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My Home Remedy for Eczema

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.

3. Aloe
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.

Other items:
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.

  1. I recommend people patch test before applying anything to their skin whether homemade or purchased.

    For example some people react to coconut oil. Unfortunately I am one of those people. My skin flares up when I apply coconut oil but I do seem to be able to tolerate a small amount which is in the natural moisturiser cream that I buy.

    Also be aware that some people react to essential oils and always be careful to dilute them to the appropriate levels in a carrier oil.

    Having said that I encourage people to make and use homemade if their skin tolerates the ingredients and sometimes the less ingredients the better, hence why homemade can be a good option. Of course it can also be much cheaper in the long run and avoid lots of packaging.

    1. totally agree! I patch test EVERYTHING I ever try. Thank you for bringing this up as it is so important. I react badly to coconut oil as well, so if I do use any essential oils or homemade products, I have to use a different carrier oil myself. It's crazy since coconut oil is talked about SO much and how it is so great for everything, yet many people react badly to it. So important to remember how different we all are. -Nina ( Team Member)

  2. I really appreciate and thank you for sharing this highly beneficial skincare regime with us. Your words "Most importantly, stop worrying. Everything is going to be ok. You can fix this" mean a lot to me. Dealing with eczema and related skin health issues is not at all an easy task. Being exposed in front of others with eczema-affected skin texture is so painful and the majority of the people have no idea about what we are actually going through. Mental stress, depression, anxiety are all companions of this situation. I've tried many skin products for eczema recommended by my dermatologist. What they give me is a temporary relief but what makes me feel good will be a permanent solution that is uncertain to find. Now I'm using the Cetaphil PRO Eczema-Prone Skin Body Moisturizing Lotion ( to reduce my eczema issues and it is giving me good relief. I'll certainly try your home remedy too. Joined many forums and have subscribed to many weekly eczema-related articles. Hope to find the best solution for my skin texture too.
    your words are also amazing. Supporting people who are struggling with emotional issues is a great deed. Thank you so much 😀

    1. thank you so much for sharing this recipe, as well as the wise words. I'm so glad you were able to find something that works for you. Funny enough, I just wrote an article about essential oils recently that has not been published yet but will be soon! I have found them so helpful on my journey, in more ways than just one. I use them daily and have a whole collection now lol! I am assuming if one doesn't do well with coconut oil they would be able to use a different carrier oil in this case, like jojoba or one of the other ones? For some reason, my skin has never really liked coconut oil so I usually use a different one.

      I especially love the last paragraph of your post. I tend to write a lot of articles on this topic and how powerful the mind is, and how we (and everything really) is just a microcosm of a larger macrocosm. For me, healing trauma and healing all aspects - especially the mental, emotional, and spiritual, has been the biggest key to healing my skin. It is truly amazing to be able to see and experience that kind of integration and how everything manifests externally, and it is empowering once we finally see that we are truly in control and have all the power! I could go on about this topic forever but will spare you, just wanted to add how much I loved that part. As you said all is one, and love is all. Thanks so much for sharing. <3 -Nina ( Team Member)

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