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Be Kind to Eczema — mindfulness

A kind review: laundry detergent eco-strips

A kind review: laundry detergent eco-strips

I am sure many of you have seen these little @truearthmovement laundry strips advertised lately. As I researched more about them, they met my “laundry list” of laundry soap requirements, paraben-free, free from dyes, free from bleach, dioxane free, biodegradable, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and not tested on animals. The most appealing part is the packaging! No more plastic laundry containers in our landfills and oceans. I just had to try them and share with you my completely unbiased, unsponsored thoughts.   I ordered them initially at the height of the pandemic. I ordered the smallest quantity to test. The package did...


Eczema + second-hand clothing

Eczema + second-hand clothing

During the past few months, spending most of our time at home, we have watched our fair share of documentaries, many of which highlight the environmental impact of the textile industry. Every year, the fashion industry uses 93 billion cubic meters of water, enough to meet the consumption needs of five million people.     I have to admit, I have always loved new clothing pieces — sweaters, jeans, shoes, yoga wear, and yes, even fast fashion. Yet, as I become more aware of the carbon footprint my family and I are leaving behind on this earth, I am learning...


Laundry stains, eczema + sensitive skin

Laundry stains, eczema + sensitive skin

For families managing eczema or for babies and children with sensitive skin, every little decision we make can cause skin irritation or eczema symptoms to appear or worsen. This means we have to do things around our home a little bit differently than other families. In today’s post we talk about how eczema families can remove laundry stains safely and effectively.


A kind eczema routine

A kind eczema routine

Years ago, I would have never connected the words eczema and kind together. In today’s post I talk about what Vinnie’s eczema routine used to look like and what works for our family today. 


The benefits of being an eczema family

The benefits of being an eczema family
My family is an eczema family like 20% of Canadian families out there. We have been managing eczema for over eight years which means we do many things in our home quite differently than others. I used to see these differences as limitations or sacrifices, but after so many years, I truly see their benefits to the health and well-being of all of us.
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