For the last 6 months, my angelic faced two year old has had an unsightly rash on his right cheek. At first I thought that maybe he was drooling at night, and his cheek was getting chapped, then we all thought it was eczema, windburn, it has been one unsolvable mystery.
I showed the rash to his Pediatrician, and she said “If it isn’t bothering him, don’t bother it.” She suggested using Neosporin , which we did to no avail. My mom suggested Calemine Lotion, which seemed like it was working for a few days, but it was just the pink tint of the cream fooling our eyes.
Last week, my aunt was over. She has been an ER for over 30 years who has recently gottn into holistic remedies. She took one look at his cheek and said to try Calendula. I immediately rushed to the local Health Food store, and bought Weleda Calendula Face Cream, for $9. In 3 days his rash is completely gone.
Calendula is also known as Marigold. How funny that those yellow and orange flowers we see planted all over the neighborhood are magic for the skin. The Calendula plant is comprised of carotenoids, flavonoids and essential oils. This gentle and nourishing botanical possesses powerful healing and anti-inflammatory properties.