What is Dermatitis and Eczema and How to Get Rid of Them

What is Dermatitis?

Dermatitis is the skin’s reaction to chemicals or environmental elements. It will cause our skin to become irritated and inflamed, itchy and red, dry and flaky.

When certain substances contact the skin and causes an allergic reaction, the reaction is called “contact dermatitis”.

Examples of such substances causing contact dermatitis are deodorants, bra closures, chemicals, clothing dyes, cosmetics, detergents, hair coloring, hair perm solutions, leather processing chemicals, nickel in jewelry, perfumes and fragrances, poison ivy, solvents, wrist watches and zippers.

How to get rid of Dermatitis

1. Eliminate or minimize exposure of whatever causes the problem as much as possible.

Many cases of dermatitis improve after bathing the skin in seaweed (also known as “algae” or “sea moss”).

2. Sea salt has a healing effect to the skin. Seaweed can help to heal skin problems through its detoxification and balancing action as well as by re-mineralizing the skin with high concentrations of trace minerals.

3. Soak in an aromatherapy bath that consists of aromatherapy herbal oils using the formulation (Dead Sea Salt, Juniper, Dandelion, Burdock, Lavender, Lemongrass and Cedar Leaf) in your Bath.

4. Add to a rub of warm water. Soak for 20 minutes twice weekly. This blend of essentials oils can also be used for skin rashes, irritation, insects’ bites, chicken pox, measles and dry skin.

What is Eczema?

Eczema appears as dry patches of skin with cracking, crusting, redness and swelling, often with weeping sores or watery blisters.

The skin becomes hot, inflamed and itchy. Stress, cleaning compounds, colognes, cosmetics, detergents, food allergies, household chemicals, soaps and synthetic perfumes can cause or aggravate eczema.

How to get rid of Eczema

1. Minimize stress and avoid fragrant cosmetics, synthetic perfumes, and harsh chemicals.

2. Applied Borage oil externally and internally to eases symptoms of eczema

3. Soak in an aromatherapy bath that consists of aromatherapy herbal oils using the formulation (Dead Sea Salt, Juniper, Dandelion, Burdock, Lavender, Lemongrass and Cedar Leaf) in your Bath.

4. A blend of jojoba oil and herbal oils also help to treat eczema. Apply a blend of 3/4 jojoba oil with one or more combination of herbal oils such as: eucalyptus oil, aloe vera oil, chamomile oil, clove oil, tea tree oil and Echinacea, to the affected area once or twice daily.

5. Deficiency in any of the B vitamins can also cause dermatitis, and these vitamins should be present in our diet in adequate amounts. Borage oil, vitamin E and, vitamin B6 taken internally have been found to cure infants who have dermatitis and eczema. Vitamin A is also essential for maintaining healthy skin tissue. A protein deficiency can cause chronic eczema and also a deficiency of water intake.

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