Essential Oils, Health & Wellness

Best Skin Cream Ever!

I’ve been using this skin cream on my son now for several months. His eczema was as bad as ever and I was so very tired of topical steroids that only seemed to prolong the problem rather than solve it. My son is sensitive to petroleum-based products and can’t use anything scented or colored, so we tried the few store bought lotions that didn’t contain those things, and still nothing helped. Finally, I reached out for help on Facebook. A dear friend messaged me and wound up bringing me samples of two essential oils she had read were very effective for this type of issue when combined with coconut oil. After numerous recommendations and testimonies, I decided it was worth a try.

Everything Skin Cream!

Y’all, this stuff was amazing. We fought an uphill battle and some steroid detoxing for the first couple days, and then his skin was moist and like new. It didn’t prevent itching or breakouts, but it moisturized his skin and fought potential infections while doing so.

The more I researched essential oils, the more I realized this wonderful mixture was capable of. When my daughter came home from school with a mysterious rash on her arm, I slathered her up and she woke up with her arm back to normal. I’ve used it time and again for diaper rashes, and it soothes my baby’s bottom the instant it touches him! I’ve also loved putting it on my son because it gives me the softest hands in the west — even after a day of doing dishes when my hands can feel like total sandpaper!

So what is this awesome stuff? I’m glad you asked, because I’m about to give you the simplest recipe EVER, and you’ll have this lovely stuff in your arsenal for everyday use.


1 cup coconut oil
10 drops lavender essential oil (I only recommend Young Living – learn why!)
10 drops Melrose essential oil blend

Mix coconut oil with essential oils and lather on generously!

That’s it! I’ve seen people recommend whipping it, and that can lead to a beautiful texture — just toss it all in the mixer and let it do all the work! I usually just put the coconut oil straight into a jar and stir the oils in with a spoon because I hate washing my mixer lol. I have also let the coconut oil melt by putting it next to something slightly warm (preheating oven, fireplace, sunlight) and dropped the oils in the melted CO and shaken. That’s super easy if you have lots of time before you *need* the oil, and it will solidify again at room temperature.
-No matter which method you use, it will get hard if it gets cold. Rubbing the jar between your hands is usually enough heat to soften it up some, or you can just dig it out with your fingers – I’ve done both.
-Use a jar or container with a lid. The essential oils will evaporate and you’ll be left with nothing but a pretty-smelling lotion if you don’t close up the container between uses.
-If you are using the cream for eczema, apply often. Moisture is a huge key in helping eczema skin heal, and unlike a prescription – you can’t put this stuff on too much!
-It will have an oily texture on your skin, but unlike olive and vegetable oils, it isn’t going to leave oily splotch stains on your clothes. That said, I usually apply it to my son on a towel because it’s just easier that way.
-As versatile as this cream already is, it can be even moreso! I’ve added Thieves oil for additional protection against infection during the worst eczema flare-ups, Peppermint to help ease itching, and Valor when my son was complaining about growing pains (since I was rubbing this stuff all over him, anyway!)

If you try this, let me know how you liked it!

**disclaimer: I am not a doctor, just a mommy learning to care for her family the best I can. I speak from experience, but not medical expertise. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s health, consult a medical practitioner. If you are just looking for new and helpful ways to continue caring for the ones you love, I hope you find my ideas useful in that endeavor. Thanks!**

14 thoughts on “Best Skin Cream Ever!”

  1. Thanks for the recipe! I was wondering if you add thieves or peopermint to this, how much do you do? My daughter has eczema on the inside of her elbow and scratches it open so both oils would be beneficial.

    1. Hi Samantha! I’m very frugal with my oils, so I only add 2-4 drops to start with, and if I find that I need more I will go up from there. Essential Oils are very strong, so a little bit goes a long way!

  2. My husband has a bad rash all over that is very itchy. The doctor also treated him with steroids, it went away some but it is now back with avengence! His main complaint is the itchy feeling…would you recommend that I add 10 drops of peppermint oil also or just go with original recipe? Thanks!

    1. Hi Dionne! I hope you’re no longer struggling with this, but peppermint can be very helpful for itch! If you find that what he is suffering from is TSW, however, the itch can sometimes be due to inflammation. For inflammation, we found Copaiba EO to be more helpful than anything else. Hope that helps!

  3. I made this today and added about a 1/2 cup of Shea butter. Why? Just because I had it on hand and thought, “it can’t hurt.” Thanks for the recipe! Tonight is the first night I’m applying it on my son, who has eczema around his eyes. He was prescribed a steroid cream and I used it for a little while, with hesitation, I might add. I quit using it because I and no peace with putting steroid cream on my little guy so we switched to Aquafor, which is fine, but I’d like to use something a bit more natural. So there’s my story. Again, thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hi, Liz! We definitely liked this lotion a lot for our boy when he was struggling. Aquaphor was also a big help at points during his TSW. If you find that this isn’t strong enough, we were told by a dermatologist to try mixing Aquaphor and Cerave 50/50 and it was wonderfully helpful! I hope you find relief πŸ˜€

  4. Is this safe for infant too? I would love to do this for my hubby who is having skin rash at the moment. I don’t want this to go to waste so if the recipe is safe for my 10mth old boy, I would gladly apply this on him in any ways! Hope to hear from you soon. TYIA!

    1. Hi Ella! I have used this dilution on my boys when they were babies, and it was helpful. It does tend to make some people very sleepy, though, so it might be best after a bath before bed! πŸ™‚

    1. That sounds awful! I’m so sorry you have to deal with that. Most natural oils (not canola, vegetable but olive, sunflower, and grapeseed) will serve as good carrier oils. I personally like grapeseed as it is fairly free of fragrances.

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