Get Relief from Eczema with Essential Oils

I’ve become a staunch advocate of using essential oils for eczema, as I’ve seen it work amazingly well on my own issue…and it’s still working.

About two years ago I developed what I thought was dermatitis on my right pinkie finger. Just a spot. I figured it'd go away. It didn't.

Over the next year I treated it with antibiotic, anti-fungal, psoriasis and eczema ointments, and it spread from the entire finger to the ring finger then the tip of the thumb and the tip of the middle finger.

I tried coconut oil. A&D ointment. Triple antibiotic cream. Lotions. Creams. Most of those just made it worse, until the flakiness was awful!


Sometimes it was so bad that the tips of the pinkie, middle finger and thumb would crack and bleed. You don’t realize how tender the tips of your fingers are until you wince in pain every time you touch anything.

It was also bad because I write content for a living, and play the piano for relaxation and sometimes for church. It got so bad that it was impossible to play the piano at times, and to type I would have to wear Band-Aids on the tips of my fingers.

Then a spot appeared on the left side of my upper lip. This happened after a day of what I thought was a cold sore coming on. Never had them before or fever blisters, but I couldn’t figure out why a spot above my upper lip was so painful. When it turned flaky, I knew that whatever was on my finger had spread.

A few days later I woke up with a small flaky patch on my left eyelid. That’s when I really got desperate to find out what was going on.

I really went to work trying to figure out what to do (no doctor, no insurance). Actually did a search for "red flaky patch on eyelid" and finally! Found the answer.

Using Prescription Desonide Ointment

Eczema, and the medical expert on this forum said to use Desonide cream. Thankfully I just happened to have a tube and a half. I began applying that. And within a matter of a day the patch on the eyelid was gone, the spot on the upper lip was almost gone and I could see an improvement on the hand.

As I began running out of Desonide, I came across a half jar of Coco Butter that my sister didn't want. Tried that and was amazed. It made a big difference in the flakiness, returning the skin to a more smooth feel and appearance.

Essential Oils for Eczema

Then I got a few essential oils and made up my own eczema blend. That seemed to do the trick.

Now I pretty much use the essential oils for eczema blend with an application of the coco butter cream if the skin gets too dry. But the pinkie is back to normal, as is the middle finger and thumb.

Have just an area of dry skin at the base of the ring finger.

I still get out breaks. Oh! And in my research I learned that usually when you get eczema when you get older, you've had it as an infant. Sure enough. I later learned from my mother that I did have eczema as an infant.

My Essential Oils for Eczema Blend

 In a roller bottle

  • Palmarosa essential oil – 3 drops
  • Orange Sweet essential oil – 3 drops
  • Lavender essential oil – 2 drops
  • Patchouli essential oil – 1 drops
  • Fill roller bottle with olive oil

*Is also a good blend for heart palpitations

Other Essential Oils for Eczema Blends

Easy Eczema Ointment

  • Lavender essential oil – 3 drops
  • Geranium essential oil – 3 drops
  • Tea Tree essential oil – 1 drops
  • 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Store in a small jar.

Simple Eczema Essential Oil Blend

To a roller bottle add:

  • Lavender essential oil – 3 drops
  • Myrrh essential oil – 1 drops
  • Helichrysum essential oil – 2 drops
  • Tea Tree essential oil – 1 drops
  • Fill roller bottle with olive oil

Yarrow Eczema Essential Oil Blend

In a roller bottle add:

  • Yarrow essential oil – 4 drops
  • Cypress essential oil – 1 drops
  • Roman Chamomile – 2 drops
  • Tea Tree – 1 drops
  • Fill roller bottle with carrier oil

Patchouli Eczema Essential Oil Blend

In a roller bottle add:

  • Patchouli essential oil – 4 drops
  • Lavender essential oil – 2 drops
  • Orange Sweet essential oil – 2 drops
  • Fill roller bottle with carrier oil

Other Essential Oils for Eczema

Any of these oils might prove very useful, or work even better in an Eczema essential oil blend: Bergamot, Carrot seed, Cistus, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Valerian Root, Vetiver, Yarrow


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