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DIY – Eczema Treatment


Hi, Kay here from Eco Seed to Skin by Saarinen Organics. Just recently, I’ve been talking about eczema. We found out why eczema itches. We’ve also found out that the cure for eczema is in the cause. The epidermis, the top of the skin, once that gets really dry and flaky, that’s like the protector for our dermis. If that’s compromised, then bacteria can get down into the dermis and get ourselves in all sorts of trouble. Right. That’s what we want to do. We want to keep the skin from breaking and bleeding.


There are three main things that I want to show you here today, that you can do at home with really simple, simple ingredients. Number one is a medicated bath. Number two is an oil blend. Number three is a poultice. The hero of all of this is actually good, old-fashioned, certified-organic raw oats, colloidal oats.


Now, colloidal oats is a very, very old word. Basically, what it means is good, old-fashion oats that have been ground to a powder. Compounds in it, mainly fat. So, fat protein, it’s an antioxidant, it’s an anti-inflammatory, it’s an antibacterial. Loads of vitamins and nutrients in oats.


It’s like an emollient. It’s found in a lot of traditional skin-care cosmetics, actually. Shampoos, even. What’s really great too, in America, the FDA in 2003 proclaimed that oats was a skin protectant, which is amazing, to see an old remedy actually recognized by such a big organization.


I’m going to make up a pretty big batch, because my daughter Gemma has just had an outbreak of eczema. Hence, why I’m talking about eczema this week. I thought, “Well, I’ve got to make all this stuff up for her. So I might as well do a video on it all as well.” help everybody out there who’s struggling, especially little kiddies. It’s awful to see. Gemma’s not quite a little kid anymore. She’s 13.


This is in my NutriBullet. I’ve made that really nice and fine. You don’t really want to buy it ground. You want to keep the oats raw. It can actually turn quite quickly like this.

Kay Saarinen:
Best way to check, to make sure that it’s going to be water-soluble… because at this stage when it’s whole, it’s not water-soluble… so you just take a cup of water and a tablespoon. It turns out a nice, milky color. That’s when you know that’s good oatmilk there. Beautiful.

Kay Saarinen:
First off, this is for a bath. For an adult or a teenager, you use a cup of the ground oats into a bath. Now, you only want the water to be only lukewarm. You don’t want it to be hot, as it’s going to aggravate an eczema or dermatitis, make sure it goes that lovely, milky colour. A little bit of stir around, and get them to soak in it for a good 10 to 15 minutes.

Kay Saarinen:
Now, caution on this. Because of the fats and the proteins in the oats, is that it’s going to be very, very slippery in the bath. So, do try and help your teenager out, or if there’s someone a bit elderly in there. Do make you clean the bath out quite well after it, because those fats will stick to the bath.

Kay Saarinen:
Once you get out of the bath, there’s two steps you can do. The first step is to quickly disinfect the really big breakout areas of your eczema. The second thing is to oil really quickly. Now, we want to do this within about three minutes of getting out of the bath to lock in that moisture into the skin.

Kay Saarinen:
I do have some witch hazel. The witch hazel is a really light way to disinfect, an antibacterial for those areas that are really quite broken. You just pour a little bit on, and just in those areas, just dab. Now, this is a step you can do, if you want. For a child, it’s going to sting a little bit, but for an adult, suck it up, buttercup, and go with the sting. Because you really want to stop that infection, any infections that are building.

Kay Saarinen:
This is the beauty about doing it DIY. You can incorporate things as you need them. I’ve got four beautiful oils here. They are all antibacterial. They are all anti-inflammatory. The big thing is the coconut oil.

Kay Saarinen:
Now, the coconut oil, it’s going to give a little bit of a barrier, and this barrier is going to help stop the bacteria from getting in, into the skin. It’s great for things like staph infections and bacteria, stopping them from getting in. Anti-inflammatory as well.

Kay Saarinen:
Good old certified-organic calendula oil is an absolute must. Really, really old remedy. Fantastic for keeping infections at bay as well. Sunflower oil and also evening primrose oil. Antibacterial, again. Anti-inflammatory again, full of antioxidants and healing benefits.

Kay Saarinen:
With these oils… I’ve got them in here, so when you add your coconut, blitz it, it’s not going to actually all break down. There’s going to be little blobs. A nice little blob there. It will actually melt. Oh, it smells so good. Don’t worry too much about it being lumpy.

Kay Saarinen:
Pouring it in there. I’m just going to blitz that. That’s it, blitzed. Look at that milky goodness. Look at that. See, it’s a little bit lumpy, but that’s okay because it’s going to melt straight away onto the skin. Look at that milky goodness.

Kay Saarinen:
The poultice recipe is two cups of your ground, certified-organic raw oats, to 100-ml of these four oils, putting it either back into your bullet, or putting it into your mortar and pestle. I actually did this one earlier, just so it soaks in there a bit, because that’s the consistency that I want. I want it to be nice and sticky, without it being runny. You can test and measure how you like it.

Kay Saarinen:
I’ll show you how to put a poultice on in a minute, but going back to the steps. Number one, having your medicated bath with the raw, fine, finely-ground oats. When you hop out, your choice, if you want to put the witch hazel on or not, and then put this oil on.

Kay Saarinen:
Now, you are not putting this oil all over your body. You’re just putting it on the areas where your eczema is. Try not to really rub it in. We just want to gently pop it on there, and they’ll absorb in and soak in. Trying to do this, say, before dinner, so it’s got a long time for it to absorb in. So it’s not going to get rubbed off.

Kay Saarinen:
Then at night-time, you can put your poultice on. I’ll show you how. We don’t want that to be runny. We want that to be quite sticky. This is the poultice, and then you quite simply get a Chux. You want it to be a dry Chux.

Kay Saarinen:
Then you just grab a little bit, not a whole lot. Good thing about this is that you can do up quite a lot of these, wrap them in plastic, not Glad plastic, but you know. I’ve actually found the biodegradable, which is really good.

Kay Saarinen:
Then with that, you get the affected area. This is so cooling. If you do quite a lot of these and stack them up in the fridge… sorry, in the freezer, then when you get them out, they are so nice and cooling. That’s all you simply do, is just wrap it around the area. With a good old-fashioned Chux, you can put a safety pin on that, and keep it nice and secure.

Kay Saarinen:
A few other little tips too. We’ve got our medicated bath. Getting out… if it’s infected or it looks like it’s going to get infected… a little bit of witch hazel, and then within three minutes, get your oil mix on there. Then just before bed, pop on a poultice.

Kay Saarinen:
You can, if you can sleep with this on wherever it is, you might have to get a little bit creative to see and test, to measure, to see how you can get this to stay on. If it’s in bigger areas, try not to use anything that’s going to trap in the heat. Get a nice airflow through. My daughter likes to sleep with the fan on. Make sure you’ve got cotton, cotton sheets, cotton doona, cotton pyjamas.

Kay Saarinen:
I’ve done quite a few different DIY videos now. I don’t usually sell the ingredients that I’m doing, because you can buy this sort of stuff quite readily at your local wholefood shop. But a lot of people have asked me to… they wanted to actually buy the product, the DIY, or to buy ingredients.

Kay Saarinen:
So I thought I would put this little kit together. It’s nothing fancy. It’s simply all the certified-organic ingredients that I’ve talked about today, in 100 ml bottles. You get 100 ml witch hazel, 100 ml certified-organic evening primrose oil, 100 ml certified organic sunflower oil, 100 ml of calendula, certified-organic calendula oil.

Kay Saarinen:
Certified-organic oats, there’s four cups in here, and also 100 grams of the certified-organic coconut oil. Also, a printout of all the how-tos, how to do it all. Also, these QR codes, they’re not activated yet, but I will do that. All these QR codes will take you to the website with this DIY recipe video, as well as it all written out as well. All of them will have the QR codes that will take you to there as well.

Kay Saarinen:
I’m offering this on my website, just through popular demand of people wanting to actually buy kits from me. But you can buy all locally. For this kit, I’ll pop a link to the website with this kit. On our Facebook, will be in our descriptions. On Instagram, it’ll be in our bio. Thank you so much for watching. Any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. Bye.

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