|HEALTH|how pure potions skin salvation healed my sons eczema



Both T and I suffer from Ezcema, mine swings from very mild to being covered practically all over, luckily my more severe outbreaks are few and far between. T has a more regular eczema, he's always red and itchy in patches but he does flare up quite regularly, football socks being a usual trigger culprit!  We've tried lots of natural products on him but the only thing that seemed to work and clear up his skin were steroids and as much as we wanted his skin to clear up, at the same time we really didn't want him to have to use steroids daily to keep his skin clear. 

We were sent Skin salvation cream, bath oil and tea tree rescue salve from Pure Potions to review and although I was hopeful, I felt as though it would have been a miracle if T's skin could be controlled by completely natural, reasonably priced products. 

I've been wanting to give these a good couple of months use before writing my review as I know all too well how ezcema can be alleviated with a new product, only to return within weeks worse than ever once the skin got used to it. 

We've now been using for over 3 months so I feel comfortable that these products are actually working and T is completely steroid free!

Pure potions products are not tested on animals and contain all natural products, which as you know are massive plus points for me, they are also incredibly reasonably priced. 

So... how did we get on? 

Here were his legs before we started using the cream and bath oil, this is the start of a flare up for him as you can see brought on by his football socks rubbing, this would usually have got far worse before it got better with using the steroid cream, the doctors have suggested this would not be the case if we continued to use the steroid every day in key areas, like here. However, we really didn't want his body to become accustomed to the medication like that. 



And here are his legs after *1 WEEK* of applying the cream twice a day and using the bath oil twice. Honestly, I couldn't believe it, we actually had better results with this cream that we have with the steriod cream and since applying it daily and using the oil every now and then he's been completely clear for over 3 months. 



As you can see it's completely cleared and there's absolutely no scarring. 

If you are worried about using a strong medication for your children (or you!) I'd really recommend using this product, we do have to make it through the winter but I'm confident that if we can manage his skin now, we'll be able to continue applying daily and prevent flare-ups and unlike the steroid, I don't mind apply this natural product every day. 


Skin salvation tea tree rescue balm is £4.65
Skin salvation bath and body emollient oil is £12.99
all available direct from Pure Potions



|BEAUTY|Peachy Fox Anti Redness Cream



After I had T, my skin changed so much and I developed a very mild rosacea around my mouth and nose, this meant that I have been having to wear a BB cream to balance my skin a little more which is something I've never had to do before unless I was going out.


When I saw this anti redness cream from Peachy Fox I knew I wanted to try it and see if it would just tone down my redness and allow me to stop having to wear the BB cream.

|FAMILY|10 great reasons to get your family outdoors



This year we have spent June making a more concerted effort to get outdoors everyday as a family and take part in the #30dayswild challenge.

So far we've managed to be pretty successful and with lots of items on our Family Wild List still to cross off, we have lots to keep us busy for the second half of the year.


|GIVEAWAY|Wild science! Perfume factory



Today we have an awesome little giveaway for you.

Just in time for the school holidays, we have this fabulous perfume factory kit to sent to one lucky winner. 

|BRAND NEW ME|getting back on track - healthy eating



This past weekend we went for dinner with a friend who has recently lost a lot of weight, he followed a plan and exercise program and has lost 3 stone in 10 weeks. Enevitiblty we started talking about healthy eating and exercise and the subject of having a 'treat' or falling off the wagon was raised. Our friend explained that he learned something which was fundamental to his success whilst on this program. 

He learned not to punish himself if his healthy eating plan slipped. 

|REVIEW|air hogs jet rocket review



'Don't jump too hard' I said 'I'm not spending all afternoon recovering the rocket from neighbours gardens' I said!  After 10 minutes playing with the Air hogs jet rocket guess what was I doing?


|FOOD|simple & delicious tomato salad



This salad is absolutely heavenly!  I feel a bit of a fraud calling it a 'recipe' because it's not really, but if you are looking for a light, refreshing, simple salad this one is for you. The ingredients used here are for 1 person for a meal, serves 2 as a side salad or 4 as a side dish. 

Use the best quality produce you can get your hands on for better results, if you can use homegrown tomatoes all the better! 



Tomato salad
by Leandra Bramham
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: None


Ingredients (1 serving main meal, 2 side di)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 6 cherry plum tomatoes
  • 1 beefsteak tomato
  • About 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 2tbs extra virgin olive oil, the best you can afford
  • Pink Himalayan salt (or any rock salt, ground)
  • Freshly ground pepper
Instructions
1. Chop beefsteak and garden tomatoes into bite sized pieces, cut cherry tomatoes in half.
2. Tear basil into small pieces
3. Drench tomatoes and basil with olive oil
4. Add salt and pepper and give a good toss
5. Enjoy!!
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