Viola Cream for Eczema

THIS IS NOT EDIBLE

Courtesy James Wong
Show: Grow Your Own Drugs Episode: Flowers
TOTAL TIME: 25 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: 10 min
Cook: 10 min
YIELD: One 150-milliliter pot
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Roman or German chamomile, dried
  • 2 tablespoons viola flowers, stripped from their stems
  • 1 cup freshly boiled water
  • 2 tablespoons almond oil
  • 2 teaspoon emulsifying wax
  • 1 teaspoon beeswax
  • 1 teaspoon glycerine
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin C powder
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Directions

Place the chamomile and viola flowers in a glass bowl. Pour over the water to cover. Let infuse for 10 minutes.

Transfer the water and flowers to a medium pan (this will form the bottom of your double boiler or bain-marie). Combine the almond oil, emulsifying wax, beeswax, glycerine and vitamin C in another glass bowl. Place on top of the infusion pan, and warm over a gentle heat, stirring until melted, about 10 minutes.

Strain the chamomile and viola infusion, and then slowly whisk the infused water into the oil mixture until incorporated. The texture should be smooth, like mayonnaise.

Pour the mixture into a sterilized dark glass ointment pot, then seal.

Apply to affected areas morning and night. Ideally, apply within a few minutes of bathing, to keep moisture in the skin.

The cream will keeps for up to 6 months in the refrigerator.

Notes

The content of this program is for entertainment purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a professional healthcare provider before trying any form of therapy or if you have any questions or concerns about a medical condition. The use of natural products can be toxic if misused, and even when suitably used, certain individuals could have adverse reactions.

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