Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia), Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) in a base of Jojoba oil
The oils in this blend are traditionally used to soothe eczema, psoriasis and other troublesome skin rashes.
Application Suggestions (see Essential Oil Usage)
Topical: Spray into palm and apply as desired. As with all skin issues, it is advisable to test a small patch of skin to be sure that the results will be positive and not aggravate the condition. If it aggravates, add a carrier oil to dilute the effect.
If you have used steroid creams, you may expect withdrawal symptoms.
Topical Steroid Withdrawal
1. My five-year-old daughter has suffered from severe eczema since she was a baby. She has it all over her body... arms, legs, back of the legs, behind the ears, back of the arms and in the creases of her arms. We have tried everything... steroid creams, eczema lotions, etc. We also have to be very careful because synthetic fragrances in lotions etc. aggravate her condition even more. Surprisingly, most eczema lotions have these added fragrances (not to mention the harmful chemicals). The itching will keep her up at night, and at times she bleeds from the scratching. I recently started using Hopewell Essential Oil's DermaSoothe blend with organic Jojoba oil in a spray bottle. Within minutes of the first application we could already see an improvement. I applied it every night. Each day, it has gotten better. Within a week it has almost completely cleared up! The spray doesn't sting at all, and she enjoys putting it on... even on her worst spots. It is the best product we've EVER used, and we are so grateful to have found this blend! - Sarah T.
UPDATE: Since using the DermaSoothe Spray regularly for a few months, my daughter has not had any more red flaming eczema outbreaks. Now, a year later, she only has a few dry patches but hardly a sign of eczema.
2. My grandson's eczema improved greatly with this spray, but after a day that his mother consumed a lot of dairy, it really flared up. The spray calms it down quite considerably. - Francine H.
3. The DermaSoothe Spray was helpful to our daughter, but for her the most helpful thing was bathing in the Dead Sea, which I realize is unrealistic for most people. She went to Israel with significant eczema and came home with none. I would suggest the AHAVA line as well as the DermaSoothe Spray. Honestly it was incredible! - Holly
4. I like the DermaSoothe Spray, along w/avoiding gluten and nuts, it works well for me. - Tami
5. I tried the DermaSoothe Spray on my hand, and it works really well. I burned my hand a month ago with Apple Cider Vinegar (someone said it might help our son's eczema, so I thought I'd try it on my hand first - it burnt it instantly). I wanted to make sure the spray was safe to use on our son, so I decided to spray some of the DermaSoothe spray on my hand with the burns on it, and for some reason it instantly felt hydrating and super soft. It so nice and definitely works. I would recommend it to other parents in a heart beat. Have them try it on super dry hands if they feel scared to try it on kids, and they will know instantly that this spray is good for the skin. - Kathy
6. I bought the DermaSoothe Spray for when my gluten rash comes out. It is wonderful. It helps the pain that comes with the blisters and the cracking skin. I also use it on mosquito bites and it works great. Love this stuff!!! - Amanda
See testimonies here as well: DermaSoothe Blend
Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat— like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil." We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.