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What’s the Deal with Coconut Oil and Eczema?

Benefits of Coconut Oil for Eczema Lately it seems that coconut oil can be used for anything: cooking, skin care, dental hygiene, hair care, etc. People with eczema often point to coconut oil as a way to relieve and soothe eczema. This is because coconut oil can be used as a moisturizer, as a way to promote wound healing, and as a way to reduce inflammation and pain. Coconut Oil as a Moisturizer Coconut oil can be used to help hydrate your skin. Especially the skin of those with scaly and itchy rashes caused by eczema. Keeping your skin hydrated Read More

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

The Best Linen Types For Sensitive Skin

As the cooler weather sets in, many parents change or increase the type of sheets and blankets used on their child’s bed to give added comfort and warmth. At this time, many parents wonder if certain fabrics are better or worse for their children who have sensitive skin or allergies – and the answer may surprise you! In today’s post we’ll look at some of the most popular types of linens, sheets, and blankets to give you information about which types may be best for you and your family. Micro-Fiber This easy to clean material is made from tiny pieces Read More

Scratching And Temper Tantrums

It’s one thing to see your child suffer from constant itching and scratching – and another to see scratching and temper tantrums combined. Double the trouble. Stress, anxiety, frustration and immune system responses can all be wrapped up in both itching and emotional meltdowns, so they often go hand in hand. An emotional or anxiety based temper tantrum can easily trigger itching and other allergies, sensitivities, and breakouts, so it’s important to try to treat both symptoms by understanding they may have a share cause. Most children exhibit temper tantrums because of stress, frustration, anxiety, fatigue, or dietary issues. If 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