Thursday, June 23, 2016

DIY Soothing, Healing Skin Cream

One of my grandsons has a pretty serious case of eczema - the poor, sweet angel scratches his arms, legs, tummy and hands until they actually bleed - it is so sad. We, and his parents, have of course tried a number of creams and ointments to give him relief, but so far have had limited success,

So, yesterday my daughter sent me a link for a site with a "recipe" for making my own cream . . . since I have experienced amazing success with essential oils in regards to bug spray, asthma and knee pain, I thought I'd give it a try. I looked up several recipes and what different essential oils are supposed to do and have a recipe I will be trying tomorrow (when my supplies arrive). 

In case you have need for a cream to help with dry, itchy, inflamed skin, here is the recipe I'm going to try if you would like to do so as well . . . 
  • 16 ounces of shea butter
  • 1/4 cup aloe vera
  • 1/4 cup jojoba oil - it will help provide moisture and help skin absorb the cream
  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil - it is hydrating and helps relieve itchiness
  • 15 drops of lavender oil - it is one of the most valuable oils for skincare as it helps new cells grow, kills bacteria, is antibiotic and prevents scarring as it provides relief from pain - definitely using lavender! 
  • 7 drops tea tree oil - it stimulates the immune system and prevents fungal, bacterial and viral infections - but can dry the skin, so I'm using just a bit and this is also why I'm using jojoba oil for extra moisture.  
  • 7 drops sweet orange oil - it is an anti-inflammatory oil
  • 10 drops geranium oil - it provides healing quickly while also giving relief from pain and the discomfort which comes with eczema.
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal - I'll grind it to a powder like flour and add to the mixture to soothe the skin and reduce itching.
Basically, I'll just mix all these ingredients together with a mixer, and it is my hope and prayer this cream provides relief for my sweet grandson.

Have any of you ever tried an essential oil cream? If so, did it work for you?

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