When you using the air conditioner, the skin of the hands tends to feel dry. I have to use a moisturizer on the hands every time. I still have some lotion left in the bottle, because my skin is really sensitive, I need to purchase natural and organic lotion. But you know it’s quite expensive huh!. Is this you? Want to learn how to DIY healing salve for eczema?
Hi, besties! If this is your first time here, I am Alia. I am a working mom who likes to DIY my own skincare. If you want to know an easy way to DIY healing salve for eczema at home, in this blog post I will share how to do it.
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Healing balm is very popular in America and the United Kingdom. For them, the balm is very useful to help skin dryness in the winter season. Hmm.. anyway why use balm? What is the difference with lotion?
Making lotion is quite difficult for a beginner. As you need different phases water and oils combine together. While balm contains no water, it is 100% natural, preservative-free, and very easy to produce just with oils, beeswax, and some essential oils.
This balm is occlusive, which means that it helps increase moisture levels in the skin by providing a physical barrier to epidermal water loss. Its properties work as a ‘key’ for moisture to remain on the skin.
So it is best to use this balm after bathing. This balm is perfect for children and adults. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin types who suffer from dry, sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
The type of oil I use is organic, but non-inorganic oils can also be used. Don’t worry the effect is almost the same. So, let’s see what the equipment and materials are.
Easy DIY Healing Salve For Eczema Recipe: Equipment needed
The balm produces in this post is for individuals can be used for 2-4 weeks. You may be familiar with recipes using a measuring spoon, but to avoid wastage I always use a small scale (usually use for jewelry) to weigh small ingredients with a scale as small as 0.01g. This balm weighs only 25 g. The equipment you need is are as follows:
- Small Scale 0.01g
- Glass bowl or beaker for mixing oil
- Glass rod or spoon
- Bain-marie or double boiler
- Aluminum container 25-30g
Easy DIY Healing Salve For Eczema Recipe: The Ingredients
- Sunflower Oil 12.5g
- Hemp Seed Oil 5.6g
- Calendula Oil 3.18g
- Beeswax 3.5 g
- Lavender essential oil 0.5g / 4 drops
- Tea Tree essential oil 0.5g / 3 drops
- Vitamin E 0.1g
Are you ready? Okay, let’s see how to do it anyway.
Easy Ways to Make Healing Balm – How to Make Balm
1. Pour sunflower oil, hemp seed oil, calendula oil, and beeswax into a beaker/glass bowl.
2. Heat a mixture of oil and beeswax, using the double boiler method as in the picture below. Heat by placing water in a pan and place the beaker on top.
3. Stir using a glass rod until the beeswax is melted.
4. When the beeswax has melted, add tea tree essential oil, lavender essential oil, and vitamin e to the beaker and mix well.
5. Put in an aluminum container and let cool.
Ingredients and Uses
To produce a balm according to a specific function, you must choose a suitable oil. The selected oil is based on the uses below:
1. Sunflower oil – Using sunflower oil on the skin can improve skin barrier function. It has anti-inflammatory properties and helps the skin by retaining moisture. The National Eczema Association recommends that you use sunflower oil on adult skin twice a day, especially after bathing.
But if you are allergic to sunflower seeds can be replaced with apricot oil or peach kernel oil.
2. Hemp Seed Oil – Hemp Seed Oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory and contains fatty acids that are believed to improve skin health. It is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fats which have been shown to have benefits for the skin and reduce inflammation in the body.
3. Calendula oil – Calendula oil has fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that may be useful for healing wounds, relieving eczema, and relieving diaper rash. It is also used as an antiseptic. The price for calendula oil is quite expensive, so for a cheaper option, you can also produce it yourself by immersing calendula flower in a sunflower or olive oil for 2-4 weeks. Strain the oil to get the infusion calendula oil.
4. Beeswax – Beeswax has been used in skincare for thousands of years, famous for its healing properties, it moisturizes and soothes the skin. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which makes it excellent for use in balms for those with dry, sensitive skin such as eczema.
5. Lavender essential oil – Because lavender has anti-fungal properties and reduces inflammation, it can help treat eczema. The lavender essential oil can also be used to treat psoriasis and dermatitis. Lavender oil helps cleanse your skin and reduce redness and skin irritation.
6. Tea tree essential oil – Tea tree essential oil is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. Tea tree oil is usually used on small wounds to prevent bacterial infections. It helps reduce the itching of eczema sufferers.
7. Vitamin E – Vitamin E can reduce dryness, itching, and flaky skin due to eczema, or atopic dermatitis. One study found that taking vitamin E supplements can produce a significant increase in eczema symptoms.
The Final Verdict Of DIY Healing Salve For Eczema…
If you do not have the above ingredients you can substitute the oils with olive oil, coconut oil, carrot oil, evening primrose oil, apricot oil, and peach kernel oil. Essential oils such as chamomile essential oil and geranium essential oil can also be added or replaced just make sure the number of drops of essential oils is maintained as per the recipe above.
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