Eczema sucks. A grandmother’s perspective.
I’ve witnessed my grandson scratching uncontrollably. Crying. Sometimes bleeding because he scratched himself so hard.
It’s heartbreaking and you do all you can to help them feel better.
Eczema according to the National Eczema Association is “the name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become itchy, inflamed, or have a rash-like appearance. There are seven types of eczema: atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis.”
And apparently it’s very common.
Eczema was foreign to me until the grandchildren arrived.
I watched our firstborn try various kinds of home remedies to soothe her firstborn.
We both learned that oatmeal is a good home remedy. She’d fill the tub with oats and lukewarm water. It helped.
So when I started making soap, I knew I wanted to make a soap that could help soothe irritated skin.
One of the first things suggested, in addition to knowing your triggers, was to use a mild cleanser and so I set off to create one.
And so I created Riley’s Bar—named after our granddaughter.
It’s a mild, simple soap made with oat milk, aloe vera, coconut milk fine oatmeal, and honey. Used with our microfiber soap pouch, you can gently wash your skin and not further irritate it. Bathing in lukewarm water, for only 10-15 minutes and gently patting yourself dry is one way to tackle eczema.
While there is no known cure for eczema, some natural home remedies do help and we created Riley’s Bar to help bring you and your family relief.
Happy, healthy, non-irritated skin is always our goal.