More than 35 million people in America are affected by eczema. There are many products that claim to be effective in treating this skin condition, but the truth is they can only worsen the situation and lead to further complications.
Hence, it is very important to solve your problem in a natural way. For that purpose, we have a natural eczema cream that can effectively treat the root cause of your problem, so you will be able to get rid of the problem completely.
Homemade Eczema Cream With Lavender and Tea Tree Oil
This homemade eczema cream includes the use of shea butter, coconut oil and raw local honey.
Shea butter is a great natural moisturizer which is very helpful for people with dry skin.
Coconut oil also acts as a moisturizer and offers strong antibacterial properties. Coconut oil can treat eczema caused by the skin bacteria.
Local, raw honey is an incredible superfood that can protect your skin from different outside factors. It possesses powerful antibacterial properties, so it is very beneficial for killing bacteria responsible for eczema.
A lot of people are not sure about using essential oils in a homemade eczema cream. However, if you combine them with some carrier oil, essential oils are very beneficial for treating various skin conditions.
Lavender essential oil has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties and has the ability to fight inflammation. So, it perfect for fighting eczema symptoms. It is a gentle essential oil and it is safe for children over the age of 2.
Due to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, tea tree oil is an effective natural remedy for treating psoriasis and eczema. However, it can cause allergic reactions in some people, so it is recommended to begin with few drops.
You can also use geranium oil and myrrh oil. Geranium oil has the ability to fight inflammation and infections, so it is great for eczema flare-ups.
Myrrh is known for the same ability. These two oils are very beneficial, but they can be a bit too strong for children.
Homemade Eczema Cream Recipe
Geranium and myrrh oil should be researched before using on children while lavender and tea tree oil are completely safe to use on children over the age of 2.
- ½ cup raw shea butter
- ½ cup organic coconut oil (you can also use almond or olive oil)
- 1 tablespoon organic, local honey
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
- 8 drops tea tree oil
- optional: 5 drops geranium essential oil and/or 5 drops myrrh essential oil
You should heat the shea butter and coconut oil until they are combined. Add the honey and stir well. Add the essential oils and let it cool. Make sure to stir it until you get a mixture with a lotion like consistency.
Keep the cream in a cool place. You should apply this cream 1-2 times a day to the affected areas.
It is recommended to do a spot test since some essential oils can lead to allergic reactions and eczema. If you want to use this cream with a prescribed eczema cream, make sure to consult your healthcare professional!