Enjoyed for centuries, sea salt skin treatments not only help to exfoliate dead skin cells and restore beauty to damaged skin, they can soothe reoccurring skin conditions such as eczema. Sea salts are rich in minerals and help soothe pain, reduce inflammation, improve circulation and cell regeneration and hydrate tissue.
Choose high quality, unrefined sea salt for treating eczema, as it contains the greatest amount of minerals. Sea salts can be expensive, so buy them in bulk to save money. As a general rule, large grain sea salts are best for external use, and can be ground and used for cooking and seasoning.
Make a healing sea salt scrub to soothe the symptoms of eczema and exfoliate dead skin cells. Combine 4 tbsp. of large grain sea salt, 1 tbsp. of ground bay leaf, 2 tbsp. of sweet almond oil and 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Stir the ingredients and store in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Massage the scrub into problem areas of use a full-body scrub and then rinse with warm water.
Add 1 to 2 cups of sea salt to a warm bath tub and soak to help soothe eczema symptoms. Because sea salts remove dirt and oils from the skin, there is no need to use soaps. If desired, you can add 15 to 20 drops of lavender essential oil to the tub, another great natural medicine for eczema.
Treat small problem areas or open wounds caused by eczema by combining 1/2 tsp. of sea salts with 1 cup of warm water. Soak a clean cloth in the solution and hold over irritated skin for 10 minutes. Repeat three or four times daily.