It’s Eczema Awareness Month here in Canada (October in the US), and we’re talking all about eczema today! If you or your little ones suffer from eczema or other skin conditions, today’s post is just for you. 🙂
We’re sharing our favorite natural eczema products, and we’ve got a great giveaway for our US and Canadian friends at the end of this post!
With the colder weather making its way across this part of the world, my mind automatically starts thinking about eczema; the dry, cracking skin slowly starts showing up, and my attention turns to relief and management. I’ve written before about my son, Yusuf’s eczema (as well as my own eczema) and what we’ve been doing to manage it; you can read about that journey here.
I’ve also shared the recipe for the soothing oatmeal bath that was given to us by his naturopath – it’s so moisturizing and nourishing for that dry, itchy skin!
But today’s post is a little different. Today we are celebrating! We’re embracing our skin, eczema and all, and literally singing about it!
Our good friends at The Eczema Company have just released a super fun, catchy song aptly named The Eczema Song, and we’re so excited to share it with you! I love that it’s an empowering song that teaches kids just how awesome they are. Have a listen below:
We’ve been dealing with eczema on and off for several years now, so in addition to the management tips and the regular oatmeal baths I mentioned before, we’ve settled on our favorite products to provide the relief we need from the dry, itchy, and sometimes painful patches of skin.
My Favorite Products for Eczema
Emily Skin Soothers from The Eczema Company
These are by far our top pick for our favorite natural eczema products! We had the pleasure to try the Emily line of eczema products last year when we first worked with The Eczema Company (read our full review here!).
This time we also tried the new liquid soap in addition to the bar soap and the oh-so-soothing and moisturizing cream that we already know and love. The products are made with all-natural ingredients, including Chinese herbs, and the soaps are the only ones that I can use on my son during a flare-up that will not irritate his skin.
The Emily Skin Soother cream is hands down, the best cream that I’ve tried on my son’s skin. So good, in fact, that it’s the only product that I’ve used down to the very bottom of the container; we literally use every last bit!
The Eczema Company is my go-to spot for anything I need to help with our eczema issues. And if I can’t find what I’m looking for, I know that the owner, Jennifer, is always just an email away. 🙂
Hard Lotion Bar from MadeOn
For my own eczema, which tends to show up only on my hands and fingers, my product of choice is the hard lotion bar from MadeOn. I’d never heard of a hard lotion bar before trying it for the first time about three years ago (read that full review here!).
But today, I keep a MadeOn lotion bar in my bathroom, the kitchen, and my purse; although I’m pretty sure there are more in other places. My point? This hard lotion bar is the best thing that has happened to the dry, cracked, peeling skin on my hands since I first developed this painful skin condition nearly 10 years ago.
At a time when I was desperate for any bit of relief from the painful cracked, and sometimes bleeding skin on my hands and fingers, MadeOn hard lotion gave it to me in the form of a convenient, easy to use lotion bar.
Renee, the craftswoman and owner of MadeOn, is also very helpful if you ever have questions about her products.
Homemade Anti-Itch Remedies
This one isn’t a product, but it still needs to be shared because the dry, cracked skin that is characteristic of eczema and similar skin conditions usually comes along with that persistent, never-ending itch – you know the one!
This was by far the most difficult thing to deal with when we were in the thick of it with Yusuf’s eczema; trying to keep a toddler from scratching himself raw (especially at night!) is probably one of the hardest things I’ve had to deal with as a parent.
The Eczema Company sells some adorable eczema clothing for kids; although I haven’t tried them, they do look like they would be perfect for those little scratching hands!
But for those of us who can’t really wrap our entire body in scratch proof clothing (though it is tempting!), we have to rely on other means of relieving that itch. That’s why I put together this list of natural homemade anti-itch remedies, which includes things like baking soda, banana peels, and apple cider vinegar, among other things to try.
So, what are your favorite natural products for eczema and dry skin? Leave a comment below and let us know!
It’s Giveaway Time!!
In honor of Eczema Awareness Month and to celebrate the release of their new song, our friends at The Eczema Company have graciously offered to sponsor a giveaway for our readers in the US and Canada!
One winner will receive the 3-pack of Emily Skin Soother products below. Giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada, aged 18 years or older. Contest ends Friday, November 13, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. Please read full terms and conditions below.