Monday, October 28, 2013

Natural Stuff We Love for Eczema

We've tried so many things for my son and his eczema. Seriously. We've tried high-end products, low-end products, and almost everything in between including natural salves, herbs and remedies. No matter what we do, we always have to rotate what works, because nothing works for an extensive period of time. 

Today I'm sharing some stuff we love for eczema. First up, I'll show you some really good natural care products.

Let me just say, "Coconut Oil...I Love You."

A few months ago, a friend suggested we try some organic coconut extra virgin oil. I had heard of coconut oil before and all its great uses, but I had not yet purchased it to try. It has many uses for cooking, baking and personal beauty & health too (I might do a future post on this).

I bought a large jar from Sam's Club, and I put a couple of spoonfuls into a little metal jar (makes it easy to dip in and apply on the skin). I love the way it smells (I'm a big fan of coconut), and it rubs into the skin really easily. Plus, a little goes a long way (always nice). However, it does leave a greasy feel. The benefits outweigh the greasiness, though.

Next up is this Eczema Repair Serum from Crimson Hill. This is a specially formulated serum that Angie made specifically for moderate eczema. If you want to try some, you need to request it as a custom order. It's a liquid serum with all natural ingredients - intense & potent, in a good way. Again,as with the coconut oil, a little of this stuff goes a looooong way, and it's GOOD STUFF! The tea tree oil in it can be a bit strong, so Angie adds just a dab of essential oil to mask the strong scent. 

Eczema Serum
This two-ounce jar lasts a very long time, and it fights off infection really well (from our experience). My son is infection-prone, because his skin is often broken (with open sores). The serum can be applied to the broken skin. It's soothing and dry, irritated skin just soaks it up.

If you have only mild to moderate eczema, Crimson Hill's Dry Skin Repair Balm will be just what you need. We use this on the skin in between applications of the Eczema Serum. The balm is great for any skin type, though - not just eczema. It literally melts into the skin when applied. This is one that we like to keep with us at all times.

We'll be sharing some more of our favorites later in the week, so stay tuned!

How was your weekend? What do you use for dry skin?

* Disclaimer: This is a non-sponsored post. We are merely sharing a few products that have worked for us and that we like to use. 

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Crimson Hill said...

Hi Kim! Thank you for telling your great blog readers about my products! I am glad they help your son's skin condition:)

Miss Val's Creations said...

It is so great to find natural cures for things. I'm glad it is helping your little guy!

I've never tried coconut oil before. I bet it is great in cookies and other goodies!

I have been obsessed with Vaseline Intensive Care lotion for the past 25 years or so. It has always been great on my skin without any greasiness.

Memories for Life said...

That's great that there are options to choose from that actually work. I'm glad they've finally come out with non-greasy lotions, I used to hate lotion!

Footprints in the Sand said...

Thank you for this post. I have eczema and am always willing to try new things. I am looking forward to trying the coconut oil. Thank you also for stopping by and following my blog. I'm your newest follower!

PCF Team said...

Crimson Hill is a great shop with great soaps and so much more!

The Art Bug said...

Natural products are the best! Thanks for sharing this. I like using Olive oil for dry skin and also aloe vera sometimes. Also "Indian lilac or Neem" is a great natural remedy for Eczema...I don't if you'll get it in US, maybe at a herbal store.

Sarah Throlson said...

Coconut oil is just amazing in every way. Not just as an eczema treatment, but for cooking, for general skin health, and so many more things... it's basically a magical substance and I wish I'd discovered it sooner.

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