Can you trust what’s in a shop bought eczema cream or lotion?
Nothing can beat the best homemade eczema remedies. Without a doubt, natural and if possible organic remedies are far better than shop bought. Containing no steroids within the creams will put your mind at ease that there will be no long-term effects or risks. My son has suffered from male issues now he’s older ( I won’t go into details as he will be embarrassed) due to longterm steroid cream usage. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and I wish we had been given more information when he was younger because we wouldn’t have used some many steroid based creams. We would have looked for alternative solutions. Hence the reason we started this website.
Why not eliminate the risk and make them yourself. Homemade natural remedies are the best way to ensure you don’t get a bad reaction to unknown chemicals and irritants. There can be no better way to eliminate irritants than making the products you use yourself. It may seem a time-consuming process and sometimes not the cheapest way, but in the long run, I’m convinced it’s the best option.
Below are the best homemade remedies we’ve been sent in by our readers, or ones I have tried myself. If you find a homemade product that works, our tip is to buy the ingredients in bulk to lower the cost, It will save you lots in the long run.
# 1 Homemade eczema cream
Take a large bowl and add 1/4 dessert spoon of Coconut Oil and 1/4 Spoon of Shea Butter, Add a teaspoon of Almond Oil, then add 1/2 a Teaspoon of Castor Oil. Add these ingredients to a saucepan and heat on a very low heat, constantly stirring until you get a nice smooth consistency liquid. Add 8 drops of Rosemary Oil and 15 drops of Lavender Oil and stir.
Remove from the heat and add back to the glass bowl, Then put the bowl in a fridge and allow to cool. It should take around 2 hours to cool and start looking like a Vaseline consistency. Then mix with an electric food mixer or blender until you get the consistency you like. Some people like their creams thicker and some like a cream that’s very light and creamy and easy to apply. It’s up to you. Spoon into small handy containers with a sealed lid, label and add the date to each container so you can keep a track of your batches.
- 1 Teaspoon – Almond Oil
Thank you too: Mrs. Maya Leyton for sharing this wonderful, and easy to make eczema cream. Once you purchase the main ingredients for this cream they will last you a long time, so In the long run, it’s a very cost-effective cream.
#2 OATMEAL ECZEMA CREAM
This is one of the easiest creams to make, we’ve ever been sent and very effective and low cost. Definitely worth a go.
Grind the oats into a flour-Powder type consistency. Melt the Coconut Oil in a saucepan over a very low heat, and pour into the container you will be storing the cream in. This must have an airtight sealed lid. Add the ground Oatmeal and stir well. Add 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil and stir again. Put the container in the fridge to cool which should take around 2 hours then remove and seal. Label and date. Apply when needed.
Thank you to Miss Sarah Greenwood for sending this remedy to us and sharing it with others. Sharing is caring, and this will certainly help other people who are suffering from Eczema like your son is. I know this was the main reason you sent us your favorite homemade eczema cream. Thank You x
#3 Anti Itching Eczema Cream
Melt the avocado, Shea butter, and Shea Butter in a pan over a very low heat. Remove from the heat and add the Zinc Oxide, stir carefully not to inhale the zinc powder. Then put the pan in the freezer to cool down for apx 30 minutes. Then whisk vigorously to get air into the cream which will give it a light and creamy feel when applying. Put into a sealable container and label and date.
Thank you to Mrs.Naylee Jaboc for sending this anti-itching homemade remedy to us. Some people may be a bit scared of using Zinc Oxide but It has been proven to be very beneficial for healing skin and safe. This is a fantastic eczema cream and one of the best homemade eczema remedies out there.
#4 Pink Salt Bath Melts
Hello, this remedy is very similar to my other bath melt DIY but this recipe was a happy little accident when I was experimenting in my kitchen and I had to share it with you!
Ahhh winter you are so lovely but my skin hates you. Dry skin during the colder months is very common but for me, it seems like even if I just go outside for 2 minutes the flakes appear! Can you not! The only way to get around this is to get that moisture into your skin and keep it there! Baths and oils are a good way to do this so I mixed the two to create these dreamy, silky, pink salt bath melts that’s natural. Let’s get making…
INGREDIENTS AND EQUIPMENT:
- A glass bowl.
- A jug.
- A metal spoon.
- Silicon moulds (I use cupcake ones).
- A pan of boiling water.
- Shea butter.
- Coconut oil.
- Pink Himalayan bath salts (I’m using Nathalie Bond Organics Rose and Patchouli bath salts).
The first step is to add 3 heaped tablespoons of coconut oil and 3 heaped tablespoons of shea butter to the glass bowl using the metal spoon. It’s easier to clean them if it’s metal because of the oils. Then melt the two together by putting the glass bowl on the pan of boiling water and gently stir. I usually have my pan on a medium heat so that the oils should melt slowly without overheating.
When it’s all melted together pour the mixture into the jug and divide evenly into the silicon moulds. Like I said in my last bath melts post, I use cupcake moulds because I already had them and I like my melts to be quite chunky but you can’t use any moulds you like!
When the oil mixture has cooled a little bit in the moulds but not started to set, sprinkle in a tablespoon or so of the bath salts. The mixture should still be runny and clear so the salts will all sink to the bottom of your moulds. Pop them in the freezer for 2-3 hours and once set keep in the fridge until you are ready to use.
That’s it! These bath melts are perfect for this time of year because the combination of shea butter and coconut oil is highly moisturising without any harsh chemicals. The bath salts that I used will also work well because they have Dead Sea salt and rose, two ingredients that are amazing for dry, sensitive, eczema prone skin. So treat yourself to bath and lock in that moisture! Also, as the lavender bath melts, these would also make a great gift for any dry, flakey pals!
Please make sure you wipe down the bath after you have used bath melts because they can be very slippery! Locking in moisture does not mean we need to break our legs people!
Thank you to @FragranceFreeKG
# 5 Green Tea Eczema and Dry skin soap
- Goat Milk Soap Bar
- Silicone soap mould
- Japanese Green Tea ( If you don’t use Japanese Tea it comes out Brow, not Green )
- Plastic spoon
- Paper Bowl
Add 190 Grams of Goats milk soap to the paper bowl, Then microwave on a low setting, constantly taking it out and stirring until the soap has melted. Allow the melted soap to cool and set a little so that when you do the next stage the tea leaves won’t sink to the bottom of the soap bar. Open one packet of Japanese green tea and cut open the tea bag and add to the melted soap, make sure the soap is slightly cooled and thickened. Save a little bit in the tea bag to top off the soap later. Stir well then pour into the moulds and wait for the soap to cool approximately 30 minutes. The dust the top of the bar with the remaining Tea then put into the freezer to set fully.
Wrap in attractive packaging or greaseproof paper and store in a cool place ready to use.
For different colors, experiment with different Teas. Also after adding the tea to the melted soap, you can reheat to allow the Tea leaves to dissolve and create different consistency soap bars.
Thank you to Mrs.Marshal for sharing this lovely eczema friendly soap bar, this is one of the best homemade eczema remedies we’ve been sent. So simple, even I could make this one!
# 6 Shea Butter cream
INGREDIENTS AND TOOLS
- African Shea butter
- Coconut Oil
- Jamaican Black Castor Oil
- Vitamin E Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Neem Leaf extract
- Lavender Oil
- Roman Chamomile
- Tea Tree Oil
- Hand Mixer
- 2 spoons
- Measuring bowl
- Measuring spoons
Empty the African Shea butter and break it up and add to the mixing bowl, Then add 8 Tablespoons of Coconut oil then add 2.5 tablespoons of honey. Then add 2.5 tablespoons of Jamaican Black Castor Oil and add 2.5 Teaspoons of Vitamin E Oil. Then add 2 Tablespoons of Jojoba Oil, then add 1 teaspoon of Neen Leaf extract. Add 10 drops of Lavender Oil and add 20 drops of Roman Chamomile. The finally add 15 drops of Tea tree Oil.
Then use your hand mixer to blend until creamy and smooth. Spoon the mixture into your jars, I find it easier to put the mixture into piping bags and squeeze into jars. Seal and use as needed.
This lovely bright yellow cream applies easily to the skin and smells lovely. There are a lot of ingredients to this but you will get a lot of cream for your money.
Thank you to Alex for sharing this Shea butter cream.
# 7 Homemade Natural Shampoo
- Coconut Milk
- Pure Almond Castile Soap
- Vitamin E Oil
- Fenugreek Powder
- Lavender Oil
- 12 Drops of Rosemary Oil
Start by adding 1/2 a cup of Coconut milk and 1/2 a cup of Castile soap, add 1 Tablespoon of Vitamin E oil. Then add 1 teaspoon of Fenugreek powder and 15 drops of Lavender and 15 drops of Rosemary oil.
Add all the mixture to a sealable bottle and shake well. That’s it, it’s as simple as that.
Just use a small amount to wash your hair naturally, it goes a long way so only use a very small amount each wash. You can store it for up to 2 months in the bathroom or refrigerated for up to 4 Months.
Thank you to Miss Emily Richarson for sharing this shampoo with everyone. I’m sure many of us will try this out.
Eczema research has come a long way in recent years and some of the best and brightest minds working on the problem of curing eczema, but we still do not how to cure eczema, the best we can hope for is to control your conditions and manage eczema.
Read our article on medical eczema research. LATEST ECZEMA RESEARCH 2017-2018-A RAY OF HOPE FOR ECZEMA SUFFERERS.
Over the counter, treatments are very helpful for the vast majority of people, but some continue to suffer despite the best medications, and others suffer side-effects from creams and lotions that are far from totally safe.
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