Put Your Cream On! Our Battle with Eczema

If I have said this phrase once, I have said it thousands of times.

But really. Two children, needing cream 2-3 times a day, for a decade….it works out to 20,000 times (taking into consideration toddler years when it was a constant thought).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

While our page is business focused and less personal, this topic is personal and goes to the heart of our product.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

I could be less interested in topics of a medical nature, but for about a year, at every spare moment  I devoured every last medical journal I could get my hands on, so long as it mentioned eczema. I was averaging 4-5 hours of very broken sleep a night for years. My children very likely were on a similar sleeping schedule. Keeping them comfortable while fending off the next inevitable skin infection was the new normal but an impossible battle we were, and still often are, constantly losing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

My husband was travelling to and from West Africa at this time (and still does). He would come home with stories of Shea Butter and Red Palm oil, and how West Africans would slather this on their skin. He was there setting up organic oil palm farms in the local chiefdoms.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

And thus, after many many attempts, POWER BALM was born. The result was my best effort to create a natural product which mimicked the consistency of their paraffin-based emollients. My kids = my test subjects. If it could work on their cracked, raw, sore skin….this was a balm I could confidently bring to market.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

POWER BALM is not a cure. There is no cure for eczema, only hope it will get better with time. But POWER BALM can soothe, protect, and help to repair skin.

dry ground with a few plants

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