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Battling and Winning the Baby’s Skin Issues

Alistaire turned 6 months old yesterday:

I can’t believe that much time has gone by already. 6 months? He is a big boy, he was 28″ long and 19 pounds at his checkup and is starting an “army crawl”. He so badly wants to keep up with Walker.

And finally I am seeing a change in his skin. I have mentioned before just how bad his eczema was. It was REALLY bad. I used the prescription ointment his Doctor prescribed just enough to calm his skin down. His face looked sunburnt from the red skin, he always had chapped skin. On his face, neck, head, arms, chest…everywhere.Once I got his skin healed I changed his body wash/shampoo. We were already using Aveno unscented for eczema but even that was too harsh. I was approached My True Nature about their products. At this point I figured I had little to lose – everything else was drying him out.

He has used their Daisy Natural 2 in 1 Shampoo & Body Wash for the past month or so, and what an improvement.

The ingredient list:

“Purified water, aloe leaf juice*, decyl glucoside**, sodium coco sulfate**, lauryl lactyl lactate, plantago extract*, white peony tea extract*, natural scent, citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate *Certified organic and originating from organic farms in California or the Pacific Northwest or **Ecocert product originating from Germany.”

 

 
Features

  • All-in-one gentle cleanser & moisturizer for face, hair and body
  • Plant-based, non-irritating cleansers, get your baby squeaky clean without irritating eyes or skin
  • Full of nourishing and calming organic botanicals including olive oil, aloe, and pure essential oils
  • Not tested on animals
  • Completely free of genetically modified organisms, parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, triclosan or preservatives
  • 100% recycled and reusable plastic bottle

Previously when he’d get out of his bath his skin was tight and prickly red all over, I would have to apply ointment or lotion over his entire body – and he still looked bad. This was a candid photo on May 28th:

You can see how bad it was – and he was covered in Aquaphor. He would scratch at his head, arms, legs – anywhere he could reach.

A month ago he looked better:

Still had the red patches around his mouth though.

Now after I bathe him on most days his skin looks great. I only to use the prescription ointment 2 or so times a week, instead of 2X a day!

And I love their Clio’s Beary Soft Lotion:

No scent outside of the natural scents of the ingredients. I’ve mentioned before how most lotions/sunblock and makeup cause me to itch all over/minor hives. This lotion spreads easily, isn’t greasy and my skin feels great. The trial size “travel bottle” fits in my purse and backpack nicely, letting me carry it. I have used it on both Alistaire and Walker as well. Smooth skin like a baby should have!

The ingredient list?

“Purified water, aloe leaf juice*, shae butter*, sunflower oil* infused with calendula*, comfrey*, plantain*, chickweed*, St. John’s wort*, chamomile* & yarrow root*, behentrimonium methosulfate (and) cetearyl alcohol, bees wax*, hydrolyzed oat flour*, guar gum, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate

*Certified organic ingredient from organic farm in California or the Pacific Northwest.

Most of our ingredients are locally sourced from organic farms in California and the Pacific Northwest.  Those ingredients that are not produced locally come from Germany.

Our bottles are made from 100% FDA-APPROVED RECYCLED PET plastic.  Our pumps, caps and bottles are all BPA free and manufactured in the USA”

And considering the products work….I can say I like them! Truth be told I am considering trying the shampoo/body wash on myself, I have a feeling I will love it. Small business and cruelty free? An even sweeter deal.

~Sarah

FTC Disclaimer: We received product samples for potential review.

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Comments

  1. nuttyalternatives says:

    Sorry your little one is stricken with ezcema. I very much understand what you are going through. Its no fun having an uncomfortable baby. 😦 hope the lotions help!

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  3. Hey, you may try adding a drop of therapeutic grade melaleuca essential oil to his lotion. (the stuff you are reviewing here looks amazing!) Melaleuca is really good for eczema, it has worked wonders on my daughter. She doesn’t need any of the prescriptions any more since I started using it.

    • Hmmmm…good point! I know for my acne I use tea tree oil (Melaluca) and it is amazing what it does for my face. Clears it right up!

      • I used it on a neighbor kids eczema yesterday while tending her. The parents called this morning to say it’s nearly cleared up!

        And yes, I use it on acne too, unfortunately I’m still breaking out like a dang teenager :/ Can’t figure that one out. My diet’s never been better.

    • I swear my adult acne is due to 2 things – hormones and I am purging out everything unhealthy out of my body! It is getting better….but sheesh, I didn’t break out like this when I was 16!

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