manuka honey for eczema

Manuka Honey for Eczema The Healing Properties and Benefits

By Jennifer Roberge (bio below)


As someone who has personally experienced the benefits of Manuka Honey for eczema, I am a firm believer in its healing properties. In fact, it is the key ingredient in our go-to eczema cream that has provided relief for my son’s chronic dry, scaly eczema and my daughter’s more minor, red inflamed eczema. Not only has it worked wonders for my children, but it has also been incredibly effective in treating my own overly dry, sensitive skin. Even my husband, who is typically skeptical of skincare products, has started using it on his face. In this article, we will delve into the benefits of Manuka Honey for eczema and explore how honey can heal the skin.

Note: I am not a medical professional, so if you are experiencing severe rosacea or eczema or have a topical infection, it is always best to seek medical advice immediately.

How Does Honey Heal the Skin?

Honey possesses several properties that contribute to its healing abilities. Firstly, it offers antibacterial activity, which helps combat infections and prevent further complications. Additionally, honey helps maintain a moist wound condition, which is crucial for healing and preventing excessive dryness. Its high viscosity creates a protective barrier that shields the skin from infections. Moreover, honey has immunomodulatory properties that aid in wound repair. The healing properties of honey have been recognized for centuries, with references dating back to ancient civilizations such as the Sumerians and Aristotle. These historical accounts highlight honey’s use as a drug and ointment for various ailments, including wounds and sore eyes.

Why Use Manuka Honey for Eczema?

Manuka Honey is particularly beneficial for individuals with eczema due to its unique properties. Its antibacterial properties are crucial in combating staph and other topical infections that eczema patients are prone to. Additionally, honey helps maintain moisture, which is essential for combating the dryness, flaking, and scaling associated with eczema. The skin barrier is known to be weaker in those with eczema, so the extra barrier protection provided by honey is highly beneficial. Furthermore, honey promotes wound healing, making it a valuable resource for individuals with eczema who often experience broken skin from scratching, dry, cracked skin, and red, open, oozing sores that require healing.

The Proof is in the (Manuka) Honey

Although honey has been used for centuries as a treatment for infections, it has not yet become a mainstream method in conventional medicine. However, numerous studies have reported the benefits of honey, particularly Manuka Honey, when applied topically to wounds and skin conditions. For example, Manuka Honey has been shown to reduce wound size, decrease the pH of wounds, and display powerful anti-inflammatory effects in wound healing. Additionally, a study involving patients with dermatitis and psoriasis found that a mixture of honey, olive oil, and beeswax (all found in Manuka Honey Skin Cream) significantly improved their conditions. Honey’s antibacterial properties also make it effective in fighting against topical infections such as staph.

Try Manuka Honey on Your Eczema

If you are curious about the benefits of Manuka Honey for eczema, I encourage you to give a Manuka Honey cream a try. My personal favorite is the Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream, which has been highly effective for my family and is loved by many other eczema sufferers, both children and adults.

This Manuka Honey cream can be applied to dry or damp skin and is excellent when combined with wet wrap therapy due to its moisturizing properties. But don’t just take my word for it – here are a couple of testimonials from our customers:

  • “My daughter is classified as SEVERE ECZEMA. She is only 3 and stays in a state of misery. We have tried 3 steroid creams and a host of every cream and ointment on the market. She has NEVER slept through the night due to waking and scratching. Her hair and clothes stay greasy from all the junk we put on her that has been unsuccessful. We have been using this for 3 days. She is BARELY scratching, and she went a full 7 hours of sleep for the first time. This is non-greasy, but her skin feels soft and smooth. I have not used the steroid cream in 3 days either. So right now, we LOVE THIS STUFF.” – Tammy Lee, eczema mom

  • “My 4-year-old has moderate eczema on his legs, arms, and stomach. In the past, he would squirm and cry when I put lotions on him, but with this product, he has changed his tune. He asks for the ‘honey’ by name and is soothed immediately when I put it on him. It provides immediate relief from his itching. I am very happy with this product.” – Katie, eczema mom

The ingredients in Manuka Honey Skin Cream are simple, natural, and effective, which is why it’s our best seller. It contains only organic beeswax, organic olive oil, grape seed oil, organic active 16+ Manuka Honey, Manuka oil extract, and filtered water. Furthermore, it is GMO-free.

Try the Manuka Honey Skin Cream today and experience the healing properties of Manuka Honey for yourself!

Bio: Jennifer is the author of the It’s An Itchy Little World blog and the owner of The Eczema Company. After going through numerous trials and errors to heal her son’s eczema, Jennifer wanted to share her experiences and favorite products with others in need. You can read about her journey on her blog. Please note that Jennifer is not a medical professional, and her comments, suggestions, and reflections are not intended to replace medical advice. Always seek the help of a medical professional before making any diet or lifestyle changes. For more information about Jennifer and her work, please visit

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