For as long as I can remember I’ve struggled with super dry, super itchy, eczema-prone skin. As we’re reaching the colder months, I’m in for another long battle with flare-ups.
I’ve been using store-bought creams and lotions my entire life. When I decided to switch to a “cruelty-free only” beauty regime, it meant my favourite lotion was out. And then when I switched to a lower waste lifestyle I set out to find an eczema cream that was cruelty-free, had minimal packaging, and worked. It was pretty in vain.
Thus, it became my mission to create my own low-waste, toxin-free, eczema cream. And I believe I’ve done just that.
DIY Eczema Lotion:
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- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 ground up oats
- 1 1/2 tbsp carrot seed oil
- Grind up 1/4 cup of oats in a blender into fine dust and set aside.
- Melt the coconut oil and carrot seed oil over low heat and add to the blender with the oat dust and let the oils cool almost completely.
- Once cooled, add in the olive oil and blend for a few seconds until well combined.
- Then pour into a jar or storage container and let solidify for a few hours.
- Once solid, it’s good to use!
- The oat dust may settle to the bottom, this isn’t a problem. If you’re like to prevent this you can give the cream a little stir every hour while it’s setting until it’s too solid.
- This DIY eczema lotion doesn’t need to be kept in the fridge, but try not to keep it in direct sunlight or anywhere too warm or the oils will melt. If this happens you can pop it in the fridge for a few hours or remove from the sunny/warm area and let it solidify again.
I can’t claim that this lotion will work for everyone. But it’s definitely worth a try. As someone who has tried every lotion and cream at the drugstore, this concoction has definitely been a saving grace. And especially as we’re getting into fall and winter, you’ll want to be equipped and not have to run to the store every time you run out and your skin is on fire.
Thank you for checking out this post! I’d love to know if you try it out! In the meantime, don’t forget to share this post and follow me on Instagram for more low waste and non-toxic recipes!
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