Shea Butter Recipe for Eczema

This is shea butter cream for eczema enriched with Wheat Germ base oil, Lavender and Sandalwood essential oils. It could be very good for eczema. You can also try with other essentials oils believed to be good for eczema.

What do you need?

  • 2 oz. unrefined Shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon Wheat Germ oil
  • 15 drops Sandalwood essential oil
  • 15 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 4 oz. empty clean jar

You don’t have to melt shea butter at all and this is the method i prefer. Make sure unrefined shea butter is on a room temperature before you start. Mash it with a fork and add oils. Mash it again a little bit. Mix it with a hand mixer for few minutes and you are done!

Alternatively, you can do the same cream using following method. Melt unrefined shea butter on the steam using double pot.  Put it out of the steam and let it cool down a little bit. Add Wheat Germ oil and mix it good. Add Lavender and Sandalwood essential oils and mix it. Put it in a clean jar and let it cool down on the room temperature.

Ingredients Good for Eczema

Below listed ingredients are believed to be good for eczema.

Butters: Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Coconut butter

Base oils: Wheat germ oil, Almond oil

Essential oils: Bergamot, Birch, Carrot Seed, Geranium, Hyssop, Juniper, Lavender, Melissa, Myrrh, Patchouli, Pine, Sandalwood

Others: Emu oil

Share Your Personal Experience with Shea Butter for Eczema

If you have personal experience with the use of unrefined shea butter to treat eczema, please share your results with others. You can also check how other people voted. Thanks in advance!

Read general guidelines on how to make your own creams.

Learn more about shea butter, what it is good for and where to buy it.


Eczema — 35 Comments

  1. Hi, I have bouts of eczema flare ups that range form small to very large and I am excited that I have found this page. My eczema flares up from many allergies to foods and such and I have a hard time keeping it under control. I can only last about 2 weeks without a single flare up as I am allergic to every possible food there is but can’t seem to cut it out of my diet. I recently ordered raw shea and cocoa butter in hopes of mixing with some oils to relive the eczema but I got sunburned and began to use for that relief and found that it does wonders on healing the sunburn. Looking forward to more recipes and relief.

  2. i use to have really bad eczema and after many expensive ointments and doctors i was givin a product called Ketocanazole by a veterinarian and 15 days later its gone and hasnt been back since 07.

  3. Hi,
    I have had eczema for many years and have just purchased organic Shea butter. I will try your basic recipe, however, just wanted to let everyone know that lavender is a known trigger for many people with eczema. You might want to leave it out or test a small amount before adding.

    • You’re so right about lavender my son and I are both allergic to Lavender. I use Lemon oil, Vanilla,orange oil and Rose oil in my whipped shea. I just whip it with the hand mixer and add in the oils.

  4. Hi just wondering my son’s had bad eczema for 3 days we tried already the cream that doctors prescribe for us and also aveeno body wash and moisturizer and also vaseline petroleum jelly to eas the pain and itch, im so thankful that i found a video in youtube talking about how bad eczema she had and shea butter helped her alot, so we tried to apply for my son’s entire body and face cause im so disperate to help my son’s struggling eczema, my son’s did not scratching anymore sleep very well and he seems ok now, but just wanted to ask if anyone of here are experiencing dryness and peeling off the skin after 3 days using of shea butter? Please give some ideas or tips just worried my son’s still young i dont know if he still ok with shea butter or allergic effect. Im a first time mother please,,,,

    • I am very sorry to hear about your sons eczema. I had extremely severe head to toe eczema for a long time. I think your son might be going through what i used to call the healing stage, my skin always peeled really badly after a bad flare up, still does even after a mild episode. It is likely that your sons skin is developing new and healthy cells. My advise, only put the cream on after bathing at this stage.. otherwise all of the skin cells get mixed up with the cream and it is very irritating.

      I don’t know if you have done this already but try and push for an allergy test. I found out that i am allergic to eggs and my skin has truly never been better. My doctor insisted for 5 years that eczema and allergies do not correlate but my dermatologist (5 years and £250 for a referral from a private dermo later) suggested having one and now i only get a few patches during stressful times.

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  5. I like to add hemp seed oil, oatmeal , evening prime rose extract and green tea extract with a little coffee butter. Works great for me

  6. Hi I’ve been experimenting in making a exzema cream for my grandson I used 4 oz pure unrefined organic Shea butter
    1 tablespoon of rosehip oil
    I tablespoon of unrefined coconut oil
    1 table spoon of jojoba oil
    10 drops of lavender
    10 drops of frankincense
    And she said it’s working a treat ?

  7. My 3yo son also has bad eczema as well as dairy and soy aleieglrs (plus dust, pets, citrus, nuts, etc etc etc). He was breastfed, so we didn’t have to worry about formula but now he is drinking rice milk. I would suggest looking to see if there is a rice-based baby formula out there. Rice milk doesn’t have the same nutritional makeup as cow’s milk or even soy milk but it’s something he can drink and that’s been a huge relief as it is!

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  8. I find website to be great with the reviews and all i am trying out the shea butter for my face and hair since am suffering from the eczema in just those two places hoping i have great results will be back to give my reviews vc

    • Yes absolutely, you can use another essential oil it’s your preference

    • my son has severe eczema and the only thing I did was I used Crisco cooking grease it doesn’t have to be name brand and I put it in the fridge and let it get cold I grease him up three times a day now that he is in school he uses it when he gets up in the morning and after he takes his bath at night and it cleared it up its almost non existent he still has an occasional flare up but its under control and all I use is cooking oil I use the one in the can not the one that’s in the bottle melted but it will work as well. I hope it helps its hard on the little guys and I feel so bad for them. Good luck

    • Eliminate dairy. Add 2 table spoons of braggs apply cider vinegar to water or incorporate in diet 1-2 times daily. If your lityle one is breastfeeding age… mom can do this as well and baby will get benefits.

  9. Thanks for this awesome website about shea butter and how to use it well. As for diet and eczema, the thing that helped me the most was removing as much sugar as possible from my diet. I used to be a serious sugar addict and have given up probably 90% of the sugar I used to eat. Now whenever I eat more than the smallest amount of sugar, the eczema comes back. Shea butter cream has helped me keep my skin healthy as well.

  10. My son has eczema and we have found that he was allergic to cows milk. Removing cow’s milk (or cow’s milk formula) from diet helps a great deal. Using tea tree oil mild handmade soaps works wonders too. Oh and of course raw shea butter!

  11. My baby has eczema on his face, hands and arms. I’ve been taking raw shea butter and mixing in a few drops of evening primrose oil, just in my hand until combined. It only took about 4-5 days of putting this on his skin, and the eczema vanished. I did have to put it on about 5 times/day (he’s a drooly baby). If I reduced it to only 2-3 times, the eczema came back.

    • Be careful with evening primrose on a baby! It is used as anti depressant and to treat female issues. I would use lemon oil instead I do this for a patient with

    • Hi my son has had ezcema since 3mth old I had to stop breast feeding hI’m because they thought it was my milk. He got so sick after I stopped feeding him and then he lost so much weight hw looked like a baby with no life in him 🙁 Today we are still struggling with his ezcema and he’s nearly 2. I tried no dairy gluten free rice milk oat milk and no soap etc. Iv tried all the steroids and lastnigt and I can see the difference already. I am now looking on this site to try make some sheer butter for us because buying a small container in New Zealand at $25 a pop will be really expensive for us. We have used quarter of the tub already…. I am so glad I came across this site thank you very much

  12. Hi, my name is Erika, I am new to this site and was wondering if anyone ever tied to add vitamin E or Olive Squalane when making whipped shea butter. My Little Boy and myself both suffer from Eczema so use black soap to wash but when it flares up although shea butter on its own makes the patches better but the eczema does not completly go away. So my question is how much of these oils to add to the shea butter?

    • You can add 2oz of shea butter to 2 oz. unrefined Shea butter
      1 tablespoon Wheat Germ oil
      15 drops Sandalwood essential oil
      15 drops Lavender essential oil
      4 oz. empty clean jar

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  14. My son had eczema really bad on his knuckles, elbows and ankles. I treated him with tea tree oil and raw shea butter and you can’t even tell he had it! Wonderful product!

  15. I have had eczema for years and suffered from the itching and skin discoloration.

    After changing my diet, adding a good multivitamin and using both shea butter and black soap on my skin, this year, for the first time, the eczema is under control.

    I just wash daily with the soap and moisturize with the butter and I’m good to go!

    I plan to make whipped butter to sell, because I’m a believer!

    • Hi,
      What did you change in your diet?
      Thank you in advance for sharing.

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