Wife, mom, blogger, entrepreneur, and animal lover—with allergies.
My Eczema Story
I’ve had eczema on and off my whole life, so it came as no surprise when my son also became plagued with the uncomfortable itchiness. As uncomfortable as eczema is for me, it was almost more agonizing to watch my son suffer through his discomfort.
So, I’ve tried everything. Every cream, lotion, and steroid. Bath bombs, essential oils, bathing, and not bathing. EVERYTHING.
A few months ago we were visiting a friend, and she spotted the eczema on my hand. She gave me a jar of lotion and told me to give it a try. I had never seen it before, so of course I put it right on. What did I have to lose?
I’m going to cut straight to the chase—this stuff WORKS. I also want to make it clear that I’m not being paid to write this article.
The first sign that this cream was amazing was that it didn’t sting when I put it on. My hands were really dry, so even putting something as mild as Nivea would have made them burn a bit. But this stuff didn’t. I put it on before bed, and the next morning I actually wasn’t itchy, as I normally would have been. You could still see the redness and my hand wasn’t perfectly smooth, but the discomfort was gone.
Gone Within a Month
Needless to say, I ordered my own jar the next day and started using it on myself and my son (his eczema was worse).
I had to be vigilant about using it, but within a month our eczema was gone! A month may seem like a long time, but I’m telling you, my son had patches of eczema that had been present for over a year. Even cortisone cream wasn’t keeping it away.
So, if you’ve got eczema—or more importantly a child or baby that does—I highly, highly, highly recommend you give this stuff a try.
More Information About This Cream
Here’s some things to know about the cream ahead of time:
- One of the main ingredients is raw shea, so the lotion will actually be grainy—it almost seems like a scrub. Don’t worry, it’s not a bad batch. It’s supposed to be that way. As you rub, it will smooth out into a cream. If you’re putting it on a really sensitive spot, you can rub it in your fingers or hands first until it’s smooth. I’ve also read about people heating it up a bit to melt the chunks, but I’ve never actually tried that myself.
- It’s sold as a lotion for babies, but if you’re an adult with eczema like me, don’t be discouraged! It will still help you. And as always, I would test a small spot on your baby before going crazy. My son has been fine with it, but you never know! Our little ones can be really sensitive to things.
- This stuff is oily. Like, the oiliest lotion I’ve ever used. Which is ironic because the jar actually says that it’s not greasy. But it really doesn’t matter because it’s so effective. Just try to use it when you can handle the oiliness (before bed was perfect for us...especially under my son’s pajamas).
Good luck with your eczema! I hope this lotion can help you out like it’s helped us.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
Robert on September 26, 2019:
I’m 78 years old and I was diagnosis with atopic dermatitis,the dermatologist prescribed a cream but didn’t work,it was so bad on my fingers that it would begin weeping fluid and itch so bad I had to put bandaids on my fingers,my wife did some research to help me with exema,she came across raw Shea Chamomile&argan oil baby butter balm,I ordered it from amazon . I received it on the 24th of September started to use it and within 2days the redness and itching has cleared up,some people said that it is gone within a month,I can see the benefits of this already,it’s worth a try
Karri on August 31, 2019:
My boyfriend suffers from eczema, I hate seeing him miserable so Im doing my research trying to find any possible relief for him as he would do the same for me. I am going to try this I hope it works for him Thanks for the help
Dianne Woody on April 19, 2019:
What type of Eczema did you have? There r different types. Willing to try this if you can tell me what type you have.
Son on October 26, 2018:
Did not work for me.
kelly on September 29, 2018:
I found this for my son 2 years ago and its a miracle!
Highly recommend as well!
vera on September 16, 2018:
I too suffer from eczema,I have been to dermatologist and allergist to find out my eczema is caused by allergies.I can only use vasiline for moisture and ointments prescribed by a dr. but they had to research first the ointments they were giving me to make sure there were no traces of Resin I am highly allergic to Resin which is found in everything from food to shoes to bandaides and so on
Esther on April 24, 2018:
Thanks for sharing, just to ask does it cure eczema completely or you have to live with it?
Tamu on April 10, 2018:
Cream name please
Dolores Thomason on March 08, 2018:
What is the name of the cream? I read the article and not once did you name it. My grandson has eczema bad and nothing seems to help.
Julia on February 24, 2018:
Yes, this stuff is working for me. It’s called Raw Shea Butter Chamomile and argon oil baby Eczema therapy. My hands are at there worst I’ve ever seen and this cream is really soothing. I was itching my hands a lot but I’ve stopped poking at my hands and put this cream on. I am seeing results. My hands are still rough, but I notice the redness is going away. I keep this stuff on thick. Hope this helps someone. Eczema sucks.
Hema on January 31, 2018:
I have tried this cream on my baby girl when she was 8 months old or so. I saw tiny red bumps appearing on her back and torso. So I stopped using it. Now she's 3 year old and still suffering from an itchy skin. And we are back On the natural therapy like oils and oatmeal baths.. On reading your story I wish I could try this again now..
mary on January 26, 2018:
what is the cream called??
Lori on December 30, 2017:
Sounds great I've been suffering eczema for 7 years already I've tried everything been to Drs and nothing. If i could afford it I would definetly give it a try
Parisia McCray on November 21, 2017:
I love this stuff.. I found it by accident 3 years ago and fell in love with it. I used it on my babies cradle cap and it totally cleared it all up. It's heaven sent.
A. Thomas on September 26, 2017:
Shea Moisture has great products, so I am positive this will work very well. I honestly just use raw Shea butter that cost me $6.99 at my local beauty supply store. It's very chunky and you have to break it down within the palm of your hands or you can put it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it. I've had eczema all my life and I just found things that works for me. Diary products and stress are the top factors for my flare ups. Also, the soaps that you use to bathe with, I can not use Dove or Irish springs, but Zest works really well for me. Its all about testing different things out and stick to what works for you.
Nad on September 10, 2017:
Hello. Im nad, i just wanna ask you about this cream. Is it work for head skin?? Actually i've got eczema too at my head and i suffered for 4 years. Please help me. Tq
D. E-Platt on May 24, 2017:
I personally love this line of products! That said some people have sensitivities to shea butter, nickel & other ingredients that would cause more of a flare up. Patch testing & bloodwork, to reveal triggers are advised, and possible diet changes as well.
hazel on May 08, 2017:
its called Shea Butter best in its raw state...
Andrea on April 19, 2017:
I think it's Shea Moisture Skin Therapy, Baby Raw Shea Butter. There is a link for it right above where it says "gone within a month". I have never used this product but Shea Moisture is the only brand of lotion I use and my favorite is the baby lotion with frankincense and myrrh. It's super thick and doesn't come through the pump but it's awesome! My niece has bad eczema and she was on vacation with us last month. The first day there, she cried at the beach because the salt water and sunscreen burned her skin so bad (she is super dark complicated and had never had a sunburn so the crying was not related to a sunburn happening). At night, before bed we started putting the Shea Moisture Baby lavender lotion on her. We went on a boat tour and just to the pool for 2 days and by the 4th day when we went back to the beach, you would have never guessed the water ever burned her skin! I love all of their products and they are made from organic ingredients so that makes it even better! They are available at most stores like target, Walmart, drug stores etc. Walgreens often has buy one get one 50% off!
Jenncarolina on April 19, 2017:
What is the cream?
Mariam on April 16, 2017:
What is thr name of the jar n where can we get the lotion. Plz tell us we want give it a try
Nikki Schilling (author) from Pennsylvania on January 20, 2017:
I was always heartbroken too when people would ask what was wrong with my son's skin. I really think you should try this stuff. I wasn't exaggerating when I said he had eczema for years and this was the first stuff to clear it up. Luckily you really only need a little bit so 1 jar will last you way more than a month. I would start 2 a day and see what you think! You can always apply more throughout the day if you want. Good luck :)
Syl on January 20, 2017:
What's it called? I see no mention of the name and I'd like to get some.
Faraashik on January 20, 2017:
Is it really helpful? My son is also suffering from eczema . It really makes me sad, every time people asks me "what's wrong with him?" - seeing his skin full of patches. I have tried a myriad of creams without success. It would be great to know if there is something which would really help him from itching . Exactly how many jars would he need for 1 month and how many times per day I have to apply?