Eczema is a common skin condition that affects 35 million Americans.
According to the National Eczema Association:
“Eczema is the name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy and inflamed. There are several types of eczema: atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis.
It’s most common for babies and children to develop eczema on their face (especially the cheeks and chin), but it can appear anywhere on the body and symptoms may be different from one child to the next. Adults can develop eczema, too, even if they never had it as a child. “
The Mayo Clinic explains:
“No cure has been found for atopic dermatitis. But treatments and self-care measures can relieve itching and prevent new outbreaks. For example, it helps to avoid harsh soaps, moisturize your skin regularly, and apply medicated creams or ointments.”
In most cases, the commercial creams used to treat it are full of steroids and other harmful ingredients, that just numb its symptoms, but do not treat the root cause. On the other hand, the following natural homemade eczema cream is completely natural, so it can treat it in a safe and effective way.
Its base is shea butter, raw local honey, and coconut oil.
Shea butter is excellent for dry skin, as it moisturizes it, while coconut oil offers powerful antibacterial properties. Honey will kill any bacteria and prevent eczema flare up. Moreover, it contains essential oils that soothe skin infections.
Lavender essential oil has potent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal qualities, while tea tree oil is another perfect oil for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.
You can also add geranium oil, and myrrh oil, which fight inflammation and infection in the body.
Here is how to prepare it at home:
Homemade Eczema Cream Recipe
- 1/2 cup raw shea butter
- 1 tablespoon organic, local honey
- 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
- 8 drops tea tree oil
- 5 drops geranium essential oil and/or 5 drops myrrh essential oil (optional)
Heat the coconut oil and shea butter together and add the honey. Stir well, and add the essential oils.
Leave the mixture to cool, and stir it until it gets a lotion-like consistency.
Store it in a cool try area and apply it twice daily to the affected area.
You will relieve the symptoms of eczema very soon!