Tips and tricks to getting the most out of your herbals and Aromatherapy…
Product Spotlight… Skin So Smooth Mineral Bath
Eczema is defined by WebMD as
A group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema. Atopic refers to a group of diseases with an often inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever.
For those of us that suffer from eczema, we look for any solution for the itch, the scales on the skin, the pustules that ooze clear liquid, and the general look of the rash that can appear anywhere.
Skin So Smooth
Baking Soda: Helps the sooth the itching and irritation.
Sea Salt: Adding this to the mineral bath helps to clean the dirt out of the crevasses of the scales. Sea salt has always had healing properties. Salt has been known to raise blood pressure. Please, do not use if you suffer from hypertension.
Borax: Helps to tie the all the ingredients together and soften the water. This is a naturally occurring mineral. It soothes the skin.
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Almond Oil: Naturally soothing and softens the skin.
Avocado Oil: The vitamin E in this oil helps to condition and soften the skin.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia): Helps to heal the skin in cases of eczema and psoriasis.
Palmarosa (Cymbopogen martinii var. motia): Jumps starts cellular regeneration. Skin moisturizer. Good for dermatitis.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): Helps with dermatitis and eczema. Rosemary has been known to raise blood pressure. Please, do not use this product if you suffer from hypertension.
Patchouli (Pogostemom cablin): Help to treat cracked and chapped skin, dermatitis, and eczema.
Use this product at your own risk if you have weeping eczema. The salt in the product could irritate the broken parts of the skin.
Sources for post:
Lawless, Julia. 1995. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, The. Element Books.
Tenney, Louise MH. 2007. Today’s Herbal Health. Woodland Publishing.
Wildwood, Chrissie. 1996. Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy, The. Healing Arts Press.