A natural remedy for Eczema

Baobab oil is an excellent natural remedy for eczema, relieving the dry, itchy skin associated with this very common skin problem.  Baobab oil is naturally rich in essential fatty acids (EFA’s)  also known as Omega 3 and Omega 6   These EFA’s are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential to good health. But even though your body needs these vital fats, it can’t manufacture them. Instead, there are two optimal ways of taking in these EFA’s;  absorb them through your diet and apply them topically to your skin. 

What is Eczema?

The word eczema comes from the Greek word ekzein meaning “to boil out” and the millions of people who suffer from it will certainly agree. The dry, swollen red, flaky and inflamed skin irritation is enough to drive anyone to boiling point!

At 31%, baobab oil is considered to contain a high level of Omega 6 (linoleic acid)  which is best known for its ability to heal, hydrate and plump skin, helping the skin retain its own moisture through the epidermis. Clinical trials involving more than 1,200 eczema sufferers concluded that it was the omega 6 in Evening Primrose oil which benefitted the itching, crusting, inflammation, and redness of eczema.  Similarly, the high levels of omega 6 in Baobab oil makes it a safe natural remedy for the symptoms of eczema and dermatitis.  Omega 6 also provides anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and healing support, softening  the skin by maintaining its suppleness.

Baobab oil and Eczema 

Baobab  contains 0.8% of Omega 3 which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and at 37% is also particularly rich in Omega 9 (Oleic acid). Oleic acid make oil “richer” so it becomes extra-occlusive and seals in moisture thereby very effectively restoring normal skin barrier function. Baobab oil has an almost perfect balance between omega 6 and omega 9. It’s the linoleic oil which makes Baobab oil light, fast absorbing and non-comedogenic (it won’t block pores), it’s the Oleic acid which helps to give baobab oil its deep moisturising and nourishing quality as well as it’s unusually long shelf-life of around 2 years.  As it doesn’t need chemical preservatives,  baobab oil is best used on its own.  The fewer complicated product ingredients being used on an already inflamed and sensitive skin, the better.

Although baobab oil is complex in itself, it’s a wonderfully simple solution to eczema!

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12 Comments

  1. does this oil heal the sores that appears on the body of eczema

    • Hi Sumaya, thank you for your enquiry. Yes, Baobab oil does help with healing the sores that appear with eczema.  Let us know if you need any further information or assistance!

  2. Is it safe to use Baocare eczema on a 2 year old?

    • Dear Veronica, pure 100% baobab oil is perfectly safe to use on your 2 year old child’s skin and is very helpful on its own to offer relief for irritated, flaky, red, dry skin due to eczema. In the Eczema remedy, We’ve boosted Baobab oil’s natural anti-inflammatory properties with Calendula and Schizandra, both excellent for stressed, sensitive and hyper-reactive skin. Together, these ingredients offer gentle yet potent relief for irritated and inflamed skin conditions associated with eczema or dry psoriasis. The Eczema remedy also contains the following ingredients Tocopherol (Vitamin E) , Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Styrax Benzoin (Benzoin) Resin Extract, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Benzyl Cinnamate* which are all very safe, natural plant-based ingredients. However, we do suggest you check the ingredients with your doctor first if you have any concerns that your child may be sensitive to natural fragrances.

  3. My husband is 80 years old, and developed severe EXCEMA about 18 months ago. The skin specialist has tried many medications, but nothing works well.
    It is a great concern as he is itchy every day , even with anti itch cream.
    I am hoping a natural homeopathic treatment will cure it.
    His legs, and arms and hands are severe. Also huge bruising and injury if he bumps into any corner of a table etc.
    We must try a natural type of healing. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

    • Good day, please look out for an email from us.

      Warm Regards
      The BaoCare team

  4. I appreciate your kind offer of help.

  5. where can i get the product and how much can i purchace it .im from soweto

    • Hi Kamohela, please look out for an email from us.

      Warm Regards,
      The BaoCare Team

  6. Where can i get the product ,am staying in Pretoria

  7. Where can i get the product ,am staying in Pretoria

    • Hi Kgomotso, please see a list of retailers near Pretoria below. As they are mostly pharmacies and Wellness Warehouse, they should be open right now, but best to call beforehand to ensure they have stock.

      Wellness Warehouse Brooklyn2.7 km
      Shop 329, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn Mall, Veale street & Fehrsen street, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0181 South Africa 012 460 9159

      Healthways5.0 km
      Cape Connection Shopping Village East, 0081 59 Garsfontein Rd, Maroelana Pretoria 0183 South Africa 012 751 4466 or 012 460 8282

      Wellness Warehouse Menlyn Park6.1 km
      Shop 80, Menlyn Park, Cnr Atterbury & Lois Avenues, Menlyn Park, Pretoria, 0063 South Africa 012 348 4677

      Wellness Warehouse Menlyn Maine6.6 km
      Shop 11, Menlyn Maine Central Square, 210 Amarand Ave, Newlands, Pretoria, 0100 South Africa 012 348 4444

      Van Heerden Pharmacy Lynnwood7.2 km
      6, Lynnridge Mall, Jacobson &, Lynnwood Rd, Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria, 0040 South Africa 012 348 5047

      Optimum Care9.6 km
      426 Cliffendale Dr, Faerie Glen Pretoria 0043 South Africa 012 9918701

      Wellness Warehouse Grove Mall9.8 km
      Shop L55, The Grove Mall, Lynnwood Road, Equestria, Pretoria East, 0184 South Africa 012 807 5445

      Wellness Warehouse Woodlands Boulevard11.8 km
      Shop 18B, Woodlands Boulevard, Corner of Garstfontein road and De Villebois Mareuil drive, Pretorius Park, Pretoria East, 0081 South Africa 012 997 3022

      One Life Health Supermarket13.9 km
      Galway Centre Corner Galway and Kilkenny Road Hennopspark, Centurion Pretoria 012 654 3750

      Irene Townshihs (Pty) Ltd14.4 km
      100 Nellmapius Drive Cnr Nellmapius and Dr Livingston Drive Irene, Centurion, Gauteng 0062 South Africa 012 667 1000

      Healthchem19.1 km
      Shop 8, [email protected] Ashford Close, Midstream Pretoria , Gauteng 1692 South Africa 012 940 9220

      Wellness Warehouse Kyalami Corner30.4 km
      Shop 3A, Kyalami Corner, Corner of R55 and Main Road, Kyalami, Johannesburg, 1684 South Africa 011 468 1047

      Jacksons Real Food Market Kyalami31.5 km
      Kyalami Blvd, Witpoort (Beaulieu), Midrand, Johannesburg 1684 South Africa 011 463 1598

      Apothecary Table35.8 km
      Kiosk 1, Health Shop, 57 Veld street, Glen Marais Shopping Centre, Glen Marais Kempton Park, Gauteng South Africa 061 736 4452

      Hours 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
      Hippocrates Health World36.6 km
      222 Monument Rd, Glenmarais, Kempton Park Johannesburg 1620 South Africa 011 9791117 or 071 610 7347

      Weleda Pharmacies – Pineslopes37.2 km
      Pineslopes Shopping Centre,Corner The Straight and, Witkoppen Rd Fourways, Gauteng 2191 South Africa 011 4672430

      Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 08:30 – 18:00 Wednesday 09:00 – 18:00 Saturday 08:30 – 16:00 Sunday / Public Holiday 09:00 – 14:00
      Weleda Pharmacies Bryanston38.8 km
      453 Main Road Corner Culcross Road Bryanston, Johannesburg South Africa

      Jackson’s Real Food Market Bryanston39.2 km
      300 Bryanston Dr,, Bryanston, Sandton Bryanston, Sandton, Johannesburg 2191 South Africa 011 463 1598

      Fruits and Roots40.4 km
      Hobart Grove Centre, Grosvenor Rd, Bryanston, Johannesburg 2191 South Africa 0114632928

      Wellness Warehouse Morningside40.9 km
      Shop L16 Morningside Shopping Centre, Cnr Rivonia & Ontspan Road, Morningside, Sandton, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa 011 784 1444

      Wellness Warehouse Benmore43.1 km
      Shop 125 Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre Corner of Grayston Drive &, Benmore Rd, Benmore Gardens, Sandton, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa 011 883 3453

      Health Shift (Pty)43.4 km
      Shop 31 , Karaglen Mall, Cnr Baker & Harris Avenue, Edenglen Edenvale South Africa 084 352 2414

      Nutribalance Sandton43.7 km
      Shop L57, Sandton City Shopping Mall, 83 Rivonia Rd, Sandhurst Sandton 2196 South Africa 011 8848753

      The Nutribalance Centre43.7 km
      Shop L57, Sandton City Shopping Mall, 83 Rivonia Rd, Sandhurst Sandton 2196 South Africa 011 884 8753

      Wellness Warehouse Thrupps Illovo46.1 km
      Shop G12, Thrupps Illovo Centre, 204 Oxford Road, Illovo Johannesburg, 2196 South Africa 011 268 6403


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