People with eczema have impaired skin barrier either due to genetic mutation or environmental factors or both. So, strengthening skin barrier is the first and foremost in eczema healing journey. Regardless your eczema type (there are 7 according to National Eczema Association), people with eczema tend to have dry, itchy and sensitive skin. WHY? Research… Continue reading Stop the Itch and Scratch Cycle with 6 Carrier Oils
If you have eczema, you know the worst part of the eczema is ITCHING! It's madness! The itching is so bad that you have to scratch. No question asked. Haha! People will tell you not to scratch, you know those people don't have eczema. Eczema's itching is irresistible and violent. Period. I developed a whole-body… Continue reading Stop Eczema Itching with These 6 Essential Oils
Essential Oils are aromatic extracts from plants and are wonderful for skin care, especially when it comes to skin issues, such as eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, skin rashes & irritations. However, due to its highly concentrated nature, they can cause serious side effects if not used properly. Through my 12 years of teaching and clinical experiences,… Continue reading 4 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Using Essential Oils for Skin Care
Frankincense gum resin has been used for thousands of years in religious ceremony, partly due to its calming effect on Central Nervous System. Frankincense actually contains volatile oil a.k.a. essential oil, oil soluble resin and water-soluble gum. There are quite a few species of Frankincense. The most popular and familiar in the west are Boswellia… Continue reading Frankincense – the Most Magical Anti-Aging Oleo-Gum-Resin
Summer is fast approaching! Road trips, pools, beaches, camping & hiking and all the other exciting outdoor activities beckon all of us! Well, almost all. Summer can be a frustrating time if you have oily skin, tend to develop acnes and even worse if you have cystic skin. The heat and humidity seem to worsen… Continue reading 3 Powerful yet Gentle Essential Oils for Oily, Acne Prone & Cystic Skin
NO If the essential oils are not 100% authentic.If not diluted properly If the oils have oxidizedIf wrong oils are used. YES If the essential oils are 100% authentic.If diluted properly.If right oils are used. My personal and clinical experiences have shown that done correctly, essential oils are very effective in managing inflammation, itching, infection,… Continue reading Essential Oils for Eczema? Yes or No? BOTH!
" Hydrosols contain all of the plant in every drops, just like a hologram." - Suzanne Catty. Hydrosol is an underused natural product. It is gentle yet powerful at the same time, excellent for babies, children, and delicate skin. Hydrosols can be used undiluted. The word “hydrosol” is derived from the Greek hydro, meaning water, and… Continue reading What Is Hydrosol?
Vitamin C ( L ascorbic acid) is a powerful antioxidant. Facial serum made with vitamin C not only reduces wrinkles, discoloration, and boosts collagen production, but also works well when you have dry eczema. It gently removes the dead skin cells and allows skin healing nutrients to penetrate the epidermis to reach the dermis, enabling… Continue reading DIY Vitamin C serum
I planted some calendula seeds late last Fall and one of them is blooming! Calendula is not just a pretty flower, but also cold hardy. This gorgeous little flower, gracing so many home gardens has been used for centuries topically to speed up tissue healing after injuries, bruises, sprains and strains. It is a wonderful… Continue reading Calendula (calendula officinalis) for Complete Skin Care
In my previous post, I wrote about 4 powerful Chamomile essential oils. You can read it here. In this post, I combined those 4 oils with amazing Helicrysum Italicum to create a powerful, healing emollient for nosebleed, itchy nose from dry air, allergies or colds, eczema, minor skin irritations, rashes, insect bites, scar tissues, diaper… Continue reading Natural Healing Emollient