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artistway

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I just recently received the small jar of the new sea kelp.  I have mild eczema on the back of my neck and behind my ears which can be contained if I just stop scratching.  We sufferers know that this is so hard to do, and I often scratch these areas in my sleep so I wake up with these areas very inflamed.  Straight seakelp right on the eczema has provided me with such relief from the itching that I have not scratched these areas in several days.  The eczema is starting to clear up nicely.  I think that I am going to order the big bottle for my problem.
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That is fantastic news!

Just in case, the generic form of Zyrtec helps with the itching (and scratching).

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Thanks Hannah....I will remember your advise about the Zyrtec especially when I get an extreme flare up. 
I do keep the two ounce jar of sea kelp in my purse, and I apply it to the effected areas when I begin to feel the itching come along (it soothes it immediately).  I also apply every night before bed.  The last several days of using the kelp have been the only real relief that I have had for my problem.  I then apply some rosehip seed oil after the itching has been relieved for the dryness. 


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Another suggestion: see whether the washing liquid (or powder) you use for your clothes contains enzymes. They are very allergenic and Jonatan, my grandson and I have to use products without enzymes. I also do a second rinse in the washing machine.
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Thanks Hannah...
I have switched detergents and use one that is completely chemical free.  It did help with the eczema that I was developing on my arms and the back of my legs.  But my neck and ears seem to be stubborn.  I will also try a second rinse cycle (thanks for the suggestion)
In the meantime, I am grateful for the seakelp.  It has been the only product that I have used that has given me long term relief from the itching 
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It cannot be "chemical free", that doesn't exist. Check to see whether it is free of fragrance and enzymes.



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Actually there IS a "chemical-free" laundry detergent out there. They're called SOAP NUTS, we have been using them for months now! My 2lb bag cost $50 and I haven't even made a dent in it! Google it! I HIGHLY recommend it!
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Do you mean that soap that not contain chemicals?

Soap nut extract, surfactants,soap, fatty alcohol sulphates , wheat proteins, citric acid, eucalyptus and verbena oil , sodium succinate, benzyl alcohol, water.

Use it if you like it, but you don't have to buy the lies. I really despise liars, especially those who take advantage of people who want to improve our environment.
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I think AGinTO is talking about this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapindus

They are very popular in Europe and users are happy. I haven't tried them. I use natural soap made with recycled olive oil and sodium hydroxide (a.k.a. lye) and distilled water and add sodium percarbonate to remove difficult stains. Yep, I'm washing like great grandma! No enzymes, no fragrance. We have clean clothes and  happy skin again!


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I am not sure soodium percarbonate is what your grandma used. Don't let it touch your skin, it is a strong oxidizer.

Sodium percarbonate is a chemical, an adduct of sodium carbonate and hydrogen peroxide (a perhydrate), with formula Na2CO3 ยท 1.5H2O2. It is a colorless, crystalline, hygroscopic and water-soluble solid.It is used in some eco-friendly cleaning products and as a laboratory source of anhydrous hydrogen peroxide.

This product contains the carbonate anion, and should not be confused with sodium peroxocarbonate Na2CO4 or peroxodicarbonate Na2C2O6, which contain different anions.



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