Did you know that many soaps can make eczema worse? If you have lived with this issue long, you have probably gone through several kinds in an attempt to find one that does not aggravate the condition worse.
Until recently I used Cetaphil. I talk to many moms who use this soap as a delicate cleanser for their child's ultra sensitive skin. This option in not a bad one. However, my own observations of Tyler's eczema is that chemicals seem to trigger it.
Have you ever read the ingredients of what you are using? For me, Cetaphil was full of things I could not pronounce. My rule is becoming, "If I can't pronounce it, it will probably trigger a flare up."
Since we deal with a coconut allergy, it complicated matters tremendously for me. When I started going down a more natural route, everything I saw had coconut oil. For a couple months that was all I found.
I considered making something myself but it sounded way too complicated. I love making things myself but soap was where I drew the limit!
After a lot of research, I finally found something I am happy with. "Kiss My Face Pure Olive Oil Soap." I found my first bar at Whole Foods. The ingredients are: Saponified Olive Oil, Water, Sodium Chloride (salt). That's it! And it works great! Amazon carries for about the same price Whole Foods.
We love this soap and I think it has improved his eczema even more!
A special word about ordering on Amazon: Some grocery and toiletry items (including this soap) on Amazon are eligible for "Subscribe & Save." This wonderful feature allows you to agree to receive this item on a regular basis and get a 15% discount. (You can unsubscribe at any time, even right after your first order and still receive the discount. Read more here.)
We order many of our groceries this way and these diapers, for our youngest, that we love. The best thing is that all of these things are delivered right to our doorstep. No shopping. No fighting crowds. I love it!!
Another great thing is that, by purchasing things on Amazon through links on this blog, you support this blog and a fellow PA mom! It's a win - win for both of us!