Eczema can be uncomfortable due to the continuous rashes and redness, to ease the problem, we’ve got this homemade soap for eczema with natural ingredients.
Before moving on the homemade soap for eczema, it’s important to shed light on its backdrop. The non-contagious skin disease can sometimes be a little hard to manage, as active eczema can result in a moist weepy layer of crusty skin. Timely management and proper care can help calm down the ravaged skin condition. Dermatologists have revealed that eczema is the immunity system’s reaction to external allergens. If you are suffering from eczema, it is best to avoid skin products or cosmetic products that have a higher concentration of chemicals, fragrances and foaming agents.
Eczema can also make the skin prone to other skin irritations as it weakens the protective barrier of the skin. Food products such as nuts and dairy or environmental concerns such as pollen, smoke and excess heat (sweat) can trigger or aggravate the symptoms of an eczema patient.
Another important fact to know about eczema is that it runs in the family. People who have someone on both sides of the family with the skin condition, should take more care of their skin and consult a doctor for rashes or itchy skin patches immediately.
Skincare tips for eczema patients
- Eczema doesn’t have a cure yet, but you can manage the symptoms of the skin condition. Apart from the topical application of prescribed medicines; lukewarm baths and daily moisturizing supports skin health and alleviate the symptoms. Also, applying the coconut oil immediately after a bath helps to lock in the moisture.
- Mild soaps or non-soap cleansers work best to soothe the skin condition.
- After a bath, you should avoid rubbing your body with a dry towel as it may aggravate the condition. Le the skin air-dry or gently pat dry with a microfiber towel.
- Even as it is not possible all the time, but you should avoid a sudden change in temperatures, as sweat can trigger the symptoms of eczema.
- You should meditate every morning and maintain your calm as stress adds on to the skin condition.
- Wash your face with cold water and a mild cleanser in the morning followed up by a moisturizer, topical medication, and sunscreen that suits you or is prescribed by your dermatologist. Make sure you repeat the process in the evening as well. Simply wash your face with water when you feel greasy residue on your face to manage facial eczema.
Several products in the market can work well for eczema patients. However, if you are more comfortable with natural products or you feel a little skeptical about market-bought skincare products, here is a homemade soap for eczema that can help you make a bar of soap at home without any chemicals.
Homemade Soap for Eczema
Disclaimer: Even as this homemade soap for Eczema is safe to use; consult your doctor before making any changes to your skincare routine or using a new product.
You will need
- 66 gms of sodium hydroxide
- 128 gms of water
- 145 gms of coconut oil
- 25 gms of shea butter
- 25 gms of castor oil
- 215 gms of extra virgin olive oil
- 25 gms of neem oil
- 25 gms of avocado oil
- Add the sodium hydroxide crystals to water in an open area/balcony. Stay away from the steam created by the mixed solution. (The solution formed is called lye solution)
- Let the lye solution rest in a bowl.
- With the help of a double boiler method, melt the coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter, and castor oil.
- Remove them from heat and pour the melted oils in the rested lye solution.
- Add neem oil and avocado oil to the mixture. Stir to achieve a consistent mix and pour in molds to make the soap bars.
- Leave the soap to set for 24-48 hours and store in a cool dry place (the absence of any preservatives make the shelf life of the soap shorter than the options available in the market).
- Use within a month and make a new batch again as required.