I have suffered from eczema on my hands since I was a child, and now my daughter is showing signs of it in the exact same place as mine. I originally bought Cedarwood essential oil to use in my husband’s deodorant, because I thought it sounded woodsy and manly. My first impression was that it smells exactly like CEDAR WOOD – like wood chips! Duh, right? I guess I didn’t expect it to smell exactly like a cedar tree, since it’s oil, but it does. I thought it was a little weird at first, but the more I use it, the more I love it. After I bought it and was reading about its uses and properties, I discovered that it’s good for skin difficulties such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. So I whipped up (literally) this Cedarwood hand cream, and it is delicious! I’m totally digging the smell. It IS woodsy, and it could definitely be manly, but wow, I just love it. I’ve been using a dab of this cream to moisturize my face too, and it feels wonderful. (For more information about Cedarwood essential oil, go here)
After using this for a week, my daughter’s eczema is clearing up, and my son’s ashy dry skin is looking so much better!
1/2 c Coconut Oil (at room temperature, not melted)
20 drops Cedarwood essential oil (more or less, to your liking)
Whip coconut oil with a mixer until it’s creamy and has a consistency similar to frosting. Scoop into a small container (I use old baby food jars or yeast jars). Add oil and stir thoroughly. Use as needed on hands, face, or anywhere your skin needs a little help.
*It’s a little difficult to whip such a small amount of coconut oil. I tripled the amount, and made three different things. You could do the same, or make a larger batch. It would be nice to have a small jar of this in several rooms of the house. Or just do the best you can with 1/2 a cup!