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My diy eczema cream is very effective and offers immediate relief from symptoms. It contains only 4 non-toxic ingredients.
DIY eczema cream with zinc oxide
This diy eczema cream began as a recipe for homemade diaper cream. However, I realized it was an amazing cream for eczema. It works very well for eczema – one of my customers even called it a miracle cream! 🙂 Although, if your eczema is very severe, you will need to reapply this ‘miracle cream’ a few 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, shea butter, beeswax, zinc oxide and lavender essential oil.
Beeswax is anti-inflammatory and acts as a barrier for the skin to lock in moisture.
Lavender essential oil is helpful for healing skin injuries.
Update: I recently changed this recipe to include less beeswax as my first attempt got too hard in the wintertime.
What is zinc oxide?
Zinc oxide is made from a combination of zinc and oxygen molecules. 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, non-nanonized zinc oxide has particles large enough that will sit on the skin in order to do its healing magic (instead being absorbed directly into the bloodstream).
Also, as with many powders, zinc oxide can be harmful if inhaled so experts recommend wearing a mask when using it in homemade products.
- 2 oz organic extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 oz raw shea butter
- .5 oz organic beeswax
- .5 oz non-nanonized zinc oxide
- 12-24 drops lavender essential oil
Add coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax to a double boiler (on medium heat).
Once oil, wax and butter have melted, remove from heat and cool for about 5 minutes.
Add zinc oxide and stir (really) well.
Add lavender essential oil. Stir again.
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, coconut oil and shea butter to a stainless steel bowl and place on top of the pot.
*Beeswax is really difficult to clean. I recommend using the boiled water from your double boiler and pouring it into the bowl you used to make the cream. Then dump the water, wipe the bowl (and utensils) with some paper towel to soak up most of the beeswax/oils, then wash with hot, soapy water.
*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 oz (90 ml) of cream.
Where I buy my ingredients
I am very frugal. My mom taught me well. I always hunt down the best products for the best price. Here is a list of what I used and where I bought it.
- Shea butter – Plant Therapy or Amazon
- Organic virgin coconut oil – Costco
- Beeswax – Amazon
- Zinc oxide – Amazon
- Lavender essential oil – Amazon
Please share if you know someone who needs this recipe. Thanks! 🙂
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I wish you health and happiness,
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