Homemade Eczema Treatments!
Nick, my fiance, and I live in Nevada, which is VERY dry! Every winter he gets terrible, and I mean terrible eczema. He has tried everything from just about every store bought lotion, boutique eczema treatments, and even pharmaceutical drugs. NOTHING WORKS!
So, like the crafty and loving little lady that I am, I did a tremendous amount of research and set out to create the perfect eczema treatment!
I found a recipe online for a salve and tweaked the ingredients until it combined everything I really wanted for a topical cream.I then took it a step further and made little treatment bars he can use immediately after he washes, while still in the shower. This prevents the soap from having the chance to dry him out!
This is what you will need:
1. 1 cup of Organic Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil, you can find this at health food stores or very easily online. It will actually come as a soild, don’t be alarmed. It melts to oil when heated.
2. 1/4 cup of Oats
3. 1 teaspoon of Maduka Honey or Raw Honey (optional)
4. 2 teaspoons of Vitimin E Oil
After you have compiled your ingredients, you will want to start by melting the coconut oil and honey, do this at a very low temperature as not to burn out all the good stuff. While this is melting down, grind your oats into a fine powder. I used a coffee grinder but you could use a blender, food processor, or magic bullet, I imagine. Once the oil and honey are melted, add the oat powder. Stir until mixed thoroughly. Add your Vitamin E oil and mix.
Once you have done all that, simply pour the liquid into a jar or container and pop it in the fridge until firm. The oats will sink to the bottom but don’t worry, the oils sucked up all the good stuff in them!
Now, if you want to make the eczema bath bars, simply pour the concoction into an ice cube tray and freeze, pop out when frozen. You can use these by dropping a couple in your bath to keep the water from drying you out or if you’re showering simply rub one all over your body immediately after bathing. Rinse and pat dry. Apply topical salve after bathing and as needed throughout the day.
Both the bars and the salve can be stored at room temperature, unless your home is unusually warm, it should stay firm. If it starts to melt, just keep it in the fridge.