Best Eczema Treatment Natural Remedy Recipe

The flowers of Viola tricolor have been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory to treat skin conditions. Combined with the antihistamine and antiseptic properties of chamomile, this recipe makes a soothing balm for eczema.

Makes one 150-ml pot

2 tbsp (20g) Johnny-jump-up flowers, stripped from their stems
2 tbsp (20g) Roman or German chamomile, dried
1 cup (250 ml) freshly boiled water
1 tsp beeswax
2 tbsp almond oil
1 tsp vitamin C powder
1 tsp glycerin
2 tsp emulsifying wax

1. Place the Johnny-jump- ups and chamomile flowers in a glass bowl. Add the water to cover. Let infuse for 10 minutes.

2. In the top of a double boiler, add the beeswax, almond oil, vitamin C powder, glycerin, and emulsifying wax. Warm over a gentle heat, stirring until melted, about 10 minutes.

3. Strain the infusion, then slowly whisk it into the beeswax oil mixture until incorporated – the texture should be smooth, like mayonnaise.

4. Pour the mixture into a sterilized dark glass ointment jar., then seal.

Use: Apply to affected areas morning and night. Ideally apply within a few minutes after bathing to keep moisture in the skin.

Storage: Keeps for up to 6 months in the refrigerator.

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