3 Homemade Bath Bombs for Eczema

3 Homemade Bath Bombs for Eczema

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Did you know that there are a variety of bath bombs for eczema? Bath bombs are packed mixtures of dry ingredients that are added to bath water to create a soothing and nourishing bathing solution.

There are dozens of bath bombs available for purchase online or in store, but many of these products use preservatives, artificial coloring and scents that can be irritating for eczema. When treating eczema, you want to be sure that you’re using the most natural and soothing ingredients possible.

Discover 3 natural homemade eczema bath bombs you can easily put together at home below!

Baking Soda Eczema Bath Bombs

Most homemade bath bombs available today use baking soda along with a variety of ingredients like epsom salts, essential oils and more. Baking soda baths for eczema are actually very popular, as baking soda can help restore skin’s pH, reduce skin inflammation and can decrease harmful bacteria.

These Homemade Bath Bombs from 100 Days of Real Food are full of all natural ingredients and can help soothe skin with the addition of epsom salts, coconut oil and essential oils.

Ingredients

Directions

In a large bowl whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, and cornstarch

In a separate small bowl combine the melted coconut oil, water and essential oils.

While whisking, pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients slowly until well combined. The texture should resemble a dry, crumbly sand.

Pack the mixture into each side of the mold then press the two sides together. Ideally let it stay in the mold overnight, then lightly tap around the mold with a spoon to very carefully open and remove bath bomb.

Oatmeal Eczema Bath Bombs

Another wonderful eczema treatment is oatmeal bath bombs! These bath bombs use colloidal oatmeal along with other soothing ingredients like baking soda, epsom salts, essential oils and more to soothe itchy, dry skin.

Colloidal oatmeal is a finely ground oatmeal that is boiled down and then made into a solution, so that skin can properly absorb it. Colloidal oatmeal is highly rich in beta-glucans which can help reduce skin inflammation and stimulate collagen production. Studies have also shown that oatmeal binds to skin and helps create a protective barrier against irritants [1].

ILW Recommends: Colloidal Oatmeal for Eczema: How Does it Work?

This DIY Oatmeal Bath Bomb from the Soap Queen uses colloidal oatmeal, as well as cocoa butter and oatmeal milk and honey fragrance oil for a soothing and nourishing treatment. Not only will this bomb help relieve itchy, dry skin, but it can offer additional moisture.

Keep in mind that colloidal oatmeal is NOT gluten free. If you are celiac or have a wheat or gluten allergy, we suggest using a baking soda bath bomb instead. Also, if your skin is highly sensitive, we recommend skipping the oatmeal milk and honey fragrance oil.

Ingredients

Directions

In a large bowl, mix together the baking soda, citric acid, and colloidal oatmeal. Stir the ingredients together.

Add the cocoa butter to a small heat and fragrance-safe container and melt in the microwave using 30-60 second bursts. Be careful when removing from the microwave as the container may be hot. Add the oatmeal milk and honey fragrance oil, oat extract to the melted butter. Use a spoon to fully mix the ingredients together.

Add the oil mixture to the powder mixture. Use your hands to fully mix the ingredients together.

Add a pinch of oatmeal to the bottom of one half of the mold and cover with the bath bomb mixture while mounding it towards the center. Fill the other half while mounding the mixture in the center.

Pack the mixture into each side of the mold then press the two sides together. Ideally let it stay in the mold overnight, then lightly tap around the mold with a spoon to very carefully open and remove bath bomb.

Bath Melts

Lastly, as an alternative to eczema bath bombs, these Homemade Eczema Relief Bath Melts from Jessthetics can help relieve dry, irritated skin. These melts use rich oils and butters to help provide deep moisture to skin, as well as eczema relief.

Ingredients

Directions

Melt the cocoa butter and shea butter in a glass bowl placed within a pot of water on a medium heat. Be careful not to overheat!

Once cooled, mix the almond oil and your chosen blend of essential oils.

Pour the oil into each silicone mold and sprinkle the dried lavender flowers on the top. Blend the oats in a food processor or blender and divide these up between the moulds. Pop the tray in the fridge for at least an hour to set.

Once set, wrap the melts up in a piece of cheesecloth to keep the oats from separating in the bath.

Post-Bath Treatments

As mentioned in many of our previous posts, baths can actually strip skin’s moisture. It’s always important to keep baths lukewarm and to keep bathing time to a maximum of 30 minutes.

These bath bombs and melts can help relieve itchy, dry skin, but if you still need added moisture, we suggest checking out this Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream. This cream, similarly to the bath bombs listed above, is all natural and can help soothe and nourish all types of sensitive skin. It also contains manuka honey and manuka oil which are known for their anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Lastly, dry wrapping with eczema clothing like this Remedywear line can help treat more advanced forms of eczema. Simply cover skin with a cream like the one above and wrap skin throughout the day or before bed for a nourishing overnight treatment.

We hope you love these bath bomb ideas! Got any recipes of your own? Share them in the comments below!

References

Ilnytska O. 2016 Jun 1. Colloidal Oatmeal: Improves Skin Barrier Through Multi-therapy Activity. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27272074

FROM: Eczema

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