Eczema is a skin condition where skin becomes inflamed, itchy and can often bleed and lead to infections. Do you want to deal with it using a natural salve?
Let’s take a look at the recipe first, before going at the ingredients and other details.
Coconut Oil – 6 Tsp.
Shea Butter – 6 Tsp.
Calendula Oil – 6 Tsp.
Beeswax – 3 Tsp.
Lavender Essential Oil – 25 Drops
Tea Tree Essential Oil – 15 Drops
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil – 20 Drops
In a double boiler, melt the ingredients – Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Beeswax.
Calendula Oil – You can prepare it at home beforehand. Use sunflower oil or castor oil for preparing infused oil. In a glass bottle, add dried Calendula flowers and cover it with sunflower or castor oil to cover the flowers. Let it sit for 4 – 8 weeks and infused oil is ready. Alternatively, you can a slow cooker and get the infused oil done within 8 hours.
When the ingredients begin to melt, add the Calendula infused oil and stir to combine the ingredients.
Remove from flame and set aside. When the temperature begins to drop, add the essential oils and stir to combine.
Let it cool down and use on affected areas, as needed.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
This is a very simple and easy recipe.
You can add a teaspoon of Neem Oil for added benefits, but not many like the odor.
How to Use it?
This is a relief salve and doesn’t necessarily cure eczema. It helps with the symptoms and eases the irritation. You can apply it to affected areas.
I recommend applying Neem Oil all over the body and letting it soak for 15 – 30 minutes, before washing off while you shower. After that, follow up with this cream.
Why Use this Salve?
With the addition of other soothing ingredients, your skin will be soothed and irritation or itching will reduce.
Beeswax offers salve consistency and also moisturizes and soothes your skin and promotes healing or curbing of symptoms.
Since the slave has simple ingredients and we use essential oils, the fragrance makes it possible to use it even when you have to head out. If you plan to use it during the day, avoid Bergamot or other Citrus essential oils.
Tips to Manage Eczema
Eczema is a skin disorder that is not curable, but you can manage it effectively. Here a few known triggers for Eczema:
- Allergies – food allergies, so think before you have anything you‘re allergic to.
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Stress – does not cause Eczema, but can aggravate it.
- Weak Immunity – Can cause or worsen Eczema, as most skin diseases or disorders are when the body is not able to detoxify and uses skin as an outlet.
- Hereditary factors – Eczema is often hereditary.
There are more triggers or causative factors, but these are major. Leading an active life, exercising regularly, eating right and managing stress are keys to manage Eczema.