Melbourne Doula

Welcome to 'Melbourne Doula', the place where I share what birth work is teaching is me, and what I am learning from the wonderful families who have invited me to share this most special season of their lives. Here you will find information about me and the doula services I provide, birth stories from remarkable women and their loved ones, as well as all kinds of resources to enrich your own journey of discovery. And welcome also to BLISSFUL HERBS, the home of beautiful herbal teas and bath herbs to support wellness through every season of life.

Eczema Blitz topical herbs

This is a blend of soothing herbs to help ease inflammation, prevent infection and promote skin healing.

The herbs can be placed in a muslin bag (an old stocking works fine). Place the sachet in a non-metallic jug or bowl. Pour on enough hot water to cover it. Let it steep for a good 10 minutes. Now you'll have a "tea-like" herbal liquid. This can be added to a bath or baby bath (along with the wet sachet). Or you can soak soft cloths in the herbal liquid to place on affected areas. Or, add the herbal liquid to a cleansing bottle to drizzle over affected areas. This is handy for between baths, and at nappy-change time.

Cleansing bottle with gentle-flow lid, $3.00

The Eczema Blitz herbs include:

Calendula - an astringent herb with anti-inflammatory properties. Calendula is wonderful for the skin and is considered to be an effective remedy for eczema, as well as an excellent moisturiser.

Chamomile - this calming herb also has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Clinical trials showed some remarkable results in the management of eczema. Chamomile promotes healing and relieves itching and burning discomfort.

Comfrey Leaf - contains natural anti-inflammatory properties due to the allantoin found in this herb, and can be used externally to treat dryness, itching and eczema lesions. (Safety precaution: do not use this herb if skin is broken or weepy. This herb is not to be taken internally.)

Lady's Mantle - the tannins in this herbs form a protective layer over irritated tissues and make it a soothing lotion herb for skin irritations including eczema

Lavender - has pain-relieving, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Very soothing for irritated skin. Lavender is also considered to hold calming properties. This makes it useful for eczema flare-ups related to stress.

Oatstraw - provides a soothing herbal healing wash for various skin conditions including eczema. Ideal for soothing itching and irritations of the skin. Rolled Oats (oatmeal) in a stocking is a common home remedy to soothe sore skin - the Oatstraw herb has similar effects.

Plantain - this herb is highly antiseptic, with anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. It is considered to help speed wound healing and reduce itching and is useful for treating eczema.

The Eczema Blitz herbs come with a handy draw-string muslin bag in which to place the herbs.

25g Eczema Blitz herbs, $5.00
Image by Angela Gallo
I can also add a handful of organic steel cut oats to your herbs if you wish.

After the bath, compress or rinse, another lovely product that may have benefits for dry skin and eczema and dermatitis is the Soothing Salve - I recommend the blend that contains the hemp oil, as well as the wonderful herb-infused olive oil, rosehip oil, coconut oil and the most propolis-rich, hand-farmed beeswax I have ever found.

25g herbs = $5.00
50g herbs = $8.50
60g herbs = $10.00
75g herbs = 13.00
100g herbs = $16.00
150g herbs = $23.50
200g herbs = $30.00
Muslin drawstring bag in which to place the herbs = $1.50 small / $2.00 large
Cleansing bottle = $3.00
To order: email

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Or contact Julie at 03 5966 5980

Disclaimer: This information is based on the empirical knowledge of traditional herbalism. It is of a general nature and does not constitute medical advice. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Any medical condition should be referred to your chosen health care practitioner. Always check with your health care practitioner before commencing any herbal product.

Here is a helpful article on healing eczema from within - a wholistic approach. In conjunction with soothing topical herbs and natural salves, addressing stress factors and nutritional needs is an excellent strategy.

And the importance of gut health, with pre and probiotics, to address eczema and asthma, especially in young children,


Anonymous said...

I recently purchased some Eczema Blitz blend for my husband. He suffers badly from cracked, dry skin on his fingertips, to the point where they bleed. He has been trying various remedies for years- goat’s milk soap, moisturising creams, avoiding prolonged exposure to water, and nothing has really helped. I made up some hot water/Eczema blitz and filled a peri bottle with the strained mix (to make it as simple as possible for him to use it). He has rinsed his fingers in this liquid a few times today and has already commented on a noticeable improvement. He hasn’t applied any creams or lotions since starting this, so the difference is purely due to the Eczema Blitz liquid.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Julie for the wonderful bath herbs and teas. The Eczema Blitz herbal bath mix was great for my 2yo and the Soothing Salve is wonderful! Thank you again and I will be ordering many more for post baby in the future. Jess.

Anonymous said...

Took bubby to doctors yesterday and doc said his eczema is looking good - not gone, probably will never completely go. He said he's very lucky to have a strict mummy like me or he would be very bad, whatever you're using keep it up. Well I'm using Soothing Salve and Eczema Blitz bath herbs, that's it! Thanks Blissful Herbs. Kilie.