Aloe vera gel is anti-inflammatory, soothing, and hydrating. Lab studies indicate that aloe can promote healing and may reduce inflam- mation in eczema.
German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) has chemicals that reduce inflammation and allergies. More specifically, the flavonoids quercetin and apigenin inhibit the release of histamine from immune cells called mast cells. Lab studies indicate that it improves eczema-like skin conditions. Essential oil o f chamomile looks blue, due to a potent anti-inflammatory chemical called chamazulene.
Note: Store leftover moisturizer in a clean, dry jar and throw it away after two weeks when it’s time for a fresh recipe.
What You Need
- 1/4 cup (55ml) Aloe vera gel
- 1/4 cup (60ml) high-quality oil (olive, almond, coconut, apricot, or grapeseed)
- 12 drops German chamomile essential oil
Preparation And Use
1In a clean bowl, whisk together the aloe gel and oil.
2Blend in the German chamomile oil.
3Immediately after bathing or showering, while your skin is still damp, apply a generous amount to your skin with clean fingers.
4Allow a couple of minutes for the moisturizer to absorb before getting dressed.