Winter is here and I know how much eczema can flare and become tender and painful during these cold months. It’s almost impossible to find a product that works, and when you do, it can cost a pretty penny (and still be filled with toxic ingredients.)
I have my own all natural skin care line on Etsy called Luckey Thirteen. Because I am very particular about not allowing any preservatives in my products, I’m not able to sell some of my best products due to their shelf life. One of the best of these is my Eczema lotion.
As I was making some lotion today, I decided it might be beneficial to some of you if I shared my recipe 🙂
DIY Eczema Lotion
•1 Tbsp Beeswax
•3 Tbsp Organic Unrefined Cocoa Butter
•3 Tbsp Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil
•1/4 cup Organic Sweet Almond Oil
•1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
•2/3-1 cup of Oatmeal Tea (Cook 1/2 cup of oatmeal in 1 1/2 cups of water over low heat for 5 minutes. Allow to set for 30 minutes and then strain the oatmeal out. What remains is the “tea”)
1. Place all solid ingredients (beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil) in a double boiler or Pyrex glass mixing bowl.
2. Turn stove to Low and slowly melt the solid ingredients together until completely melted. (You do NOT want the ingredients to get anywhere close to boiling.)
3. Add Aloe Vera gel and Sweet Almond Oil to the other melted ingredients and stir well. Allow to sit until cooled to room temperature.
4. Allow to sit until cooled to room temperature. (Photo above shows how the mixture will look once it’s cooled.)
5. Once cool, use a submersion blender to mix ingredients until you achieve a pudding-like consistency.
6. Next, slowly add your oatmeal tea, a little at a time.
7. Continue adding oatmeal tea, blending in between additions, until you’ve achieved the the lotion consistency of your preference 🙂
8. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. This typically stays good for about a week (sometimes more).
The recipe is for a small batch. If you plan to make it in larger batches, just remember that this needs to be refrigerated and will only last a week or so.
If you try this recipe, let me know how it worked for you!