Is Cocoa Butter Good for Eczema?

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Eczema is a skin condition that causes scaly blotches on the skin which can be painful and itchy. It can be alleviated topically with several home remedies, including cocoa butter, especially in its raw form, according to Purefect Your Skin.

Raw cocoa butter has no chemicals in it and melts at body temperature, so it moves easily across the skin. Purefect Your Skin points out that cocoa butter is loaded with nutrients and forms a protective barrier on the skin, which helps to protect it from irritants which may trigger eczema. While cocoa butter can help to moisturize and protect the skin, it should be combined with other home remedies including aromatherapy essential oils and chamomile cream.