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 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!
DIY Eczema Cream:
- First, you have to make a double boiler. To do this, fill a medium sized pot half way full with water.
- Take a glass pyrex measuring cup in the water.
- Add avocado oil, shea butter and cocoa butter to the glass cup.
- Turn on heat to medium.
- Allow butters and oils to melt completely.
- Remove from heat and add vitamin E and essential oils and gently stir.
- Pour mixture into containers. This recipe makes 4 oz. Find a 4 oz. jar HERE.
- Allow to cool.
- 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.
- 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.
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!!