DIY Homemade Miracle Eczema Cream

I used to have the worst eczema on my leg. I went to so many doctors who gave me all sorts of things to use on my eczema, including the strongest steroid cream legally available in Australia, anti-dandruff shampoo, emu oil, and I tried herbal concoctions from a naturopath. I was also trying to find a natural moisturiser and lip balm that was affordable. Guess what? There is no such product on the market! You can have it affordable and full of junk, or you can have it all natural and it will cost you a fortune! So I decided to make my own. I found a recipe for a beeswax cream in an old Reader’s Digest book but tweaked it to how I like it.

I discovered that this homemade beeswax cream managed my eczema. I also found that stress (from stressful people!) made my eczema flare up so I avoided stressful situations, kept happy, used my cream, and my eczema is consistently under control! I had this eczema issue for five years and was using steroid cream on and off. I’m not against steroid creams, I just don’t like the idea of using them for the rest of my life. But I’m very happy to use this homemade, natural, affordable cream every day on myself and on my kids!

There are only three ingredients in the moisturiser: beeswax, olive oil and distilled water! I get my beeswax from the House of Honey in the Swan Valley. I LOVE THIS PLACE! I must confess I have a bee fetish! Without bees we would have no flowers or vegetables- they are amazing little creatures! Local honey seriously has cured me from hay fever too! You can also order the beeswax online HERE. It costs around $25 per kg.  You can get small blocks for $6, large blocks for $12 or smaller pieces for 0.50 cents each. This recipe only requires 60 grams of beeswax, so a block of beeswax will last a long time.


60g beeswax

250ml/ 1 cup of olive oil

60ml/ ¼ cup distilled water (MUST be distilled. Doesn’t work with normal water- trust me!)


1.Grate beeswax. Put in a heatproof bowl over simmering water to melt it. When melted, keep the heat on very low.

2.Put olive oil in a small saucepan and heat over low to medium heat until warm. Pour oil in to melted wax and mix with a fork.

3.Pour the distilled water in to the warm pan used for the olive oil. When warm, pour in to the beeswax/oil mixture from the pan in a small steady stream. Mix in with fork.

4.Remove from heat and stir with a fork. Maybe do this bit while you’re watching TV. As the mixture cools it will thicken. If you don’t stir it continuously it will be lumpy. After a few minutes I put the bowl over a pan of cold water to speed up thickening process. It can take about half an hour.

5.When cool, put the mixture in a jar or in to small pots for lip balm. I put a small container of cream in my kids school bags.

6. To clean the beeswax off everything, put items in sink and pour boiling hot water over. You might need to do this several times. Wash in hot soapy water. It may take a few washes to get beeswax off.

My philosophy is that if I'm going to put a product on my body or on my kids, it should be natural enough that I could eat it and not die. Not that I plan to eat beeswax, but Elijah has eaten it before when I turned my back for a second, and, he is still alive! This moisturiser has passed the toddler test! Have you tried making your own products at home?