Soothing Eczema Balm
A healing homemade eczema balm made with raw honey, essential oils, and shea butter.
Yield: 8 ounces
Place the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax in a heat-proof glass jar—I find a Pyrex measuring cup works great for this—and microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted. Alternatively, you can place the container in a small saucepan filled halfway with water and heat on low until oils have melted.
Set the jar of melted oils aside for 15 minutes to cool slightly. This helps preserve the active compounds in the honey and keeps the honey from separating as the mixture cools.
Add the honey, almond, and essential oils, and stir to combine.
Transfer the balm to a small tin or lidded glass jar, and let it cool completely.
Make sure to do a small test patch on an intact, non-irritated area when using any new essential oil on your skin. Not all oils work for everyone. If you have any adverse reaction or if you aren't seeing results, feel free to swap out essential oils until you find a combination that works for you.
For best results use balm within 1–2 months or store in the refrigerator for up to 1 year.