The Easiest DIY Eczema Cream

Are you tired of dealing with the uncomfortable and often embarrassing symptoms of eczema? Are you looking for a more natural and cost-effective solution to managing your condition? Say goodbye to harsh chemicals and expensive store-bought creams, and join us on this journey to healthier, happier skin with DIY eczema cream!

Home remedies for eczema aim to soothe the skin, reduce inflammation, and prevent further outbreaks. Ingredients commonly found in kitchens, such as coconut oil, oatmeal, and honey, are at the center of these natural solutions.

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Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition characterized by red, itchy rashes. It’s common in children but can occur at any age, with symptoms that often flare up periodically and then clear up for a time. Several types of eczema exist, with the most prevalent being atopic dermatitis.

Its exact cause remains unknown, but researchers believe a combination of genes and environmental triggers plays a significant role. Triggers can include substances that come into contact with the skin, such as soaps, cosmetics, clothing, detergents, jewelry, or sweat. Stress can also play a part, as can changes in temperature and humidity.

Using Home Remedies for Eczema

Eczema sufferers are often more in tune with their body’s reactions and sensitivities, making customization a highly attractive prospect. Crafting your own eczema cream can also be significantly cheaper than buying over-the-counter treatments, and the degree of control over the ingredients is an essential comfort for many.

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Helpful Eczema Remedies

Benefits of Homemade Eczema Cream

When dealing with sensitive skin, the ability to avoid known irritants and include soothing natural ingredients is a game-changer. Here are the key benefits:

  • Cost Savings: Over-the-counter eczema creams can be costly and may not always cater to your skin’s unique requirements.
  • Customization: You have complete control over the ingredients, allowing you to personalize your cream to address specific symptoms or allergies.
  • Natural Ingredients: By creating a cream using natural ingredients, you avoid the potentially harmful chemicals found in some commercial products.
  • Ability to adjust Scents: When making eczema cream for my daughter I like to be able to use the essential oils that work for eczema and are also appealing to her.
diy eczema cream with lavender

Ingredients for DIY Eczema Cream

Here’s a list of ingredients used and their reputed benefits:

  • Coconut Oil: Known for its luscious texture and anti-inflammatory properties, coconut oil is a popular choice for its ability to calm and moisturize the skin.
  • Mango Butter: Derived from the seed of the mango fruit, this butter is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids that help soothe dry and irritated skin.
  • Lavender Essential Oil: With its calming and anti-inflammatory properties, lavender essential oil is a staple in many DIY eczema creams.
  • Melissa Essential Oil: This essential oil has potent antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, making it beneficial for treating irritated and damaged skin.
  • Tea Tree Oil: Known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, tea tree oil is often used to soothe and heal eczema flare-ups.
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Step-by-Step Guide to Making Eczema Cream

Here’s your step-by-step roadmap to creating your own eczema cream. It’s time to roll up your sleeves!

Step 1:

Begin by sterilizing all equipment you’ll use to prevent contamination. Wash your hands thoroughly and ensure that the surfaces you work on are clean.

Step 2:

In a double boiler, melt the coconut oil and mango butter together gently. Monitor the temperature so the oils do not get too hot. You can also use a glass or metal bowl inside a small pot.

Step 3:

Allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes before adding your chosen essential oils. Stir well to combine.

Step 5:

When the cream becomes opaque, mix using a food processor until it turns white. Add to a sterile container and allow it to set. Add to small containers and store the extras in the refrigerator until needed. I used my mini food processor to blend the mixture.

This cream is inherently sensitive to spoilage, so looking out for any changes in smell, texture, or color is crucial. It’s good to keep your cream in the fridge and use it within a month.

Safety in preparation and storage is important, so if you’re unsure about any step or notice anything off about the cream, discard it and start anew.

The road to eczema relief is not always a smooth one, but crafting your own cream offers a path brimming with potential for personalization and natural healing. Remember, this guide is just the beginning. Your DIY cream is an evolving solution—one that you can tweak over time to harmonize with your body’s changing needs.

DIY Eczema Cream in container

DIY Eczema Cream Recipe

Say goodbye to eczema with this simple home remedy! Learn how to make your own DIY eczema cream in a container.


  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Mango Butter
  • 20 Drops Lavender Oil
  • 10 Drops Tea Tree Oil
  • 10 Drops Blend of Melissa Oil (or chamomile or frankincense)


  • 2 4-Ounce Containers for Storage
  • Blender or Food Processor
  • Double Boiler


  1. Using a double boiler or something similar, melt the shea butter and coconut oil until they’re combined. I used a glass bowl inside a stainless steel pot with 1" of water.
  2. Once everything has melted and is well blended, add the oils. Continue to blend.
  3. Slightly cool the ingredients until it's thicker and opaque. You can put the solution in the refrigerator for a few minutes to speed up this process but not for long. You do not want it to harden too much.
  4. Using a mixer, blender or food processer, mix for several minutes until it has a frothy, white appearance, eventually developing the consistency of lotion. You can achieve this by continuing to mix about every 10 minutes. The cream will solidify when it cools.
  5. Transfer to mason jars or other containers.
  6. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator. It will stay a bit softer at room temperature which may make it easier to apply. I like to make multiple smaller containers and store the unused ones in the fridge. This helps the cream last longer.

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