Homemade Hand/Body Lotion (Great for Eczema)
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Ingredients (makes 2oz; small batch):
4 tsp Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
2 tsp Unrefined Shea Butter
3 tsp Aloe Vera Juice
8 drops Tea Tree Oil
Sweet Orange Essential Oil (optional)
Lemon Essential Oil (optional)
This lotion does help to soothe eczema without burning or causing more itching. All of the ingredients are proven very good for eczema sufferers. This lotion is a bit oily when you first apply it but will absorb within a few minutes. Apply in very thin, light layers. Great for put on your skin right after a shower to lock in the moisture.
Add 4 tsp of coconut oil to a small bowl (if you want to make more than two ounces just increase the recipe...I was only making a batch to fill my small 1oz jars to take with me in my purse on the go).
Next add in the 2 tsp of shea butter....
Blend the two ingredients until they have a smooth consistency....
Next add in the 3 tsp aloe vera juice....you will have to mix it thoroughly. The juice will be repelled at first by the oils, but it will eventually mix in.
Then add in the 8 drops of tea tree oil....(If you are pregnant or nursing leave out this ingredient and move on to the next step).
Stir vigorously until the mixture presents a whipped texture.
Then place in small jars or containers of your choice. If you want a solid stick you can place this in an old deodorant stick container and place it in the refrigerator. You can then rub it all over your skin when need and it will stay solid in the frig. On really hot summer days I suggest keeping this lotion in the refrigerator as the coconut oil will melt. Enjoy!