Advice On Choosing Soap That Is Good For Eczema

Image of hands with eczema

Before we get into which soap is good for eczema, lets come to common understanding of what eczema is. First of all, know that we are not doctors, and not providing medical advice. If you require medical advice, you should contact your doctor. From the Mayo Clinic website:

Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It’s common in children but can occur at any age. Atopic dermatitis is long-lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically. No cure has been found for atopic dermatitis.

Self-care measures can relieve itchy and inflamed skin, even if no treatment cures eczema. Among the suggestions for self-treatment on the mayo clinic website are using a mild soap and moisturizers. We certainly endorse this approach. Handmade soap is among the most gentle soaps out there. Doctors often don’t recommend it specifically, maybe because there is so much variety out there. How would an uneducated customer know if they have a good bar of soap or not? It often comes down to trial and error. If all handmade soaps were created equally, we are confident doctors would be more likely to recommend them.

Choosing a Soap if you have Eczema

We would recommend looking at all-natural soaps when looking for any therapeutic benefits. For soap makers, the word natural can be defined as the manufacturer wishes. The word natural for soaps is not regulated, so there is no established definition that we all must conform to. That makes the word basically meaningless for consumers. For Bay Berry Bliss, natural soaps are either unscented or scented with only pure essential oils. Fragrance oils can smell nice to some, but they do not add any therapeutic benefits to the product.

As for Bay Berry Bliss products, we would recommend the following soaps:

  • Oatmeal Shea: Oatmeal helps relieve the dry, itchy, and irritated skin caused by eczema. In addition to oatmeal, we also add a healthy amount of Shea butter for extra moisturizing qualities. This bar is one of our most moisturizing bars, which makes it a good choice for eczema.
  • Lavender Rosemary: Both Lavender and Rosemary are high in anti-oxidant properties, which help reduce the skin’s unpleasant redness and irritation. This particular essential oil blend would be our recommended soap to try.
  • Lavender / Lavender Oatmeal: This would be our second best recommended essential oil scented soap.

If your condition is mild, you may benefit from any of our essential oil scented soaps. Any mild soap is good for eczema. We would recommend some of the options above, but ultimately you need to choose the right solution for you. You may want to avoid some of the scrub bars, which have a higher concentration of exfoliates that might irritate your existing condition. We have heard from our customers that even fragrance oil soaps have made tremendous differences with people that suffer from eczema. Not everyone is sensitive to fragrance oils; these options may also work for you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can do so at the bottom of every page.


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