Stop Eczema Flares with Tea Tree Oil

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Ceci Jayo

I'm Ceci Jayo, a branding & graphic design expert. I'm constantly trying my best to live a healthy lifestyle and be less dependant on traditional medicinal remedies. In my free time, I love going to the beach, doing yoga, and going on hiking adventures. I used to live a hectic city life, living in New York City, but now I live in Miami Beach. I love feeling closer to nature and closer to the beach!

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How It Works

Mix a few drops of tea tree oil into a tablespoon of coconut oil and apply to affected area.


If you have eczema, you know how frustrating it can be to get a surprise itchy patch during a flare-up. Although I don't have it, my 2-year old son does. I have tried EVERYTHING and really dislike using commercial eczema lotions due to their suspicious/dangerous/unethically sourced ingredients. So, during his last flare, I mixed tea tree oil into coconut oil and voila! His skin was back to normal by the next day. I will be using this method from now on!

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Ceci Jayo

I'm Ceci Jayo, a branding & graphic design expert. I'm constantly trying my best to live a healthy lifestyle and be less dependant on traditional medicinal remedies. In my free time, I love going to the beach, doing yoga, and going on hiking adventures. I used to live a hectic city life, living in New York City, but now I live in Miami Beach. I love feeling closer to nature and closer to the beach!

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Heidi Sloane
By Heidi Sloane
705 - Contributor
5 months ago

Have you already tried eliminating sugar, yeast, bottled juices, etc. from his diet? (And adding lots of ginger and anti-inflammatory foods?) Might be able to eliminate the flares altogether that way.

Jamie Ferrell
By Jamie Ferrell
555 - Contributor
5 months ago

Hi! It seems like he is struggling with environmental triggers. He only gets flares when he's been around animals or really dusty places. I will watch for food triggers and am totally on board with that, but he was fine until we went to see my parents in TN (they have a lot of animals!). Do you ever experience environmental triggers, or is it all diet for you?

Heidi Sloane
By Heidi Sloane
705 - Contributor
5 months ago

Ah ha. Guess it's different for everyone :) For me it's mainly diet – but, not 100%! I'm allergic to cats and part of the reaction is eczema flaring up a little when I'm around them. Also more likely to have a flare up when my immune system is compromised (like during the onset of a cold) or when I'm beginning my period.