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 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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7 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!

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