DIY Miracle Oil for Poison Ivy, Insect Bites, Cuts, Eczema and Acne

Here is a homemade version of Miracle Oil, a powerful combination of oils that works to relieve dry skin related to eczema and psoriasis, soothe poison ivy, heal cuts, acne, insect bites and more! I’ve also included other things I use on my skin when it’s dry or when I have eczema.

DIY Miracle Oil - An All Natural Remedy for Eczema, Dry Skin, Poison Ivy, Insect Bites, Scrapes and more!

We found out just how much poison ivy grows in the woods behind our new house this summer when our four-year-old, Gabriel, ended up covered in it – and I mean covered head to toe. He was miserable. I was desperate for some natural solutions and came across this magical little bottle called (affiliate link) Miracle Oil. A lady at my local health foods store recommended it as it had healed her daughter’s eczema and it had also worked on poison ivy. My son was scratching his skin raw, and he was miserable. I tried many other natural things for him like diluted apple cider vinegar, witch hazel and bentonite clay, but all of them burned his raw skin and he would barely let me touch him. But this Miracle Oil? He actually requested it and still does to this day when he gets any kind of itch, dry skin, or patch of eczema. The oil works to soothe the itch and the essential oils help speed the healing.

I had a very bad case of perioral dermatitis (a rash on the face brought on by an addiction to corticosteroid cream – read my story here) this summer and it really helped to both moisturize the rash and dry it up. I’ve since used it when I accidentally come across gluten and get an eczema outbreak on my hands (read about natural remedies for eczema here) and it works very well to heal up the outbreak.


DIY Miracle Oil – Recipe

Yield: 1 ounce

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  • One glass (not plastic, essential oils destroy plastic) medicine dropper bottle medicine dropper bottle (or dram)
  • 1 ounce or 2 tablespoons (or 1.5 ounces if you don’t have aloe vera) of Jojoba Oil (I chose jojoba because it most closely resembles the sebum of skin, so it is quickly and easily absorbed)
  • .5 ounces (or 1 tablespoon) of pure aloe vera gel (or just the jojoba)
  • Essential Oils: 40 drops of any of the following (all are good for healing the skin): Lavender, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Carrot Seed, and Frankincense

Mix all ingredients in your dropper bottle and swish or gently shake to combine. Store in a cool, dry place away from the sun, like a cabinet.

I suggest you test it first on an adult before trying on a large area of skin or on your child to make sure they do not have a reaction and also to make sure it isn’t too strong for raw skin. If it is too strong, pour it into a bowl and add another tablespoon of jojoba oil to dilute it, then pour it back into your bottle.

Use Your Miracle Oil For:

  • Very dry skin (like eczema)
  • Cracked, dry heels
  • Insect bites (especially ones that itch)
  • Poison Ivy
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Acne and pimples (just put a drop on each)
  • Dry cuticles and nails
  • Red bumps from waxing and shaving irritation
  • Sunburn
  • Stretch marks
  • Piercings
  • Tattoos

Pure Sheep's Lanolin for Non-Toxic Eczema Relief

More Dry Skin Relief – Lanolin, Wear Gloves, Homemade Lotion & Salve

I am tweaking my diet to try and get rid of the eczema I seem to always have on my hands, so in the meantime, I use lanolin like the one pictured all over my hands at night. It’s sticky stuff, so wear cotton gloves I got at the drugstore. When my skin is really bad and cracked, I will put the Miracle Oil on first, then lanolin later and wear bandaids at night. Eczema is not fun, but these two are my go-to methods that make a big difference.

I also wear rubber gloves whenever I do any kind of washing – like the dishes, wiping off countertops, and cleaning the bathrooms.

Check out my homemade organic lotion recipe which I LOVE for my dry skin and this dry skin salve recipe by Natural Living Mamma.

Be sure to read my other posts related to eczema:


About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


  1. I have the same problem, though not as severe. Lately I’ve been reading about magnesium deficiency as the cause of dry skin and eczema. It’s hard to find a balance between calcium and magnesium to avoid intestinal distress. I wonder, after reading your posts, if dissolved epsom salts, added to your mixture, would help.

  2. All the studies I have read indicate that “eczema” is actually a catch-all term for several ailments with similar symptoms, but which have very different causes. That’s why one man’s cure may not work for others.

    For the record, my sister recommended the Miracle Oil at the top of this page because it has helped her family. I have yet to try it myself as I just heard about it today.

  3. Thank you for all your DIY all natural recipes and remedies!! Looking forward to trying the miracle oil with my daughters break outs! 🙂

  4. I can’t wait to try this! My son has eczema. I have celiac disease. I’m excited that this is gluten free. Might be good for both of us!

  5. I am in the process of detoxifying my home and I am absolutely addicted to your site! I can’t wait to try this on my psoriasis, but I am a little confused as to the size of glass bottle(s) that I need… The recipe says that the yield is 1ounce, however the Jojoba oil and Aloe alone call for 1.5ounces, and the recipes finishes by saying “Other good essential oils (use until the bottle is filled)”, so I’m not really sure how to proceed… am I missing something?

    I was also wondering if this oil stains clothing/bedding, and if you recommended using it with gloves and socks?

  6. I want to make this Miracle Oil to have on hand for my family. I was wondering if I can use a combination of the EO’s. Like 10 drops each of tea tree, lavender, frankincense & rosemary instead of me picking just one out???

  7. Hello – I was wondering whether the aloe gel will “go off” if I make the miracle oil? Does it need to be stored in a refrigerator? Does it have a shelf life or will the jojoba oil keep it healthy?

    Many thanks.

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