Safe, Natural Alternatives to Bleach Bathing for Eczema

The following is a list of the most highly recommended bleach bath alternatives, proven to be safe and effective:


Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is our personal favourite, and this is why:

  • It's 100% natural, and is even safe to ingest so if your baby / children drink the bath water . .  it's no biggy.
  • It is a fantastic emolient, so skin will retain its moisture while you have a play / soak in the bath
  • Coconut Oil is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial. What does this mean? Well . . it helps to eliminate germs on your skin firstly. It's even a great treatment for microorganisms like yeast infections, so you may find that having a bath with coconut oil will prevent your children from getting little 'rashes' , and can treat bacterial rashes in adults also. But the benefits don't stop on top of your skin. Coconut Oil will penetrate into the pores of your skin, ending up in your bloodstream for more health improving activities!




Pure Australian Jojoba or Emu Oil:

  • 100% pure and natural, made and owned in Australia
  • If you are allergic to Coconut / Coconut Oil , then Jojoba or Emu Oil are great alternatives
  • They restore the natural PH balance of the skin
  • Can be used as a Bath Oil, Moisturiser, to Combat Nappy Rash, and even treat Cradle Cap
  • Great moisturiser for both face and body
  • Cleans pores and is a gentle makeup remover
  • It has antioxidant properties, which is great for people with skin conditions
  • Hypoallergenic, non greasy and odourless



Magnesium Flakes:

Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes are highly effective for healing skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. Soaking in magnesium salts has been shown to markedly improve skin hydration, speed wound healing, enhance skin barrier function, and decrease inflammation


  • Magnesium baths can be very beneficial to anyone who is deficient in magnesium (most of us), as it is easily absorbed through the skin and into the body. This absorption is called 'transdermal'
  • Twice weekly magnesium flake baths can be very beneficial for children, as it can help to relax them at night, relieve muscle pain and cramps.
  • Transdermal Magnesium application can help to relax & balance the nervous system.
  • It is the most important mineral supplement due to its loss through sweat, and this is one reason why many people can be magnesium deficient
  • Magnesium improves the immune system and is also essential to balance calcium intake in your body
  • I believe the main reason why magnesium baths can benefit people with Eczema is because they help to relax you, and can alleviate stress & body tension. Eczema can often flare up under stress, so if you are someone who gets flare ups under stressful times, then you should give magnesium baths a go!

Wellness Mama has written another great article about the benefits of Salt Baths here:




We also wanted to share with you Dr Mercola's video about Eczema & Psoriasis, which includes everyday tips to keep your skin healthy: