I've had super sensitive skin my whole life, but it wasn't until I went away to college that my skin problems got worse. I developed eczema on my hands and I've suffered with it ever since.
I've tried what feels like every single product on the market: lotions, soaps, etc. You name it, and I've tried it. The majority of products left me unsatifised with the results or even worse - with hands that were stinging from the product that was intended to soothe me!
It was my battle with eczema that first led me to the essential oils path, and I haven't looked back since. One of the most soothing and healing balms was something I created in my kitchen. The rich shea butter and calming lavender oil work together to heal and calm the itchy and painful symptoms of eczema.
This balm is thick and I like to put it on at night right before bed so it can soak in all night.
What you'll need
2-3 drops of lavender oil
1 Tablespoon of 100% real shea butter
Warm the shea butter slightly in your hands so it's easier to mix. Add the lavender drops and mix together in your hands. Apply to the affected areas.
All out of lavender oil?
Because of the therapeutic nature of this balm, it is especially important to make sure you are using pure, unadulterated oils. You can refresh yourself with my Essential Oil 101 post, or my post on how to order oils, and let me know if you have any questions.
Have you tried this recipe? Comment below!
Wife & Mama with a passion for peaceful parenting, natural living, homeschooling... and my daily café au lait.