I find this to be a soothing and healing treatment for eczema, psoriasis, poison ivy, etc. I am a life-long eczema sufferer. We always spent summer vacations in Fla, and my eczema was always better after spending days in the ocean. This is a way to get the sea-water effect at home, along with the addition of soothing herbs and moisturizing oil. These are the proportions I've come up with, that seem to help me. You can adjust as necessary.