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What plants are good for eczema?

What plants are good for eczema?

How We Choose Plants for our Formulations

The healing properties of botanicals have been known for centuries. At Sade Baron, we create effective skin treatments from specific plants. Many of the ingredients we select for our formulations boast a significant heritage. If rankings were awarded for high-performing plants, the ones mentioned below would have a streak of first time wins. When applied topically, these plants treat struggling skin by boosting the skin’s natural healing.

Anti-inflammatory plants

Skin flaring up from eczema gets itchy, red, and swollen because the body is using its natural antimicrobial response—inflammation—in overdrive. These plant extracts help calm excessive inflammation, relieving the skin of irritation. Sunflower oil is known to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, a light texture, and rapid absorption into the skin.

Anti-microbial properties

Studies have shown that skin with eczema can be prone to bacterial infections. Virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil contains monolaurin, a fatty acid that mitigates Staphylococcus aureus (commonly known as the “Staph” bacterium) colonization that sometimes develops in eczema patients.

  • Coconut oil: discover it in our River and Luft body washes, as well as all the soaps in our Soap Bar Set

Beneficial Vitamins

Feeding the skin with vitamins helps support its general health. They have a plethora of benefits like reducing inflammation and dryness, balancing the skin, improving recovery, and supporting the skin’s immune functions. For example, avocado oil has copious amounts of vitamins A, B12, D, and E, which all contribute to optimal skin health.


Our skin needs hydration to feed the health of the cells. Classic aloe vera is a humectant which both provides powerful moisturization to the stratum corneum (the topmost layer of the skin) and also hydrates the skin in a cooling manner, calming inflammation.


Reuter, J., Wölfle, U., Weckesser, S. and Schempp, C. (2010), Which plant for which skin disease? Part 1: Atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, condyloma and herpes simplex. JDDG: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, 8: 788-796.

Shi, V. (2018, March 15). Alternative and natural eczema treatments. National Eczema Association. Retrieved February 28, 2023, from

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