- Always educate yourself about properties and contraindications of essential oils you are going to use.
- Be sure you are not allergic to any ingredient before applying it on your body. First apply a dab on your wrist for example, and wait 24 hours to see if any irritation occurs.
- Make sure you buy the pure base ingredients and choose ingredients that have the most beneficial nutrients.
- Always dilute an essential oil in a base oil unless you are sure it is safe to use it neat.
- If you can afford, spend a little more on high quality and organic oils. This will insure no unnecessary chemicals are applied to your skin.
This cream is anti-inflammatory as well as anti-bacterial. If you suffer from an overgrowth of candida, these ingredients are good altogether to fight against yeast infection.
Researchers reported that a natural combination of honey, olive oil, and beeswax can provide significant benefit to people suffering from eczema or psoriasis. A honey mixture may decrease the need for corticosteroids... See this article: Honey Mixture Improves Skin Conditions (from Dr. Kimberly Beauchamp, ND)
Mixture of Honey, Beeswax and Olive Oil Inhibits Growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albican (Archives of medical research)
Preparation: 30 minutes
Ingredients for this anti-inflammatory cream
- Beeswax (1 tablespoon)
- Honey (1 tablespoon)
- Olive oil (2 tablespoon)
- Almond oil (2 tablespoon)
- Distilled water (1 tablespoon)
- Rosemary (2 drops)
- Neem (1 drop)
- Tea Tree (1 drop)
- In a small saucepan over low heat, warm beeswax, honey, almond and olive oils, and distilled water. Stir well until beeswax has melted.
- Remove from heat and allow the mix to cool. Keep on stirring until the mixture begins to thicken. It should be soft.
- Add the essential oils and mix.
- Put the lotion in storage container. Allow the lotion to cool for about 30 minutes before putting the lid on.
- You don't need to keep it in the fridge unless you want to keep it for more than 1 month. Water can begin to separate from the lotion after a few days but this is normal.
Do you have anything to say to improve this recipe for eczema and psoriasis? Feel free to leave a comment!
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