Skin irritation (eczemas)

Skin irritation and eczema is a skin condition which is relatively frequent. Essential oils can provide valuable help when in reducing symptoms when combined with good fats such as neem oil, musk rose, castor, etc., or a cream in which there would the protective wax combined with the mentioned vegetable oils. The wax provides a protective effect to the skin.

When the skin diseases they treat, one must consider their appearance as a visible manifestation that the problem comes first from within the organization; what actually is seen a part of a larger problem. The skin is interrelated with the internal organs. An imbalance of internal organs generates external events.

For example: an immune system that is racing (allergic reaction) when eating a certain food, or through contact with a certain substance and now the skin reacts in an exaggerated manner. In these cases, the defense is on the alert while for the majority of individuals the defense system is relaxed, he considers these substances or foods to be safe. In a holistic approach, one can not overlook the avenues naturopathic, nutritional, homeopathic, etc.

There are various types of eczema. The most common form is atopic eczema often suffered by babies and children and contact dermatitis is an allergic skin reaction caused by contact with a substance.


This condition is due in part to a disorder of the immune system, that is to say an allergic reaction to a food or consumed as eggs, peanuts, wheat, cow’s milk protein, etc., but also to external factors such as dust mites, pollen, pet hair or contacts factors by hard water, perfumes, metals, soaps . These skin reactions can be influenced in turn by factors of psychic such as stress, tension, painful events.

As for genetic factors are those that predispose the most to have this affection; 50% to 70% of infants with atopic eczema have a parent who has eczema, asthma or allergic rhinitis.


For some, this skin condition is work-related, while others have developed an allergy to a substance to which they are exposed at home. In addition a host of substances damage the skin by the use of solvents, soaps that make the skin vulnerable because the protective skin oils are dissolved.


Usually, both eczema is accompanied by severe itching, inflammation, redness and crust on the skin. Eczema makes the skin dry, rough, flaky and sometimes thick. The drought reduced the protection of the skin and makes it more sensitive to heat, cold, dehydration and infections. Also, after intense scratching session, the skin becomes damaged: the protective skin oils, fats and proteins located on the surface epidermis decreased considerably. The skin can then be covered with a transparent liquid.


Several essential oils can be used to reduce allergies, inflammation, itching and heal flaky skin.

Itch / inflammation-redness / flaky skin

The annual tansy (Tanacetum annuum) is very important to reduce the symptoms associated with eczema because it reduces itching effectively and without side effects. Moreover it is excellent to reduce skin inflammation. This essential oil is effective in reducing allergic reactions. sesquiterpenes such as the chamazulene, germacrene and alpha caryophylène are the molecules responsible for the properties named above. Other essential oils possess such molecules, are yarrow, German chamomile.

Tarragon (estragole me) and annual tansy (chamazulene, germacrene, .) are good anti-allergic agent because of certain molecules that soothe allergic reactions.

Menthol from peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is a molecule that generates a cold and numbing effect. This essential oil is valuable to reduce the itching sensation. But beware, it must be used locally, that is to say we should not be applied over a large area because of its cooling effect, and out of sight. The lavender and lemon eucalyptus soothe the inflammation and reduce itching.

The saturéioïde thyme is a very good immunomodulating, it tempers the reactions of the immune system through borneol molecule.

Spike lavender contains bornéone and linalol, these combined molecules increase the remarkable healing power of this essential oil to succroît, is antibacterial and antifungal.

A very important point, do not use pure essential oils on eczema, it is essential to mix the vegetable oil (or cream), at a rate of some essential oils to nine parts of vegetable oil (3-10% from ET to 90-97% HV) I suggest you choose neem oil as vegetable oil because it is healing, anti-infective and reduces itching.


Neem, also called “neem” in English, is a tree native of India is drought resistant, it is used for reforestation. It is considered a universal remedy for all parties therapeutic. The leaves are used in traditional medicine against malaria, edema and rheumatism. Neem oil (derived from fruit) has moisturizing, regenerating and restructuring properties that make it effective for treating skin problems. Applied ointment, it treats skin irritation, redness, eczema, chapped skin, wounds, and helps relieve itching. This is the Nimbidin molecule of this oil that has anti-ulcer activity.

NB are available vegetable oil neem in food stores.



* HE saturéioïde Thyme (Thymus satureioides) 1 ml

* H.E.Camomille bleu (Tanacetum annuum) 1 ml

* True HELavande (Lavandula angustifolia) 1 ml

H.E.Lavande aspic (Lavandula latifolia c.t. cinéol) 1 ml

H.E.Estragon (Artemisia dracunculus) 1 ml

* HEMenthe peppermint (Mentha x piperita) 1 ml

vegetable oil Neem (Azadirachta indica) 120 ml

3-5 applications per day on local eczema.


To act from within, that is to say, reduce inflammatory reactions I suggest you take omega-3. However, it would be wise to consult a health care professional in order to make an assessment of your condition.

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