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Discover the Power of Organic Coconut Oil for Soothing Eczema

  • by Lauran Morphett
Discover the Power of Organic Coconut Oil for Soothing Eczema

Discover the Power of Organic Coconut Oil for Soothing Eczema

Are you a parent seeking a safe and effective treatment for your baby’s eczema?

Coconut oil may be the answer you’ve been looking for. While the buzz around coconut oil can be overwhelming, we understand that you only want the best for your child. While steroid creams prescribed by doctors have their place, they’re typically only recommended for short-term use, and eczema is often an ongoing issue.

So, let's get to the facts. Virgin coconut oil has been scientifically proven to be a potent natural solution that can help soothe your baby's eczema. It offers many benefits over traditional eczema treatments, making it a worthy consideration for concerned parents.

We recommend treatment using our three-step skincare routine, which consists of our natural bath soak, eczema moisturiser and natural scalp oil.

Discover the Power of Organic Coconut Oil for Soothing Your Baby's Eczema

As a mother with a child who suffers from eczema, I understand how important it is to find effective treatments to soothe and heal their delicate skin. That's why I want to share with you the power of coconut oil.

When I delved into the components of this natural solution, it all clicked into place. The antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties of coconut oil work together to combat pediatric eczema. Not only does it treat the symptoms, but it also prevents further damage.

Coconut oil is rich in healthy vitamins and nutrients, including lauric acid, caprylic acid, capric acid, and vitamins K and E, which work to relieve itchiness and soothe irritated skin. This natural remedy offers a powerful punch in the fight against eczema, and I hope it can bring relief to your child as it has for mine.

The components of coconut oil that make it so amazing as a baby eczema treatment

  • Lauric acid has proven antibacterial properties which can help control the growth of staphylococcus bacteria which loves living on dry skin. It’s this bacteria which causes the infection that makes eczema worse.
  • Lauric acid also has anti-inflammatory benefits, which can help during the itch-scratch cycle.
  • Saturated fats add smoothness to the skin and also layer the skin’s natural barrier to help it to retain moisture.
  • Vitamin E which is needed for healthy skin to grow and repair itself.
  • Phytonutrients and polyphenols have antioxidant properties to fight skin cell damage.
  • Caprylic and capric acid to prevent itchy and flakey skin as well as help to protect the skin’s natural protective barrier.

In addition, the fatty acid molecules in coconut oil are small enough to be easily absorbed through cell membranes, so the oil helps repair the skin at the cellular level.

Proven clinical studies on coconut oil for eczema

Many parents can be dubious about natural treatments like pure coconut oil, because they’re not prescribed like pharmaceuticals. Yet coconut oil is medically proven to be superior to other treatments, such as mineral oils. (Vaseline is a mineral oil).

In 2013, researchers ran a double-blind randomised control study of 117 children over eight weeks. They compared coconut oil to mineral oil and found it significantly improved mild to moderate eczema.

Another study of adult eczema found that applying coconut oil twice a day can decrease bacteria on the skin by 95 per cent.

Not all coconut oil is equal: OVCO vs refined

There are two main types of coconut oils, and they are virgin coconut oil and refined coconut oil. Virgin coconut oil (VCO) is the one you want to use, it comes directly from fresh coconut without using chemicals. Ideally, you’d use Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (OVCO) which is the purest option. 

Refined coconut oil has gone through a chemical process where it has been dried and then prepared with chemicals to extend its shelf life. This process can also take out the natural beneficial properties of coconut oil for the skin.

So when deciding on products to use, check the ingredients to make sure they specify organic virgin coconut oil to ensure it retains the powerful properties you need.

How to use coconut oil for your child’s eczema

You can either use pure oil or use our natural eczema moisturiser which includes organic coconut oil and other carefully selected ingredients.

I rub it into my toddler’s skin, keeping it away from his eyes. I pay special attention to his elbows and knees, where his eczema tends to flare up.

The best time to use our moisturiser is immediately after the bath while the skin is still damp. I moisturise my toddler after I have bathed him in the natural bath soak.

This is when the skin can absorb the most amount of moisture. It’s also when a moisturiser will be most effective in helping to form a barrier on the skin to stop water loss and irritants from getting in the skin.

Although coconut allergy is uncommon, as with all our natural ingredients, you should patch test first to check for any allergies or a reaction.

Organic coconut oil in Itchy Baby Co. products

Organic coconut oil is the main ingredient in our Itchy Baby Co. eczema moisturiser. We’ve combined it with the hydrating, soothing and anti-itch properties of colloidal oatmeal, as well as the protective and intensely rich properties of organic shea butter and organic beeswax. The result is a moisturiser packed full of natural properties to help manage eczema.

Our Itchy Baby Co. natural scalp oil also offers the goodness of coconut oil, with the main ingredients being caprylic and capric acid which works to fight dryness and flaking.

Disclaimer: Information provided is of a general nature only, and you should always consult your medical professional

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