Eczema Relief Butter
I have had eczema on and off for my whole life. When I was little my eczema was related to a dairy allergy and covered my legs and arms. Eventually, I grew” out of the allergy and could eat as much dairy as I wanted without breaking out. That was until I turned 21. All of a sudden I started getting a rash on my elbow pits (that’s a medical term right?) and couldn’t figure out what it was. My mom is a smart cookie and said I bet your dairy allergy came back!” Noooooooo! I’m a self confessed dairy addict, well really I’m an ice cream addict, but still it sucked.
I went to an allergist had a skin prick test and dairy didn’t show up as an allergen. I was so excited I scarfed down tons of cheese, ice cream, yogurt, and when I broke out even worse and the rash creeped up on my face I knew it was dairy! I started researching and found out that the skin prick test isn’t always a good determinant of food allergies… Great! and I could go get a blood test, but I was annoyed, lazy, and a poor grad student. I tried eliminating dairy from my diet, which made my rash go away, but was
impossible when your married to a cheese addict. Seriously, he would put cheese on everything if I would let him.
I tried making some creams in the past, nothing seemed to work, and I just lived with itchy red hands all the time. That was until I made this Eczema Relief Butter! This butter is super moisturizing and I can feel relief within a minute or two of rubbing it on my skin! The ingredients are simple and effective.
Coconut oil is moisturizing and an antibacterial
Lavender essential oil is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, calming, and promotes healing.
Cedar wood essential oil helps reduce inflammation, stimulates circulation, and is an antiseptic.
Eczema Relief Butter
Directions: In a bowl or stand mixer, mix together coconut oil and shea butter. Mix in essential oils and vitamin E. Place in a container.
To use: At night slather on a small about of butter before bed. I also put it on right when I feel my skin flaring up (like right after I eat cheese or ice cream).
Always consult with a medical professional or herbalist for essential oil use. Some essential oils are not safe for children or during pregnancy.