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Remember on my last post I said I would be sharing my recipes? Well, my first one is what has been the biggest life saver for my family!
I you or one of your family members have eczema, you know well the struggle: the itchiness, the red patches and break outs… But more than anything, you know the not so pocket friendly creams and balms we have to use.
Let me just tell you… Besides it not being cheap, this stuff is loaded with chemicals that end up hurting you more than it helps at the end.
I spent lots of time searching for the perfect recipe that would help my eczema heal, and that wouldn’t be so full of chemicals. I found only a thousand different ones, and yes… I tried them all 😩 some better than others, but none of them really hit the spot.
I decided then to go to my lab (AKA my Kitchen) and start playing with ingredients I already had, and come up with my own eczema cream. Fast forward, lots of wasted product and tears of frustration later, I finally got it! A recipe that works for all my 3 kids and myself! 😍 I could not believe I had finally found a recipe that helped us all, and the bonus part: it ends up being cheaper than the chemical loaded stuff I used to buy. Win win!
Homemade bomb eczema cream
2 oz. coconut oil
2 oz. cocoa butter
2 oz. Shea butter
10 drops. Chamomile essential oil
10 drops tea tree essential oil
10 drops. lavender essential oil
Using a double boiler, or the homemade version of it, put your butters and coconut oil to melt on low heat, do not let them boil or microwave them, as boiling or putting it in the microwave will kill most of the amazing skin nourishing properties. Once melted, remove from heat. Then, add your essential oils and use a wooden utensil to mix them well. Pour in your lidded container and let cool. If you have a chance, mix it again as soon as it starts to solidify, before it gets too solid. That is it!!! Once cooled down, you can use it instead of your regular eczema cream and watch your skin heal and feel better than ever!
I tried both versions, with and without the lavender oil, and my kids preffer the one without, as they are not big fans is lavender scent (but whyyyyy?!! 😣) and the effect on our skins was the same, so I left it out, but you can try it and see how you like it ☺
Did you try this recipe? How did you like it? Let us know in the comments!