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Making Natural Eczema Cream At Home

Approximately 30 million Americans suffer from eczema, according to the National Eczema Association. Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema is a skin condition that usually appears during childhood. The most common areas affected are the inside of the legs and arms and it can also appear on the face and other parts of the body.

Eczema is a chronic condition and is often treated with steroid creams. Natural and alternative remedies for eczema include making your own homemade natural eczema creams.

Ingredients That Can be Used in Making Natural Eczema Cream at Home

Collect the following:

  • aloe vera gel – a quarter cup
  • lavender essential oil – about 4 drops per quarter cup of aloe vera
  • lidded tin
  • wax paper
  • amber glass bottle – to use instead of the tin
  • bowl
  • mixing spoon

How to Mix Ingredients to Make Natural Eczema Cream at Home

Mix the ingredients in the following manner:

  1. Mix quarter cup of aloe vera gel and the lavender essential oil together. You can use aloe vera gel bought at a health store or scrape aloe vera plant leaves.
  2. Line the tin with wax paper. If no tin is available use the glass amber bottle. Carefully pour the mixture of aloe vera gel and lavender essential oil into the container.
  3. Seal the container and place in refrigerator immediately. The cream should be fresh and usable for three to four weeks.

Making Larges Amounts of Natural Eczema Cream and Variations

You can make larger batches of the cream by remembering to add four drops of essential oil to every one third cup of aloe vera gel. Lavender is nice essential oil and you can experiment with other essential oils instead of lavender.

Things to be Careful of With Eczema and Natural Eczema Cream

You should always test the cream on a small part of your body to ensure rash or irritation do not occur. If rash or irritation does occur, discontinue use. The cream does have an expiry date so be sure to write the date of production on the tin and expected expiry date. Eczema is sensitive to harsh chemicals and soaps so do your best to avoid irritating products. If problem does not get better, speak to your doctor.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be used for diagnosis or to guide treatment without the opinion of a health professional. Any reader who is concerned about his or her health should contact a doctor for advice…

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Using Coconut Oil To Treat Acne Naturally

The American Academy of Dermatology (ADD) reports that between 40 million and 50 million people suffer from acne. Anyone may suffer from acne, though often, teenagers are the most commonly affected. You can use coconut oil to help treat you acne naturally and clear it up fast!

Acne: Causes and Symptoms

Acne is caused when the pores in the skin become blocked. The result is a pore that may be flat or raised and at times, can also be quite painful. Most often acne appears on the face, though it can form on other areas of the body.

Often acne will go away on it’s own though there are times the pores can become infected and result in permanent scaring. It’s important to keep your skin clean and help the acne clear up.

You can use a variety of home remedies to help clear up your acne quicker, including coconut oil which not only helps clear up the acne, it will make your skin smell and feel great too!

How Coconut Oil Can Help Treat Acne Naturally

Coconut oil is truly amazing! It has so many uses, both internal and external. It is widely known for it’s anti microbial properties. When applied to your skin the coconut oil will kill any infection and the result is no acne! You can apply coconut oil a couple of times a day to a clean, freshly washed face. It will absorb quickly and not leave your skin greasy.

You can also take coconut oil internally to help promote good skin health. Coconut oil is a good source of Vitamin E, which will help keep your skin healthy and ensure proper functioning of your sebum glands to reduce blockages. To take internally, spread some coconut oil on toast or melt a couple of tablespoons and add to yogurt, cereal or smoothies. Many people just eat the oil right from the spoon!

How to Choose a Good Coconut Oil to Treat Acne

You want the best of the best when it comes to coconut oil – to ensure it is not contaminated with any additives or by-products. Choose a Virgin or Extra Virgin Organic Coconut oil in it’s raw form. You will note the wonderful smell and the oil itself will melt quickly and easily!

You do not need a lot of coconut oil to treat your acne. Put a bit of the raw oil (it’s solid until melted) in your palm and the oil should start melting right away. Gently rub on your face or on your pimples and let it absorb into your skin.