I have had two dry, scaly patches just above my ankle bones for weeks. Having experienced eczema before, I know it when I see it, so while I could have paid for a doctor visit and a prescription, I decided instead to use ingredients I already had on hand and try a homemade remedy. After doing a bit of research, I went with this recipe:
HOMEMADE ECZEMA CREAM
5 ounces Shea butter
3 ounces avocado oil
20 drops lavender essential oil
20 drops tea tree essential oil
Using a double boiler, gently melt the butter, then remove from heat and add the oils. Refrigerate until set, then whip to a spreadable consistency. Spoon into sterilized jars and store at room temperature. Makes about 8 ounces.
The results? After three weeks of twice-daily use, the eczema on my left ankle has completely disappeared; the eczema on my right ankle has changed from an angry, red patch to simple dry skin. I plan to continue twice-daily application on both ankles as a preventive. I am more than pleased with my all-natural, sweet smelling eczema cream!
Check back every Monday (I know it’s actually Tuesday now; I missed it by a minute!) for my latest do-it-yourself adventure!
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