In November of 2011, our son Vinnie came into our world. At three months, one evening while nursing, I noticed his cheek looked a little pink. By morning, it was inflamed and irritated. I took him to see our family physician and then to a dermatologist who diagnosed him with severe eczema which had spread from his face and nose to various areas of his body. It took us over a year to find a combination of topical steroids and petroleum based products to help keep his flare-ups as minimal as possible. Although Vinnie’s skin was under control, it was a daily struggle and a constant concern. Sometimes, simply being exposed to environmental triggers such as fragrance and dry heat would cause him so much discomfort, especially at night. I often felt like I was taking one step forward, then two steps back again.
When Vinnie was three, after many years of applying his daily skin routine of prescribed ointments and creams, our family was touched and effected by Cancer. My husband and I started taking a good look at what we were eating and feeding our family. We began buying organic foods and eliminating chemical products from our home. I then began reading the ingredients on the products I used on Vinnie’s skin, often several times a day. After researching, I didn’t like what I uncovered. I wondered if there was an organic, gentle alternative that would be suitable for his very sensitive skin. When I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I embarked on a “mom mission” to develop my own.
Batch after batch, ingredient after ingredient I found a combination of simply three that soothed and protected Vinnie's skin. After about two weeks, I stopped his topical steroid and haven't had to apply it since. As I started making batches for friends and family to try, they would find additional ways of using it, as did our family! Helping to replace many commercial cosmetic products with a safe, simple, gentle and organic multi-use cream.
I feel very grateful to have the opportunity to share our product with your family! I would be honoured and privileged to make you a jar to try, always handmade with love.
The Baker-Elia Fam, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada