Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia), Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
The oils in this blend have traditionally been used to soothe eczema, psoriasis and other troublesome skin rashes.
Application Suggestions (See Essential Oil Usage for more information and a dilution chart.)
Topical: Dilute appropriately 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. Consider diluting with Jojoba or use another pure carrier oil that is soothing to the skin.
DermaSoothe makes a nice spray. For an adult suggest 7% dilution for short-term use or 3% for daily use. For children, please refer to the dilution chart on the Babies and Children page. To make a spray, purchase a 1oz spray bottle and add 30 drops of the DermaSoothe blend. Fill to the shoulder of the bottle with Jojoba oil or another soothing carrier. We offer cap labels with "DermaSoothe" printed on them if you'd like to get a couple to identify the bottle.
If you have used steroid creams, you may expect withdrawal symptoms.
Topical Steroid Withdrawal
Click here for images and personal testimonies from people who Red Skin Syndrome due to topical steroid use.
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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. There was one flare-up that was pretty bad but we just continued to use the blend and it went away. We now believe this was a withdrawal symptom from the steriod creams we had used in the past. This 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.
Sarah used 4mL DermaSoothe EO blend in a 1oz bottle filled with Jojoba, which is more than 10% ratio (suitable for short-term use on an adult).
Sarah used the first 1oz bottle very quickly. Her 5-year-old daughter's eczema was severe and all over her body. In 2 months, she'd almost used the 2nd 1oz bottle.
We figure that there are 30 drops per mL.
15mL bottle will make 4 - 1oz bottles of the spray Sarah used
Jojoba - a 4oz bottle will be perfect with the 15mL bottle of DermaSoothe
Spray bottle - this is the 3rd item from the bottom.
2. Our 13-year-old daughter has suffered since she was 4 years old with eczema all over her legs. We have tried diet change, cod liver oils, Young Living oils, lotions, goat soaps, and NOTHING helped. I decided to try your oils. She used DermaSoothe, and in 3-4 weeks it has almost completely cleared up. She applied it straight from the bottle (no dilution), but for maintenance purposes, we will whip up coconut oil and olive oil to dilute it. She has a little stubborn eczema left on her knees. Her legs are so badly scarred. We hope that the oil will help that too. - Lori
3. I had horrible eczema on my hands. The dematologist was a worthless waste of time and money. I got some of HEO's DermaSoothe, and it cleared right up (used undiluted). I used it undiluted on my face as well and am quite pleased. I was persistent with using it, but it really worked great! - Billye
4.. This DermaSoothe blend was the only oil that has ever worked and continues to work for my daughter. - Lori
5. I just received an order for your DermaSoothe to help ease and heal, what I thought was, random eczema that seems to be spreading and getting worse. It is starting to help a bit, but I want to thank you so much for having a couple of links on your DermaSoothe page for Topical Steroid Withdrawal. I had been using topical steroid creams to help the eczema sporadically the past few years, and in one spot more regularly. After reading through those links you had on there, which linked to other things, etc, etc, I realize, my eczema isn't from an allergy (I was recently tested and came back allergic to nothing!! Amazing in and of itself!). It's Topical Steroid Withdrawal!!! I wouldn't have figured that out if it wasn't for you and those links. I had never heard of it until reading those. I was planning on doing an elimination diet soon, and I would've gone through that long process and still not find my eczema trigger. I know I have a long withdrawal road ahead of me, but I'm so thankful I won't be making it much worse by continuing unknowingly with my topical steroid creams. And I have a feeling I'll be ordering some more DermaSoothe -- probably the spray with the jojoba oil! - Sarah
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.