Creams and lotions are usually the most effective treatments for eczema. However, the chemicals found in some creams and lotions may sometimes aggravate the symptoms of eczema. If conventional creams and lotions don’t seem to work or aggravate your eczema symptoms, then you can try making your own homemade eczema lotion using natural ingredients. Here you will learn how to make a homemade eczema lotion for treating eczema using natural ingredients.
Essential oils are the main ingredients in this homemade lotion recipe. Essential oils contain anti-inflammatory agents that help relieve the intense itching caused by eczema. These oils also help ease dry skin symptoms and improve circulation. Some of the essential oils that can help treat eczema symptoms are lavender oil, rosemary oil, carrot seed oil, chamomile oil, and bergamot oil. Make sure to consult your physician before making and using a homemade eczema lotion to treat your eczema symptoms to ensure that you are not allergic to any of these essential oils. Allergies are one of the most common causes of eczema, so it is important to make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients that you plan to use in order to avoid aggravating your eczema symptoms.
Making your Homemade Eczema Lotion
You can make a basic homemade skin lotion using olive oil, emulsifying wax, water, and an essential oil. First, get ¼ cup light olive oil and combine it with ¼ cup emulsifying wax. Put the mixture in a measuring cup and melt it in a microwave oven for one minute. Stir the mixture well after melting. Next, heat up 1 ¼ cups water in a microwave oven for one minute. While your water is being heated in the oven, add between 24 to 36 drops of lavender oil to your oil mixture. Other good essential oils that you can use are rosemary oil, carrot seed oil, chamomile oil, and bergamot oil. Stir the mixture well. Once the water is heated up, pour it into your mixture and watch it turn milky white. Mix the ingredients well and then transfer them into glass containers. Let your homemade lotion sit overnight to let it solidify. This homemade lotion can help relieve inflammation and speed up of your eczema. You can apply this lotion to the affected areas as often as you want.
You can also add other oils in your mixture to improve its effectiveness. Some of the useful oils that you can include in your mixture are rosehip seed oil, vitamin E oil, calendula oil, and jojoba oil. Combine two teaspoons of one of these useful oils with two to three drops of essential oils. Do not use more than three drops of essential oils if you already added two teaspoons of useful oils in your mixture because it will make your eczema lotion too oily.