A member of our family has been struggling with eczema for a very long time, so I began researching natural remedies for this ailment. In my research, I found that coconut-based products help to moisturize the dry skin of eczema, and many essential oils are found to relief many of eczema’s symptoms. Now please remember, I am by no means a medical professional, but this soap (which has only been in use a few days now), seems to be helping to give some relief.
2 pounds Melt and Pour Soap Base (I use this Goat’s Milk Soap Base.)
1/4 cup organic coconut oil
2 teaspoons fresh chopped lavender
2 teaspoons fresh chopped rosemary
5 drops cedarwood essential oil
10 drops patchouli essential oil
5 drops clary sage essential oil
5 drops tea tree essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil
a shallow pot or saucepan
a glass bowl
soap molds (You can purchase these at your local craft store or here.)
Fill the pot or saucepan half full with water. Bring to a simmer. Place the glass bowl in the pot of water to create a double boiler of sorts. Place the melt and pour soap base in the glass bowl, along with the coconut oil. Stir the base and coconut oil with a wooden spoon until it melts. Remove the bowl from the heat and mix in the fresh herbs. Then add the essential oils and stir. Allow the mixture to cool just slightly (enough to thicken the mixture just a bit). Pour into your molds. Allow to rest until completely cool. Remove the soap from the molds. Enjoy!