DIY Hand Salve for Eczema
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How to make a DIY hand salve for eczema.  This has several carrier oils and essential oils that promote skin health and healing.


I didn't have eczema until about five years ago.  After we moved to the farm, my allergies got worse and I got eczema.  Since them, I started working on eczema relief DIY recipes.


I think I'm allergic to some type of tree or plant on the farm, but there are hundreds of trees and plants, so I have no way of knowing which kind without getting an allergy test.  


I probably should get one just so I know, so maybe someday when I get fed up with the itching I will.


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Until that day, I'm using natural ways to treat my eczema because the prescriptions didn't help much.  I've been working on a DIY hand salve for eczema, and I think I've got it right.


While this is a great DIY eczema salve, this is also a great general purpose salve.  I'm also using it on my heels and cuticles with great results.


Hand Salve for Eczema Recipe


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This hand salve for eczema calls for quite a few ingredients, but I carefully selected each one for its unique properties. 


ROSEHIP SEED OIL


Rosehip seed oil comes from the seed pod of the rose plant.  It's high in vitamins and essential fatty acids that your skin loves and makes it great for a salve recipe for eczema.  


The oil is naturally high in vitamin A and omega-3, omega-6 and linolenic acid fatty acids that our bodies can't make.  These vitamins and fatty acids are excellent for a eczema relief DIY recipes.


These ingredients help promote tissue regeneration and reduce inflammation.  Since it's high in fatty acids, it penetrates quickly and deeply for deeper moisturizing and makes an excellent carrier oil for a DIY eczema salve.


Because it absorbs quickly, it's considered a dry oil.  It won't leave your skin oily or greasy feeling after you use this hand salve for eczema.  


Rosehip seed oil can make you more sensitive to the sun, thanks to the vitamin A.  If you go outside while wearing this homemade eczema relief salve, use a sunscreen. 


AVOCADO OIL


Avocado oil is high in vitamins A, E, B1, B2, and D.  It also has sterols, panthothenic acid, lecithin, amino acids, and essential fatty acids that our bodies can't make.  


It's a thick oil that feels almost waxy.  This helps it penetrate deep within the skin. so it's excellent for a hand salve for eczema.  


Since eczema can make your skin thicker, this is important so the oil can reach your skin.  You definitely want to use a carrier oil with a slow absorption rate in eczema relief DIY recipes.


Avocado oil is said to help the skin regenerate and restore itself.  It's one of my favorite carrier oils for eczema for a diy eczema salve.


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SEA BUCKTHORN OIL


Finally, I used sea buckthorn oil.  It's not a popular oil, but it's a wonderful oil for your skin.  It's high in omega-7 fatty acids, palmitoleic acid, which isn't found is many carrier oils.  


Palmitoleic acid is said to promote cellular turnover and boost your body's ability to heal itself.    I highly recommend using it in a DIY eczema salve.


If you have eczema or dry skin, this is one of the best carrier oils for a hand salve for eczema. 


You can learn more about carrier oils and their benefits in my book Carrier Oils.  There are other carrier oils that you can use for eczema relief DIY recipes, but I really like the ones I used in this recipe.


VITAMIN E


Although there is vitamin E in the oils, I wanted to add more because it's so great for your skin and in eczema relief DIY recipes.  Vitamin E protects your skin from sun damage and free radicals because it's a powerful antioxidant. 



Vitamin E is not a preservative, but it does help slow down the rate at which oils go rancid.  It can help extend the life of this hand salve for eczema.


BEESWAX


Beeswax is what gives the recipe its bulk.  Otherwise, it would be liquid and hard to apply.  But that's not the only reason that I used beeswax.  


It forms a layer on top of your skin.  This keeps the oils in this salve recipe for eczema close to your skin so they can work to heal.  Unlike using petroleum based products, beeswax still lets your skin breathe. 


Beeswax is also a humectant.  This means that it pulls water from the air and pulls it to your skin.  This keeps your skin moisturized.  


Finally, beeswax is a natural source of vitamin A to remove dead skin cells from your skin. This is very beneficial for a DIY eczema salve.


SHEA BUTTER


Shea butter is amazing stuff.  It also helps form a barrier on your skin to seal in the other ingredients.  It does penetrate your skin, so it helps nourish with vitamins A and E.  


Vitamin A helps boost your natural collagen production to promote healing in a salve recipe for eczema.  


HELICHRYSUM ESSENTIAL OIL



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Helichrysum essential oil is a gentle oil, so it's great to use on eczema.  It comes from a plant that grows in the Mediterranean that's a close relative of the daisy.  


This oil is said to promote cell regeneration, which can help your body heal the eczema so it's perfect for a eczema salve recipe.  


GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL


I used geranium essential oil  in this DIY eczema salve because it's a powerful anti-inflammatory.  In a study, it beat out more popular oils at reducing inflammation on the skin.  


You can also use rose essential oil or even lavender essential oil, but I think geranium works better for me and I already used rosehip seed oil, which has almost the same benefit as rose essential oil.


If you're making this eczema relief DIY for a child, you can omit the essential oils or be sure to use kid safe oils.  


TEA TREE OIL


I added a few drops of tea tree oil because it's an antiseptic.  Sometimes if you scratch the eczema a lot, you can break the skin and get a secondary infection.  Tea tree oil can help kill germs in a DIY eczema salve.  


I really like using an antiseptic essential oil in a salve recipe for eczema.


More DIY Recipes for Eczema


If you are looking for more eczema relief DIY recipes, check out these posts:



Hand Salve for Eczema Ingredients


Hand Salve for Eczema Directions


STEP #1  


I kept this recipe easy by using measuring spoons instead of a kitchen scale.
Combine the rosehip seed oil, avocado oil, seabuckthron oil, vitamin E, beeswax, and shea butter in a glass container.  I use a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup.  


STEP #2


Heat until the beeswax melts.


You can microwave at 30 second intervals until melted.  


You can also use a double boiler if you prefer.  Make your own by setting the glass container (a mason jar works great!) on a canning ring in a pan of water.  Just be careful to always elevate the jar so you don't have the oils on direct heat.  


It will seem like the beeswax will never melt, but it will.  Just keep stirring.


STEP #3


Remove from heat and set on a hot pad or other heat proof surface.


STEP #4


Let cool until no longer steaming.  If you add the essential oils when it's too hot, it will cook off the oils.


Add the essential oils and stir well.


STEP #5


Pour into a heat proof container.  I like to use 4-ounce mason jars.


I had a little bit of  this eczema salve recipe left over, so I put it in a souffle cup so I could have one in two places at home.



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This is a softer salve, so it's easy to apply.  It soaks into your skin quickly, so the oils won't rub off and stain clothes or any surfaces.



salve, eczema, skin, diy, recipe
Yield: 4 ounces
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $10

Homemade Eczema Relief Salve

prep time: 15 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
How to make a homemade salve for eczema relief.

materials:

  • 5 tablespoons rosehip seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea buckthorn oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 10 drops helichrysum essential oil
  • 8 drops geranium essential oil
  • 2 drops tea tree oil

tools:

  • Double boiler

steps:

  1. I kept this recipe easy by using measuring spoons instead of a kitchen scale.
  2. Combine the rosehip seed oil, avocado oil, seabuckthron oil, vitamin E, beeswax, and shea butter in a glass container. I use a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cupHeat until the beeswax melts.You can microwave at 30 second intervals until melted.You can also use a double boiler if you prefer. 
  3. Remove from heat and set on a hot pad or other heat proof surface.  Let cool until no longer steaming. If you add the essential oils when it's too hot, it will cook off the oils.
  4. Add the essential oils and stir well.
  5. Pour into a heat proof container. I like to use 4-ounce mason jars.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.