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A Natural Eczema Cream That Will Soothe Itchy And Irritated Skin

Homemade Eczema Cream

Eczema is a chronic condition that affects over 30 million Americans! It can affect people differently, but the most common symptoms of eczema are itchy, dry, and inflamed patches of skin. The areas of skin affected by eczema can be large or small, and can occur just about anywhere on your body. It isn’t known exactly what causes eczema, but doctors suspect it’s a combination of genetics and environmental factors.

If you struggle with eczema, your best bet for improving your symptoms is to make healthy changes to your lifestyle. Eating whole foods, staying hydrated, exercising regularly, and getting a good night’s sleep each night are all great ways to help avoid eczema flare-ups. Eating more probiotic foods can be helpful too! (Get more details about probiotics by reading the post below.)

Related: Everything You Need To Know About Probiotics

While healthy lifestyle changes, can help improve your eczema over time, they don’t help much in the short term. But that’s where today’s post comes in! Today I’ll show you how to make a simple and natural cream that can help you soothe your itchy and inflamed skin. The recipe contains shea butter and oats, which are both incredibly moisturizing ingredients with skin-calming properties, as well as healing lavender essential oil. Here’s how to make it!

Homemade Eczema Cream


Homemade Eczema Cream


Start by using a blender, food processor, or spice grinder to grind the oats. You want to grind them pretty finely, so that the oats are more of a powder.

Homemade Eczema Cream

Then, place the coconut oil and sheet butter in a glass bowl or a mason jar. Place the bowl or jar in a pan of gently simmering water, and wait until the oil and butter have melted completely.

Next, remove the melted mixture from heat and add in the powdered oats. Stir well to incorporate.

Homemade Eczema Cream

Then pour the vitamin E oil and lavender essential oil into the mixture, and stir again.

Homemade Eczema Cream

Once all the ingredients are well incorporated, pour the mixture into a small tin or container. Leave it out on the counter to solidify, or let it set up in your fridge. (If you live in a warm climate, you may want to keep storing your finished cream in your fridge, to ensure that it stays solid.)

Homemade Eczema Cream

One more note – the oatmeal bits will sink to the bottom of the container as your cream sets up. But don’t worry – you’ll still get all of the benefits of the oatmeal! When you use up enough of the cream that you start unearthing the solid oat bits, just whip up a new batch of cream.

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  • Jillee, I had a dermatologist teach me years ago how to make my own ointment for my combo eczema psoriasis skin. Mix a well crushed baby aspirin with about a 1/4 cup of a non petroleum product such as Aquaphor and apply directly to the plaques. Aspirin is actually salicylic acid which is what the more expensive preparations have in them, but at a fraction of the cost. I think I’ll put the baby aspirin in with your ingredients now!!

  • What essential oil can I use instead of Lavender? I LOVE Lavender, but my son is allergic and since he is the one who has eczema, I need to use a different oil. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!!

    • I have eczema as well, and I’m pretty sensitive as well. If you can find rose geranium oil, tea tree oil or frankincense, you’ll find they work well too. Rose geranium smells really nice. Tea Tree oil has antibacterial properties. I haven’t made this yet, but I’m going to try it as well.

  • Years ago, my dermatologist made a salve for my eczema and psoriasis (I had a blend of them on my legs that would bleed). All it was, was finely ground aspirin in a petroleum type base to keep the aspirin on to the “wound”. This took it away and it has never come back. Now, I make it for friends with a crushed baby aspirin in a non petroleum type base such as olive oil, jojoba oil or my favorite Aquaphor (is very hypoallergenic and very long lasting).

  • What you are doing here is creating a homemade colloidal oatmeal. Colloidal oatmeal refers to oats that are finely milled and then suspended in water, another liquid or gel. In a liquid or gel, Colloidal Oatmeal disperses evenly. This suspension of oats allows it to be applied and absorbed easily, providing many protective benefits for sensitive, irritated skin.

    I have had eczema on and off for my entire life. I have both “wet” and “dry” eczema, and have had it to the point where my skin actually bleeds. Since my worst problems with eczema are on my back where I cannot easily reach the areas to apply lotion, I take oatmeal baths – grinding up the oatmeal to a powder and then putting some in the tub and then soaking for about 20 minutes.

    When my son was a baby and he had problems with eczema I used Aveeno until I realized that it was simply finely powdered oatmeal!

  • Urinating on your eczema will cure it immediately. It works 100%. Got this advice from my husband’s uncle who lived in Holland and was a naturopath and acupuncturist.

    • Well…well….this is a new one! Do you just pour the urine directly on the area? How long do you leave it on? Only your own urine? I am full of questions….

      • Yes, you pour it directly on the area with eczema. It will bring instant relief. You can wash it off but try not to use too much soap and dry immediately. Do not put lotions on it or anything that will prevent it from breathing. Eczema is a symptom coming straight from the inside of your body showing itself on the outside, and is often a breakdown in your body’s immune system which is therefore a gut issue caused by intestinal permeability which leads to an allergy or inflammation flareup. That is eczema. One should not just deal with the symptom, but the root cause of the symptom, to reverse it. One great way to correct this is to get daily sunshine to combine with the essential cholesterol our bodies need to manufacture Vit D which addresses this and other things. Type in google “eczema Vit D” and you can read about it. You can also use colloidal silver topically.

  • Erin – try Homeopathy – You won’t regret it ! – become someone who doesn’t get Eczema , rather than someone who treats it ! … then stress doesn’t bring it on any more ( I’ve had huge stresses in my life since 1992 and only suffered 2 hours of Eczema – that’s 2 cases caused by exposure to cement – cured within 2 hours – would’ve been less had I gotten the treatment sooner ! )
    The potions or tablets last pretty much forever but I’m good at losing things – hence the using of different HR’s that all worked even though some of them were more suited to curing other maladies . Homeopathic Rhemedies can sometimes be a bit non-specific or broad spectrum , so taking them for one thing also cures other things that you might not even realise you had a problem with !

  • I’ve had awesome success with Homeopathic rhemedies ( at least 4 different ones have had similar success – the most standard one being Sulphur , but your Homeopath or health shop worker might suggest a different one … it doesn’t matter – it’ll still work , to some degree .. might just take longer to start working – up to six weeks , which was how long it took to completely rid me of an extreme case back in (1982?) , using ( Nux Vomica ?) once it began clearing , it was gone in two days and I was cured for 18months when it came back again this time I was recommended a different Homeopathic rhemedy ( can’t remember which one ) which took effect so quickly that within 2 hours , deep weeping welts had become so GONE that you couldn’t tell I’d ever had Eczema there ( inner elbow area – mine is usually brought on by exposure to chemicals or cement when making concrete ) this second time I was clear until the early 90’s , again a different H.R. and this time the Eczema cleared so quickly , I actually watched it disappear , in 20 minutes ! ( I could feel the healing process happening too ).
    My body seems to learn how to respond to Homeopathic Rhemedies , because it now recovers almost instantly once taken , regardless of the supposed suitability of the particular one chosen , at least for Eczema even 17 years after the previous case – in 2010 it took about 10 or 15 minutes after a single dose to make it disappear – again I watched this Magic !
    Now with the advent of the internet & smartphones , I’m well able to video and post proof of this should I ever get Eczema again !
    Being a natural Rhemedy , results will vary considerably and patience is totally necessary but well worth it for it’s completeness and long lasting results .
    My experience of Eczema prior to using Homeopathy was doctors treatments that had widely varying effectiveness and required being used continuously or the symptoms would return very quickly and with a vengeance ! – the longest I ever had relief from Doctor prescribed cream after ceasing applying it was 2-3 days !

  • I have noticed a lessening of symptoms with a combination of baby lotion, vitamin E cream, coconut oil and lavender eo blended into a cream (may have copied your recipe on earlier blog…) applied every other day after shower. In addition to this topical cream (healthy eating, exercise, etc) I had to rethink just how I respond to life situations, as stress always exacerbates symptoms.
    Thanks for posting!

  • I would do this, but the Shea butter is expensive. I’ve used Cerave it’s pricey but, a huge tub has lasted me 3 months. Also Curel hydrotherapy has shea butter in it. For the person with scalp eczema- I’ve used olive oil when my scalp was really dry and itchy. It’s been a longtime since I’ve used it. You just heat it for about 30 and leave it on your scalp for 10-15 minutes before washing your hair. Hope this helps.

  • Here’s a tip on the oatmeal. You can purchase “oat flour” at Walmart or any health food store. In Walmart, it is with the specialty flours. This way, you don’t have to grind it, and it will be a lot smoother and not scratchy.

  • This may indeed be helpful for some people however this would exacerbate my eczema beyond belief.
    4 of the items listed are things I need to avoid as I have a confirmed allergy list.
    I understand how frustrating eczema is and how people will try anything to get relief and improve the appearance but please patch test first.

  • I’ve struggled with eczema too. Mine isn’t heriditary. Two of my siblings and I have to be careful.My main problem is the itchy skin and I have some scars from a few years ago that haven’t faded on my legs, I’ve heard eczema can be caused by food sensitivities.

  • Thank you for this option for treating eczema. Yes, I inherited mine from my maternal grandmother, the one with the Irish heritage. Until now, I’ve had two options both unscented. Now, I can try one that smells of lavender.

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