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Winter Remedies

  • By sarah.wallin Keymaster

    As the weather cools down and the winter season approaches, dry skin can get more difficult to avoid. What’s your best DIY recipe for dry, cracked skin?

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  • By katie.vanhorn Keymaster

    A recipe for DIY lotion bars from one of our community members on Facebook:
    What you’ll need: organic beeswax, organic food grade coco butter, organic cold pressed coconut oil.
    Directions:
    1. Melt 1 cup organic beeswax, 1 cup organic food grade coco butter and 1/2 – 3/4 cup organic cold pressed coconut oil (depending on how soft you want it)
    2. Melt the beeswax first, then add coco butter and then melt and add coconut oil.
    3. Pour into wax paper lined container
    4. Let the mixture harden and then cut into whatever size piece you’d like
    5. Once the bars are hard keep extras in airtight containers in the fridge

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  • By sarah.wallin Keymaster

    Other suggestions from Facebook are listed below:

    Kerri: I do love olive oil
    JoAnne: Coconut oil and Aveeno moisturizer for Eczema.
    Diana: Coconut oil
    Mary Jo: Fractionated coconut oil and for tougher spots Sorion herbal cream.
    Katrina: Coconut oil/shea butter
    Mark: Vaseline and bandaids when necessary.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

    -Sarah (AtopicDermatitis.net Team Member)

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  • By Stefanie Bord Moderator

    My doctor has recommended olive oil for inside ears–3 drops then stuff a cotton ball in for a little while. He suggested to do this once every two weeks. So far, so good! It helps keep things in check!

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  • By RebeccaM

    My 6 year old son has eczema and is prone to severe bbreakouts. I am using coconut oil mixed with Vaseline with Cocoa Butter. I melt the two together and put into muffin tins and place in the freezer. It makes little bars which makes it easy to apply and the cooling helps his skin. I keep them in a container in the freezer. It has gotten so much better and his skin is soft. He is super happy and says he is a normal boy now.

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  • By sarah.wallin Keymaster

    Chrystal from FB kindly shared her recipe for homemade “Whip”:

    -About 1 cup of Shea butter
    -3/4 to 1 cup of cocoa butter
    -1/2 cup coconut oil
    -1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    -2 to 3 tablespoons of almond oil
    -5 to 10 drops rosemary oil
    -5 to 10 drops peppermint oil
    ( I have heard about the benefits of frankincense. I will let the group know when I do)
    Then mix, melt ingredients ( I do not thoroughly melt, just enough- some most liquid)
    Freeze until outward mixture semi solid, inward liquid. Mix with hand mixer on low to high speed until fluffy, whip cream like. Store in your cleaned container. I like the anchor, Rubbermaid covered bowls. May need 2 medium bowl or one large.

    Thanks Chrystal!
    -Sarah (AtopicDermatitis.net Team Member)

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