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23 October 2019

Homemade Eczema Body Butter With Aloe Vera

How to make a homemade eczema body butter with aloe vera.  This easy recipe has shea butter, herbal infused oil, and essential oils that can promote healing and better looking skin.

As a mom of three kids, I figured eczema would hit us at some point.  Caleb is allergic to several environmental things and has asthma and breathing problems, so I figured it would be him.

Nope.  It's me.

I'm glad it's not Caleb or one of my other kids because eczema kinda sucks.  It's itchy, gross looking, and annoying.  Recently, it was even painful.


How to make a whipped body butter for eczema or dry skin. This home remedies for eczema helps relieve dry skin and moisturize with shea butter, cocoa butter, and aloe vera butter and essential oils. It also has herb infused oils. This is like a lotion or cream but with more oil and no water.  Use during a flare up for natural relief. Use on hands, legs, or arms for relief. Homemade DIY treatment for eczema with an easy to make recipe. #eczema #bodybutter

Eczema is a common skin condition that affects millions of people in the United States.  It can cause itching, oozing, dry skin, scaly skin, and inflamed skin.

There isn't a cure for eczema.  Common prescription treatments include steroids to thin the skin.  You can talk to your doctor about using natural ingredients like shea butter or aloe vera to manage your symptoms.

Homemade Eczema Body Butter With Aloe Vera


When I was formulating my homemade eczema cream with aloe vera, there were some ingredients that I wanted and some that I didn't.

I didn't want water in my recipe.  Water is obviously inexpensive, so it's often the first ingredient in eczema creams and lotions.

I wanted a body butter because I wanted more oils and butters in my DIY eczema treatment instead of water.

Since this homemade eczema cream with aloe vera doesn't have water in it, it doesn't need a preservative.

If you've landed on this page, I'm guessing that you're making this for personal reasons and probably don't have a preservative on the shelf.

This body butter and other things I make help, but using the eczema wet wrap therapy has helped the most.

How to make a whipped body butter for eczema or dry skin. This home remedies for eczema helps relieve dry skin and moisturize with shea butter, cocoa butter, and aloe vera butter and essential oils. It also has herb infused oils. This is like a lotion or cream but with more oil and no water.  Use during a flare up for natural relief. Use on hands, legs, or arms for relief. Homemade DIY treatment for eczema with an easy to make recipe. #eczema #bodybutter

Shea Butter


Shea butter is my favorite natural body butter.  It's solid at room temperature, but it melts when it touches the skin.

It has vitamins A, E, and F to promote healing.  It's also a natural anti-inflammatory to reduce inflammation naturally.

It has fatty acids that moisturize the skin.  It can penetrate deep into the skin, so the fatty acids and the vitamins get deeper into the skin.

Shea butter also forms a barrier on top of the skin.  This helps hold the other ingredients close to the skin to maximize their effectiveness.

Learn more about the types of body butters for hair and skin and their benefits.

Cocoa Butter


If shea butter is my favorite butter, cocoa butter is my second favorite.  Cocoa butter helps hydrate and moisturize the skin.  It also forms a barrier on top of the skin to hold in the other ingredients.

Cocoa butter has phytochemicals, which can boost blood flow to the area and promote healing.  Cocoa butter is often used to promote healing for eczema, scars, and stretch marks.

Cocoa butter is a dense butter, so it makes this homemade eczema cream firmer at room temperature.

Aloe Butter


Since this is a body butter and doesn't have water, it doesn't need a preservative.  Aloe is water soluble, so it won't mix with the butters and oils.

If you add aloe vera gel, it will separate from the oil.  You'd need to add water and a preservative.

To get around this, I used an aloe butter.  Aloe butter is a blend of aloe and a hydrogenated vegetable oil.

It has no odor, and it melts on your skin with your body heat.  It's creamy and helps hydrate dry skin and eczema quickly.


How to make a whipped body butter for eczema or dry skin. This home remedies for eczema helps relieve dry skin and moisturize with shea butter, cocoa butter, and aloe vera butter and essential oils. It also has herb infused oils. This is like a lotion or cream but with more oil and no water.  Use during a flare up for natural relief. Use on hands, legs, or arms for relief. Homemade DIY treatment for eczema with an easy to make recipe. #eczema #bodybutter


Herbs


Last summer, I went to the Amish bulk store looking for herbs.  They have an entire wall full of shelves of dried herbs.  I can get half of a cup of dried herbs for anywhere from a quarter to a dollar.

The woman that runs the store and her daughters are very knowledgeable about herbs.  The Amish in the community look to them for advice on herbal and essential oil treatments for common ailments.

I asked for herbs for eczema, and they recommended burdock.  My only experience with burdock  until this point was picking it out of the goat's fur.

I used horsetail, burdock, and plantain to infuse my oils.  You don't have to infuse the herbs and oils, but it does give you the benefits of the herbs with the benefits of the carrier oils.

Horsetail is a great herb for the skin.  It is said to help heal rashes, wounds, and burns.  It's also naturally anti-inflammatory to reduce inflammation from eczema.

Burdock has been used for generations for skin conditions, including eczema.  IT's naturally anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.  It's often used to treat burns, and it can also help promote healing

Plantain is my favorite herbs for skin conditions and eczema.  It's said to promote wound healing and lowers the chance of scarring.

Carrier Oils


I used both baobab oil and wheat germ oil to infuse my herbs in.  Baobab isn't an oil that I use very often because it is more expensive than other oils.  I did use it in a hair oil recipe, and I loved it for that purpose.

It's said to help regenerate the skin and soften skin.  It's a good oil to use for healing.  It's high in vitamins A, B, and C and has fatty acids that moisturize the skin.

Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant.  While it's not as powerful for healing as the baobab oil, it is less expensive.  It also absorbs deeper into the skin and won't leave you feeling greasy.

Wheat germ oil is said to boost collagen production and help the skin repair and heal.  It's also a natural emollient, so it helps the skin retain moisture.

Don't use wheat germ oil if you are allergic to wheat or sensitive to gluten.  Use another oil like grapeseed oil, avocado oil, or jojoba oil.

Learn more about different types of carrier oils and their benefits here.

Essential Oils


I also added some essential oils.  I used Neroli, Helichrysum, and Frankincense.



Other good oils to use are:


If you do use different essential oils, use the same amount that I did.

How to Infuse Herbs and Carrier Oils


Infusing herbs and oils gives you the benefits of the herbs without using them whole in the recipe.  If you are going to infuse oils, always start with a dried herb so you don't risk it growing mold.

There aren't exact measurements for infusing herbs and oils.  I fill a pint mason jar about half full with herbs and cover with a carrier oil.



Then let it sit for two weeks to infuse them.  Strain, discard the herbs, and reserve the oil for recipes.  If you have leftover infused oil, save it for another recipe.  



Ingredients



Directions


Step #1


Use a double boiler to melt the shea butter, cocoa butter, and aloe butter.  Drizzle in the oil and stir well.  

Step #2


Add the essential oil and stir again.

Step #3


Place the bowl with the melted oils in the fridge for about an hour.  You can also place it in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes just until it starts to form a hard top.

Step #4


Remove from fridge or freezer and use a hand mixer to whip.  Whip for 10 minutes.



Step #5


Spoon it into a jar.  I like the flat wide mouth jars for my whipped body butter recipe for eczema.


How to make a whipped body butter for eczema or dry skin. This home remedies for eczema helps relieve dry skin and moisturize with shea butter, cocoa butter, and aloe vera butter and essential oils. It also has herb infused oils. This is like a lotion or cream but with more oil and no water.  Use during a flare up for natural relief. Use on hands, legs, or arms for relief. Homemade DIY treatment for eczema with an easy to make recipe. #eczema #bodybutter

I hope you like this homemade eczema body butter recipe with aloe vera!  If you're looking for more recipes for eczema, try one of these:





Whipped Body Butter for Eczema

Yield: 2 cups
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $10
prep time: 5 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 5 M
Use this whipped body butter for dry skin or eczema.

steps:

  1. Use a double boiler to melt the shea butter, cocoa butter, and aloe butter. Drizzle in the oil and stir well.
  2. Add the essential oil and stir again.
  3. Place the bowl with the melted oils in the fridge for about an hour. You can also place it in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes just until it starts to form a hard top.
  4. Remove from fridge or freezer and use a hand mixer to whip. Whip for 10 minutes.
  5. Spoon it into a jar. I like the flat wide mouth jars for my whipped body butter recipe for eczema.
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How to make a whipped body butter for eczema or dry skin. This home remedies for eczema helps relieve dry skin and moisturize with shea butter, cocoa butter, and aloe vera butter and essential oils. It also has herb infused oils. This is like a lotion or cream but with more oil and no water.  Use during a flare up for natural relief. Use on hands, legs, or arms for relief. Homemade DIY treatment for eczema with an easy to make recipe. #eczema #bodybutter













Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.