I have also been getting a lot of emails lately on what type of body wash I use. Of course – the best natural body wash for eczema is just as important as choosing the right shampoo for eczema. Although I don’t get eczema flare ups anymore, I still stick to the same soap because it is mild, natural, and chemical free.
One of the best soaps I have found for eczema is Dr. Bronners Castile Soap.
It is one of my favourite soaps to use, and I love the ingredients in it. The soap uses a combination of organic extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and hemp oils, together with pure essential oils, which creates a unique and effective soap that cleans without being aggressive. These ingredients make up the best body wash for eczema skin.
This soap is so gentle yet so strong that it actually has 18 different uses – which is amazing! (You can even use the soap for shampoo, mouth wash, laundry, and even cleaning dishes and the toilet! It’s not just a good body wash for eczema).
Most “regular” soaps are drying to the skin, but because this soap is made from Castile soap – it is a vegetable oil-based soap that is rich in oils, versus an animal (tallow) fat-based soap. Unfortunately, many synthetic detergent blends are deceptively labeled as “Liquid Soap” even when they contain no soap whatsoever. Dr. Bronners soaps contain no foaming agents/detergents, like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, and many praise it as a body wash for eczema.
The peppermint is the favorite one for both my husband and I, especially because it tingles and gives a fresh minty feeling after you use it. Try it and you will see what I mean. 😉 You’ll find that it is the best body wash for eczema, which you can purchase here.
One thing to note: If you have any open wounds, it is possible that you may feel a sting when you place this soap over irritated or open wound areas. With eczema, be sure to avoid the open wound area (as it can also dry it out), and just work your way around the areas that sting. If this is hard, just put the soap on the important parts – i.e. your feet, under your armpits, and the genital area.
Remember, natural products may be more expensive, but the better the quality of your product, the better it is for your eczema.
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Abby is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who helps clients achieve optimal health. She is passionate about seeing people use health and nutrition to transform lives. She hopes that her experiences and knowledge can help educate others on natural remedies that will help eczema. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube for more updates!
Hi Abby, do you dilute the dr bronner’s castile soap hen you use it on body and hair or do you use it directly?
Also would like to know if you dilute this product?? We use the baby formula, which burns the kids often, especially where the eczema is–which is usually all over the body.
Dilute dilute dilute!!!
Love your blog.
Do you have any recommendations for face wash? I know I can use Castille soap for my face too, but still wondering..
I purchased your ebook and am following your blog. I wanted to know how did you become a registered holistic nutritionist? What school did you attend? I have not yet heard of a registered holistic nutritionist from where I’m from. I’m in Southern California. Thank you.
I use lavendar scented for my skin…I do not dilute it.