I have tried just about every product on the market to relieve my terrible itching and scratching due to eczema. The best solution I have found is one I made myself at home, and it works wonderfully. It has worked for my friends and family too, so I wanted to share it with you all.
I'm not selling anything. It is not hard to make, and you can get everything you need for around $20 or $30, maybe less. Everyone deserves relief from skin issues, and we should not have to pay exorbitant prices for treatment or "miracle-cures."
I make no claims for this being any kind of cure-all. I can only say that it has been a wonderful relief for me and for others close to me, when used regularly, or whenever symptoms arise.
Here is the list of ingredients:
1. Coconut oil, unrefined, preferably organic. You can get this on amazon of course, or Whole Foods, etc, but another source is Home Goods where you can often get a jar for around $5. (no affiliation, I bought it there a few times myself.)
2. Tea Tree Oil - essential oils (this is required)
Tea tree oil can be purchased by itself in a tiny dropper container, but it also comes in kits with many other essential oils, available online for around $15 or $20. It is one of nature's most profound antiseptics, miraculous in ways. It can help your body with many other ailments as well. Get some and you'll see.
Fresh aloe from a plant, or get 100% pure aloe in a bottle online or at most drug stores. I grow my own aloe and cut a stem occasionally, but a bottle of pure aloe is just as good and doesn't cost much.
4. Juniper berry oil (optional)
This is not required, but I've found it makes the concoction more effective. This oil is not as common as others, and you may need to purchase it by itself instead of in a kit.
You will need one small jar or other container to mix everything and store your final solution for treatment. A 1/2 pint glass canning jar with a lid is perfect, or use an old body cream container (pour boiling water in the container first to kill any organisms that might be lurking).
1. Put the glass jar of coconut oil you purchased in a pan of water on your stove. Heat until the oil is melted inside the jar.
2. Pour 1/2 to 1 cup of the melted coconut oil into your new container, such as a 1/2 pint jar with lid, or a re-used body-cream container that's been sanitized.
3. Add 20-30 drops of the Tea Tree Oil per 1/2 cup of coconut oil. If you don't like the scent of tea tree oil, use less. This is the magic ingredient, so don't skimp too much.
4. Add 1 tablespoon or more of the Aloe (100% aloe, bottle or leaf)
5. Add about 12 drops of Juniper berry oil (optional)
Mix together with a spoon.
You can apply it to your skin immediately if it's not too hot, or just wait until it cools. It will solidify in the container, and you can apply it as needed. You can't use too much. If you don't like the scent of tea tree oil at all, you can reduce the amount by half and it will probably work just as well. However, if this suddenly relieves your eczema like it did for me, you will start to love the smell of tea tree oil 😀 RELIEF!
Most importantly, stop worrying. Everything is going to be ok. You can fix this.
Keep track of your food intake for any allergens that might be causing your eczema flare-ups. Cut foods out of your diet one-by-one, gradually, and you may find the culprit of your problems. Mine was cow's milk that wasn't lactose-free. When I stopped drinking milk with lactose, my eczema went away.
If you literally tell your body to heal, it will listen. You are essentially trillions of tiny cells inside one big cell you call your body. Each cell is a microcosm of you, a tiny fractal of you. Your healing starts at your cellular level, so speak to your cells. Really. Talk to them. They will listen. They have to listen, because you are the master being. You are in control of your being. You are in control of your entire experience here.
All is one, and love is all.