Eczema is a long-term condition that causes the skin to become dry, itchy, red and cracked, according to the NHS. But, moisturising the affected skin with a lavender oil mixture may help to relieve your eczema symptoms, it’s been claimed.
Young children are most at risk of developing eczema symptoms, but it could also develop in later life.
If you have eczema, your symptoms can vary between small patches of dry skin, to widespread, inflamed areas of cracked skin.
You could lower your risk of dry skin at home by using certain natural moisturisers.
Lavender oil is one of the best natural remedies for eczema, it’s been revealed.
“Lavender essential oil is the most used essential oil in the world today, but the benefits of lavender were actually discovered over 2,500 years ago,” he said.
“Because of its powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, sedative, calming and anti-depressive properties, lavender oil benefits abound and it’s been used both cosmetically and therapeutically for centuries.
“Most likely due to its antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics, lavender essential mixed with a carrier oil [like coconut, jojoba or grapeseed oil] has profound benefits on your skin.
“Lavender oil’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help to ease skin conditions and reverse signs of aging.”