What is Eczema?
Eczema is a common issue which leads to the skin becoming inflamed, red and irritated. Although the exact cause of eczema is unknown, it is thought that it may be due to a response by the immune system to some form or irritant on the skin. This is why certain allergies can cause it to flare up. It could also be something simple such as a hand or body cream that can irritate the skin. As each person is different there will be different irritants that can affect each person; however here are some general ones that may cause eczema to flare up and worsen:
- Certain clothing
- Cigarette smoke
- Certain cosmetics, fragrances and detergents
- Emotional stress
- Hot climates or temperatures
- Excessive sweating
- Certain chemicals or synthetic products
Luckily, eczema is not contagious, however some believe it may be inherited and it is said to be able to spread to different parts of the body. There is also said to be no definite ‘cure’ for eczema, however it is possible to help the skin and ease the symptoms so they are manageable. To help with the symptoms you can try avoiding personal irritants, try not to scratch irritated patches and keep your skin moisturised and well looked after. Many people often turn to steroid creams and prescription medicines to help with the symptoms, however these can cause other issues which is why there are many natural alternatives to help the skin. This commonly includes products with naturally hydrating ingredients, with essential oils and manuka honey being popular choices.
Containing a premium blend of essential oils, the Manuka Soap is designed as a natural way to help look after your skin on a daily basis. With its unique composition of ingredients, this natural soap can help to cleanse and protect the skin whilst also aiming to leave it nourished and soft. Thanks to the versatility of the soap, it can also have a multitude of potential uses. This can include as a natural hand sanitiser, a luxurious bath soap, an all-body cleanser or simply as a way to help support the skin's immunity against bacteria. Overall, it is a great multi-use product to include in this Manuka Naturals combo.
East Cape Manuka Oil 25%
East Cape Manuka Oil 25% combines premium manuka with skin-friendly essential oils to make a strong yet gentle way to use manuka on the skin. The manuka oil in this blend has been made using only the best manuka plants available. These are the plants specifically found in the East Cape of New Zealand and are said to be of the highest quality as the manuka in this remote area has been studied and found that they contain the highest levels of triketone compounds. This gives the manuka oil from the East Cape special properties that when combined with other essential oils makes a great skincare blend.
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Active Manuka Honey Cream
With manuka honey being considered one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world, it was an obvious choice in making an amazing cream for the skin. Whilst raw manuka honey is very sticky and impractical to apply to the skin, this Active Manuka Honey Cream has combined the honey with a range of other skincare ingredients and essential oils to create a one of a kind manuka honey cream that is quickly absorbed and easy to use. With a UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) of 15+, the honey used in this cream is to a high standard and is guaranteed genuine. With the unique blend of ingredients that makes up this cream, it can help to not just protect the skin, but just as importantly help to nourish and hydrate it to aid with irritation and dryness.
Manuka Soap: Sodium Palm Kernelate (Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil) , Leptospermum Scoparium Oil (Manuka Oil), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Backhousia Citriodora Oil (Lemon Myrtle Oil), Titanium dioxide, Galactaric Acid, Citral (Lemongrass Oil fraction), Terpinen-4-ol (Tea tree Oil fraction), Cedrol (Cedarwood Oil fraction).
East Cape Manuka Oil 25%: 25% East Cape Manuka oil from New Zealand, Tea Tree Oil, Lemon Myrtle oil and Lavender oil in a Sweet Almond oil base.
Active Manuka Honey Cream: Active UMF® Manuka Honey 15+, Manuka oil, Distilled water, Cetyl alcohol, Stearic acid, Sweet almond oil, Lecithin, Stearyl alcohol, Jojoba, Macadamia Nut oil, Shea butter, Calendula oil, Evening primrose oil, Rosehip oil, TEA, German Chamomile oil, d-alpha-tocopherol (Vit E.), Wheatgerm oil, preservative.
How to use
This combination of products has been designed to work together and the order to use them will depend on specific skin needs. Individually though, here is how to use each product:
Manuka Soap - Apply to wet skin and massage using circular motions. This is a natural soap and is gentle enough for everyday use.
East Cape Manuka Oil 25% - To use simply apply to the desired area of skin and allow to absorb. This can be done 1-2 times daily. Although this is already in an essential oil blend, you can also use a carrier oil such as vegetable oil if looking to use on larger areas.
Active Manuka Honey Cream - Massage the cream to the desired area of the skin as required and allow to absorb.