Once upon a time in a land far, far away….. just kidding. It was only 10 years ago and happened in Missouri. Don’t I wish I was far, far away. On a beach. With a good book. 😉
When our youngest son was just a baby he developed eczema. I’d never seen a baby with such horrible red skin and as a parent you NEVER want your kids to feel bad. Of all the childhood illnesses I never dreamed looking into my baby’s eyes and sweet cheeks that he would look like a watermelon had exploded on his face and it would bring me to tears. Surprisingly after going to the doctor and hearing the good news that he didn’t have some debilitating third world disease taking over his body, we had a simple enough solution to make it all go away. Just a prescription cream. Only I didn’t want something that a doctor had to essentially write a permission slip for me to use as it was too ‘potent’ to sell over the counter. I wanted something that didn’t have a wrap sheet of side effects a mile long! We’d already filled the script (because 10 years ago our insurance was awesome and it didn’t cost us anything! So much for change….but that’s another post for another blog), and then took the time to read the informative insert that came along with our little wonder tube. We quickly decided against using it. I tried to find every alternative method I could to help ease the itch and make it go away. Lucky for us our boy wasn’t a scratcher and stayed relatively happy through it all.
Bear in mind this was a good day! 🙂 Only his face and part of his arms were broke out and not too bad at that!
Then someone introduced us to a wellness company that had natural products for our home and health and in this one special little bottle of essential oil we found our miracle. The company made a body lotion that had melaleuca oil that was recommended for skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea. After just one or two days it was AMAZING what we saw. Our little melon boy was starting to look normal again! He no longer looked like someone with third degree burns on his face and arms! The doctors told us not to bathe him everyday either as it could dry his skin out and make his condition worse. As a baby (especially a winter baby) that wasn’t that big of a deal. No hot weather, no frogs to stick in your pockets at just 3 months old. 😉 Which became a normal routine for us of bathing a couple times a week.
And voila! I checked the data on these pictures in my computer and this was about a week after the first picture.
As he grew older his skin would get a little dry in the winter but that was it. We always resorted to the same lotion and melaleuca oil. We never had to deal with eczema again. 🙂 We were sold on that one simple little essential oil and used it for EVERYTHING. Literally. It’s like a wonder oil for so many things. You can imagine momma’s excitement when she discovered Young Living some 5 or 6 years later and the whole plethora of natural goodness that followed.
I can only imagine what I would have done if I’d had Young Living all those years ago. If you suffer from eczema here’s a few tips I’d suggest, as always research and reading on your own is a must! Then you might want to give this a try:
Have you got oil? If not, I think it’s time you give them a try.