Garden of Wisdom's customers who struggle with Eczema have helped us to work to alleviate symptoms, reduce inflammation, and prevent flare-ups. Self-care practices may include moisturizing the skin regularly, avoiding harsh soaps or detergents, and identifying and avoiding triggers that worsen the symptoms. We have heard that red light therapy can be beneficial to ease the symptoms of Eczema.
Garden of Wisdom has our philosophy concerning Eczema. Not that we don't agree with how debilitating this skin condition be, and we agree with most professionals concerning this. We feel (with a lot of feedback over many years from customers) that aside from everyday causes of genetic and environmental factors, using SOAP and DIET are detrimental to keeping Eczema on a moving loop where the person has good days and then bad days. For us, educating our customers about cleansers and diet is truly important. This being said, we aren't going to shove this down anyone's throat. We are here to share our own experience and that of many customers.
Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a common skin condition that causes inflammation, redness, and itchiness. It can affect people of all ages, from infants to adults. Eczema is not contagious, so you cannot catch it from someone else.
The exact cause of Eczema is not fully understood, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. People with eczema often have a weakened skin barrier, which makes their skin more susceptible to irritants and allergens. When these triggers come into contact with the skin, it leads to an immune system reaction, resulting in the symptoms of eczema.
The symptoms of Eczema can vary from person to person, but common signs include dry, itchy, and inflamed patches of skin. These patches can appear anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the face, hands, elbows, and knees. Scratching the affected areas can worsen the condition and may lead to infections.
The Eczema Kit includes the below products and a brochure to follow for directions.
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Products and Ingredients
Finished Products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend their shelf life. The shelf life for most products is 9-12 months. Vitamin C Serum(s) and VitaResurface products should continually be refrigerated to extend their shelf life.
Sample Sizes do have a shorter shelf life (generally 3-6 months) , and items in jars can dry up quicker than this if the lid is not tightened well enough
(except for our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
direct light and in a dark cabinet when possible.
Exfoliating Acid products have a shelf life of 9-12 months. The only things we don't suggest refrigerating are the Mandelic Acid Serums or Salicylic Acid Serums, as they can crystallize in the refrigerator. If this happens, you can set the product into a hot water bath to see if the crystals will dissolve.
Additional Items That Require Refrigeration and/or Kept in the Dark
Hydrosols - remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add it into a separate, sterilized spray bottle and spritzer. Keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator.
Carrier Oils - generally, you can refrigerate all carrier oils, although some very rich oils will solidify. This is fine. All you have to do is take it out, warm it up at room temperature and it should liquefy. If not, set the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shake the bottle, which will hopefully turn into a liquid.
^There are some oils with a super long shelf life, like Coconut Cream and Jojoba Oil.
Refrigeration is not necessary, but it surely won't hurt.
Essential Oils - essential oils are best stored in a cool, dark place.
Co2 Extracts - these should continually be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare' butters. You can remove what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Clays - keep in a dry, dark place. Shelf life is at least 2 years.
Herbs - all herbs (whole or ground) should be kept in a dark, cool and dry location.
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls the constituents from each herb—root, trunk, leaves, and flowers.
Extracts have a shelf life of 3-5 years. They can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place)
Other Raw Ingredients - i.e., Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc. will all have a different shelf life.
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