DIY Homemade Eczema Cream
Eczema can be very uncomfortable for you or your little ones. The skin condition if left untreated results in dry flaky skin which will lead to itchiness. With itch, it will be natural for our little ones to want to scratch, but by scratching, it would aggravate the skin and cause inflammation.
Unfortunately, there are no known cure for eczema at the moment and the cause of eczema typically resides inside the body e.g. digestive tract and the food that you eat. Healing the digestive tract will take definitely time but in the meantime we can still help our little ones reduce the amount of discomfort suffered through regular application of moisturizer on them.
When our skin are dry, it is not because it lacks grease or oil, but because it’s failing in its ability to retain water. As we age, this ability will also drop naturally. By applying natural skin moisturizer without any chemicals several times a day on our skin, it will constantly keeps our skin moist and smooth from the topical cream applied externally and improve our skin’s internal water-holding capacity by preventing moisture from escaping through.
Commercial moisturizers normally contains a number of chemicals if you read the back of the bottle and with the need to constantly apply it onto our little ones every few hours, it’s mind boggling. Today, I’ll be talking about how you can make a DIY homemade eczema cream that contains only natural ingredients that boost our skin’s healing abilities to sooth your child’s irritated skin and hopefully offer some temporary relief.
- Sweet Almond Oil or Jojoba Oil - 1/2 cup Almond oil or Jojoba oil (or any other liquid oil)
- Coconut Oil - 1/4 cup coconut oil
- Beeswax - 1/4 cup beeswax
- Vitamin E Oil - 1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil (optional)
- Shea Butter - 2 tablespoon Shea Butter (optional)
- Lavender Essential Oil or Eucalyptus Essential Oil - Essential Oil (optional)
- Place almond oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter into a double boiler or a glass container placed onto a pan of water.
- Boil water in pan to melt the ingredients in the glass container.
- Once ingredients melts, mix well.
- After the mixture starts to cool slightly and thicken, add vitamin e oil and essential oils
- Stir the content well again to incorporate all the ingredients and leave to cool / place in fridge
- Once cooled, the cream will get firm and you can use the eczema cream now
Can I use any other type of vegetable butter in place of shea butter?
Can I use any other type of vegetable oil in place of coconut oil?
Can I use other type of essential oil in place of lavender or eucalyptus?
Any additives we can add to help further relief the itch?
Can I use this cream for Dry Skin condition?
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