The Homemade Lotion that Healed my Daughters Eczema

Who would’ve known that the cure to my daughters eczema would only take a few simple ingredients and less than 5 minutes?

Vayda has always had extremely sensitive skin, she was only 6 weeks old when Brown Sugar deployed and she had a horrible reaction that covered her face and started to spread to her neck. I was horrified. I was in the middle of moving to Chicago from Hawaii alone and I had no idea what to do. The doctor ended up prescribing her a steroid cream which I wasn’t really comfortable with but it did help to calm the reaction. Then about a year later I started to notice dark scaly patches on the creases of her arms and dryness on the back of her neck. I once again took her to the doctor and he told me she had eczema and again prescribed a steroid cream. At this point, I’d started to educate myself about the food and chemicals that my kids were being exposed to and after looking up several homemade/natural options and after many different recipes mostly from Pinterest I came up with this lovely concoction.

This lotion that is oh so easy to make has been a Godsend, Vayda no longer scratches until she bleeds and her skin is no longer scarred from all the scratching. If someone in your home suffers from eczema hopefully this DIY lotion recipe will help.


Rubber Spatula

Handheld mixer

Large Mixing bowl

1 cup of softend coconut oil

14 drops of essential lemon oil (optional)

12 drops of essential lavender oil (optional)

1 13 oz container of baby fresh scent of petroleum Jelly

(2) 4 oz containers of Vitamin E cream

4 drops of Vitamin E oil

1. After gathering all the ingredients scoop, the Vitamin E cream, petroleum jelly, coconut oil (you may need to zap it in the microwave for about 30 seconds to soften it) into the large mixing bowl. Set the empty containers to the side.

2. Mix the ingredients with the mixer for about 2 minutes until the lotion is smooth and well mixed.

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3. Add in the vitamin e oil and essential oils and mix again for about 30 seconds.

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4. Scoop mixture back in empty containers, rub the kids down and watch the eczema heal.

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Warning keep the bowl and spatula away from kids, they’ll think it’s some sort of icing and will definitely try to eat it.

My family loves this lotion we use it every day and I’ve seen so much improvement to Vayda’s skin not to mention the bonus of it being much more natural and healthier than the lotions and prescribed medicines for eczema.






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35 thoughts on “The Homemade Lotion that Healed my Daughters Eczema

  1. Hi there. I made this lotion for my daughter. She’s 2 1/2 and suffers with pretty bad eczema. She claws herself until she bleeds some nights. I’m on day two of using this lotion. How long was it before you started seeing a big change in your daughters skin when using this recipe?

    1. Hi Chasity, Thanks for stopping by! I’m so sorry your baby girl is suffering and I know exactly how you feel Vayda would scratch until she bled too. I would say it was about 2 weeks before I saw changes and she felt relief but I made sure to apply the lotion at least twice a day, once in the morning when she woke up and at night before bed I slathered it all over her. I really hope your baby girl feels better soon and please let me know how long it is before she’s feeling better.
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  2. Very nice! I’ll definitely give this a go. One of my son suffers from eczema and I know the itching is unbearable (poor thing). Will let you know how it goes. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love this! My 13yr old son has eczema and we have yet to find a product that helps his skin. We will be trying this formula.

  4. This sounds really simple. My daughter doesn’t really have eczema issues anymore but I still want to try and make this. The winters are harsh on our skin.

  5. You find a cure for anything on Pinterest!! I will past this on to my sister.. My nephew has really dry skin and this may help

  6. So happy you found something that works and it’s awesome that you can make it your own. I know many parents will benefit by you sharing your recipe.

  7. A great non-petroleum alternative is castor oil jelly. I buy this one at WalMart. Live Clean Baby Non-petroleum jelly.

  8. I saw this post earlier today and decided to combine the ingredients. After seconds of applying it on my daughters skin, she runs through the house screaming ” thank you Jesus”, she stated that she felt instant relief. I wish I would’ve seen this sooner it thrills me to know that I might’ve found a remedy!!! Thank you Sooooo much for sharing it 😍

    1. That is awesome! You really made my heart smile with this comment! I know just how frustrating it is to watch your child suffer from eczema and I’m really glad it’s giving your daughter some relief. And tell her I said Thank You Jesus is right that’s exactly what I say when sweet baby Jesus shines his light on me lol!
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  9. This was helpful I can’t wait to try this..because this cream was prescribed for my daughter as well. Yes it works for the clearing of the skin, not so much for the itching! This is what bothers and worried me most for her. S.Branson asked the question I too wanted to ask. Petroleum jelly is one on her list of allergies and I see where someone mentioned un-petroleum. Thank you for the suggestion never knew of it. Jeanna = (Jenna) Lol is six so she would so love helping to make this. I love reading your newsletters and the feedback from others thank you to all.

  10. Thank you so much for this recipe! I wanted mine to be a bit thicker, so I melted some shea butter and some beeswax and added it in as well. My son’s eczema has been soooo drastically improved this winter due to this lotion. Another thing I’ve noticed that seems to help: I have him wash his hands (his trouble spots are on the backs of his hands) and very very lightly pat them dry so that they’re still damp when I apply the lotion. This seems to lock moisture in better for him.

    1. Can you share your recipe with the shea butter and beeswax?

  11. Hi! I just made this lotion up. Itching while I made it. I didn’t expect much initially because from what I read it would probably take 2 weeks. I sit here amazed that my legs and ankles are no longer itching. I’m trying hard to concentrate to feel an itch…. No itch. I’ve been tormented over the last few years by eczema. Thank u. Thank u. Thank u. And God bless you for taking the time to share!

  12. Reading your story was like looking in the mirror! I’ve been searching for something to heal the itching fits my youngest broke out into donto eczema. I made this and yes ma’am it stopped her almost instantly! Not even a week and no bumps, dry skin, or skin discoloration! So the whole family uses it now!!!! If it works for eczema then it’ll work for my dry skin (especially in the winter) and yes ma’am it does! Plus the kids love helping make it! Not to mention a little goes a long way! The first day I put it on thick and my youngest slept like the baby she is!!!! So glad I came across this recipe cause it truly works for my family!!!!!!!
    Thanks again for sharing this!!!!!!

      1. I’m going to make some of this today. My little ones cheeks are so flared up and rosey.

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  14. Petroleum jelly is like motor oil. I wonder if I could use something else, like aloe?

    1. Thank you so much! I’m so glad your daughter is feeling better and thanks so much for being a follower!

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