Unexpected Skincare : Oil of Oregano

I know that you are thinking the exact same thing that I was when I first heard about oil of oregano for skincare; sounds completely weird! Well, I do still agree that it sounds odd, but I am all about weird power! 😜

I heard about oil of oregano working wonders on rashes and skin issues and sadly Jerrod has suffered from a reoccurring rash that pops up randomly so I thought what the heck!? He was previously prescribed a steroid cream to use, and it would make the rash go away, then it would just return somewhere else once he stopped using it! Super frustrating for Jerrod, not to mention expensive – a small tube was around 65.00$ – Yikes!

So while at Sprouts grocery shopping I suddenly remembered that I should pick some up. I was able to find it easily and even though it was more expensive than I anticipated (10-12$ a bottle) it will last so much longer then the prescription cream, and better yet we know what’s in it!

So Jerrod has been using it for over a week now and even taking 2 days off when we were out of town the rash is gone and has not come back anywhere else! A little goes along way – 2 or 3 drops a day! I also occasionally suffer from eczema so this is a awesome solution for our skin woes.

I really wanted to share this awesome discovery of ours with all of you, but as you know, I am no doctor, so be sure to talk to your health care provider for more information and if it is a good fit for you.

If you do end up trying it please let me know if it works for you! I would love to hear your experience

Happy Wednesday,

Allison

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Skincare Favorites

Do not attempt to adjust your computer, you are seeing this correctly, a new blog post is finally up! I have been so MIA because a sickness hit me hard Sunday night and I am still fighting it today, but the good news is that the weekend is not far away and I am ready for some R&R and sunshine.

Since I am all for beauty on a budget I thought I would share my ride or die staples for skincare.

If you have read my blog before you have heard me rave about coconut oil and Burt’s Bees Baby lotion. Both of these are so great in the dry Colorado climate and also really help with my eczema.

Lush Dream Cream is ah-maz-ing! this can be more on the expensive side but it smells like a dream (see what I did there 😉 ) is natural and really works on dry skin.

Also from Lush, Silky Underwear! This may sound totally weird but this “dusting powder” is wonderful at helping those spots that are a little too close to one another not to chafe in the heat. I hate the smell of baby powder, and it has also been proven that it is not so great for you so this is a welcome alternative.

Next is this Lavender Body Oil that I original discovered through my sister as she bought it as a gift for our mom and I was a jelly belly (meaning jealous) I am obsessed with lavender and body / face oils so when I found it all I could think was “Someone take my money!” 🙂 but in all seriousness it is awesome and you don’t feel like a slippery fish when you’re done putting it on.

Finally we come to Apple Cider Vinegar. Odd choice for a skincare favorites I know but I really do love it! You can use it as a toner, to help with sunburns, and also can mix it with some masks (like this one that I did a review on in a previous post) I don’t mind the smell of vinegar and this is super affordable as well as easy to find. (insert high five here*)

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Thanks for reading!

-Allison

Favorites for Babies Skin (and Mine)

Most new parents aren’t sure what to use for baby’s skin and there are so many options. I know that when we had our daughter we received many different bath and body items and still were not sure what to use! I am super conscious about the things that I use on myself, and it only got worse once I have our little one.

Our daughter is almost 8 months old now and for the entire time I was pregnant, and since she was born her and I both use Burt’s Bees products along with coconut oil. I loved the Mama Bees lotion for my belly during pregnancy, I felt good using it because it was almost all natural, affordable and super hydrating. The only thing I did not like was the scent, but I was overly sensitive to smells – as most women are when pregnant! My nightly routine was cover my entire body with coconut oil, let it soak in for a few minutes, then cover my entire body with Mama Bees lotion. I do think that part of the battle against stretch marks is keeping your skin moisturized, but it is also genetic! That being said, if you get them (I have them, just not from pregnancy) be proud of them, you created a human. 🙂

For my little one, we do essentially the same thing, coconut oil, then Burt’s Bees Baby. If you are in warmer climates this may seem like over kill, but we are in Colorado with 0% humidity so we all need it! I also wanted to mention that I have eczema and the combination of Burt’s Bees and coconut oil really helps.

Find Mama Bee here

Baby Bees Shampoo and Wash here

Baby Bees Lotion here

and Virgin coconut oil here  (love this brand as well! I will have a blog post soon about all the things I use coconut oil for.)

I would love to her your favorite lotions and bath time products for you and baby – hope you are having a great day wherever you are!

-Allison