How to make eczema Butter?
Basic Homemade Shea Butter
The word eczema derives from the Greek word ekzein, which means to boil over, to break out. Managing eczema breakouts is tiresome and unrelenting. Without a solid care plan, it may seem like the only viable solution is opting for steroid creams. If you suffer from eczema, you definitely know the struggle.
In her professional time as a nurse and midwife, our Head Formulator Sade has documented many stories of people struggling with eczema-prone skin. We are so focused on skin conditions at Sade Baron, because of what she learned!
Many people think of skin conditions as just on the surface but we know from real testimony that it can affects one’s entire life. Every detail, from daily habits, clothing choices, makeup choices, diet, exercise frequency, to mental health are all part of it. They are affected, and they also feed into the way the skin feels the next day.
In our last article, we identified common triggers that might be causing your eczema to flare-up (and what to do about it).
We’re sharing a basic eczema butter recipe that you can adapt at home in order to self-manage troubled skin. We sell great body care and we’re proud of it. But we also know that sometimes, when you are in extreme suffering, you may want to take things into your own hands. That’s why we want to share our base for eczema butter with you.
Tip: Get Good Ingredients
In our years of crafting body care, we have learned that good ingredients are the number one foundation to good body care. So, when ingredient hunting, opt for the higher quality ones, even if they are more costly. Your skin will feel (and show) the difference!
Learn how to make your own fresh eczema butter for when you want to control the ingredients with more precision, or better manage your skin through altering the proportions of ingredients to make it suit your lifestyle. Our product recipes were developed through multiple trials and with lots of testing. But there can be times when a store-bought product just isn’t working out for you.
Basic Homemade Eczema Butter
Time: 40 - 60 minutes
- 60 mL | 1/4 cup Unrefined Shea Butter (also known as Raw Shea Butter)
- 60 mL | 1/4 cup Mango Butter
- 120 mL | 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 15 mL | 1 tablespoon Fresh Aloe Vera Juice
- 30 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
- 8 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Double boiler
- Metal bowls for mixing
- Metal mixing utensils
- Hand-held or stand mixer
- Mason jar, or similar glass container
- Ensure all equipment is properly cleaned, free of oils or dirt.
- Melt shea butter, mango butter and coconut oil over a double boiler.
- Add aloe vera juice and stir to blend.
- Add essential oils to the mix, stirring to combine the fragrance. You can reduce it completely, if you are sensitive to essential oils, or if you prefer it fragrance-free.
- Slightly cool the mixture. Allow it thicken, but remain soft.
- Once the mixture has reached a slightly denser consistency, use your mixer to blend until it froths. Continue until the blend develops the consistency of a lotion.
- Transfer the blend to a mason jar or other container.
- Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator. At room temperature, it stays soften, which makes it easier to apply.
- swelling. This might help treat conditions associated with skin swelling such as eczema.
If you try this recipe, let us know how it went for you!
Was it too much work?
Our shea butter, mango butter and aloe vera blend, Sky | Deep Hydration Body Souffle, also contains added Vitamin E, Safflower oil, and Jojoba oil to keep the skin comfortable. It’s fast-absorbing, non-greasy, and ultra hydrating. This super creamy formula may be just what you need.