Homemade Eczema Cream Recipe for Dry Winter Skin

Are you looking for a skin cream that can effectively help soothe and protect skin from eczema? Look no further than this Homemade Eczema Cream recipe! It’s an all-natural remedy made with organic oatmeal, coconut oil, lavender essential oil, and olive oil. Give it a try today to see how it can help you manage your eczema!

Trying to manage an eczema flareup at home can be daunting and stressful, but there are ways of easing discomfort without having to purchase a slew of expensive ointments. Though tackling eczema flares can be intimidating, armed with these helpful Home Remedies for Eczema you may just be able to find relief for some common symptoms.

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​My youngest has always had sensitive skin from the moment she was born. It seems as soon as the weather turns in October, her skin becomes red, itchy and irritated and no matter how much over-the-counter cream I put on her body, it just doesn’t go away. I’ve even tried straight out of the bottle jojoba oil but that doesn’t work either.

​In worst cases, I’ve given her oatmeal baths, but as you can imagine, the cleanup from that is a nightmare unless you use something like this.

I love this homemade eczema cream because it’s so easy to make and actually works! I used to be putting creams and oils on my child twice a day and now she can go more than a day without putting more cream on.

​When my 5 year old starts having an eczema flare up, I can always tell because she is itching. Sometimes she itches so much that she ends up bleeding. Poor thing! So you can imagine as a mother I would do all my research and find something to help comfort my child.

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What is Eczema?

There are several types of eczema: atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and stasis dermatitis.

Eczema is very common – over 30 million Americans have some form of eczema. Eczema flares often show up on the backs of the knees

It’s most common for babies and children to develop eczema on their face (especially the cheeks and chin), but it can appear anywhere on the body and symptoms may be different from one child to the next.

Having eczema means your immune system is working too hard. Your immune system normally protects you from things like infections and diseases and for some reason, when you have eczema, your immune system goes haywire. That makes your skin get all itchy and rashy.

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What are Symptoms of Eczema?

According to the National Eczema Association, Eczema is usually itchy. For many people, the itch is usually only mild, or moderate. But in some cases it can become much worse and you might develop extremely inflamed, irritated skin.

  • Dry, sensitive skin
  • Red, inflamed skin
  • Very bad itching
  • Dark colored patches of skin
  • Rough, leathery or scaly patches of skin
  • Oozing or crusting
  • Areas of swelling

Sometimes the itch gets so bad that people scratch it until it bleeds, which can make your eczema worse. This is called the “itch-scratch cycle.”

Natural Remedies to Relieve Eczema

  • Cut down on bath frequency
  • Sometimes an elimination diet can help to figure out the root cause of the eczema and specific food allergies – start by cutting out dairy products
  • Try using a gentle, no-lather, fragrance-free cleanser
  • Use an unscented laundry detergent and try skipping fabric softener
  • Keeping skin moisturized
  • Eat Omega-3 foods
  • Get more vitamin D naturally
  • Use a humidifier during the dry winter months
  • Avoid getting too close to heaters and fireplaces.

What other natural ingredients can treat eczema?

Aloe Vera Gel is antibacterial, it helps heal wounds and promotes healing, making it a perfect for eczema.

Honey is antibacterial and moisturizing, which can be dabbed on eczema patches.

Tea Tree Oil is an incredible wound healer in diluted form. It can also help relieve skin dryness, itching and help prevent infections.

{ Read more about amazing Tea Tree Uses }

There are other essential oils that can help relieve some eczema symptoms:

  • Chamomile mimics hydrocortisone cream
  • Clove oil has anesthetic properties and helps with the itchy skin
  • Geranium contains ingredients that are anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial which can against bacteria
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How do you make this Homemade DIY Eczema Cream?

DIY homemade eczema cream is so crazy easy. You just need some oats, coconut oil, lavender oil (preferred but could use another oil like rosemary), and olive oil. That’s it!

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Colloidal Oatmeal for Eczema

2015 study reports that colloidal oatmeal lotion had antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, resulting in improved:

  • skin dryness
  • scaling
  • roughness
  • itch intensity

Organic oatmeal reduces inflammation and is thought to have an antihistamine effect. According to a 2012 study, colloidal oatmeal can protect skin and soothe the itching and irritation from eczema.

coconut oil

​Coconut Oil for Eczema

Coconut oil has so many anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal properties it’s often found in beauty and personal care recipes. It can help soothe your skin when it’s itchy during a flare-up, and can also help reduce the inflammation. A 2014 study shows that applying virgin coconut oil to the skin for 8 weeks may improve skin hydration in children with eczema.

Scientists have learned that a specific omega-6 fatty acid found in coconut oil may be critical to maintaining healthy skin and preventing flare ups.

lavender oil

​Lavender Oil for Eczema

Lavender essential oil helps heal the red, dry skin associated with eczema by reducing the inflammation. Lavender oil is extremely soothing for skin conditions that involve rashes, itching, inflammation and dryness.

Lavender oil is great because it not only smells amazing, but it has some pretty amazing healing properties too. Its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects can help soothe and treat eczema. Plus, it can also hydrate and calm irritated skin, which is a huge bonus. So if you’re looking for a natural remedy for managing your eczema symptoms, lavender oil is definitely worth considering.

olive oil

​Olive Oil for Eczema

​Olive oil will help soothe the inflamed skin by nourishing and moisturizing the skin without triggering any allergic reactions. If you’re one of the millions of people struggling with eczema, you’re probably tired of the constant trial and error when it comes to finding a treatment that actually works. But have you ever considered turning to your kitchen for a solution?

Olive oil, the same ingredient you use for cooking up a tasty meal, has been praised for its skin healing properties for centuries. So why is it so good for eczema? It’s all about the fatty acids. Olive oil is loaded with oleic acid, which helps to reduce inflammation in the skin. It’s also high in linoleic acid, which has been shown to improve the skin’s barrier function, protecting it from further harm. So go ahead and grab that bottle of olive oil from your pantry and give it a try – your skin might just thank you for it.

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Homemade Eczema Cream Recipe

Yield: 8 oz

Eczema can be a difficult condition to manage, but this homemade eczema cream recipe can help. This natural remedy uses organic oatmeal, coconut oil, lavender essential oil, and olive oil to soothe and protect your skin.



    1. Finely grind the oats to a powder/flour consistency in a blender or food processor and set aside.

      eczema cream oats
    2. Over a low heat or on melt function in microwave, melt the coconut oil until it has a liquid consistency.
    3. Add coconut oil to blender with the oats and let sit until the mixture is opaque and cooled.

      eczema cream coconut oil opaque
    4. Add the essential oil.
    5. Add the olive oil into the mixture and blend until whipped and white like cream.

      eczema cream olive oil
    6. Once all ingredients are mixed well, pour in to a small storage container.

      eczema cream mixed to cream
    7. Let it harden for several hours. It helps to refrigerate overnight.

      homemade eczema cream in jar


This recipe makes ONE 8oz jar of eczema cream.

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    1. I don’t see why not. The standard dilution for newborn babies is 1 drop essential oil per tablespoon of carrier oil. This recipe calls for 10 drops of lavender oil and there are 17 tablespoons of oil in total, between the coconut oil and olive oil.

    1. Hi Rhyland! Did you blend the coconut oil and ground oatmeal first and let it cool a bit until it’s opaque and not hot? Then you add the other ingredients and blend again and the oatmeal should be pretty set in the mixture. I hope this helps.

  1. Eczema is a nightmare – I never thought to make my own cream when my daughter was small. I know how difficult it is trying to find something that will work. What I did find that worked well for her was an aloe vera based cream that also had other emolients. Honey is something else I used occasionally – do you think it would work along with some of the other ingredients here? I used to dab it on directly but was a bit messy expecially for smaller children.

  2. I’ve been looking and looking for something would help with both the red irritation and help with the itch. I thank you for this. I’m praying it works. Seeing my daughter in pain is unbearable. God bless

  3. Hi Vicki, thank you for this receipe. My eczema only started a few months ago, but I’ve been to the dertmentoligist and tried different otc moisturizers and it’s getting worse. I suspect the otc moisturizers are making it worse, so I hopefully look foward to trying yours. I only had lavender with tea tree oil to use and I found some sites also recommend tea tree oil for eczema.
    Is it best to wait until the consistency is close to honey before you blend, because I found the oat meal kept sinking to the bottom after I poured it in the container. I also think the oatmeal wasn’t fine enough. What setting do you use on your blender for that?
    Kind regards,

  4. Great post! I do not have eczema but as I age, my skin is getting very dry. I make a homemade lotion and include coconut oil. It’s so amazing on my skin!

  5. Thanks for the recipe! I don’t suffer from eczema, but I have a friend who does. Nice to be able to help!

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