So, I’ve been battling with eczema for years now. It comes back every now and then. Lately though, the breakouts are super itchy. I’ve been trying different essential oil recipes just to see which one works the best. (So far my favorite is the helichrysum blend.) But right now, I’ve run out of helichrysum (it’s kind of expensive too, by the way). I’ve read that bergamot works really well in healing eczema, but I’ve never had the chance to own this essential oil. But it is an ingredient in my Clary Calm (I use this every month when I’m on my period). It helps keep my emotions and hormones in check and makes me feel great overall.)
So, I thought, why don’t I try Clary Calm from doTERRA to see if it will work for my eczema. Before I tried the lavender and frankincense combo, I tried Clary Calm on my eczema. But it started to burn my skin. So, I stopped. I’ve since tried to use Clary Calm again (this time differently) and it worked.
Clary Calm doesn’t normally burn my skin. It did that time because my skin with the eczema was sensitive.
Why did I choose Clary Calm to try for my eczema? For one, it’s not as expensive as helichrysum and I really like the smell.
How to Use doTERRA’s Clary Calm for Eczema
What I did differently was I applied the Clary Calm after I had applied lotion of some sort. Shea butter is a great option for this as it itself has healing properties.
I learned that when using essential oils for eczema, always dilute! The lotion helped dilute the Clary Calm.
Why is Clary Calm Effective?
I figured Clary Calm would work because of its ingredients. Many of the oils in it such as lavender, roman chamomile, and bergamot have anti-inflammatory as well as healing properties. For eczema to heal, you need an anti-inflammatory and something to help it heal.
Please refer to this dilution chart when diluting your essential oils. It is recommended that you dilute any essential oil that you use regardless of brand. Essential oils are strong and very potent and many can and do cause skin sensitivity, especially with children.
Plant Therapy has this awesome dilution chart you can reference.
For babies, dilute at 0.5% or even 0.25% (half of the 0.5% amount. So, use 3 drops of your essential oil and dilute it in 4 teaspoons of carrier oil for 0.5% or 8 teaspoons of carrier oil for 0.25%.
Use the 1% dilution ratio for daily use. Mix 3 essential oil drops for every 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.
If you need a stronger dose for a short period of time, use the 5% dilution ratio by adding 15 essential oil drops for every 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.
For really, really severe situations, you can up it to 10 percent dilution ratio for small acute areas of concern. For this, you would mix 15 essential oil drops for every teaspoon of carrier oil.
Recommended Essential Oil Brands
Because essential oils have therapeutic properties that make them so useful in our lives, you want to make sure that the essential oils you purchase are pure and contain all of the healing components that you are looking for. Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous companies out there that sell diluted oils or even fake oils that will do you harm if you use them for therapeutic purposes.
The companies that I recommend and who consistently receive positive reviews on their essential oils are these: