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Soothing Eczema Balm

A healing homemade eczema balm made with raw honey, essential oils, and shea butter.
Prep Time25 mins
Cooling Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Bath and Body
Keyword: essential oils, honey, natural remedies, skincare
Yield: 8 ounces
Author: Stephanie Pollard
Cost: $15

Equipment

  • Heat proof glass jar or Pyrex measuring cup
  • Saucepan (optional)
  • 8-ounce glass jar with lid

Materials

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.