My little Lainey has gone through the worst 2 weeks. It all started with a cold which turned into a fever and then came an awful rash because of the fever. The poor girl was in so much pain and discomfort nothing was helping. It got to the point where her rash was so bad that I took her to the doctor because it just wasn’t going away. The doctor advised me to use the cream I had been prescribed for her eczema, which is a topical corticosteroid cream that cost me a fortune for the tiniest little tube! So I used that on her for about 4 days and it was slowly starting to improve. But I was starting to worry because her fever was back and the rash wasn’t getting better like you would think after 4 days of using that type of cream. So I was ready to go to the doctor the next morning. I thought since I was going to the doctor anyways it wouldn’t hurt to try my soothing balm I made for her eczema, on the rash. So I lathered it on and put her to bed.
The next morning it was like I put some miracle cream on her. It improved more over night than it had in 4 days using the prescription cream, that isn’t really good for her skin anyways. I wish I would have taken a picture of what it was before and after. I’ll post a picture of it maybe tomorrow to give an idea how much it healed. And her bad eczema patch now is like 90% healed after the huge chunk of skin she scratched away at 2 weeks ago. See the before and after pics below:
I’m so excited I finally got the right consistency and the right percentage of each ingredient. I want to put the balm in a twist up tube so it’s easy to apply to the skin. So I found the packaging I like and just had to get it to set right so it would glide on the skin nicely.
The ingredients I use in my Soothing Balm are:
Beeswax – “Beeswax contains natural moisturizers…. In some cases, beeswax may be applied to minor burns or other skin damage in order to help the skin heal.” (from Livestrong.com) Raw Honey – “… has antibacterial properties that speed the healing of infections and wounds… It also contains antioxidants, which neutralize free radicals to promote healthy skin. Honey also improves skin hydration, an important factor in the skin’s ability to maintain softness, suppleness and elasticity.” (from HowStuffWorks) Olive Oil – “Olive oil contains four major antioxidants which allow it to work as a cleanser, moisturizer, and protector of skin. Among these antioxidants are Vitamin A and Vitamin E. Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of this substance because it helps restore skin elasticity.” (from GlobalHealingCenter.com) Calendula Oil – “Calendula oil offers anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, and possible wound healing qualities. It can soothe inflamed and irritated skin, and helps regenerate new skin cells.” (from SwiftCraftyMonkey Blog). Vitamin E -is an antioxidant, it helps protect and repair damaged skin.