Top 5 Ingredients For Baby Eczema
To all of our PP parents, we have some good news, and some not-so-good news, we’d like to share with you. We’ll start with the not-so-good news first.
The not-so-good news: Your precious little ones can be prone to a common skin condition called eczema – which reveals itself with severe dryness, scaly/itchy patches, redness, and irritation. It probably might even seem more painful as the parent watching your helpless babe endure eczema, while you seek out any and every solution from drugstore shelves to doctor’s offices.
The good news: There are powerful, natural ways to support your baby’s health and help to provide a lasting solution for eczema. Instead of suppressing the problem with steroids or harmful chemicals, especially on such delicate and absorbent skin, we’re sharing natural alternatives and the top 5 ingredients (that also all happen to be in our Baby Balm!) to help soothe baby eczema for good. Plus we’ll sprinkle in some true stories from parents that prove these ingredients do just that.
Bees really are superheros – they make a number of natural elements that support our health + well-being, inside and out. Beeswax, specifically, is produced by bees and used as a protective lining within the comb to help ensure the hive stays free from infection and other harmful conditions.
Plus, these perfectly crafted honeycomb hexagons are where the honey is stored and the baby bees grow up. If the queen bee thinks it’s best to swaddle her babes with beeswax, then there must be something to it.
Just as beeswax creates a protective barrier within the honeycomb, it has the same effect on baby’s sensitive, and sometimes reactive, skin. With powerful antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic and antibacterial properties, it protects skin from infection + irritation while sealing in moisture. Beeswax is also rich in Vitamin A which helps to support lasting hydration and skin healing at a cellular level.
Sadly, so many baby products on the market today contain mineral oil or other petroleum-based ingredients that not only suffocate the skin, but can carry toxic + carcinogenic contaminants into the skin.
Beeswax allows baby’s fragile skin to breathe + function as it should, while deeply nourishing to soothe and calm conditions such as eczema – without any harmful side effects.
“I ordered the Baby Balm for my little’s eczema and it literally cleared it up over night! No other creams have done that for me and I was becoming discouraged. I’ve shared this amazing product on social media and to other moms looking for eczema relief that actually works!” -Nena
Marshmallow root has been used for medicinal purposes all across the planet. And just to clarify, we’re not talking about the sugary sweets in s’mores.
Within the root of this plant is an element called mucilage (a thick, sticky substance) which is used to protect the skin and prevent irritation. It contains several antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties to help promote skin health while relieving redness and calming inflammation.
This plant extract is a powerful skin soother, especially for sensitive, problematic skin. Plus it helps to strengthen + repair a weakened skin barrier by infusing the skin with hydration, healing and nourishment.
Marshmallow root’s natural healing + cooling properties make a profound impact on hot and dry skin conditions (aka eczema) that plague precious skin.
“My four year old son developed pretty severe eczema this winter and we tried plenty of over the counter products as well as a prescription from our physician. Everything we tried would make his skin burn when applied and he would literally shake with the pain it caused. I’ve previously purchased deodorant here (love it!) and decided to try to this Baby Balm. It was AMAZING how well it reduced redness in one night! We are so grateful to have found something natural that actually works.” -Stephanie
TALLOW FROM GRASS-FED COWS
Tallow is one of our top picks for soothing countless skin conditions (especially for the most delicate of skin) and is also quickly making a big comeback in skincare – and for good reason. This incredibly nourishing, vitamin-rich form of pure, rendered animal fat has been a prominent part of skincare products developed + used by our ancestors (and a part of our nose-to-tail philosophy). In this article by the Weston A. Price Foundation, they share about a “recipe book” written by Dr. A.W. Chase, MD in 1866, listing 10 formulations for healing balms – and 8 of which contain tallow.
Tallow contains an impressive profile of skin-healing nutrients including high concentrations of these vitamins:
- Vitamin K: Plays an important role in skin tone, texture and overall health + soothes skin inflammation and irritations while helping to speed up the healing process.
- Vitamin A: Encourages the production of healthy skin cells, strengthens skin tissue and helps to repair + regenerate damaged skin cells.
- Vitamin D: Contributes to skin cell development, repair, metabolism and immune function + protects and rejuvenates skin.
- Vitamin E: Powerful antioxidant that repairs skin damage, deeply hydrates and promotes healing within the skin.
Tallow’s powerful soothing and calming properties also come from conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which is anti-inflammatory as well as palmitoleic acid which has natural antimicrobial properties. This nourishing fat is also extremely compatible with the biology of our skin cells (both are about half saturated fats) making all of its vitamins + healing properties readily absorbed by the skin. You’d be hard-pressed to find a plant that can do that for your infant 🙂
“I got this Baby Balm for my daughter’s eczema and within one use overnight, it has completely cleared up. I cannot believe how quickly this worked. This product is AMAZING and worth every penny.” -Susan
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Not only does this oil make salad dressing or dipping sourdough bread absolutely delicious, it is a key ingredient in helping to soothe your baby’s skin from pesky and painful conditions such as eczema.
Extra virgin olive oil is rich with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits and packed with vitamins and antioxidants. This age-old, nutrient-dense oil (it was even used by Cleopatra in ancient Egypt!) supports smooth skin texture and minimizes the appearance of rough, scaly patches.
EVOO also contains squalene, which provides a boost of antioxidants to help protect skin, promote healthy cell production and improve severely dry, chapped + cracked skin. It deeply hydrates even the most delicate skin to rebuild the skin’s moisture barrier and calm redness + irritation.
But be sure to only use organic + unrefined extra virgin olive oil on your sweet babe’s skin to ensure they’re receiving the highest concentration of beneficial nutrients.
In our Baby Balm formula, we even take our organic extra virgin olive oil to the next level by infusing it with the healing, soothing and softening benefits of calendula flowers.
“My son had developed eczema almost from head to toe over a couples months. We tried everything, including a trip to the dermatologist. Nothing was helping! Since I love PP deodorant SO much, I decided (based on awesome reviews) to give the baby balm a try. I am not even kidding, within one use I saw improvement and within several days his skin was clear!! I wish I had before and after pictures!! A MIRACLE!!” -Elizabeth
PURE EMU OIL
You may have noticed by now (and might also be wondering) why we’re such big advocates of animal fats in skincare. The short answer? They work.
A little bit of a longer answer is that healthy fats (especially from animal sources) are necessary to sustain healthy cells and are a vital part in overall skin health – specifically in babies who are just starting to develop super fresh and oh-so fragile skin. One cause of eczema can be from a lack of fatty acids, which make up our cell membranes and help to maintain a strong barrier function. When these fats decrease, severe dryness, itchiness, irritation and inflammation are more likely to occur.
Pure emu oil is another animal fat that’s highly effective at soothing the effects of eczema. It’s sourced from the large, flightless bird native to Australia and the Aboriginal culture has even used emu oil as a natural remedy for a myriad of inflammatory skin issues for centuries.
The components of this anti-inflammatory oil work to calm redness + irritation and help to lock in moisture to combat seriously dry skin – all while being extremely gentle on sensitive, delicate skin. Its high levels of antioxidants help to promote healthy cell production and stimulate the healing process of damaged skin.
One of the biggest benefits of pure emu oil is that it’s easily absorbed by the skin. It deeply penetrates the skin, carrying with it all of its skin-loving properties (as well as all of the healing ingredients it’s paired with!) to deliver nourishment where the skin needs it most.
“Answer to severe eczema.” -Stephanie
There you have it – the top 5 ingredients to calm skin conditions like eczema + to soothe your little one’s precious skin. And we hope these snippets of other parent’s stories have shown that there are solutions to care for you baby’s skin in pure, powerful ways.