One of the best ways to manage eczema at home is to keep affected areas of the skin from becoming excessively dry. Did you know that you can easily whip up skin-moisturizing cream that can help in keeping eczema under control? Continue reading if you suffer from eczema or someone you love to know how to make the said product from scratch.
Most eczema sufferers feel horrible during wintertime because the freezing arid air leaves their skin parched, which then causes the worsening of eczema. Applying hand and body lotion may not be the perfect solution because it contains alcohol and fragrance, ingredients that can cause further skin dryness and irritation respectively.
There are lots and lots of lotions and creams for eczema that you can easily buy at your local pharmacy. Some of them can deliver while others can frustrate. Then there are also those that can only aggravate the situation, courtesy of the harsh chemicals they contain. More often than not, the search for the one perfect for eczema is a trial-and-error pursuit.
You can keep getting your hands on various products for controlling eczema until you end up with the perfect one for the job. Or you can simply create something so effective with your own two hands. Not only does going for this option enable you to save some cash, but also spare you or a family member or friend from suffering further.
Because attaining much-needed relief from eczema is a priority, let’s take a look at the recipe for whipping up homemade eczema cream that can easily give its various commercially available counterparts a run for their money:
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of shea butter
20 drops of lavender essential oil
10 drops of tea tree essential oil
-Grab a medium-sized saucepan and fill it halfway with water. Using medium heat, allow water to heat up without bringing it to a boil. Once already hot, switch to low heat.
-Place coconut oil and shea butter in a mason jar. Carefully, place mason jar in the saucepan. Ta-dah! You just made yourself a double boiler. Wait until coconut oil and shea butter completely melt.
-Take the mason jar carefully out of the saucepan. Place it on your kitchen counter and allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes. But don’t wait for it to cool completely because it will solidify.
-While the coconut oil and shea butter mixture is still warm, stir in lavender and tea tree essential oils. Stash the mason jar in the refrigerator for a few minutes. This will solidify the mixture a lot faster.
There you have it — your very own eczema cream that will surely leave you impressed more than those pharmacy-bought counterparts that you have tried using in the past. Because it contains nothing but all-natural ingredients with soothing properties, you can be sure to attain relief from eczema upon application.
You can expect this homemade cream for eczema relief to melt if you leave it out of the refrigerator, so it’s a good idea to keep it in there if not being used. If you want it to be more spreadable, simply transfer to a mixing bowl and turn it into something similar to whipped cream with the help of a hand mixer.
Just make sure that you also perform other solutions for keeping eczema at bay (taking short baths or showers, skipping the use of harsh soaps, laundering clothes in mild detergent, avoiding dairy products, etc.) as this eczema cream won’t be able to do everything no matter how effective it is.