That said, it has improved a lot over the past two months (frightening to imagine how bad it once was). Our naturopath recommended putting an old stocking in her bath filled with oats as well as adding some epsom salts to the water. Then I discovered Billie Baby Bath Soak- which is goat's milk, colloidal oatmeal and epsom salts all in one container. It softened up her skin and helped to relieve the itch at bedtime. However, it is $17 for about 4-5 baths worth!
So, I set out to make my own. I bought the goat's milk powder at the health food shop, the epsom salts at the chemist and the oats at the supermarket all for a total of about $20. Only this time I have enough for at least 20-30 baths I am guessing.
Homemade Bath Soak for Eczema3 cups goat's milk powder
2 cups epsom salts
3 cups oats
Blend the oats in a food processor until flour-y
Add the epsom salts and goat's milk powder to the processor until combined
Store in an airtight container in a cool place
Add 3-4 tablespoons to a shallow, tepid bath
*I would try rubbing a small amount of each ingredient (wet) onto your child's forearm before you bathe them completely in this if you know your little one is super sensitive. I have learned the hard way- Indigo breaks out in hives when we use calendula. Otherwise I'd probably add some dried calendula tea leaves to the mix too.