The Miracle Cream – Eczema, Diaper Rash, Dry Skin

Atopic Eczema on the skin of a persons feet. When my husband was younger he had horrible eczema! It would get so bad that at night it would crack and bleed and then scab together on the back of his knees and then in the morning when he stretched his legs it would, rip apart and start all over. I didn’t even know what eczema was until my daughter started getting weird dry patches of skin. They seemed to flare up if shot got too hot or if she played in the pool or even if she was in the bath too long.  I did some research and found out what eczema was and what would make it worse.

Most of the time eczema is an outer manifestation of an inner problem, usually related to an imbalance in the gut. For my kids it seems to only flare up right after they are born and was particularly worse when the weather would change drastically…the really hot part of summer or the really cold part of winter when our skin seems to be the driest. There are other things that can make eczema worse, such as:

  • Soaps and detergents (including laundry detergent)
  • Bubble bath
  • Lotions and perfumes
  • Clothing
  • Chlorine
  • Heat
  • Dry air (think winter with the heater on)
  • Food allergy (cows’ milk, eggs, soya, wheat, fish, nuts, etc…)
  • Dust mites
  • Pets

eczema on child skin

What I found to be helpful for my kids was to limit the amount of time they were in the bath tub and as soon as they got out I would tap dry them off and then slather them in lotion. I used to use a lotion that I thought was much better than alternatives…that was before I knew to really read the label. Once I entered the “natural world” I realized that I had natural options. I’ve played around with a couple different concoctions and this is the recipe that I have found to work the best.

Miracle Cream

Mix it up! Apply as needed. Pretty simple, right?

You can also just apply a small blob of coconut oil in the palm of your hand and add a drop of each to it, then rub where you need to. That’s how I usually apply it. :) I’ve also heard that adding Geranium is good but haven’t tried it since the above works wonders for us!

The great thing about this recipe is that it is what I use for diaper rashes and really dry skin (think dry feet from flip-flops) as well. I love this cream!!


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Christy (aka Sunshine Mama) is the wife to 1 (amazing husband), mother of 3 (wonderful children), lover of health, wellness, the beach, and sunshine. She is passionate about living an inspired life and loves to inspire others to live life at their fullest. You can find her online educating others on how to live a more natural lifestyle, especially on how to use essential oils…or hanging out at the beach.

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  1. Sharon Swanson says

    I LOVE using coconut oil! I use CapriClear, which is a coconut oil, all natural spray on moisturizer which helps with dry, itchy skin.

  2. Jamie W says

    Can I say how much I LOVE the smell of this? I could just use it as perfume and I’d be happy enough with that. LOL! I’ve made some for my family and my parents and they all love it. So thanks a bunch!

    • Christy says

      Awww, thank you! I love hearing that something I created for my children is blessing the lives of so many people.

  3. Jennifer Smith says

    Is this safe to use on young children? I have a 1 year old with eczema. Or is the essential oils not diluted enough? When you say mix it together, should it be a cream consistency or liquid? Thanks!

    • Christy says

      I created this to use on my son who was one at the time. He’s now three and just fine. :) I would only recommend doTERRA of course.

  4. Sophie says

    Hi,Could I swap out the melaleuca for tea tree oil?Would it be just as effective or would it be too strong?Thanks.Regards,Sophie

    • Christy says

      Melaleuca and tea tree are the same thing. It is important to know where it’s coming from though as this is a very commonly adulterated oil.

  5. P.Westlake says

    Can you use the Fractionated Coconut Oil for this recipe? If not do you melt the coconut oil before mixing in the essential oils?

  6. Macarena Torres says

    Hi! My 3 years 9 months old son is using a special cream for eczema on his whole body even face and behind ears twice a day (morning and night). Can I use this recipe on his skin face and the rest of the body morning and night? Thanks.

    • Christy says

      I originally created it for my infant son and had no problems using it on him. Coconut oil is so good for your skin anyways, especially with the weather changing.

  7. Macarena Torres says

    Thank you for your response. I\’m a new doTERRA member and learning about how to use the oils. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Bethb says

    We are trying this recipe on a preschooler and her eczema seems to be getting worse after the first couple days of using it. Any suggestions?

    • Christy says

      How often are you using it? Have you used coconut oil on her skin before? Have you tried the elimination diet as well to cut out grains, dairy, and/or sugar?

      Some have found that adding geranium or helichrysum to the mix is helpful.

  9. Molly says

    Does this have to be refrigerated at all? I made a chest rub and found that it started melting slightly when left at room temperature. It would be so helpful if this didn’t need refrigeration! Thanks!

  10. Constance Adams says

    Eczema runs in my family. My oldest sister became an RN for a dermatology office, because of the terrible eczema break outs she suffered. Dermatologists recently learned that eczema is a dairy allergy. Not surprising as all of 9 children in our family have some form of latose intolerance or eczema. So she changed to Almond milk, and she’s perfectly normal now and retraining the rest of us to lose dairy from our diets. Trying to eliminate all dairy is tough tho because it “hides” in so many food products. Milk is what makes bread soft, so it’s in breads, and cakes and so many other things, candies, sauces etc. I hope you will give it a try in your family too. Our family is done with eczema forever.

  11. Mallory says

    I made this mixture and it didn’t work. I have a 3 1/2 month old who has eczema. Do I need to dilute it more or add something? I was applying it every time I changed his diaper and then started doing it only at night. What do you think?

    • Christy says

      I don’t think diluting it more will help. Maybe try adding in Geranium and/or Helichrysum. Some people have also found that adding Shea Butter helps. Making sure he’s not getting too long of baths, and that you’re cutting out the dietary items that are setting it off would be helpful (dairy especially).


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