Homemade Cream for Irritated, Inflamed Skin

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Homemade Cream for Irritated, Inflamed Skin

Inflamed, irritated skin and other sensitive skin conditions tend to run in my family. Bug, our 5-year-old, can only drink raw milk rather than organic store-bought milk or her eczema goes crazy. If we miss a delivery or some other food trigger’s her eczema, we slather on the homemade cream.

I developed this version based on two of our favorites from Homemade Mommy and The Elliott Homestead. The pure coconut oil was too strong for Bug’s skin (super healing crisis action) so we cut it with shea butter like Elliott Homestead uses. It’s perfect for Bug (and her cousins) so I hope your kids love it, too!

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Homemade Irritated, Inflamed Skin Cream


1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup shea butter
25 drops Melrose essential oil (Buy it HERE)
25 drops Lavender essential oil (Buy it HERE)


In a stand mixer, combine coconut oil and shea butter. Whip on high until fully combined and slightly fluffy. Add essential oils.

Rub over inflamed, irritated skin twice daily until recovered.

Don’t have a stand mixer? No problem! Add coconut oil and shea butter to a glass jar. Bring a pan of water to a boil and set jar in it. Stir frequently to melt oils. Let it cool a bit and stir in essential oils.  Let cool before use.

Homemade Eczema Cream
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  1. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  2. 1/4 cup shea butter
  3. 25 drops Melrose essential oil (Buy it HERE)
  4. 25 drops Lavender essential oil (Buy it HERE)
  1. In a stand mixer, combine coconut oil and shea butter. Whip on high until fully combined and slightly fluffy. Add essential oils.
  2. Rub over eczema-affected skin twice daily until recovered.
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  1. […] 2. Eczema Cream: Our homemade eczema cream works well for myself and my daughter. Coconut oil, shea butter and lavender and Melrose essential oils are a powerful healing combination for my daughter’s eczema. Once it breaks out, it used to take weeks to go away, now it takes us just days. […]