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DIY: Whipped Eczema Cream With Soothing Aloe

Opened plastic container with cream and aloe on a white background. [1]I was talking with my sister the other day and she mentioned that her toddler started getting small patches of eczema on her arm. Now, what kind of auntie would I be if I didn’t whip up a batch of soothing eczema cream for my sweet baby niece?

Aloe Vera: A Natural and Healing Wonder

Eczema is considered an immune deficiency and requires a cure to work both inside [2] and out. Aloe Vera is one of the few natural wonders that has been shown to reduce eczema symptoms both on the skin and in the immune system. In fact, according to MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, notes, “Some chemicals in aloe gel seem to be able to increase circulation in the tiny blood vessels in the skin, as well as kill bacteria. Together, these effects suggest that aloe gel might be effective in accelerating the wound healing process.” Although it is too early to come to a final conclusion, many reputable studies indicate that aloe does in fact strengthens the immune system, as well as assisting in healing epithelial tissues.

The active polysaccharide fractions in aloe are called galacto-mannans or beta-glucomannans. These polysaccharides have been shown in laboratory studies to act as a bridge between foreign proteins (such as virus particles) and macrophage cells in the human body, facilitating the destruction of the invading the protein by the macrophage. Activating the receptor sites of the macrophages is also a key to the overall boosting of cell-mediated immunity, which, significantly, is deficient in HIV infection and other immune disorders

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Aloe vera can be applied topically to reduce inflammation, swelling, and itching on the skin. I wanted to help soothe my niece’s skin and heal it at the same time. These are the ingredients I used:

 Whipped Eczema Cream

Makes 2 containers

  1. In a large bowl, add all ingredients and blend together using an electric blender.
  2. Using a large spoon, add eczema cream to clean containers [4].
  3.  Use as needed to relieve symptoms associated with eczema.
  4. To assist in relieving skin irritation, refrigerate cream to keep cool.

The end result is a rich cream that absorbs perfectly into the skin. Best of all, it smells wonderful! I will keep you all updated on how well the eczema cream works on my niece. In the meantime, whip this easy recipe up and enjoy the healing benefits of aloe!