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Rose Water for…Eczema?

As I’ve mentioned before, my son has a decent case of eczema on his little legs. And it just breaks my heart when I see him scratching. My biggest treatments are baths with baking soda, honey, milk, and oatmeal, as well as a homemade moisturizer, the recipe for which I found here.

The moisturizer recipe felt a little sticky to me – probably because of the honey – so I decided to try mixing it with some water before rubbing it into my son’s legs. On a whim, I tried spritzing Josiah’s legs with Rose Water that I use as a skin toner and then rubbing the cream on his damp legs. This smoothed out the stickiness and allowed the moisturizer to absorb much easier.

I have to say, after two days, I was very shocked at the sudden improvement in his skin. The redness was almost completely gone. I’ve now used this combination of rose water and moisturizer and his skin is 90% healed. There’s no redness. Just a patch of skin that gets dry easily if I forget to moisturize it.

Rose water or rose hydrosol can be found at local health stores or online (Amazon, for sure). Rose water and rose hydrosol are basically the same thing except rose hydrosol has been steam distilled from rose water (it’s purified). Both are essentially highly, highly diluted rose essential oil.



Welcome: Eczema Bath Smoothie

Welcome to my new blog! I’m really excited to start on this new exploration of the world of DIY. As a homemaker, I find that I am growing more and more picky about the chemicals and products that I allow into my home. As I research, I am finding that many of the products I normally buy are either vastly overpriced or perhaps not the healthiest option to have around my 1 year old son. As a solution, I dove into the world of making my own products at home and wow! I love it. The research is fascinating and the work is empowering.

So. What am I going to share on my blog? I’m going to share recipes for my favorite homemade products – everything from laundry detergent to body creams to safe and effective cleaning supplies. But let’s face it, I don’t know anybody who has the time to make their own everything. So, if there’s a product out there that I do buy and find it worth the expense, I’ll talk about it here as well. I’ll share video tutorials on various crafts like sewing, crochet, homemade soap, and candle making. Continue reading