Lavender oil could help to reduce inflammation, which may subsequently relieve some signs of eczema, said medical website Everyday Health.
It also has antiseptic properties, and could reduce redness in eczema patients, it said.
For the best benefit, try adding a few drops of lavender oil to a bath, it added.
“Usually over-the-counter creams or lotions will keep symptoms under control, but in some cases, people with eczema cannot tolerate even basic formulas,” said Everyday Health.
“Natural oils have a long history of stress-reducing and anti-inflammatory properties that may provide relief for many patients.
“Lavender oil may help reduce inflammation and restore balance to the skin.