I really wish I had this recipe years ago when I was suffering from cracked bleeding knuckles due to eczema! If you currently suffer from eczema, I'm sure you can relate to the itch, irritation and annoyance that is eczema. Whether you've been suffering from bouts of eczema or chronic eczema and had to resort to topical steroid cream, then this DIY cream will be heaven-sent.
Topical steroid creams are the most common prescription creams doctors use to manage the symptoms of eczema. They make your skin look and feel temporarily better because they calm the inflammation. However, this is a temporary solution. This is similar to pulling the fuse on the gas light in your car because you don't like it reminding you that you need gas! Meaning, the problem is still there, you just can't see it for a little while.... until you run out of gas, or your eczema flares up again because you haven't addressed the root problem.
I'm sure this will come as no surprise that I'm not a fan of conventional treatments for eczema, all of which I break down one by one in my Eczema Healing Guide.
The problem with steroid creams is that they come with side effects and they do not address the root cause of eczema.
Research shows that topical steroid use has many side effects:
May cause stretch marks and bruising.
What about use on infants and children?
The skin of babies and children is very sensitive making them more susceptible to side effects of topical steroid treatments. They should be avoided in children. The Food and Drug Administration's center for drug evaluations and research have reported side effects in babies and children similar to those seen in adults.
Some side effects not reported in adults but seen in children include local irritation, mood change, gynecomastia (enlarged breasts), genital hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth) and staphylococcal infection.
As per usual, conventional solutions do not address the root cause of the disease. They mask the symptoms temporarily. If you haven't checked out my new Eczema Healing Guide, now is the time if you want to get to the root cause and banish it forever.
In the meantime, if you're suffering from the itch and inflammation of eczema, this cream will help. It was created by the lovely Kathrin Brunner of For Love of Body.
The herbs in this Eczema Healing Cream are soothing, anti-inflammatory and healing.
Do not use this on children and do not use internally.
These herbs have none of the negative side effects that topical steroid treatments have. This cream is not going to "cure" your eczema, but you need to make dietary, supplement and lifestyle changes for that. However, what it will do is naturally reduce the inflammation, pain and itching.
Here's the recipe for Eczema Healing Cream.
*Adds a barrier to seal in hydration and helps with skin cell regeneration.
Sourcing of Ingredients:
I know that suffering eczema can be extremely upsetting, stressful and frustrating. You've likely tried many different things to try and get to the root of your eczema. I am here to help. have created a comprehensive guide that addresses the root causes of eczema with evidence-based solutions.
I have created a comprehensive guide that addresses the root causes of eczema with evidence-based solutions that focus on healing and prevention. I go through the nutrition, supplement and lifestyle. Learn more about it here.
Remember that you have the power to heal your body!
I encourage you to use this affirmation as a daily reminder you are in control of your beautiful body.
Wishing you beautiful skin from within,