i bought a little bird oil to use on dylan's skin.
bird oil, you ask?
dylan has a patch of eczema on the back of her knee, and dry winter heat has not been kind to it (no matter how much we run that humidifier.) what was once a tiny patch is taking over her little knee pit, and she keeps scratching it raw. i've tried jojoba oil, aquaphor, vaseline, apricot oil, and shea butter, and while some things provide temporary relief, nothing was truly cutting it.
so, while browsing online, i came across a product called "eczema oil." it's ingredients were kukui nut oil, emu oil, and jojoba oil.
jim was there when i opened the package.
"emu oil? like the bird?"
"nooooo...emu is a plant or something. right?"
a little google search revealed that emu oil is, in fact, from australian emu birds. and it's it's known to be really healing and anti-inflammatory.
the verdict? it's awesome. her knee looks great, and both kids' chapped winter cheeks seems to like it too.
yep, i'm putting bird oil on their little faces.
and i like it.
good thing we're not vegan;)
(this post is linked to works for me wednesday.)