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Essential Oils and Eczema

If you’re an avid reader of the blog, you’ll know that a lot of people are turning towards more holistic and natural methods of healing eczema. Essential oils should be an essential part of your eczema holistic healing toolkit! First of all, what the heck are essential oils? Essential oils are simply compounds that are extracted from plants. According to dietitian Helen West, The reason that they’re called “essential oils” is because the oils because the oils capture the plant’s scent and flavor, also known as the plant’s “essence.” West also explains that essential oils can be extracted from the Read More

Is it ringworm or eczema?

Rashes are hard to deal with, especially if they look similar to other skin conditions. This particular incident made me question, “Is it ringworm or eczema?” Our first bought of eczema was with my first daughter. Her eczema was on every joint, it had no rhyme or reason. Her eczema was red & inflamed, then transitioned to extra thick, dry, blotchy skin that would eventually discolor as it healed. It looked like typical eczema I saw when I googled images online. My youngest, on the other hand, has some peculiar circular rashes on her trunk that weren’t healing like her other Read More

5 Ways To Help Stop Nail Biting

Is your child a nail biter? While most of us look at it as a harmless habit that will go away with time, it turns out that it may be a lot more serious. Nail biting, especially during formative years, can do serious damage to teeth, nails, and skin – and for kids who already deal with sensitivities like eczema, things could get even worse. If your child is biting their nails, now is the time to help stop the habit so that they can look and feel healthier. To help, here are some simple ways you can help stop Read More

Treating Colds & Allergies The Natural Way

Spring has spring and now is the time when sniffles and sneezes crop up at every turn. While we’re trying to enjoy the warm weather and seasonal fun, it’s a good idea to know how to handle any springtime allergies or colds that show up the natural way. Avoiding the medicine head, grogginess, fatigue, moodiness, and synthetic chemicals that come along with using many of the over-the-counter cold, flu, and allergy medications can make a bad situation a lot better – so today we’ll be looking at some of the best natural alternatives your family may want to try. Herbs Read More

Treating Ingrown Nails

Ingrown Nails
As a parent with an itchy kid, chances are you already know the importance of well-clipped nails. A regular clipping can be the difference between irritated skin or cuts and scrapes that can get infected – so great nail care is essential. Many parents find that they’re clipping their child’s nails weekly to help cut back on how much damage they do when scratching happens. Other parents clip less and wait for nails to grow out a bit to help avoid sensitivity issues. Either way, when nails get clipped too short or when ingrown nails happen, the situation can become Read More