mother what was wrong with me in front of a crowd of people. Of course, now things like this don't bother me like it used to, but back then I took to covering up, wearing jackets and long pants in 90 degree weather all the time. My only issue now as an adult is the discomfort my eczema can cause when I do have flare ups. I was tired of it so I ended up researching ways to help soothe it and I realized that there were certain oils that could help me take care of my skin while preventing unnecessary itching and inflammation.

5 Oils to help with Eczema flare ups.

  1. Thyme oil

    It is great for your skin as a topical solution. It helps to heal scars and also acts as a preventative from inflammation and as a pain reliever. With it's antiseptic and antioxidant properties it helps to minimize the appearance of acne and keeps your skin looking both clear and healthy.
  2. Rose oil

    It contains a mixture of minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that basically helps to moisturize the skin. Not only is it great for acne but it also has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce redness and inflammation, as well as improving overall skin texture.
  3. Tea Tree oil

    It has a ton of benefits when used topically, such as treating acne and for treating fungal infections, but in this case tea tree oil is great for the treatment of itchiness, sores and inflammation.
  4. Turmeric oil

    This oil has many uses but can be used as an acne treatment and to reduce dark marks and blemishes. It also has properties that inhibit certain molecules that can cause inflammation.

    Eucalyptus oil

  5. This is a powerful antiseptic that can be used to treat wounds and sores. It also helps to speed up the healing of acne, eczema and sun spots as well as inflammation. The great thing about Eucalyptus oil is that it is also used as a pain reliever and can commonly be found in medical products like vapor rub.

These 5 oils are only some of the natural products that I have personally tried myself or that have been suggested to me by other people that have tried them. I don't claim to have full medical knowledge about eczema but, as someone that actually suffers from this condition I wanted to share some of the things that worked for me and my friends. If you have tried any of these oils or you simply want to share what has worked for you and you want to add to the list then feel free to leave a comment below.

Until next time...


  1. Mickey, thanks for the information. I have two kids that have eczema, and I had tried so many things. Now they are using coconut oil, and it seems to be working, but I'll definitely be trying these options.

  2. Heard many uses of Tea Tree oil but never have information that it could help in eczema too. Quite interesting fact that you can cure eczema to some extent with the use of such essential oils.

  3. I love tea tree oil! Great info!