DIY, skin

Eczema & Psoriasis Balm

When I started using essential oils one of my first massive wins was finding this balm. When I saw the relief it gave a family member (story to follow), that was it for me and the oils. There was no way I would ever go back to life without them.

The Story

I initially made up this mixture when I met my aunt-in-law and she mentioned that her husband’s skin was in a really bad way. He has always suffered from Eczema/Psoriasis and at the time his shins were nearly completely skinless. It sounded so sore I immediately started researching oils that could help.

I found that –

Frankincense (the King of Oils) was a great oil to use on the skin for many reasons. I often put a drop in my moisturiser and in fact I usually use my homemade version which has Frankie in it.

Lavender was calming and mildly analgeasic, antibacterial and antifungal. And with over 200 chemical compounds Lavender is a great all rounder oil.

Geranium is great for all skin conditions and is known as “The Poor Man’s Rose” because of its similar properties to Rose Oil which is great for the skin.

Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil) is renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating affect on the skin. Its a common germ killer so helps to do that for anything that is causing the skin to be irritated.

As a base I found that Coconut Oil is mildly antibacterial so that was going in and Aloe Vera leaf for its healing properties.

Why didn’t I use an Aloe Gel that you can buy in a bottle or tube? Well I did the second time I made a batch for myself and it didn’t have a great consistency. Maybe it was the brand I used I’m not sure but I have used my own Aloe leaves since then and it works like magic!

Here is the recipe –

100ml Coconut Oil (raw, virgin, cold pressed, organic)

2 good sized Aloe Vera leaves (I always have a few plants at home so I am sure they are not sprayed with pesticides or fertilizers or any other harmful toxins)

10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

10 drops of Melaleuca Essential Oil

5 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil

5 drops of Geranium Essential Oil


Eczema & Psoriasis Balm

In a suitable bowl fillet the leaves of Aloe Vera so you are left with the sticky clear goo.

Add the coconut oil and whip up to a smooth consistency with a hand blender.

Once you are happy with it add the essential oils and briefly whip again to blend them in but not so much to create heat.

Voilà your potion is created! Apply to skin to relieve symptoms related to eczema and psoriasis or just apply any time to any skin.

I mix up the oils I use to create lovely aromas. Some that I love are Lemongrass, Lime, Wild Orange and Bergamot. Citrus oils are great for cleansing the skin but just be careful to apply them in the evening as they can be photosensitive which means they can react to sunlight.

Have fun creating and remember when using Essential Oils and other natural forms of healthcare to do your research! They are wonderful ways of caring for your health but some medications can react to other substances so check that out if you are taking any.

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