Homemade Soap for Eczema

Last Updated on June 23, 2022 by Ellen Christian

This homemade soap for eczema is ideal for skin irritation or sensitive skin. Make a batch of this handmade soap today to experience the anti inflammatory properties.

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This homemade soap for eczema is ideal for skin irritation or sensitive skin. Make a batch of this handmade soap today to experience the anti inflammatory properties.

Homemade Soap for Eczema

Itchy skin can be caused by many things including atopic dermatitis, a reaction to poison ivy, or sunburn. This calamine lotion soap will help reduce inflammation and soothe itchy skin.

Because this soap has a shea butter base, it helps keep dry skin moisturized. The calamine lotion used helps eczema sufferers get some relief.

When you make your own beauty products, you can customize the ingredients like the soap base and essential oils used in the final product.

If you have severe eczema, please speak to a medical professional and follow their advice. This exczema soap is meant to soothe irritated skin and relieve mild eczema symptoms.

What type of soap is this?

This homemade soap is a melt and pour soap recipe. I find it much easier to make than cold process soap or hot process.

I really don’t like working with lye water or any type of lye solution containing sodium hydroxide. If you don’t mind working with a lye mixture, you can certainly try to modify this recipe.

Is this safe for sensitive skin?

Yes, this natural soap is safe for all skin types. It’s a very gentle soap with anti inflammatory properties.

white and pink soap in a soap dish

What is the best homemade soap for eczema?

There isn’t really one definitive answer to this question. Different people will have different results.

I can say that this soap recipe contains ingredients that are known to be helpful for eczema and other skin conditions.

The base of the soap is shea butter which is excellent for dry or sensitive skin. The calamine lotion helps to soothe and reduce inflammation.

What can I wash my eczema with?

If you have eczema, you should speak to your doctor or dermatologist about what cleansers and soaps are best for you.

In general, it is best to use a mild soap or cleanser that is free of fragrances, dyes, and other potential irritants.

This soap will be soothing for inflamed skin.

soap base in a microwave safe container

Can I use a coconut oil soap base instead?

Yes, you can substitute a different melt and pour soap base like coconut oil. Coconut oil is also very soothing.

Can I use an olive oil soap base?

Yes, olive oil melt and pour soap base will work as well. You might also want to try goat milk soap, oatmeal soap, or even cocoa butter base.

Can I add essential oils like lavender essential oil?

Yes, this recipe uses chamomile essential oil, tea tree oil, lemongrass essential oil, and peppermint essential oil. These are known to soothe skin.

But, you can add extra oils like lavender essential oil to the soap if you would like.

Can I add Vitamin E oil?

Yes, you can add a few drops of Vitamin E oil to this eczema soap recipe.

ingredients to make homemade eczema soap

Natural soap ingredients

adding calamine lotion to soap

How to make homemade soap for eczema

  • Cut the melt and pour base into 1-inch cubes, and add them to the measuring cup.
  • Add the soap cubes to the measuring cup.
  • Heat the base and shea butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Heat for additional 10-second intervals, stirring well between each heating session, until fully melted.
  • Add the calamine lotion, and stir very well to combine the color. You can use a stick blender if you like.

adding essential oils to soap

  • Once the base cools down a little bit, add the essential oil, and stir well.

pouring soap base into a purple mold

  • Pour the soap base into the mold cavities, and allow it to sit undisturbed for 2 hours.
  • Remove the soap bars from the mold. The calamine lotion will sink to the bottom, giving that lovely pink color on top!

soothing oils in glass bottles

Other oils that are soothing to your skin

You may want to try these oils with this homemade soap for eczema.

  • Neem oil
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Castor oil

Check out these eczema tips.

This homemade soap for eczema is ideal for skin irritation or sensitive skin. Make a batch of this handmade soap today to experience the anti inflammatory properties.

How to store homemade soap for eczema

Wrap the soap bars in wax paper or parchment paper, and store them in a cool, dry place.

To use, just lather up with water and wash your skin as you normally would. Pat your skin dry and apply a light moisturizer if needed.

This homemade soap recipe is a great way to soothe eczema symptoms naturally!

If you’d prefer to use commercial soaps, look for oat milk soap or goat’s milk. You can also try an eczema soap prescribed by your doctor.

More soap recipes

If you enjoyed this eczema soap recipe, you might want to try a few of these.

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Homemade Soap for Eczema

This homemade soap for eczema is ideal for skin irritation or sensitive skin. Make a batch of this handmade soap today to experience the anti inflammatory properties.

This homemade soap for eczema is ideal for skin irritation or sensitive skin. Make a batch of this handmade soap today to experience the anti inflammatory properties.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Difficulty moderate

Materials

  • 1 lb shea butter melt and pour soap base
  • 2 tbsp calamine lotion
  • 1 tsp shea butter
  • Essential oil blend: 6 drops chamomile, 2 drops lemongrass, 2 drops tea tree, 2 drops peppermint
  • Flower soap mold
  • 4 cup microwave safe measuring cup with spout
  • Wooden craft stick for stirring

Instructions

  1. Cut the soap base into 1-inch cubes, and add them to the measuring cup.
  2. Add the shea butter to the measuring cup.
  3. Heat the soap base and shea butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Heat for additional 10-second intervals, stirring well between each heating session, until fully melted.
  4. Add the calamine lotion, and stir very well to combine the color.
  5. Once the soap base cools down a little bit, add the essential oil, and stir well.
  6. Pour the soap base into the mold cavities, and allow to sit undisturbed for 2 hours.
  7. Remove the soap bars from the mold. The calamine lotion will sink to the bottom, giving that lovely pink color on top!

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