Battling with Eczema

My kids both have skin issues. I guess I’m not surprised since I often have dry feet, and hubby gets cracked and bleeding fingers every winter. However neither of us deals with eczema. Eczema is a crazy skin affliction to me. It’s been a huge struggle to find the cause. One thing that has helped us is using Jess’ Soothing Bath …

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The ‘Shotgun’ Approach To Treating Severe Eczema

Warning: This post contains graphic photos of eczema. Not for the squeamish.  As many of you may know, I have suffered from eczema basically since birth. In the past three years it has taken over my life…literally. Like many of you who suffer, I have tried just about everything… The typical corticosteroid ointments and creams (which we know do harm over …

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DIY Natural Hair Gel Recipe

I had a moment this morning. You know that moment when you open the bathroom cupboard only to realize that you used the last of your gel yesterday but desperately need it today? It’s a moment of desperation, for sure. Run frantically to the store and gel your hair in the car. Then keep driving with sticky hands…Yuck. Nothing comes …

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5 Ways to Have a From Scratch Laundry Room

This post might seem intimidating or even not worth while for some of you, but let me assure you, having a from scratch laundry room is not that hard and definitely has it’s benefits! Fact: The very first steps I took in the natural-from-scratch world were in the laundry room. It all started with my second born. He had eczema since birth …

Irritated Skin Scalp Spray - Knock out your red, dry, itchy scalp...naturally! Scratch Mommy

Irritated Skin Scalp Spray

Nothing is more embarrassing than an itchy, flaky, red scalp. Not only does it keep you from wearing black shirts out of the house, but it can be uncomfortable, and even downright painful. Thankfully, this DIY irritated skin scalp spray recipe will give you the soothing comfort you need. While the root cause of an itchy, red, and scaly scalp is …

DIY Dryer Sheets (easier than you might think, with only 2 ingredients!)- Scratch Mommy

DIY Dryer Sheets (only 2 ingredients!)

I despise laundry. As you may already know (from this gingerbread pancake recipe and this slow cooker buffalo chicken sandwich recipe) I love to cook. But I really do not enjoying doing the laundry. I know we need clean clothes and I sure don’t want my kids to be the stinky kids at school, so of course I do wash …

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Learn About Oregon Grape Root

Herbs have a special place both in my heart and my pantry shelf. Recently a new member joined our little family – Oregon Grape Root. Since Oregon is my home I am bit embarrassed to admit that it took me ten years of living here to find out that oregon grape is the state flower. I decided to make amends …

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7 Ways To Allergen Proof Your Home

There was once a time when I didn’t even think about allergens in my home. Of course, spring would come and I’d deal with seasonal allergies, but that all had to do with the great outdoors so I didn’t think about inside my home. Then I had baby number two and things started changing. He was my eczema baby. It’s amazing …