BLEACH BATHS FOR ECZEMA. What we use instead.

Our allergist refered 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.


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,


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 not non-toxic.



And here is why,

. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar has antibacterial, antiviral and anti fungal properties. Making it perfecter eczema.

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, or a spray bottle.

This may sting, so start 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.

Check out more amazing things you can do in our apple cider vinegar magic post. 

Ali xx


  • Wow thanks Ali for the idea!
    Admittedly i did try 1 beach bath but 1/2 a cap to a full bath and was nervous as anything. My mum thought i was crazy, but i was desperate. I havent tried again since.

    I might try apple cider vinegar thanks for the tip. The smell is strong, so the idea of adding an lik like coconut is a great idea.

    What cream do u put on him after?
    Many thanks,

  • Having just read your thoughts on bleach baths, I am so with you! I have only recently heard of this as a treatment for eczema and my first reaction was ‘bleach? You want me to Bath my child in Actual Bleach?’!! Funnily enough I haven’t done this and am never intending too! Interesting thoughts on apple cider vinegar though, if I could get her to stay in a bath for more than a few minutes I would give this a go! Thank you and looking forward to reading more of your posts x

    Anna Housley

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