DIY Eczema Cream

DIY Eczema Cream

Eczema is one skin issue that can show great improvement with natural DIY products.  Eczema requires lots of nourishment and can react negatively to unnatural ingredients so making a gentle, natural DIY eczema cream can go a long way to help relieve eczema.  I don’t personally have eczema but I have done quite a lot of research and have a few loved ones that suffer from it.  I have created a product that will not only reduce redness and inflammation, it will also relieve uncomfortable itchiness.

Eczema can be a frustrating skin issue-I can only imagine.  Eczema can cause itching and loads of inflammation.  Plus, eczema is so common that according the Eczema Foundation, 30 million people suffer from it!!  Dang!  So, lets try to get some relief naturally!  Many products for eczema contain either a topical steroid or petroleum.  Neither ingredient is a good idea and I personally think they should be avoided and reserved as the last resort.  However, there are simple ways you can safely relieve your eczema symptoms.

Ways to Relieve Eczema:

  • Cut out dairy
  • Avoid harsh cleansers
  • Use gentle clothes detergent
  • Eat food rich in Omega 3s
  • Eat anti inflammatory foods
  • Up your vitamin D by spending 20 minutes in the sun daily.
  • Avoid hot baths
  • Be consistent with using this cream!

Eczema DIY Cream

DIY Eczema Cream:

2 tbsp. Cocoa Butter (find it HERE)

2 tbsp. Shea Butter (find it HERE)

3 tsp. Vitamin E Oil (find it HERE)

1/4 cup Avocado Oil (find it HERE)

15 drops Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)

10 drops Chamomile (find it HERE)

Directions:

  1. First, you have to make a double boiler.  To do this, fill a medium sized pot half way full with water.
  2. Take a glass pyrex measuring cup in the water.
  3. Add avocado oil, shea butter and cocoa butter to the glass cup.
  4. Turn on heat to medium.
  5. Allow butters and oils to melt completely.
  6. Remove from heat and add vitamin E and essential oils and gently stir.
  7. Pour mixture into containers.  This recipe makes 4 oz.  Find a 4 oz. jar HERE.
  8. Allow to cool.
  9. Optional: I call this DIY a “cream” because I like to stir the mixture after it’s cooled giving it a more light and pliable texture.

To Use:

  • Apply a thin layer over affected areas, 1-2 times a day.

This cream should not only nourish eczema.  It should also provide relief with itching and reduce redness and inflammation.

The number one key with eczema is diet.  It is extremely important to cut out dairy.  Dairy might not be the problem but it often is.  If you see no relief after cutting it out then I would add it back and eliminate grains next.  Stress is also a cause that can flair eczema up.  Managing stress can go a long way when managing eczema.Since I have been trying to manage my perioral/ocular dermatitis, I have learned so much and realized that a topical product is not enough to get a skin condition under control.  Every aspect of one’s being has to be addressed.  That was very dramatically worded but I run across so many people, including myself that are desperate for improvement and relief and unfortunately as I’ve learned firsthand, there’s rarely a quick fix.  I’ve also learned that many skin conditions respond best when they are nurtured rather then exacerbated by strong, harsh products.

This cream is very easy to make and guaranteed to provide relief.  However, it is imperative to use quality ingredients and to consistently apply this cream when having a flair up.  I use Mountain Rose Herbs for butters, essential oils and carrier oils.  I trust their quality and even their sourcing.

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xx, Jenni

P.S. This DIY is definitely a double duty product.  I have been using it on my heels and legs for loads of moisture and smoothing!!

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Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the natural skin care blog, Jenni Raincloud.

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25 Comments

  1. April 5, 2018 / 7:10 am

    I’ve never had to deal with eczema but my daughter really struggled when she was younger. We had to be super careful with detergents…anything with a fragrance or color would totally set her off. There were times we had to resort to steroids to deal with some major inflammation, but natural creams like this are definitely the way to go. Just keeping that skin nourished and not allowing it to dry out makes such a huge difference. Also, not just food but any allergen can trigger it in someone. She was allergic to dogs and if a dog licked her it turned into eczema.

    • Jenni
      Author
      April 10, 2018 / 8:12 am

      Elizabeth-This is great information. Does your daughter still deal with it?

  2. Veneta
    April 29, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    Hi Jenni
    Did you try Neem oil?
    This oil is absolute heaven. It helps with so many things. I’m using it with almost everything now. It is great for eczema, psoriasis, it does wonders for hemorrhoids

    • Jenni
      Author
      May 7, 2018 / 6:26 pm

      Veneta-I haven’t-I’ve heard amazing things but doesn’t it smell really bad?

  3. Monica D. Finley
    November 1, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    Jenni, You are a blessing! I just spent an hour reading post after post! I just mixed your witch hazel deodorant spray up and will be trying it today!

    I’ve had eczema my entire life. Flare ups can be painful, itchy, embarrassing!
    I make a solid lotion bar (which can also be put into chapstick tubes for lip balm) which does wonders for me and my family! I use equal parts of beeswax, solid oil (shea butter is my go-to) and liquid oils. My LO and I just made a TON for Christmas/Hannukah gifts, and for “party favors” for her upcoming birthday. My exact recipe is: 1/2 cup beeswax, a half cup shea butter, 1/4 cup of grapeseed oil, (in 1/4 cup measurirng cup I mixed) 1 TBS jojoba, 1 TBS argan, and top with avacado oil. I added 10 drops lavender, 5 frankincense, 5 myrrh, 4 on guard (I’m a DoTerra addict) and 5 helichrisum essential oils. When I have a flare up, I add 10 drops chamomile to help soothe. (usually added to a small re-melted “bar”)

    My brother in laws mother was here over the weekend, and she was rubbing her psoriasis so I gave her the little tub I keep in my purse to try. By Sunday evening she was asking how much it cost per batch, would I make it for her and how do I store “extra”……. BTW, I keep any “extra” in the tubes in a bag in my freezer, and will even store glass jars full in the freezer for later use. NEVER put frozen/cold jars in hot water to remelt though! It MUST come to room temperature before coming into contact with heat.

    I’ve added rose and more lavender for a “feminine” bar, and rosemary sandalwood for a “masculine” bar…….

    I love your blog, and will be back for more!!!!!!

    • Jenni
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 7:22 am

      Monica-Thank you so much for sharing this and your recipe! Since I don’t suffer from eczema I had to base this recipe on research and common sense so I’m so happy to have your input! Thank you for your kind words!!! Hope the deodorant is working well!

  4. Courtney
    April 30, 2019 / 6:40 am

    Hello, I made this last night for my son who really struggles with eczema, but it won’t solidify..it’s still in liquid form. Have you ever had that happen? Any tips?

    • Jenni
      Author
      April 30, 2019 / 7:11 am

      Courtney-Oh no!! The beeswax is what solidifies the oils. Did you use the beeswax from Mountain Rose Herb? I’ve used a couple others from Amazon that I didn’t have a problem with. You can add more beeswax until you get the consistency you want-it’s a slow process this way but you’ll eventually get what you want. Good luck!

      • Heather
        May 11, 2019 / 5:32 pm

        I don’t see beeswax listed as an ingredient. Did I miss it? Thanks!

        • Jenni
          Author
          May 13, 2019 / 6:25 pm

          Heather-This recipe doesn’t contain beeswax! Thanks!

          • Jane
            January 18, 2020 / 11:12 pm

            If this recipe doesn’t solid up can you melt some beeswax and add the cooled mixture and remix?

          • Jenni
            Author
            January 20, 2020 / 2:15 pm

            Jane-I have only reheated the entire mixture with the added beeswax in it. Your method is better since you’re not reheating the beneficial oils again but I haven’t tried it this way to know for sure that it will work. If you aren’t using beeswax from Mountain Rose Herbs, I highly recommend it. I’ve never had an issue with my recipes not thickening up with their brand. I have with others. Best of luck!

  5. March 7, 2020 / 5:10 pm

    What can I use instead of Chamomile?

    • Jenni
      Author
      March 9, 2020 / 4:02 pm

      Diane-You can just omit it and use more lavender.

  6. Elani Richardson
    March 29, 2020 / 11:35 am

    Hiya Jenni! I totally love your recipes and have been making/using your Hyaluronic Acid Face Cream for over 2 years now. However, I am now finding its really irritating my face 😔 sad, as I loved it sooo much. I am guessing that my skin is going through a change (so not the product itself). I have terrible dry patches on face atm and can’t use anything on it (don’t even use face wash). Do you think I can use this eczema balm on my face?

  7. JUDY Alcove
    June 2, 2020 / 10:21 pm

    Is store bought avocado oil the same as this avocado oil?

    • Jenni
      Author
      June 3, 2020 / 11:24 am

      Judy-Yes-I’m not sure why Mountain Rose Herbs has a cooking avocado oil and a cosmetic avocado oil but they should be the same. You definitely won’t cause harm using the oil intended for cooking.

  8. Elizabeth T
    July 31, 2020 / 4:37 pm

    I had a really bad case of eczema that festered on the backs and fronts of my hands years ago, and persisted for months, maybe even a couple years. I realized it was related to eating wheat. I am not celiac. Once I stopped eating wheat, the reaction would subside. I even had a doctor who practiced traditional Chinese medicine treat me, and that is how the condition went away.
    But if I ate wheat again, the eczema would re-appear on my hands. Wish I had known about your ointment here at that time. Eczema is awful. It itched constantly, the skin cracked and bled a bit, was hard to do anything like wash dishes, etc., since having my hands in water aggravated the condition. Plus it looked and felt like the dickens day in and day out. Not even using gloves helped. Sometimes it would cause me to wake up at night because of the itching. I would even wrap my hands in a clay poultice at night with a cotton bandage to try to heal it.
    Now if I eat wheat, I don’t get eczema, but avoid it as it is known to cause gut issues, which I do have somewhat, and have read many blogs where people have had to stop eating it. I don’t want that, nor do I want the eczema to come back. Eczema can be caused by other things too, of course. Is worth having a naturopath do a food allergy type of test for people with the eczema and gut issues. I just had one done recently.

    • Jenni
      Author
      August 1, 2020 / 11:20 am

      Elizabeth-I have heard wheat is the culprit of a lot of issues. I have cut out wheat too and experienced better health-mainly gut health. Did you get food allergy testing done? I’m wanting to do this but don’t even know where to start or how it’s tested. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Carol
    August 12, 2020 / 9:27 am

    Hi Jenni
    I note a few comments re beeswax & not clear whether u do add to this ezcema recipe or not? If yes, how much. Btw I’ve made a number of your recipes and they are fab. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jenni
      Author
      August 17, 2020 / 11:06 am

      Carol-There is no beeswax meant to be in this recipe. The cocoa butter is very hard and will thicken up the recipe enough. Thank you for your kind words!!

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