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This natural, deeply nourishing homemade eczema cream is made with aloe vera gel, coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, vitamin E and lavender essential oil.

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Homemade eczema cream

Do you suffer from eczema? If so, I bet you would like to eliminate eczema once and for all. Believe me, I know what it’s like to have eczema so badly that itchy and scratching.

Below I explain how I eliminated eczema and how you can to. However, until you are able to cure your eczema, I will show you how to make a homemade eczema cream to help ease your symptoms.


This natural, deeply nourishing diy eczema cream is made with aloe vera gel, coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, vitamin E and lavender essential oil.*

Aloe vera gel and lavender essential oil help to heal wounds and reduce inflammation (which are two common symptoms of eczema). Coconut oil and cocoa butter help to hydrate and repair the skin. Vitamin E oil is an anti-oxidant that is amazing for skin rejuvenation. Beeswax is also anti-inflammatory.

In addition, beeswax provides a protective barrier to help seal in moisture; this is an important component of a quality eczema cream.

How to eliminate eczema altogether

Do you want help to eliminate eczema for good? I’ve suffered with eczema for many years. I made a few very important changes to my diet and, as a result, I finally have my eczema under control. I removed commercial wheat, cow’s milk, lactose, refined sugar and yeast from my diet.

You may not have to remove all of these foods from your diet. It may be that you only need to remove a few troublesome foods or you may need to remove a different set of foods altogether.

If you would like to learn how I eliminated eczema and how you can too, sign up to receive my food-eliminating toolkit by clicking on the link below. I will send you a food diary (to keep track of the food you eat and your symptoms), an eight-step guide to walk you through an elimination diet as well as my ebook – Five Alternatives to an Elimination Diet. Sign up HERE.

Here is my recipe for homemade eczema cream:

Homemade Eczema Cream with Aloe Vera Gel
  • 3/4 c coconut oil
  • 1/3 c cocoa butter
  • 1 oz beeswax
  • 1 tsp vitamin E oil
  • 10-20 drops or more of lavender essential oil
  • 1 c aloe vera gel
  1. Use a double boiler on low-medium heat. To make a double boiler, fill a pot half full with water then place a steel bowl on top. If you don't have a steel bowl, you can use a mason jar. 
  2. Place the coconut oil, cocoa butter and beeswax in the bowl and heat until melted (will turn to oil).

  3. Remove oils from heat and add vitamin E oil.

  4. Let the oils cool until they turn into a gel-like substance. Make sure you stir it occasionally so the oils don't harden.*
  5. When the oils are slushy, slowly add the aloe vera gel and mix with a hand mixer.

Recipe Notes

*Make sure you do not let the oils harden past a slushy consistency or you will not be able to combine the aloe vera gel and oils as they will just separate. No amount of mixing will fix this.

*You can use a different essential oil if you like. Lemon, lemongrass, orange and tea tree essential oils are also good choices since they are helpful in healing and nourishing the skin.

*I made this homemade eczema cream specifically for my hands. However, I also use it on my face sometimes, as well as all over my body. It makes my face and skin feel incredibly soft, and this softness lasts all day long!

*This homemade eczema cream is a bit greasy when first applied. Yet, that greasy feeling doesn't last long because it is quickly absorbed.

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.

  1. Aloe vera gel – Amazon
  2. Lavender essential oil – Plant Therapy or Amazon
  3. Organic virgin coconut oil – Costco
  4. Cocoa butter – Amazon or Well.ca
  5. Vitamin E oil – Amazon
  6. Beeswax – Amazon

That’s it, you homemade eczema cream is ready. Transfer your homemade eczema cream to a glass bottle and it’s ready to use! 🙂

Please share if you know someone who needs this recipe. Thanks! 🙂

Have you tried homemade eczema cream? Have you found a non-toxic store-bought brand that you love? Let me know how this works for you. Share your comments below.

I wish you health and happiness,


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  1. Thank you so much for this recipe. My grand daughters feet will surely benefit and heal from this. Excellent info.keep up the good

  2. Thank you for this recipe! First time mom and my baby has very bad eczema. It’s my first time using aloe vera. I needed something to help take away my babies itch and was told to use some aloe vera. I make a cream similar to this for my baby but instead of cocoa butter I used shea butter. I haven’t used vitamin E and I find that the beeswax makes the cream to hard. Maybe I have been using to much beeswax, I don’t know much about vitamin e, never used it before. I’m new to making homemade creams. After buying so many different brands of eczema cream and having nothing work I started looking into making my own cream for her.

    1. Author

      You’re welcome Jennifer. I hope you find it helpful.

      I use shea butter now as well; I save my cocoa butter for homemade chocolate…yum!

      Yes, you could be using too much beeswax. Vitamin E oil is amazing for healing the skin. If this doesn’t work for your little one, you can try this recipe instead: https://howtodetoxyourlife.ca/diy-eczema-cream-with-zinc-oxide (this one works very well). You can also use my homemade diaper cream recipe – this works on my baby’s diaper rash within a couple of hours (unless the rash is very severe, then it takes 2-3 applications): https://howtodetoxyourlife.ca/homemade-diaper-cream-for-diaper-rash

  3. Have you tried making this with a diy aloe vera gel? Looking to make one using vitamin e as the preservative. Thanks!

    1. Author

      Hi Jessica,
      No I haven’t tried this with a diy aloe vera gel but I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t. Sounds great! By the way, I’ve come up with an even better recipe for eczema that I will be posting. I hope to have that ready soon.

  4. Can I refrigerate this? Self life?

    1. Author

      Hi Elizabeth,
      I don’t see any reason why you can’t refrigerate this cream. In fact, some aloe vera gels must be kept refrigerated. Keeping it refrigerated will only prolong the shelf life, which is about 6 months as is. I will say though, refrigerating the cream may make it quite hard. But I recommend using a scoop anyway (as opposed to your fingers) because it will also help to preserve the cream. I hope this answers your question. 🙂

      1. Is it ok to store this cream in a plastic container? I want to give this to my little on’s day care and they dont allow glass hars at the centre. Pls advise. Thanks!!

        1. Author

          Hi Akshata,
          Sometimes I store it in a hard plastic container and I haven’t had any problems. I recommend a BPA free container though.

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