Do you suffer from eczema or psoriasis? My husband and I each get flare ups of eczema, and I occasionally get a flare up of psoriasis as well. If you don’t know what either of these are, think dry skin times three. Or times four or five… or six. It can be pretty miserable! I’ve struggled with psoriasis over the years and have not found anything that has proved to provide great relief or healing.
While I like to approach everything with a natural, homemade remedy, I was skeptical of finding anything that would really work for us. After researching ingredients and remedies, I decided to wing it and whip up a batch of cream that we could use on our itchy skin. After using it once, we felt instant relief. After applying the cream for several days, our patches of eczema and psoriasis actually began clearing up.
Today I’m in the kitchen, rushing to make a double batch since we just ran out! While this cream is wonderful for eczema or psoriasis, it would work well for anyone with dry skin. You’ve just really got to try this!
Eczema & Psoriasis Cream:
-1/2 cup coconut oil
-1/2 cup Shea butter
-2 teaspoons honey
-1 teaspoon jojoba oil
-4 drops tea tree oil
In a double boiler, melt down the coconut oil, Shea butter, and honey. Once melted, remove from heat and add in jojoba oil and tea tree oil. Allow to cool until it slightly thickens (the refrigerator speeds up this process), then, use a hand mixer to whip up the ingredients on a low setting. Allow it to thicken a little more, then mix again. Repeat this until the mixture is creamy or resembles lotion. This recipe fills an 8 ounce jar.
Now you’re all set to tackle that dry skin!