Linking up with
Jenna Rachel! today with #5Faves and I thought I’d share some of my favorite natural health resources, so here we go!
All three of my kids have had eczema since they were babies. Although cutting out gluten (we found out Benjamin is allergic) has definitely helped the situation, all three of them struggle during the winter and during the summer. (Chlorine from swimming pools seems to make it flare up. Joy.)
While keeping their skin super moisturized does help it disappear, putting lotion on Benjamin is a
nightmare struggle. He screams bloody murder and says even mild baby eczema lotions like Aveeno sting. Which means I don’t want to fight the battle of lotion and then the eczema gets worse.
So….enter Emily Skin Soother c/o The Eczema Company. Y’all this is THE ONLY THING he will let me put on his skin that seems to actually clear up the eczema. It doesn’t sting and is much more effective than the plain coconut oil I was trying to use before (it just didn’t cut it). So now I’m obsessed. And you can be obsessed, too, eczema sufferers, because Jennifer, owner of The Eczema Company is offering a lucky Carrots reader $30 credit in her store! (Enter with the rafflecopter at the end of the post).
Baby Gwen struggled the most with eczema of all the kids this winter and we were finally able to improve the eczema behind her knees with The Eczema Company’s wet wraps (you get them damp and then put them on under the jammies and they keep the skin from drying out.) If I put some skin soother on every single time I change her diaper (and plenty after a bath), then we are able to keep it at bay without steroid cream, which I’m loathe to use. Success!
This stuff is magic. Serious magic. Whenever I start to get a scratchy throat I make hot tea with ACV, fresh lemon, and raw honey. Sometimes it’s enough to knock it out before it turns into a bad sore throat. (Sometimes it’s not, but hey, it’s always worth a try.) Daniel usually recommends a hot toddy. And I rarely refuse one.
3. Vitamin D
Sunshine! This was taken today, folks. Don’t hate me. (Sorry, friends still suffering from wintry woe. Your day will come!) I also take a Vitamin D supplement because I’m always low.
In addition to the ACV, I try to keep this on hand for colds/coughs/sore throats. I can deal with mild colds, etc. But I hate, hate, hate, having to take antibiotics or give them to the kids. I think the Umcka helps boost the immune system enough to kick colds before they become secondary infections.
I use these as part of my effort to boost my magnesium before another pregnancy (there’s some evidence that low magnesium increases the likelihood of severe morning sickness) and just because a soak in a hot bath is delightful.
Ok, your turn. Share your favorites in the comments!
And a big thanks to The Eczema Company for offering a giveaway and sending some reviews products. (Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, but review/giveaway product was provided by The Eczema Company.) To enter to win $30 in store credit, just use the rafflecopter widget below! (U.S. residents only, please, due to shipping costs.) Giveaway will end Sunday, March 8th at midnight, EST!