About one in every nine people is diagnosed with eczema, at least once during their lifetime. Eczema is a skin condition, which is a form of dermatitis and includes a number of symptoms. Some of the common symptoms of eczema are dryness of the skin, skin rashes, redness, itching, blisters, etc. There are different types of eczema, the symptoms of which differ a little from one another. Treating eczema is rather difficult, as there is no known cure for the condition. Hence, the eczema treatment works towards controlling the symptoms.
Homemade Moisturizing Lotion Recipes
The homemade lotion for eczema aims to reduce dryness of the skin, which often causes itching, blistering, cracking, oozing, etc. Hence, it is important that the skin is well hydrated. The lotion should also be armed with anti-inflammatory agents, so that inflammation can also be brought under control.
Nutmeg - Olive Oil Cream
For this eczema lotion, you will need one tablespoon of grated nutmeg and one teaspoon of olive oil. Grate nutmeg with cheese grater and combine it with olive oil to make thick nutmeg cream. Apply the cream on the affected part of the skin. Let the cream stay on the affected part for about half an hour and wash with running cold water.
Emulsifying Wax - Essential Oil Lotion
The ingredients required to make this lotion are quarter cup of emulsifying wax, six to eight tablespoons of olive oil and about 32 to 35 drops of lavender essential oil. Place emulsifying wax and olive oil in a microwave proof bowl. Melt the wax in the microwave, which will take about a minute. After about half a minute, remove the bowl from the microwave and mix the ingredients before you place it again in the microwave.
In another bowl, heat about one and quarter cup of water for about a minute. Till the water is heating, combine the essential oil with the emulsifying wax mixture. After the water heats up, add it to the wax mixture and stir well, so that the ingredients are mixed well with each other. Pour the mixture in a container and let it sit overnight, till it solidifies. Apply the homemade moisturizer for eczema at regular intervals to relieve the symptoms.
Coconut Oil - Vitamin E Oil
A simple recipe to make lotion for eczema is to combine about four to five tablespoons of coconut oil with two teaspoons of vitamin E oil and two teaspoons of rosemary oil. If the coconut oil has solidified, place the coconut oil bottle in warm water, till it liquidizes. If the oil is in liquid form, then you will want to warm it a little before you add vitamin E and rosemary oil to it. Mix well so that the oils are well mixed with each other, before you apply the lotion. The coconut oil has to be warm and not hot.
This is the easiest to make eczema lotion. Take two tablespoons of oatmeal and place it in the grinder and grind it to a fine powder. Add water to the oatmeal powder to make a thick paste. Apply the paste on the afflicted area and let it stay for 15 to 20 minutes before you wash off using cold water.
Aloe Vera Gel - Lavender Oil Moisturizer
You will need about quarter cup of aloe vera gel and five to six drops of lavender oil to make this moisturizer. If you have aloe vera plant at home, you will want to extract the pulp from the leaves and use it to make the moisturizer. Alternately, you can use store-bought aloe vera gel to make the moisturizer as well. Combine the gel with lavender oil and mix it well. Keep the moisturizer in refrigerator to ensure that it does not go bad.
It is advisable that you apply the homemade lotion for eczema immediately after shower, so that the skin is hydrated and stays moisturized for a longer period of time. Also, conduct a patch test before you use any one of the homemade lotions to ensure you are not allergic to the ingredients. After applying the lotion, if you see that the skin is further irritated, do not use the lotion any more. If the symptoms are severe, consult your health care professional.