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How to help soothe that tricky scalp area

The hair and scalp can be a tricky area to treat. The scalp can sometimes require conventional treatments like medicated shampoos, but there are also natural remedies you can try at home to relieve symptoms of itchy dry scalps and help your baby recover quickly.

Here are our top four natural remedies to help soothe the itch.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil contains wonderful fatty acids that can add moisture to the skin and relive the itch. Try applying cold-pressed virgin coconut oil directly to your child’s scalp after bathing. Use it before bed to keep the skin moisturised overnight and wash off in the morning so the hair isn’t greasy. Also read, All you need to know about coconut oil for baby eczema

Colloidal oatmeal

This is the main ingredient in our entire range – we can’t get enough of it. Oats have natural properties which are proven to help relieve the symptoms of itchy, dry skin. These properties are soothing, protective, anti-itch and moisturising. Try our oatmeal bath soak, eczema moisturiser, along with our nourishing scalp oil for combined efficiency for relieving itchy, dry scalps. This three step process layers hydration into the skin using moisturising products which not only seal in natural goodness to keep skin healthy, but also protect the skins barrier so it functions at its best.

Olive oil

Raid your pantry, because olive oil is also packed with healing properties for the scalp. Apply to the affected areas and leave the oil on for about an hour. Use a brush to remove scales from your baby’s scalp, reducing any build up. Rinse, brush again and then shampoo hair as usual.

Itchy Baby Co Natural Scalp Oil

We’ve combined a few of our favourite natural ingredients to create this soothing oil. It’s packed with the goodness of oat extract, which forms a silky barrier on the skin to trap hydration and help stop moisture loss. The organic coconut oil reduces flaking and the calendula oils are great for soothing and giving nourishment. Just pump a small amount into your hand and massage directly into your child’s damp scalp until the oil starts to be absorbed.

For hair in particular, sometimes loose flaky skin can get caught and you find yourself picking at your child’s hair to get it out. We’ve come across a few products over the years, and can recommend this Cradle Cap Brush and Comb to help remove that extra dry, flaky skin. Perfect for using after moisturising and applying our natural scalp oil.

This blog post was brought to you and your family with love from Julia and the itchy baby co. team x.

Disclaimer: Information provided is of a general nature only, and you should always consult your medical professional.

How can coconut oil help eczema?

How can coconut oil help eczema?

Coconut oil is one of those natural wonders you keep hearing about when you start talking eczema and as you start your research you will begin to understand why. It is taken from the edible flesh of a coconut, has many properties which can help to manage eczema. Here are some of them:

  • Lauric acid has proven antibacterial properties which can help control the growth of staphylococcus bacteria which loves living on dry skin. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits which can help during the itch-scratch cycle.
  • Saturated fats these add smoothness to the skin and also layer the skin’s natural barrier to help it to retain moisture.
  • Vitamin E which is needed for healthy skin to grow and repair itself.
  • Phytonutrients and polyphenols which have antioxidant properties to fight skin cell damage
  • Caprylic and capric acid to prevent itchy and flakey skin as well as helping to protect the skin’s natural protective barrier.

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coconut oil and baby eczema

All you need to know about coconut oil for baby eczema

Can coconut oil really be an effective treatment for baby eczema? It’s a question asked by thousands of parents struggling to heal their baby’s eczema and stop the suffering.

With all the hype around coconut oil at the moment, it’s easy to get confused. Afterall, you don’t want to make your child’s eczema worse. And although prescribed steroid creams prescribed by your doctor have a place in eczema treatment, they are generally recommended for short term use and eczema is often an ongoing condition.

Here we present the scientific facts around coconut oil and its potential as a treatment for baby eczema. Because it turns out virgin coconut oil is a powerful natural solution that has proven benefits over conventional eczema treatments.

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target eczema naturally

How can I treat eczema naturally?

 

When it became clear my baby had eczema the first question I wanted answered was how I could treat his eczema naturally. Three and a half years later we have tried so many natural remedies and treatments. There is nothing which was recommended to me that I didn’t try and not every natural eczema treatment made a difference to my baby’s eczema.

Treatments which help me manage eczema naturally

  • Taking probiotics

I started mixing probiotics into my baby’s milk from when he was four months old. While the evidence for probiotic use to treat different infant conditions is mixed, there is evidence which suggests probiotics help manage allergies and provide relief from eczema symptoms, and this has been my experience. Research also indicates that probiotics are safe and well tolerated in healthy infants and children.

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