I’m making another batch of eczema cream and thought I’d post the recipe and instructions. It’s super easy to make and the ingredients should be easy to find. If all else fails check Amazon! haha
I will be posting links to the ingredients on here as well if you’d like a listing of where to purchase everything.
* 1/4 cup unrefined shea butter buy here
* 1/4 cup coconut oil buy here
* 15 drops lavender essential oil buy here
* 5 drops tea tree oil buy here
Melt the shea butter and coconut oil together until everything is completely melted. Add drops of lavender and tea tree oils and let cool. Now after this point you can either use as is or you can whip it with either a whisk, hand mixer or stand mixer. Depends on how invested you are in getting that whipped feeling to it and what equipment you have on hand.
I’ve used this with my 5 year old son and my now 9 month old son for both of their eczema (keep in mind their ages will change with time from the original post 😉 both have sensitive skin and neither had bad reactions). I used once to twice daily and every few days I’d just put pure coconut oil over the area to make sure it’s completely moisturized. This has been our go to now since we first made it.
I found that I can have a small tube with me while out and about in case of a rash and such and have made some tubes to send to friends for their kiddos. See that image above? It is the melted oils and shea being put into a tube made from fat straws. I pinch one end of a straw, burn the end with a lighter and push it down to form a seal. Please don’t burn yourself doing this, I’d feel horrible if you did, use CAUTION! Then I’d use my lil scoop there to fill the straw a slight bit past half way with my little funnel. Then I put them in the freezer to rapidly cool. Once cool, I cut the straw a lil ways above the cream and pinch and burn the end to close. If I’m mailing these I put them in a plastic baggie just in case for some reason it leaks but usually they don’t! If I’m making for myself, I toss it in the baby bag and when I need it, I pinch the top and it pops open! The rest I keep in a container at home to use when needed!
This also works on other skin ailments involving dry skin or break outs. Give it a try and let me know if you found another use for it as well!