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Homemade Eczema Cream Recipe for Dry Winter Skin

Here is an easy and super-quick recipe for homemade eczema cream that will treat the symptoms and help comfort your skin. This is a great option to use for Natural Eczema Treatment.

homemade eczema cream

​Homemade Eczema Cream Recipe for Dry Winter Skin

​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.

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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 eczema flare-ups, 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.

Triggers of Eczema

Avoiding the triggers of itching should be the first priority for people and kids with eczema. Clothing that can irritate the skin, such as wool, nylon, and other synthetic material should be avoided. Only cotton clothing should be worn and washed with a mild detergent and a double-rinse cycle. Don’t use fabric softeners! Always use all natural products on clothing and in the bath.

What are Eczema Symptoms?

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 skin.

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.”

When to make some homemade eczema treatment:

  • 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
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homemade eczema cream

How do you make homemade eczema cream with oatmeal?

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!

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.

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.

colloidal oatmeal

How can I treat eczema naturally?

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.

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.

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Homemade Eczema Cream Recipe

*Note – This recipe makes ONE 8oz jar of eczema cream.



  1. Finely grind the oats to a powder/flour consistency in a blender or food processor and set aside.
  2. Over a low heat, melt the coconut oil in a pan until it has a liquid consistency.
  3. Add coconut oil to blender with the oats and let sit until the mixure is opaque and fairly cooled (not hot).
  4. Add the essential oil.
  5. Add the olive oil into the mixture and blend.
  6. Once all ingredients are mixed well, pour in to a small storage container.
  7. Let it harden for several hours.
homemade eczema cream in jar

Homemade Eczema Cream Recipe for Dry Winter Skin

Yield: 8 oz



    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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Cindy Rust

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

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!

Larry Schmidt

Monday 13th of December 2021

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, Larry


Sunday 5th of December 2021

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


Saturday 4th of September 2021

Hi..when is the right time to apply the cream? Can we apply when the eczema flare up? Usually at night. I mean when the eczema become wet


Saturday 5th of June 2021

I did exactly what the directions said but the oatmeal separated and I made it a couple hours ago and it's still liquidity.


Thursday 10th of June 2021

Did you wait until the coconut oil was cooled and opaque? If you blended it too soon it might not solidify to a cream.

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