DIY Eczema Honey Treatment: Relieve Eczema Naturally
By: Ariana Palmieri
Do you suffer from eczema? Honey may be able to help: A mixture of honey and beeswax can act as a treatment to curb itchy symptoms that accompany the disease. Here's how and why you should give honey a try to relieve your eczema.
Honey has been used for centuries as a wound treatment, due to its antibacterial properties. A mixture of honey, olive oil and beeswax can relieve the itchy symptoms associated with eczema disease. According to a 2003 study published in “Complementary Therapies in Medicine”, 80 percent of the honey ointment users experienced significant improvement in treating their eczema symptoms. The mixture was made from equal parts raw honey, beeswax and col-pressed olive oil. For this reason, we’ve devised a DIY honey eczema treatment that will re-create these effects. Along with the base ingredients, we’ve added in a few additional ingredients for added benefits.
If you suffer from eczema, please give this DIY honey eczema treatment a try. If it works for you, or at least helps your condition, let us know in the comment section!
DIY Honey Eczema Treatment
- 2 tablespoons of Beezy Beez raw honey
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil (or almond oil)
- 2 tablespoons of grated Beezy Beez beeswax
- 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
- 2 tablespoons of purified water
Note: You can double or triple these amounts to create a larger batch, if so desired.
- In a double boiler, heat up all the ingredients until beeswax is thoroughly dissolved.
- Pour the mixture into a glass jar of your choice and let it cool. Apply to affected area as needed.
How to use:
Apply it anywhere to the skin on the affected area. Rub a dime-sized amount into the skin 1 to 3 times a day. Add a water or aloe based lotion on top if you so desire. You can also apply a thicker layer for a 20 minute mask, then wash with a clean and warm towelette for a smooth finish.
This DIY honey eczema treatment can also be used for various other skin conditions. You can use it to heal psoriasis, rosacea, dermatitis, KP, acne, shave burn, sunburn, boils, dry, itchy or inflamed skin. You can even use it to take off makeup or as a lip balm.
Of course, this DIY eczema treatment cannot replace the treatment you receive from a doctor. Please consult with your doctor first before trying this DIY, or if you have any adverse reactions.
Ariana Palmieri is a green beauty blogger who strives to live as eco-friendly as possible. In July 2015 she started her blog, Greenify-Me, to document her own journey with sustainable products and makeup that would benefit the environment. In her spare time she loves to read wellness-related books, devour sushi, drink bubble tea with her boyfriend, and befriend stray cats.