Make Your Own Natural Eczema Remedy with Aloe Vera Gel and These 5 Essential Oils

Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterised by inflammation, itchiness and irritation. For those who suffer from eczema, it can be incredibly frustrating to find the perfect product that is suitable for sensitive and itchy skin.

If you are looking for a natural remedy for eczema, Aloe Vera Gel is a popular choice due to its soothing and moisturising properties. To enhance its effectiveness, you can also add essential oils with skin healing benefits to provide additional relief and nourishment.

In today's blog post, we will learn about the benefits of Aloe Vera Gel for eczema and how to make your own natural eczema remedy with some of the best essential oils for maximum eczema relief.

Understanding Eczema

Before we explore remedies, it is essential to understand what eczema is and isn't. Eczema is a skin condition characterised by inflammation and itching, and it can sometimes lead to the formation of blisters or dry, discoloured patches on the skin. It is important to know that eczema is not contagious and there are many different types of eczema, including atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and dyshidrotic eczema, each presenting its own set of challenges. If you suspect that you may have eczema, it is important to seek medical advice and a diagnosis from a doctor or dermatologist.

What causes eczema? Unfortunately, this is not completely known. Although this skin condition is often genetic, it can sometimes be triggered by many different and unrelated factors, such as environmental causes, stress, certain allergens, exposure to harmful chemicals, damaged skin barrier function and more.

A key step to managing eczema is providing moisture and nourishment to your skin, as well as strengthening and repairing your skin barrier. By improving your overall skin health, this can provide relief from symptoms such as itching, redness and dryness, leading to a significant improvement in eczema symptoms and also quality of life as you are not constantly scratching at your skin.

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Using Aloe Vera Gel for Eczema Relief

Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant with a gel-like substance inside its leaves. It has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties, not just when applied topically but also when consumed orally as it can help aid digestion, boost the immune system and promote overall wellbeing.

Aloe Vera Gel is a popular choice for those who struggle with eczema and dry, sensitive skin due to its soothing and moisturising effects on the skin.

Here are some benefits of using Aloe Vera Gel for eczema and skincare:

  • Anti-inflammatory: Its anti-inflammatory properties can help calm skin irritations associated with eczema flare-ups, psoriasis and sunburns.
  • Moisturising and Hydrating: With a high water content and ability to lock in moisture, Aloe Vera Gel can restore moisture to dry and flaky skin.
  • Promote Healing: Aloe Vera Gel contains compounds that increase the production of collagen when applied topically, which is essential for repairing damaged skin and promoting skin healing.
  • Relieve Itching: The cooling and lightweight sensation of Aloe Vera can provide relief from itching caused by allergic reactions or skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
  • Reduce Redness: Aloe Vera Gel can help reduce redness and inflammation associated with eczema, rosacea and other skin irritations.
  • Protects Skin Barrier: Rich in powerful antioxidants, Aloe Vera can help combat free radicals and protect your skin from environmental stressors.
  • Prevent Infections: With its antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties, Aloe Vera can prevent infections and accelerate healing of wounds.

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Choosing the Best Aloe Vera Gel

When selecting an Aloe Vera Gel, especially one that is to be used on your skin, it is important to find one that is not only pure and high quality but also free from added fragrances, dyes or harsh chemicals. After all, the skin is the largest organ in your body and absorbs whatever you apply to it, so choose something that is gentle and natural to ensure that you nourish and protect your skin.

To ensure maximum effectiveness, Nila Singapore's Aloe Vera Gel is one of the best in Singapore that you can use for eczema. This cooling and lightweight gel is easily absorbed and has the added benefit of being formulated with organic Rose Otto hydrolate, giving it a soft and gentle scent. Rose hydrolate is derived from the steam distillation of fresh rose petals, and it has strong antiseptic and skin regenerative properties that help against inflammation. When applied topically, Nila's Aloe Vera Gel will provide instant relief to itchy eczema flare ups or rashes without irritating sensitive skin. It is recommended to use Nila's Aloe Vera Gel to help with eczema, allergies, sunburn, rashes, wounds, hives, itching or to strengthen and nourish generally dry and sensitive skin.

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5 Best Essential Oils for Eczema

Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts known for their therapeutic properties that can offer a wide range of benefits for our mind, body and soul. In particular, for eczema sufferers, certain essential oils can help alleviate symptoms such as itching and inflammation while also moisturising your skin and aid with healing.

For eczema sufferers in Singapore, finding high quality essential oils is important, especially since your skin tends to be more sensitive. Look for reputable retailers that offer pure essential oils free from additives or contaminants to ensure that you are getting only the best quality essential oils for your skin.

At Nila Singapore, all our essential oils have gone through gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC/MS) testing at independent, third party laboratories to ensure their purity. This process identifies and measures the concentration of constituents in any product, ensuring that you can trust in the quality and effectiveness of every single drop.

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1. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the best essential oils to use for your skin, and is the top essential oil recommended for eczema.

When used in skincare, Lavender essential oil has wound healing, anti-inflammatory, immune boosting and toning effects. There have been many scientific studies investigating the benefits of Lavender essential oil, which you can read about here.

Lavender is a popular essential oil commonly used in aromatherapy for its uplifting and soothing nature. Its gentle aroma promotes emotional and physical balance, and when inhaled can help  with achieving a general state of wellbeing. Thus, adding Lavender to a blend for eczema can not only help heal your skin but also boosts your mood, providing a holistic approach to managing eczema flare ups.

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Palmarosa is a rich and moisturising essential oil with antiviral and antibacterial properties. It is excellent when used to ease skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and can also be used for treating boils, abscesses and acne.

When added to Aloe Vera Gel, Palmarosa can enhance its effectiveness as it helps to restore and maintain the moisture balance in your skin. It also stimulates skin cell regeneration, regulates sebum production as well as smoothes rough and dry skin.

With a floral, sweet and woody aroma, it also helps to uplift your mood and relieve stress.

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Helichrysum is one of the best essential oils to use for skincare. Also known as the Everlasting Flower, Helichrysum essential oil is produced by the steam distillation of its flowers.

A soothing and comforting essential oil, Helichrysum has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-allergenic properties, making it excellent when used for acne, allergic reactions, hives, eczema, inflammation, psoriasis and wounds.

When used topically, Helichrysum stimulates collagen and elastin production, promoting skin cell growth and increasing the elasticity of skin. These properties make it excellent when added to Aloe Vera Gel for eczema, as it can help to promote skin healing and also fade any scars or discoloured, dry patches of skin that can sometimes happen due to prolonged use of topical steroid creams.

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If your eczema leads to intense and unbearable itching, you should try adding some Peppermint essential oil to an unscented lotion or gel.

With its antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, Peppermint is one of the best essential oils for easing itchiness caused by eczema. Simply add a few drops of Peppermint essential oil to your Aloe Vera Gel and apply as necessary on any itchy patches or rashes. The refreshing and minty scent also helps to combat mental fatigue, headaches and general tiredness.

However, Peppermint essential oil needs to be used with care. Be careful not to exceed the maximum dermal limit of 5.4%, and not to apply this near your eyes. Peppermint essential oil is also not suitable to be used when you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have G6PD deficiency, or on children under 3 years of age. Due to its camphor content, take care not to apply it to or near the faces of infants or children.

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Sweet Orange essential oil is a bright and happy oil with a citrus scent that will remind you of freshly squeezed oranges!

With antibacterial and antiseptic properties, Sweet Orange essential oil prevents infection in open wounds. It can also help support collagen formation in your skin and balance your skin. Due to its detoxifying and lymphatic stimulant action, using Sweet Orange essential oil can help to eliminate toxins from your body.

Sweet Orange essential oil is not only an effective oil for eczema, but it is also a safe choice for children and can be added to blends for your little ones to soothe any skin irritation or itchiness and support their skin health.

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DIY Recipe: Make Your Own Natural Eczema Remedy

Now that you have selected your Aloe Vera Gel and essential oils, it is time to incorporate them into your skincare routine.

Creating your own DIY eczema remedy allows you to tailor the ingredients to your specific needs and preferences, ensuring a gentle and effective solution that is best for your skin health. Below are some suggestions for recipes that harness the healing properties of Aloe Vera Gel and essential oils which you can adapt depending on your preferences.


DIY Natural Eczema Remedy with Aloe Vera Gel for Adults


DIY Natural Eczema Remedy with Aloe Vera Gel for Children (above 3 years of age)


Add your ingredients into a clean and sterilised container, and mix well before applying to your skin. Remember to store it in a cool, dry place away from sunlight - a fridge is ideal and this also means you get an extra cooling sensation when you apply the gel! Always remember that while essential oils are excellent for skin healing, they are also extremely concentrated. It is important to follow dilution guidelines and perform a patch test first before using it on your skin, especially when using it on sensitive or eczema-affected skin.


To enhance the effectiveness of your DIY Aloe Vera Gel Remedy, ensure your skin is thoroughly cleansed by using a gentle cleanser before applying your gel. We recommend using Nila's Revitalising Shower Gel, which is pH adjusted and has added essential oils with anti-itching, skin healing and antibacterial properties. This is the best shower soap to use when you have itchy rashes or eczema flare ups, as it does not dry out your skin and is formulated to give instant relief to eczema-damaged and dry skin. Next, pat your skin dry with a soft towel, being careful not to rub or irritate sensitive areas affected by eczema or rash. You can now apply a thin layer of your Aloe Vera Gel to the affected areas, gently massaging it into the skin until fully absorbed. This can be applied multiple times throughout the day as needed to soothe itching and inflammation and provide additional hydration and relief from symptoms.

If you do not wish to make up your own natural eczema remedy, you can also consider Nila Singapore's Natural Soothing Gel. This anti-itching gel contains a rich blend of premium essential oils, Aloe Vera Gel and organic Rose Otto hydrolate, and is formulated by a Clinical Aromatherapist with the best essential oils and natural ingredients for eczema relief to reduce itching, moisturise your skin, fade scars, promote the formation of new tissues and accelerate the growth of healthy skin.

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Managing eczema can be challenging, especially if you struggle with itchy flare ups. But with the right approach, relief is possible with natural ingredients and gentle skincare practices.

By making your own natural remedies with Aloe Vera Gel and essential oils, you can soothe inflammation, hydrate dry skin and reduce itching associated with eczema. When making your own products, remember to choose high quality ingredients and listen to your skin's needs. With patience and perseverance, you can find relief and restore comfort to your skin.

For those who are looking for ready-made natural solutions, Nila Singapore's Eczema Range is crafted with the best essential oils for skincare and all natural ingredients. Our products are designed to work together to soothe sensitive skin affected by eczema, hives, rashes and psoriasis and promote your skin's natural healing process. You can click here to learn more about each product in our range.

Whether you choose to create your own natural eczema remedies or opt for ready-made eczema relief products, the key is to prioritise gentle care and nourishment for your skin. By incorporating this approach to your eczema care routine, you can effectively manage eczema symptoms and flares. Remember to listen to your skin, be patient with your journey and celebrate the progress you make towards achieving happy and healthy skin.

Do you have any questions about using Aloe Vera Gel, or essential oils for eczema? Leave a comment below!

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