{Essential Oil Eczema Cream}

The seasons are changing and I already notice a difference in my skin. Yep, the weather wastes no time at all wreaking havoc on my skin! It dries easily and is already missing that added moisture from summer’s humid air. So it’s usually this time every year that I have to step up my moisturizing routine to prevent my skin from getting super dry.

I wanted to share this incredibly simple recipe that’s great for anyone with sensitive skin or eczema.

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Thankfully Lyric has her father’s skin but since she’s been born I’ve noticed the odd dry patch of skin, usually on her knees (even when she was still a newborn). The area was never visible, red, or inflamed — just quite dry to the touch. The great thing about this cream is it’s gentle enough for newborns.

I’ve been using this recipe made of just a couple of essential oils and the ever-so-versatile coconut oil since we brought her home. Given all the skin problems I’ve endured in my life I only wanted to use products on her baby skin that are free of chemicals and as gentle as possible. It pretty much doesn’t get any more natural than organic coconut oil and essential oils.

Within 24 hours those dry patches on her knees would be gone completely and her skin was soft and supple again.

I love that this cream doesn’t clog her pores or feel heavy. It is also what I apply anytime Lyric shows signs of diaper rash and it often works quickly to get rid of it.

For most of my life I’ve used Aveeno, but even Aveeno has alcohol in it, which is very noticeable when you have such sensitive skin that dries very easily, like I do. So I’ve been using this cream too, and I love it!

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Organic Coconut oil
  • Melrose Essential oil
  • Lavender Essential oil

Directions:

  • Scoop approximately 1 cup of coconut oil into a glass bowl or measuring cup
  • Let it sit at room temperature until soft and buttery
  • Stir the oil until it has a creamy consistency and is free of any clumps
  • Add in 30-40 drops of Melrose and 20-30 drops of Lavender essential oils
  • Stir well

Lavender is an all around fix-all essential oil for skin-related issues. Acne, allergies, burns, rash, dry skin & skin sensitivities, itchiness, and the list goes on. It’s gentle and soothing. Melrose is a strong antiseptic used primarily for cuts, bruises, bug bites, skin abrasions, rashes, burns and helps with tissue regeneration.

When it comes to mixing essential oils with a carrier oil, I also use my mommy instinct, depending on the intended use of the oil. If it’s for topical use I usually add half to 3/4 of the recommended essential oil, mix it thoroughly then determine if I want to add more. If so, I add a little more, stir, and decide again. I do that until I’m happy with the consistency and intensity of the mixture. So for example, I might have used a little higher of a carrier oil ratio to essential oil when she was a newborn, then evened out the ratio as she got older.  This recipe though I find works well for both my skin and her’s now, at 12 months old.

{I keep this little jar on her change table where it’s handy for after baths and for diaper changes. I use a miniature spatula to scoop out the oil so I don’t cross-contaminate it with my hands.}

If you try it, let me know how you like it, and if you tweak the ratio or recipe at all! I love experimenting with oils and love to hear of other people’s favorite uses and recipes, too!

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September 16, 2015 - 1:50 pm

brittany - What an easy and safe recipe! I love the use of oils now!! Where were they when my son was little! ughhh

September 16, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Lindsay - all hail coconut oil and lavender!! They are so versatile! Thanks for the great recipe

September 16, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Elly - This is amazing! I love coconut oil. I’m like the dad in my Big Fat greek wedding but with Coconut Oil instead of windex! Lol!

September 18, 2015 - 9:44 am

Brea - I use this same recipe, and I add frank to help encourage healing! So glad that it’s working for y’all!

April 10, 2017 - 11:30 pm

{Everyday Uses for Essential Oils} » ohmygee.ca - […] This is one of the long lasting uses I’ve used since the very first time I brought home my own essential oils. I use it on myself and both of our girls and I wouldn’t change a thing about this recipe. I’ve shared it before and the reasons why I love it, which you can find here. […]

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