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Ditch The Rash Cream - Go With This Instead

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” - John Burroughs, American writer and Naturist

If you’ve ever developed a skin rash, you probably stopped by your local box retailer or neighborhood drug store for rash cream. There are a handful of popular brand name creams known to help skin rashes and other irritations. However, it’s important to consider what types of ingredients are infused into these standard rash creams. It may be time to invest in a product that gets the job done using high quality ingredients approved by Mother Nature.

field of flowers

Toxic Ingredients Used in Traditional Rash Creams

Conventional, store-bought, rash creams typically contain corticosteroids designed to relieve redness, itching, and scaling. Unfortunately, many of these creams also contain a slew of synthetic ingredients that can actually exacerbate skin irritation and slow down the healing process.

Even though they are advertised to heal skin rashes, many store-bought rash creams can cause additional unwanted side effects, like:

• Skin irritation, discoloration, and thinning

• Continued rash, itchiness, and swelling

• Increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight

• Long-term use may even cause abnormal hormone levels

A Natural, Gentle Alternative

To avoid harsh chemicals, err on the side of caution and hydrate your skin using pure, gentle ingredients, you may want to opt for a natural moisturizer that contains the powerful herb calendula (calendula officinalis).

calendula flower in a bowl and on the side of bowl

What’s Calendula?

Calendula is a highly versatile plant used in ancient, medicinal herbology for thousands of years. It was used traditionally to aide in the repair of broken skin and has been shown to improve burns, wounds, infections, inflammation, dermatitis, eczema, and rashes. In fact, one study, concluded that calendula flower had “proven to have antibacterial and antifungal effects of a rather broad spectrum” which, when applied to the skin, can aid in wound care.

This amazing orange flower has been shown to help support your immune system via a bounty of antioxidants, flavonoids, and triterpenes which in turn, has been shown to improve conditions of the skin.

While using calendula flower as natural wound care may be new to us, Europe and Asia have used this native plant in traditional Unani and Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years.

Choose All Natural Instead

Next time your skin acts up and causes you discomfort, itchiness, or redness, opt for an all-natural alternative to store-bought rash creams.

lady scratching her itchy skin rash

Try our Transform Natural Moisturizer, an alcohol-free, waterless moisturizer infused with calendula-steeped oil, pure essential oils and unrefined shea butter. We do not claim it can prevent, treat or cure any skin condition, but it certainly can’t hurt it either!

• No preservatives or parabens
• No petroleum-based additives
• No artificial fragrances or colorants
• No steroids
• Just pure, old-fashioned, herbal goodness

Trust us, your skin and your soul will thank you. 

 

Source: https://chestnutherbs.com/calendula-sunshine-incarnate-an-edible-and-medicinal-flower/

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