Eczema seems to be a common ailment that affects many people, and more and more children. Ultimately, it’s the body’s way of trying to get toxins out when other pathways might be blocked. It can all result from food sensitivities and allergies. Regardless of the root cause it’s a challenge to find something safe to put onto the affected skin that does not agitate or exacerbate the symptoms that come along with eczema.
I was happy to find this recipe from Jennifer of Hybrid Rasta Mama, in her eBook; ‘Coconut Oil For Your Skin’. It was simple to make. I had most of the ingredients on hand and those I did not have were simple to obtain and I knew I’d have plenty of uses for them in the future as well. This recipe smelled so amazing while I was steeping it in my crockpot. One of my sons gets patchy spots of eczema on his legs in the winter and I have some spots that flare up from time to time (healing eczema can be tricky and take some time depending on the root cause – I’ll be writing more on this topic eventually). You can apply as often as needed. I was able to fill two of the 6 ounce mason jars (in photo below) to the very top of the rim. I can tell already one jar will last me a long time. I think this salve is a great salve for dry winter skin as well
- Eczema Salve Recipe
- 1-1/2 cups olive oil
- 1-1/2 cups coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons dried echinacea leaf or root
- 2 tablespoons lavender buds
- 2 tablespoons chamomile flowers
- 2 tablespoons dandelion leaves
- 2 tablespoons comfrey leaf
- 2 tablespoons beeswax
- 6 drops lavender EO
- 8 drops tea tree EO
- 6 drops grapefruit EO
- 2 drops jasmine EO
- 2 drops grapefruit seed extract
- Place dried herbs into pot or bowl
- Pour olive and coconut oils over herbs.
- Heat on low for approximately 4 hours. Optimally 100-140 degrees.
- Strain, discard herbs, and reserve oil.
- Place in saucepan and add beeswax.
- Stir over low heat until wax melts.
- Add essential oils and extract.
- Pour into jars.
- Makes 14 ounces.
If you like the idea of making homemade skin care products you may want to pick up a copy of Jennifer’s eBook; ‘Coconut Oil For Your Skin’. At $6.95 it’s a steal for some pretty awesome, yet simple recipes you can make at home and save a ton of money as well as know exactly what is in them.