Eczema is a very common skin disease. Everyone gets it from time to time – depending on the sensitivity of the skin, which varies from time to time as well.
if you begin to notice red spots, that begin to rise up from the normal skin level, followed by itchiness or even white peels of skin around them – it’s eczema for sure. It’s nothing that can’t be cured.
However, store-bought creams that treat eczema are based on petroleum and Vaseline which is definitely not good for your skin on long terms and it can cause further drying out, if you don’t continue with their usage.
That’s why we’ve decided to share a non-invading and easy home -made recipe for eczema cream.
Here are the basic ingredients, that cost no more than 8 dollars all together! Amazing and cheap, right?
- ½ cup of coconut oil
- ½ cup of shea butter
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
- 35 drops lavender essential oil
Here are the easy steps for mixing these ingredients into an active eczema cream. First of all, start with mixing the shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler, until you see they’re well mixed and combined together.
Then, add the honey. When everything is well mixed and liquid, add the oils and stir them well, to mix with the other compounds. Let the mixture cool off in a room temperature and it will take the wanted cream form while cooling off.
When it’s cool, mix it 1-2 times on each 15 minutes before storing it in a jar, or some other plastic and clean container. Use it on daily bases, preferable once in the morning and once before going to bed.
Apply only on the eczema-affected areas of the skin. But at first, be careful to see if the cream makes a non-wanted reaction on your skin.
This is not a cream with instructions, you’ll have to watch out for unwanted maybe allergic reactions on your skin. Don’t use this cream if you’re allergic to honey, or lavender or something else from the ingredients.
And a tip for the end – if you want to avoid having eczema in the first place – always hydrate and moisturize your skin, especially on the places where it’s driest.