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6/4/2009 2:29:20 PM
The Itch is Back
When Ben was a toddler he had eczema on the inside of his elbows and thighs. It was a struggle to ease the itching and keep the skin hydrated enough not to crack and bleed when he scratched all the time. My fears were that we would have to use hydrocortisone which is not good for the skin when used long term. I am lucky to work at Weleda because I could experiment with different natural products to see which worked best. The best results were from using Weleda Calendula Oil after an oatmeal bath. I would then slather Skin Food on the extra dry spots. We’d have to put Skin Food on again if he started itching. We did this at every diaper...
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Categories: At home with Weleda, Baby
6/4/2009 11:57:47 AM
Ready for Enlightenment?
June is the month with the most daylight. The longest day of the year is June 24, the day of John the Baptist, the light-bringer in the Bible. One of the most popular medicinal plants, St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)—used in Weleda medicines, has a special connection to light and sun. Its flowers’ yellow color, the receiving attitude of its branches, the arrangement of its leaves so none is in shadow, and the way the cells hold the oil, visible in the petals and leaves as little points — the whole plant is like stored sunlight. With these characteristics, the plant can bring light to people who suffer from dark moods and depressions. In the...
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