Skin irritation of any sort is no fun but eczema is in a league of its own. It’s estimated that over 35 million American’s have eczema – that’s about 1-3% of adults, and 10-20% of children. Over 70% of the cases start in children younger than 5 years old, and over half of the infants who have eczema continue to have one or more symptoms as an adult. Eczema is a painful, embarrassing and typically becomes more active in hot summer weather.

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. Blisters may sometimes occur. There are numerous types of eczema, the most common being atopic dermatitis. Eczema break outs are called flare ups and can be monitored by understanding and regulating your triggers.

Most Common Triggers

  • Irritants like soaps and detergents
  • Heat
  • Rough fabrics like wool
  • Sand
  • Perfume
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Skin infections
  • Dry skin and/or low humidity
  • Sweating and/or emotional stress
  • Allergens such as dust mites, pollen, mold and pet dander
  • Foods – some of the most common being peanuts, milk, soy, wheat, fish, and eggs 

The Most Common Symptoms

  • Red and inflamed skin 
  • Areas of swelling
  • Dark color patches
  • Itching This is difficult for children and adults as heavy scratching can lead to scaring and skin infection.
  • Weeping or crusting when the fluid dries
  • Dry or scaly skin
  • Rough, leathery patches of skin. This forms from the scratching.


The goal in any treatment plan is to minimize itching and repair the skin. As mentioned, for minor cases, understanding and avoiding minor triggers can help minimize eczema. For most, a topical skin treatment is needed. Enter CALM Organic Soothing Oil!

 CALM is a handcrafted organic oil & a natural remedy for reducing redness & irritation associated with eczema, dermatitis & other inflammation or redness.  CALM is an anti-inflammatory, calming oil for anywhere & everywhere on the body where one is experiencing inflammation, redness, or general irritation. One of the best things about CALM is that it’s 100% organic so if your searching for treatment for your child or baby it’s one of the safest options. Along with being 100% organic it is also Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Free of Paraben, Sulfate, Soy, Corn or Gluten.

CALM is 100% Organic

Let’s get into the details on the ingredients: 

The true superstar in CALM is yarrow. (By the way, it is important to note that some people have allergies to yarrow (known colloquially as ragweed, so if you do, please abstain from using this product.) Yarrow, the main ingredient, exhibits anti-inflammatory properties related to the content of flavonoids and sesquiterpene lactones in the material. Yarrow contains a flavanoid called chamazulene that inhibits the production of leukotriene, which causes inflammation signals to occur in the body. hose with eczema or dermatitis have a disturbance (or at least more pro-inflammatory cytokines) in the skin’s inflammatory response system. Yarrow contains a flavanoid called chamazulene that inhibits the production of leukotriene (and production of leukotriene causes inflammation signals to occur in the body).

Lavender flower, which reduces redness and inflammation – the main side effects / symptoms of dermatitis and eczema. Additionally lavender has wound-healing powers. Next is squalane oil. In fact, it’s about 30% of the formulation. Squalane’s amazing ability to quickly, safely and effectively penetrate the skin —and bring active ingredients along for the ride.Next sage and then spearmint join the formulation – both of which were chosen for their exceptionally high rosmarinic acid content. Rosmarinic acid is a great regulator for melanin – and if you have eczema, you know how much eczema messes up your skin color. Further, rosmarinic acid alleviates signs of oxidative stress, is strongly antioxidant and – YES! – anti-inflammatory. Rosmarinic acid helps with dermatitis, eczema and other allergic reactions including seasonal allergies

Finally, honeysuckle. Honeysuckle has aspirin-like properties (because aspirin is made from salicylic acid), giving it anti-inflammatory properties. It can improve skin thickness, barrier functions and collagen production — that’s all good news for your skin – especially when you have eczema.

Those who struggle with eczema, swear by our formula. Since summertime can be a difficult time for those with eczema or skin rashes we are offering CALM at 50% off. Don’t have eczema? I personally don’t; but I have super sensitive skin and have used CALM on minor rashes that have up on while camping, or at the beach or when doing yard work.

In summary with CALM, you can expect:
• A formulation that penetrates skin deeply
• Inhibition of inflammation from many, many angles and routes
• Reduction of redness
• Calming, moisturizing, and assuaging effects
• Faster wound healing
• More even skin tone on areas of hyperpigmentation / discoloration

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Dr. Vanessa Rodriguez is a board-certified general practitioner with more than 15 years of patient care experience. She takes an integrative approach to patient care that considers the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and is deeply committed to assisting her patients in achieving and sustaining optimal health. Dr. Vanessa is also a skilled writer and medical reviewer, specializing in preventive care and health promotion. Her articles are written in an approachable manner that is simple to comprehend and implement in one’s own life. Dr. Vanessa’s mission is to equip her patients and readers with the knowledge and resources necessary to live their greatest lives.

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