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One of my very first blogs was about an eczema salve I made for my daughter. This was one of the very first salve recipes I made and it worked pretty well. After a lot more education and practice I have modified the recipe that is much more effective, feels great, and works super well! A little bit goes a long way.


1/2 c Nettle/olive oil infusion
1/4 c Plantain/olive oil infusion
1/4 c Chamomile/olive oil infusion
1/4 c Callendula/olive oil infusion
1 oz Beeswax
4 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp almond oil
15 drops Melaleuca Essential Oil
15 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Using the double boiler method on low heat combine oil infusions (see how to make an oil infusion here: ), coconut and olive oil with the beeswax.

When the beeswax is completely melted remove from heat, add essential oil and pour into container.

While still hot you can check the consistency by dipping a metal spoon in the salve, put it in the refrigerator to cool. Once cool check for consistency. Add more beeswax for a firmer salve, or more almond oil for a softer salve.

Use liberally wherever eczema is. This is safe enough to use on the whole body and is cloth diaper safe. I tend to slather it all over dry skin too. It works like a charm.

Why these ingredients? A reminder.

These ingredients are great for any skin problem, burns, cuts, insect stings, and redness too. It is amazing! Here is the rundown of the plant properties of the plants that went in:

Beeswax: Excellent emmolient and support for moisture. Protects skin from damaging environmental factors. Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic and a germicidal antioxidant.

Coconut oil: Works well for damaged or dry skin. Works wonders for burns, cuts, rashes, bruises, and speeds healing while it fights infection. Oh, and it smells really tasty too!

Almond oil: As a dry skin treatment, almond oil relieves itchiness, soreness, rashes, dryness, irritation and burns.

Nettle oil infusion: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-dandruff, anti-histamine, astringent, noted for the treatment of infant eczema

Plantain oil infusion: Used for wounds, skin inflammations, malignant ulcers, cuts, stings and swellings and said to promote healing without scars. (Great if you have a bug bite or sting, takes the pain and sting right out!)

Calendula essential oil: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-anaphylactic,anti-rheumatic, anti-asthmatic, anti-convulsant, anti-dandruff, anti-histamine, astringent, decongestant, depurative, diuretic, haemostatic, immunomodulator, stimulating tonic

Melaleuca Essential Oil: Tea tree oil is efficacious in various dilution in treating abrasions, minor cuts, acne, arthritis, asthma, athletes foot, minor burns, chapped lips, rash from chicken pox, dandruff, dry skin, eczema, herpes lesions, warts, hives, shingles, etc.

Chamomile:  anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-allergenic and sedative properties


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About Amanda

Amanda is a mother of two amazing toddlers. She is an herbalist, natural living guru, and real food, gluten free eating pro. She loves to help educate others on how to take control of their own health through natural living, real food, herbs, essential oils, and most of all - a positive mind set. Her other business Natural Herbal Living Magazine is all about helping people learn about how to use one herb a month on a deep and profound level.
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20 Responses to Ellie’s Eczema Salve-Improved

  1. do you think this would work for itchy dogs? Just had a conversation with our vet and he is trying to find natural ways to deal with itchy, irritated patches on dogs.

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  3. Chrystal says:

    I only use DoTERRA Oils…where do I find these oils that are not doterra oils?

  4. Jenn Truman says:

    Any suggestions on a substitute for the almond oil? My son is highly allergic to almonds.

  5. Heather says:

    I can’t find plantain in my town. Can I leave it out.? Is there a substitute.

  6. Elenore says:

    Also you can find plantain almost anywhere. It grows as a weed. Look up a picture and I’m sure you will recognize it instantly.

  7. lily says:

    Would this get cure the eczema?

    • Amanda says:

      It will get rid of the current rash and help heal the skin, but the CURE for eczema is to find what the body is responding to and trying to get rid of. My daughter has bad eczema flare ups from gluten and swimming in the pool. Eczema is the bodies way to get rid of perceived toxins and allergens.

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  11. Erin Papa says:

    could i replace the almond oil with shea butter and still get good results?

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