Homemade skin cream is super simple to make… and so much safer than steroid creams or other non-so-friendly toxin-laden over-the-counter treatments and eczema creams so often used for dry, rash-infected skin. But this skin cream is perfect for anyone, even if your skin is glowing and healthy! And that’s a good thing. My poor little guy (who’s 9 months old) kept flaring up with a rash around this chubby little cheeks. While still as adorable as ever, those red rashes can break a mama’s heart. We tried eliminating foods, using coconut oil, and all sorts of other natural treatments. But this homemade skin cream gets two big thumbs up as something that *finally* worked to support his healthy glowing, baby skin.
Of course, if your or your child’s eczema is more severe or stubborn, I highly recommend looking at Holistic Squid’s book, The Eczema Cure. It addresses the common roots issues of eczema and provides an awesome action plan to stop it. (You can learn more about it here.)
This cream can help sooth and support the skin. And it’s super easy to make.
Homemade Skin Cream: A look at the ingredients
Coconut Oil: A personally favorite for any homemade creams and lotions. Because of coconut oil’s anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal properties it’s often found in plenty of beauty and personal care recipes. *If you are allergic to coconut oil just double the shea butter and leave this out. Or replace it with olive or jojoba oil.
Shea Butter: One of my favorite ingredients and a perfect moisturizer that heals the skin wonderfully. It is rich in Vitamin A and mimics the natural moisturize produced by our skin.
Melrose Essential Oil: This is a blend of Melaleuca (tea tree), Naouli, Rosemary and Clove essential oils. This power combo has amazing properties to support healthy skin.
Lavender Essential Oil: Another oil that is known for its tissue health. It shares a lot of the same properties as Melrose. It’s a tried and true essential oil for skin health.
Vitamin E Oil: Great for the skin, and a natural preservative. I usually add a little of this to all my homemade beauty products.
All of these ingredients are safe for babies and young children, but this cream will work for adults, too!
Well, ready for the recipe? Let’s do it!
Homemade Eczema Cream
1/4 cup coconut oil (soft or melted) (like this)
1/4 cup shea butter (like this)
1/2 tsp. Vitamin E Oil (like this)
25 drops of Melrose Essential Oil (where to buy)
15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (where to buy)
1. In a small bowl, combine coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E oil. Stir or whisk well.
2. Add in essential oils, stir until well incorporated.
Transfer the cream to a container. You can store this at room temperature, but if your home is warm (above 76 degrees) it may get a little “melty.” It will still do the trick but might be a little messy. If this is the case, simple store in the refrigerator.
Makes about 4 oz.
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