What we use instead of bleach baths for eczema

Our allergist refers us to the eczema clinic at the royal children’s. It has great reviews but I still decided NOT to go, ever!!!!! The way they help eczema is with steroids and bleach baths. NO THANKS!!!!

When I first heard of bleach baths for eczema I thought what the f#@k!!!!!!

Just look at the bleach bottle, it says clearly,
-Hazardous Substance.
-Dangerous Goods Class 8.
-Contact with acids liberates toxic gas. R34 Causes burns.
-Keep out of reach of children.
-Keep container tightly closed.
-Do not breathe vapour.
-Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
-Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
-In case of accident or if you feel unwell seek medical advise immediately (show the label where possible).

Why would I want to put this in my child’s bath??

The professional say, A bath with a small amount of bleach added to the water may help lessen symptoms of chronic eczema (atopic dermatitis).
An eczema bleach bath can kill bacteria on the skin, reducing itching, redness and scaling.
But it is most effective when combined with other eczema treatments, such as medication & moisturiser.
If properly diluted & used as directed, a bleach bath is safe for children & adults.

I don’t care, I’M STILL NOT GOING TO DO IT!!!! The fact is I still don’t like the idea and don’t want to use it in my child’s bath. Bleach is a chemical and is clearly not natural and non-toxic.

This is what we use instead.

If your in Australia get some Apple cider vinegar here.

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar has antibacterial, antiviral and anti fungal properties.


We put about 1 cup in the bath & let Laky soak for 10-20 mins

You can add some oil to the bath also, coconut, olive, hemp, there is so many out there so whatever you prefer.

Alternatively you can dilute 1/4 cup to 3 cups water and use a cotton ball and dab on effected area, this may sting, so start of with smaller amounts of ACV to start and see how it goes.

Apple Cider Vinegar has so many different health benefits and we use it everyday.

Ali xx


The views and opinions on this blog are of personal circumstances only and are things that have worked for us.  I am not a medical professional and Please understand individuals are unique, some conditions are life threatening and do require medical attention. Always seek medical advise before changing your diet or stopping medication.

This blog is not about giving medical advise, it is about sharing what has worked for us and help anyone who has lived with the effects of eczema and is looking to find natural alternatives & live a natural lifestyle.


4 Replies to “What we use instead of bleach baths for eczema”

    1. I put it in my sons bath bath all the time, I do this to fend off infections. He has only ever had 1 infection so def think it works. It does not stop itch.
      As for directly on skin it does sting so I would dilute a lot. It didn’t find that it cleared up his eczema but it helps in so many other ways.

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  1. By Sharing your story it may help someone who is pulling their hair out wondering what to do to help their child. Good job Ali


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