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Why You Should Try Calendula for Eczema Relief

By Angelique M. Saffle (bio below)

Calendula is known in herbalist circles as the “mother of the skin.”  It is a safe and gentle plant, possessing no known drug interactions or adverse effects for long-term use.  Calendula in an oil or salve form is the perfect herb for many skin issues on the face and body and should be in everyone’s medicine cabinet in some form.

The petals are composed of resins which contain a potent array of powerful antioxidant compounds.   These protect the skin from free-radical damage and play an active role in healing.   Calendula has been found to increase collagen and elastin in the skin and can assist in preventing the formation of scar tissue. It feels soothing on application and can be used safely by all ages. Read more

Why Manuka Honey Heals Eczema Naturally

I am a big believer in the healing properties of Manuka Honey for eczema. Why? Because it is the key ingredient in our go-to eczema cream. The one that has helped my son’s chronic dry, scaly eczema as well as my daughter’s more minor, red inflamed eczema. The natural cream I’m in love with, not just because it provides relief for my children, but because it really works wonders on my overly dry, sensitive skin. My husband (who is very anti-skin care products) even uses it on his face! But I digress, let’s talk more about the Manuka Honey – eczema benefits. Read more

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