3 Reasons to Use Emu Oil for Baby Eczema
It’s no secret: baby skin is delicate. In fact, babies under 6 months tend to more easily lose moisture through their tender skin compared to adults.
While a newborn’s skin is fully formed at birth, its function changes to adapt to life outside the womb. This includes adapting to environmental stresses from cold or hot air that can cause dryness and irritation.
In short, baby eczema is a rash-inducing skin condition that can be irritating for your little one. Thankfully, there’s a safe, natural remedy for baby eczema in emu oil.
Emu oil has a soothing effect on symptoms of baby eczema (like redness and itchiness) due to its antibacterial properties.
It also has restorative properties that reduce skin inflammation and help regenerate skin tissue which acts as a barrier against elements like UV rays.
James can attest to the life-changing benefits of emu oil skin care products for his daughter’s skin health.
"My daughter has severe eczema. 24 hours after applying Soothe My Skin I could see significant improvement and additional 12 hours passed and her skin has seriously improved. I have used 6 applications in total plus a massage last night with Emu oil. I'm done searching for products. I've found something that not only works but, in my opinion, works miracles!!" - James E.
Why Emu Oil Is Perfect For Managing Baby Eczema
Yes, eczema affects adults, but it’s most common in children.
This report reveals that about 13% of children below the age of 18 in the United States have eczema and atopic dermatitis (the most common type of eczema).
Common symptoms of baby eczema include:
- Red rashes that result in drying of the skin
- Thickened skin
- Redness and swelling
- Darkened skin on the eyelids and around the eyes
- Changes to the skin around the mouth, eyes, or ears
The truth is since baby eczema mostly appears on the cheeks, forehead, and scalp, it tends to make the skin look more red and “weepy” than at other ages.
Therefore hygiene and hydration should be an integral part of babies’ skincare regimens, and this is where emu oil comes in handy.
How Pure Emu Oil Works
Emu oil is a natural product made from the refined fat of the emu, a large flightless bird native to Australia.
Full of antioxidants (like polyunsaturated fats and vitamin A), emu oil has long been used by Australian Aborigine people to heal wounds and treat modern-day skin conditions such as eczema.
Why emu oil?
Rather than being a persistent condition, eczema is usually marked by long symptom-free periods followed by flare-ups.
Common triggers for these flare-ups may include various allergens and irritants like scented products and excessive heat or dryness.
Emu oil contains high amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) like omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9, and antioxidants that help reduce inflammation.
Researchers suggest the anti-inflammatory effects of these essential fatty acids can actually work in the same way diclofenac, a strong painkiller, works.
Emu oil also contains Vitamin A, an antioxidant and essential nutrient, and additional compounds like carotenoids, flavones, polyphenols, and tocopherol that aid in its antibacterial component.
One of the unique features of emu oil is how it easily absorbs into the skin.
Due to its similarity to human skin, emu oil has a transdermal effect that makes it the perfect carrier oil for other ointments.
This enhanced carrier capability means it penetrates deeper into your skin carrying all the other ingredients with it.
The quick absorption means emu oil locks in skin moisture, making the skin less prone to cracking or drying out and in turn, it maintains the skin barrier.
A Healthy Alternative to Steroid Creams
Emu oil products offer better outcomes for eczema sufferers in the long run as the steroid creams commonly prescribed for this skin condition can often trigger topical steroid withdrawal syndrome.
Jane knows this all too well, having been a long-term user of steroid ointments to manage her eczema flare-ups.
Once she decided it was time to wean herself off the cream she did her research and came across Emu Joy’s products.
It only took a few days of applying emu oil twice daily for her flare-ups to quickly diminish and now she uses it twice daily to keep her skin calm and moisturized.
However, you can also add a drop of emu oil to your prescribed steroid cream as it helps to absorb the latter more deeply into the skin’s layers.
How Can I Soothe My Baby's Eczema?
We’ve put together the perfect kit for you—the Soothe My Rash Kit—and we’re showing you how to use each product for optimum effect.
Use the Soothe My Skin cream for daytime relief of dry, red, flaky, scaly, or itchy skin.
The aloe gel absorbs into your skin easily and has a moisturizing effect on the rash, calendula oil relieves pain, and beeswax provides a protective barrier to moisture loss.
“Soothe My Skin has given our son amazing relief from the pain and itching of eczema. His skin is noticeably clearer in the morning when we apply it after flare-ups.” - Julia M
During the baby’s evening bath, add a few drops to the warm water to soothe the baby’s irritated skin and to leave it feeling soft and smooth.
After cleaning and drying up, apply Pure Emu Oil, so its deep penetrating abilities nourish all seven layers of your baby’s skin overnight.
“Results after ONE day! I’ve tried everything under the sun for my daughter’s eczema. I originally purchased this when I read a clinical study that showed this oil held up against steroids in medical trials. I was amazed to see an improvement in her skin after just one day!” - Kaitlin. G
The On The Go Stick is perfect for relieving skin irritations when you're out and about and can’t use your oil. Vitamin E found in this product promotes cell regeneration and brings new skin cells to the surface faster.
In fact, this mama can attest to its utility for eczema management for herself and her little ones.
“I LOVE the on the go sticks. I use them for bug bites, cuts, scrapes, even on eczema, for myself and all my kids. I carry one in every bag and place one in every room.”
Cleanse, soothe and hydrate with Emu Oil Soap. The soap contains olive oil, which includes a natural fat (squalene) that strengthens the skin barrier, coconut oil which contains lauric acid that stimulates collagen production, and calendula flower oil. This very soothing ingredient helps new skin tissue grow.
“Love Emu Oil Soap. I have very sensitive skin with patches of psoriasis and eczema. This Emu Oil Soap was the best I've ever used. My skin felt soft and moisturized.” - Joanna D.
Does Emu Oil Really Help Baby Eczema?
Yes, emu oil gets the job done, just ask one happy Robyn.
After one year of trying to manage her son’s severe eczema with zero results, Emu Joy’s emu oil products made the difference.
“My happy boy is back!Thank you for your wonderful products. My 3-year-old has had severe eczema for the past year and NOTHING has worked. We've been using "Soothe My Skin" and the "On the Go" stick for 3 days and his eczema is almost gone! I have my happy little boy back thanks to his rash going away. So again, thank you!!!”
It doesn’t stop there. Not only do her son’s legs look healed but also now he’s excited about their Soothe My Skin “sessions”.
“This morning I almost cried with how amazing my son's legs look. He also is asking me to put the cream on him, when he used to cry and run away when I'd put stuff on it. He even told me this morning, ‘it feels better mama!’ So, thank you again!!”
Looking for lasting relief for your little one? Get your very own Soothe My Rash Kit through the link below.