A Cream for Eczema and Other Skin Ailments

Eczema has become a common skin condition, and mostly due to chemicals in our environments, food and cleaning products.  One of the chief culprits is fabric softener, which can be replaced with the same amount of white vinegar.  It has the same effect, is kinder to your skin, your washing machine and the environment, plus it is far cheaper. Intolerance to certain foods, of which gluten seems to be a primary culprit, is another factor to consider. Cut out gluten for one month and see if it makes a difference.

A Cream for Eczema and Skin Ailments

Rather than using prescribed cortisone creams for eczema, try this cream. Calendula promotes healing and stops inflammation, chickweed calms the itching and comfrey closes the wound by increasing cell growth. Don't limit it to excema though, it is useful for any skin ailment. I like to use aqueous for eczema because it absorbs rather than creating a barrier. For cuts and scrapes you could replace aqueous with vaseling
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time30 mins

Materials

  • 1 cup Calendula petals
  • 1 cup Comfrey leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Chickweed leaves
  • 2 cups Aqueous cream, good quality
  • 2 Tbsp Honey

Instructions

  • Place leaves and aqueous cream in a double boiler..Apply frequently
  • When the water is boiling turn down to a simmer
  • As the aqueous cream melts, stir into the leaves.
  • Once all of the cream is melted, cover with a lid and ‘cook’ for 30 minutes.
  • Strain while still hot. First through a fine sieve and then through muslin cloth
  • Add the honey and stir well
  • Pour into clean glass jars and label with name and date
  • Apply frequently

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