Whipped Eczema Body Butter

Whipped Eczema Body Butter

I occasionally have eczema flare ups.  Eczema is the body’s warning bell that something is wrong.  For me, it means I’ve been exposed to corn, which is something I developed an allergy to about a year ago.  It shows up on my right hand almost immediately following ingestion of something corny.

An immediate flare up is usually hot and painful.  It can itch terribly, especially as time progresses.  First, I tried coconut oil, my usual dry skin relief.  Unfortunately, it was not enough to soothe my angry skin.  Looking for something more effective but also allergy friendly and non-toxic, I found Dr. Axe’s recipe.

After making a few jars of whipped eczema body butter, I found that the amount of honey the original recipe called for was too sticky.  With this next batch, I’m going to change a few things.  I’m hoping that by using a tsp of honey instead of a tablespoon, it’ll be less sticky and more smooth.

Although the original recipe was sticky, it worked wonderfully.  I’ve found it soothes the itch and lessens the severity of damage.  A little goes a long way.  I keep a jar in the fridge for the fluffy whipped texture.  I also keep a container in my bedroom and a small container in my purse.  At room temperature, the mixture falls flat, but it’s still effective.  It works so well, I share little jars of it with friends.

Whipped Eczema Body Butter

Whipped Eczema Body Butter
1/2 cup raw shea butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tsp local honey
30 drops lavender essential oil
8 drops tea tree essential oil
5 drops geranium essential oil
3 drops myrrh essential oil
3 drops frankincense essential oil

Blend with a whisk, on low, until shea butter and coconut oil until well combined.  Add remaining ingredients.  Whisk on medium until fluffy.  Use a spatula to scrape sides of bowl and mix lightly again.  Divide into containers and refrigerate.

What do you use for eczema?  Have you tried this recipe?  Let us know!

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