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My diy eczema cream is very effective and offers immediate relief from symptoms. It contains only four non-toxic ingredients.
DIY eczema cream with zinc oxide
This diy eczema cream began as a recipe for homemade diaper cream. However, I ended changing that recipe to a much simpler version. However, both work very well for eczema (and diaper rash). In fact, when I apply this recipe to my son’s diaper rash, the next time I change his diaper, the rash is gone! No joke. It works equally as well for eczema. Although, if the rash or eczema is very severe, you will need to reapply multiple times for healing to occur.
Healing eczema for good
Healing eczema needs to occur from the inside out. You need to heal your gut. That’s how I healed severe eczema. I discovered which foods did not agree with me, I removed them from my diet and I added supplements. I am happy to say that my (severe) hand eczema is gone!
The ingredients in this diy eczema cream are coconut oil, beeswax, zinc oxide and lavender essential oil.
Coconut oil contains anti-fungal and antibacterial properties (source). It is very moisturizing for the skin.
Beeswax is anti-inflammatory and acts as a barrier for the skin to lock in moisture (this is an essential quality of a good eczema cream).
Lavender essential oil is helpful for healing skin injuries.
What is zinc oxide?
Zinc oxide is made from a combination of zinc and oxygen molecules. Thus, it is not naturally-occurring. However, it offers many benefits for the skin including anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and collagen-producing benefits, among others. In addition, it acts as a barrier that locks in moisture (source).
Be sure to purchase non-nano zinc oxide as nanonized zinc oxide is thought to be laced with toxins and possibly carcinogenic.
Also, as with many powders, zinc oxide can be harmful if inhaled so experts recommend wearing a mask when using it in homemade products.
- 4 oz organic extra virgin coconut oil
- 1.5 oz beeswax
- 1 oz zinc oxide
- 35 drops lavender essential oil
Add beeswax to a double boiler (on medium heat).
Once beeswax is melted, add coconut oil.
Once oil and beeswax have melted, remove from heat and cool for about 10 minutes.
Add zinc oxide and stir well. Use a spatula and scrape the mixture into a glass container with a lid.
*To make a double boiler, place a half-full pot of water on medium heat. Add beeswax and coconut oil to a stainless steel bowl and place on top of the pot.
*You should use a scoop or a spoon to scoop it out (not your fingers) and either wash it or discard it after using and use a new one next time - using your fingers can add bacteria to the cream.
*Recipe makes about 3/4 cup of eczema cream.
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I wish you health and happiness,