A member of our family has been struggling with eczema for a very long time, so I began researching natural remedies for this ailment. In my research, I found that coconut-based products help to moisturize the dry skin of eczema, and many essential oils are found to relief many of eczema’s symptoms. Now please remember, I am by no means a medical professional, but this soap (which has only been in use a few days now), seems to be helping to give some relief.
2 pounds Melt and Pour Soap Base (I use this Goat’s Milk Soap Base.)
1/4 cup organic coconut oil
2 teaspoons fresh chopped lavender
2 teaspoons fresh chopped rosemary
5 drops cedarwood essential oil
10 drops patchouli essential oil
5 drops clary sage essential oil
5 drops tea tree essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil
a shallow pot or saucepan
a glass bowl
soap molds (You can purchase these at your local craft store or here.)
Fill the pot or saucepan half full with water. Bring to a simmer. Place the glass bowl in the pot of water to create a double boiler of sorts. Place the melt and pour soap base in the glass bowl, along with the coconut oil. Stir the base and coconut oil with a wooden spoon until it melts. Remove the bowl from the heat and mix in the fresh herbs. Then add the essential oils and stir. Allow the mixture to cool just slightly (enough to thicken the mixture just a bit). Pour into your molds. Allow to rest until completely cool. Remove the soap from the molds. Enjoy!
16 thoughts on “Eczema-Friendly Soap”
Hi, I was wondering how many bars you made? I have a heavy duty mold, and then I will be cutting it into raw bars. I haven’t made soap before but I am excited to try your recipe.
Hi Megan! My recipe makes around 8-10 bars, depending on the size you cut them. Good luck, and happy soap making 🙂
Do you have to have all if the essential oils? I only have one outfof all those listed.
can i skip the coconut oil or replace it with something else? it gives me horrible breakouts
I’m unable to use goats milk due to an allergy. Do you have another suggestion and should it be detergent free? Thanks so much ❤️
You could use any melt and pour soap base for this recipe. I have also posted a vegan soap recipe that you could use as well.
Hi, I waz just wondering if the fresh lavender and fresh rosemary are necessary as I’m struggling to find them.
Hi I was just wondering if the freshly chopped rosemary and lavender are necessary as I’m struggling to find them.
You could definitely eliminate the fresh rosemary and lavender. You can simply add rosemary and lavender essential oils instead.
Can I substitute something else for the coconut oil? It breaks me out very bad.
Hi, both my kids are struggling with eczema and was so excited to come across your website.
How many drops of lavender and Rosemary to use in replacement of the fresh one? I have all the oils listed so I will make it as soon as I get your reply.
Many many thanks.
If you add roughly 20 drops of lavender oil and 20 drops of rosemary oil, you should be set. I have a friend whose children struggle with severe eczema, especially on their scalp. She has started to use this soap after their shampoo and it has helped to almost completely eliminate their eczema. Good luck to you!
You’re so amazing
Thanks a million for the quick reply
Any updates on how this recipe has been Helping your family member? Do you think it would still be effective without the cedarwood and clary sage?
I thought the melt and pours had extra chemicals in them, I would have guessed making the soap from scratch was a better option. Many people have come to me to make a soap for these skin conditions, and I am looking for the right recipe.
Some melt and pour bases do contain a lot of extra chemicals. You need to be cautious to read ingredient labels before purchasing.