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Soothing Barrier For Baby's Eczema Skin

Author: Hwajeong N.
Date: 06-21-2017
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Testimonial ID: 11183-OR
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Scientific Studies: 4

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I have a 9 month old baby and he started to have eczema on his face starting 3 months. It spread down his back and moved to his stomach and lower legs over a period of 3-4 months. Now he is 9 months and he has eczema left only on his face and occassionaly lower ear lobes.

I have a few friends whose kids also had eczema and heard all there stories about what to take and what to put on. Some things seemed to work better than others. I have been using the essential oils from Young Living now for almost 2 years so I tried everything that was recommended even from the testimonies that I read from this website.

I tried, the Purification blend, Geranium and Lavender oils, as well as the Rose Ointment. I found some more effective than others in the order I am going to explain.

The Rose Ointment worked very well on my son's face when it got really dry and crusty from the oozing. After thoroughly washing his face with an acidic based eczema soap (an acidic soap is very important on eczema skin so that it doesn't sting the baby's face) I would put on the recommended hydrating lotion and then put the Rose Ointment on. It worked like a seal to keep the moisture in the skin and also healed the skin quickly. I tried it on half of his face many times to really see if there was a difference, and yes there was. I used the whole jar over a period of 4 months and when I didn't use it for 2-3 days, his skin looked very red. I recommend this so so much to help with the dryness and healing of the skin. I also put this on his face and body based on need, so it could have been 2-4 times a day. It also worked wonders on my dry hands.

Lavender I didn't use all over his face, just on certain areas were cracked and bleeding. I used it on his body when the rash was serious, mixed with Coconut oil or the V-6 oil mixing. I was nervous about using the V-6 because it had other oils that I wasn't sure he might be allergic too, but it was fine on his skin. I used the Lavender neat on his face only when he scratched his face so hard that it bled, and whenever I used it, the next day it was almost completely healed. I used the Lavender on his legs too if he scratched until it bled, and yes it healed up so fast.

Geranium oil seemed to work well on my other son (6 years old) who had eczema behind his knees and inner arms. I used this oil the same way I did the Lavender oil but it was hard to see the results on my baby even though Geranium worked wonders on my 6 year old's skin.

I didn't use the Purification blend so much, I tried it several times but didn't see the same results so I stopped.

On top of all this, a spiritual healer told me that I lacked certain minerals and that my son also lacked the same minerals. She recommended I feed him sulfured molasses, which I couldn't find so I fed him the unsulfured molasses. The sulfur is supposed to help heal the skin. The nutrients inside the molasses is supposed to help mineralize his body.

Later on I took my son to a sulfur bath house (in Korea) and the water amazingly helped get rid of all the redness on his body. It disappeared right before my eyes. his face also was almost cleared up. I was truly amazed. He has had flare ups a few times afterwards on his body but, now at 9 months, it's all gone and healed up on his body. I heard that water was important in healing of the skin but I didn't know that it could do wonders.

So in conclusion, a nutrient packed diet, Rose Ointment, Lavender oil and sulfur water seems to have helped my son greatly with his eczema. I hope this has helps others care for their kid's eczema.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: eczema-/-dermatitis — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
2.Associated topics: eczema-/-dermatitis — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
3.Associated topics: itching-(Pruritus),eczema-/-dermatitis — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
4.Associated topics: eczema-/-dermatitis — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link

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