Homemade Eczema Cream – All Natural Lotion

homemade moisturizer for eczema

This is a DIY Homemade eczema cream. It’s an all natural moisturizer for anyone (even for children!) suffering with Eczema. Natural Remedies for eczema are hard to come by, especially those you can make yourself.

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As we know, making homemade skin creams can be ridiculously easy! When it comes to treating eczema, either for you child or yourself, a homemade lotion is always going to be your best option. A doctor may prescribe steroid creams (which just suppresses the eczema) and other so called ‘natural’ lotions can also contain harsh ingredients which may cause it to flame out; any eczema sufferer will have no doubt experienced this! It really depends how long you want to spend reading ingredients lists. If the answer is ‘not long’ then making your own homemade eczema lotion is the answer.

If you or your child suffer from very severe eczema, then I would highly suggest you check out our bigger post on homemade eczema treatments. It explores what causes eczema and why. Furthermore, it provides an action plan of attack.

This homemade eczema cream can really help sooth the skin and will reduce the severe irritation caused by eczema. It’s easy to make and you can make a large amount in bulk in one hit.

Homemade Eczema Cream: The Ingredients List

Coconut Oil: A personally favorite of mine for almost any homemade creams, lotion or body butter. Coconut oil truly works wonders as a moisturizer for all skin types, especially dry skin. Due to coconut oil’s anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-microbial, and even anti-fungal properties, you’ll find it present in 75% of eczema related beauty products. You’ll find it present in so many natural remedies for eczema.

Oats: Again, another ingredient you’ll find in a ton of  natural remedies for eczema and a wives tale that mothers’ swear by. Oatmeal contains healthy fats and is also well known for its ability to sooth, especially fiery itchy skin, it’s why you’ll find it in most ‘store bought’ eczema marketed creams like this one. When they come into contact with your skin, they immediately begin to cool and soothe.

Shea Butter:  One of my favorite ingredients, this is deeply conditioning for the skin and Shea mimics the natural   moisturizer produce by the body and skin. Furthermore, it’s is super rich in Vitamin A.

Lavender Essential Oil: A tried and tested oil for skin health, lavender is great for soothing skin and relaxing muscles, that’s why it’s included  in this homemade moisturizer for eczema. I use this fantastic essential oil:

lavender - homemade moisturizer for eczema

Vitamin E Oil: A natural preservative and also really good for the skin. The health benefits of vitamin E for skin come from its antioxidant properties for age defying results.

All of these ingredients are safe for babies and young children, but this cream will work for adults, too!

I hope you enjoyed this homemade eczema cream, and please let us know how you got on!

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  • Yumna


    I have 100% colloidal oatmeal can I use this ?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Of course you can!

  • evonne


    I have a latex allergy and therefore cannot use shea butter (so disappointing! Im aware its a lovely product). Would almond oil or beeswax be a suitable substitute? I would appreciate your ideas as the recipe sounds good

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      I would suggest almond oil would be best in this case, but adding beeswax will make it thicker, so both is ideal.

    • Stephanie

      Wow, I didn’t know latex and shea butter were related! Don’t use almond oil Evonne; that’s a liquid oil and you need to substitute the shea with something solid. You can use cocoa butter; I would use refined cocoa butter unless you like a REALLY strong chocolate scent. My personal favorite is mango butter. It’s a bit more pricey, but it is a heavenly moisturizer!

  • Heather


    What’s the shelf life of this?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      The eczema cream will last as long as the shelf life of the coconut oil, since that is the ingredient with the shortest shelf life, however, coconut oil rarely goes “bad”.

  • Bridget


    My oatmeal is settling at the bottom. I used 1 batch of ground “old fashioned” oats and 1 batch of quick oats. Is this the norm.. And if it’s not, how do I fix it or keep it from happening again?

  • Patti


    Do you think that whipping it up with a hand mixer would help keep the oats mixed in better? I haven’t tried this yet.

  • Kathy


    In order to stop the oatmeal from sinking can’t you just whip it and make it more of a whipped cream instead? I’m going to give it a shot. 🙂

  • Stephanie


    To keep the oats from sinking, allow the salve to cool to room temperature; then using a mixer or immersion blender, whip the lotion until it looks like vanilla frosting.

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