Tag Archives: Eczema

A remedy for damaged skin: Aloe and Shea Butter

Last week I shared my review of a recipe for homemade lotion. I love this recipe, and it is great for an every day, quick lotion application. But some days (and nights), my eczema leaves my skin in rough shape … Continue reading

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Homemade Lotion Review

This summer I finally made a homemade lotion that I absolutely loved. It took long enough! I still really like the body butter I’ve made, and either that or just straight shea butter are great for spot treating or intensive … Continue reading

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Transition to Chemical-Free: A Picture

Above is a picture of all of my natural hygiene supplies. Not much, huh? I pulled it all out to take a picture, and I was sure I was missing something. But it is all there. Let’s take a look: … Continue reading

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Cosmetic Preservative Causing Skin Allergies

My mom emailed me this article the other day. Scary stuff! Luckily, I know that this preservative, methylisothiasolinone, is not causing my eczema since the only commercial skin care product I use is lotion, which thankfully does not have it. … Continue reading

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No Nightshades

Are nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant) hard to avoid? Yes and no. Mostly yes. If you make all your food at home, you can safely know that there are no pepper flakes or curry powder in your meals. Anyone else … Continue reading

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What I learned on my elimination diet

It was weird not posting yesterday. I spent two months posting every day! And those two months taught me a lot. I only hope that I can remember to continue to use this knowledge to live a healthy life and, … Continue reading

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Elimination Diet: What’s Next

So I’m done posting every day about my meals and health. But is this diet over? No. Far from it. There are many things I am still not eating and a few things I still need to add back in. … Continue reading

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Elimination Diet, Day 60

Two months. It’s not over yet, but today will be my last day of day-by-day posts. Tomorrow I’ll start posting a series of recaps. Two months. That’s how long it took me to intentionally cheat. Will and I took a … Continue reading

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