This recipe was created specifically for my husband, who, at the time, was suffering from eczema. Having dealt with allergies his entire life, he eventually broke out in dry, itchy patches all over. The poor guy was so uncomfortable and felt like he basically wanted to rip his skin off. We dealt with the problem both inside and out focusing on anti-inflammatory foods and super moisturizing creams to protect the skin. One thing was certain, the over the counter treatments wouldn’t cut it and we didn’t want to treat the problem with chemicals.
I formulated this healing cream with the richest butters and oils in my apothecary to protect the skin from environmental irritants. Not just for eczema, this cream is great for areas that need extra moisture like rough patches, elbows, knees feet and hands. I love to slather it on before I go to sleep during the winter months when the air is particularly dry and my skin needs the extra love.
This all purpose cream is also great for babies! My son’s skin has always been on the dry side; he gets dry patches on his biceps and calves. This cream has worked wonders since he was born, plus, I feel better knowing everything in that little jar is completely natural.
The best part is that this recipe couldn’t be any easier to make. Seriously, if you can melt ingredients, then you can make this cream.
1 tablespoon cocoa butter
2 tablespoons beeswax
1 tablespoon shea buter
1/3 cup coconut oil (organic, unrefined)
1/2 cup sunflower oil (alternatives: olive, almond, apricot, grapeseed)
10 drops of roman chamomile essential oil (therapeutic grade) – calming essential oil for the skin
8oz glass jar
Add all ingredients (except the essential oil) to a glass pyrex or double boiler. If using a pyrex, boil water in a pot and place the pyrex into the pot. Warm all ingredients until the solid ingredients are just melted.
Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Add the essential oil and stir. Pour the mixture into your glass jar and allow to cool. Let it set overnight to give the ingredients plenty of time to harden into a creamy texture. If you’d like to speed up the process, you can let the jar cool in the fridge.