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Why I love Detox Baths!! (and Vinegar baths too!)

I knew detox baths existed, but I didn’t know why or how effective they were, outside of helping a sprained ankle or sore body. Detox Baths are the business! Detox Baths: Boost the immune system Calm little bodies down before bed Reduce inflammation Helps absorb nutrients Relax the nervous system Do you see why I love detox baths? Before we begin, this is key to remember. Detox baths are meant to help your body absorb the greatness in the water. Please do not use soaps or personal care products. Think of this bath as purely a power soak, rather than for Read More

Showers vs. Baths : Which Is Best For Eczema

Clean, hydrated skin is an essential part of helping sensitive skin stay healthy – but what’s the best way to make it happen? Many parents say that bathing is the best way to deliver deep moisturization and even some anti-inflammatory help, while other parents say that a cool shower is the best way to get hydration and cleansing without overdoing it. Today, we’re going to look at baths and showers to help you decide which might be best for your child. Bath Basics There’s one thing that sets baths above the rest when it comes to helping kids with eczema Read More

Chlorinated Water and Eczema

The warm weather is upon us and many families are looking forward to spending time at the pool. For kids with eczema, however, a dip in a chlorinated pool could be the cause of days or even weeks of misery. Chlorine is a bleach-like chemical that is added to many swimming pools and hot tubs to help keep the water sanitary. While this chemical is usually harmless and gentle for skin, some kids definitely have a problem with it. Since chlorine is a chemical just like bleach or bromine, sensitive skin can get aggravated by it in a matter of Read More

Water Softeners & Soothing Eczema

When it comes to treating eczema in kids, bath time can be one of the most helpful opportunities to let the skin get deep moisturization and some much needed healing help. A good soak in the right kind of water can help water penetrate deeply into skin tissues so that the skin can heal better and stay hydrated for longer. Temperature is an important factor, as are the oils and other additions you can make to your bath – but there’s more. Many parents are now looking at whether or not water softeners can help make bath time more effective, Read More