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Coconut Oil Is Great for Eczema

14 March 2014

Hi, I just thought I would let you know about how your coconut oil has helped me (and my friends). I recently developed extremely bad eczema which was driving me demented with the itching, especially on my right hand; the skin became extremely rough and thickened.

Having talked online to friends (and friends of friends) who have had eczema for a long time, all of them said that steroid creams and prescription pharmaceuticals were either ineffective for them, had side effects or made things worse. The consensus from them and other research showed three things that came up time and time again which helped: Coconut oil, Hemp oil and Aloe Vera. So, I decided to combine all 3.

I got some Lucy bee coconut oil and some "good oil" hemp oil from the food section of Sainsbury’s (Asda don't sell either of them). I then used some Aloe Vera gel (forever living for the first batch until it ran out, then the next batch I got 100% pure organic food grade Aloe Vera from biovea).

I use mostly coconut oil (gently warmed until liquid), then between 1/4 to 1/2 the amount of hemp oil, then the same again of Aloe Vera. Mix thoroughly while it's cooling to avoid separation, and it should end up like churned soft butter consistency.

If the aloe vera is liquid rather than gel and the mixture keeps separating, then a spoonful of honey acts as a natural and edible emulsifier (it makes it taste delicious as well lol!) It was amazing! The itch stopped as soon as I rubbed it in, the redness went away in hours and within a couple of days the inflammation went down and my skin was smooth again.

 By the end of the week you would never know anything had been wrong with me! I put some in little tubs and gave them to my friend who has bad eczema and to my sister. More friends are asking to try it so I've has to make up another batch feel free to share on your page if you like so that others can benefit.

Kirsty Farnfield