Poor JJ has had such a tough time dealing with eczema recently. I've tried everything, but I think that he has a food allergy/intolerance that is causing, or at least aggravating it.
I want to get him tested using Optimum Health Resource Laboratories but I just don't have the funds right now.
Until then, I'm keeping his skin well moisturized. JJ is very fussy about what I put on his skin. He doesn't like any creams, saying that all of them burn. I was using coconut oil mixed with some lavender essential oil, but he didn't like the oiliness (sensory issues). So, I made the following salve for him. It moisturizes well, and it provides some relief from the itching. Best of all, it doesn't burn!
2 parts shea butter
2 parts cocoa butter
1 part beeswax
1 part expeller pressed coconut oil
1 Vitamin E softgel capsule
Lavender Essential Oil (I use Young Living)
Melt shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, and coconut oil over low heat, stirring constantly. When everything has melted, remove from heat.
Using a sterilized needle, puncture the Vitamin E capsule and add the contents to the salve, stirring well. Stir in a few drops Lavender Essential Oil, adding more if desired.
Immediately pour into glass jars. Let cool and cover tightly.