Ecostore Nappy Balm

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Ecostore Nappy Balm

Post by Stacey » Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:48 pm

This stuff is brillient! It really works to clear up fungal rashes and soothe and heal plain old rashes. Great as a barrier cream too. Smells soooo nice :) You only need to use a small amount of it, so its very economical - I dont think we will run out of our jar before JJ is out of naps - and Im using it for other stuff too. Best of all, its all natural - calendula, comfrey, chamomile, lavender oil, beeswax, zinc, castor oil, cod liver oil.

Ive been using it on my *nasty* feet (lol!) I have had athletes foot (fungal infection - same fungi as some nappy rashes) and it just wouldnt go away, no matter what I tried. The prescribtion anti-fungal cream from the Dr didnt do a thing. Micreme H didnt work. Then I put some of the Ecostore nappy rash creme on to soothe the raw bleeding cracks (it was bad!) and the itching stopped! Ive been using it for about a week now and I only have a small amount of peeling skin left between my toes.

Anyway - you probably didnt want to know all about my nasty feet - but my reason for subjecting you to that is: If it works so well on my feet when even 'specialised' treatment didnt work - then imagine how well it would work for fungal nappy rash! And for keeping fungal rash away.

Check out the website - they have heaps of great products - all chemical free and all NZ made.

www.ecostore.co.nz

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Post by Nikki » Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:26 am

I also love this balm! :D I remember someone from Everybody saying that it is also available through Woolworths, but unfortunately I've never found it in my one. Fortunately I order enough stuff from Ecostore to buy a new jar when I need it.

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Post by Stacey » Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:48 pm

I got mine from Fresh Choice supermarket, but I think its available in a lot of supermarkets. Theres a list on the website if anyone wants to check to see if its available at thier local.

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Post by **sunshine** » Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:21 pm

Yes I was the one who found it at Woolworths...but after about 3 months of stocking it, they cleared the whole ECO Store baby range from the shelves! So that meant no one in UH stocked it! I got on the phone and did a ring around, finally found a organic store down the Hutt who stocked it, phew!

I just love the stuff, we use it at every nappy change and I wouldnt be without it. Stacey is right, you only need a tiny amount as it spreads very easily, and smells devine.

We use the whole Eco Store baby range on our little girls. :D

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Post by ClothConvert » Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:40 am

i remember a little while ago when I did a price comparison, it was cheapest buying this on-line so if you have to travel out of the way to get this from a store youdon't normally shop in, then buying online will save you the hassle.

i have stopped using these because of the cod liver oil content - so does it leave a build up on your nappies mamas? Actually I have stopped using nappy balm ( i also have Paw paw ointment) altogether unless I have to.

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Post by Henpen » Wed May 04, 2005 10:05 pm

Hi.....what is the problem with cod liver oil? I use Paw Paw ointment periodically too - do you know of any problems with this as well? Cheers

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Post by Janine » Thu May 05, 2005 9:28 am

I actually didn't like this nappy balm :(

I found it a little bit gritty rather than a smooth paste and I hated the smell.

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Post by ClothConvert » Thu May 05, 2005 10:36 am

oil based nappy balm are likely to be prone to cause build up on nappies, especially if they have stay dry liner such as microfleece or microsuede. So imagine a build up of fish oils....

There may be times when it is necessary to use nappy creams to clear a rash/infection etc, so some cloth mamas choose to use disposables when they know they will be slobbering the bum with the creams. Others may use disposable liner to reduce the amount of cream that gets on to the nappy, or, use a stay-dry liner, knowing you may have to throw it out if you can't remove the build up successfully. Or just use a prefold or trad flat without liners - easier to get rid of build up on cotton than microfleece/microsuede.

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Post by Third Arm Baby Slings » Thu May 05, 2005 11:12 am

Henpen wrote: I use Paw Paw ointment periodically too - do you know of any problems with this as well? Cheers


Hello Henpen

We have been using "LUCAS' Papaw Ointment" for nappy rash and it works a treat without any problems, [we buy it at a health food shop at price of $15.00 or thereabouts for 75g jar]. I have noticed that if the weather is a bit cold it rubs on very easily if I scoop out on my finger the amount I wish to use, then place it on the palm of my hand to warm a little so that it becomes soft and easily spreadable on delicate skin.

Papaw ointment works for fungal infections and we have used it very successfully for Impetigo and golden staph [Staphylococcus aureus] !

[Impetigo is a skin infection caused by the Staphylococcus or Streptococcus bacteria, or both. It is also known as 'school sores', because it commonly affects school-age children. Staphylococcus bacteria can live harmlessly on and inside various areas of the body, such as the skin surface and nose; cuts, abrasions or eczema allow the bacteria to cause infection of deeper skin tissues. Healthy, intact skin can sometimes develop impetigo, too. The condition is characterised by collections of small, crusting blisters that usually form on the face or limbs. /school sores too.]

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Post by LemonNZ » Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:49 pm

Well we love the Ecostore cream...never had the chance to use it on nappy rash but just like Stacey have found other uses...it is the most amazing stuff for cradle cap. Rub it on let it soak in for a day then wash off in the bath at night and the cradle cap is gone.

I am not too sure about Paw Paw cream but have heard it contains petroleum base. I am worried about oil build up on nappies but would be more concerned about petrolchemicals on my kids skin. :o

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Post by Third Arm Baby Slings » Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:00 am

LemonNZ wrote:I am not too sure about Paw Paw cream but have heard it contains petroleum base. I am worried about oil build up on nappies but would be more concerned about petrolchemicals on my kids skin. :o


Hi LemonNZ...yep the petroleum aspect of this product doesn't sit well with me either, but I did weigh it up as the lesser of two evils [so to speak] staph versus petroleum. The alternative to use some prescription antibiotic auch as Mupirocin 2%w/w as known as Bactroban ointment.

Mineral oil and petroleum are the basic ingredients in many cosmetic products today. Both mineral oil and petroleum have the same origins in fossils fuels. Cosmetics such as foundations, cleansers, and moisturizers often contain mineral oil. By locking moisture against the skin, mineral oil sits on the skin’s surface and can potentially block pores. I always wondered if it was this sealing of the skin due to the petroleum base in Lucas cream that actually kills the Staph bacterias. I always hold it in the back of my mind to write to the company that makes it and ask them about this. Meanwhile, when the Staph was doing the rounds, the Lucas product worked fast.

Fragrances in lotions, shampoos, and many other cosmetic products are composed of aromatic hydrocarbons. Perfumes and products containing fragrance can contain many hundreds of chemicals to produce a distinct scent. A significant number of these aromas are derived from petroleum.

[One popular chemical additive that carries moisture in cosmetics is propylene glycol. It is also a derivative of petroleum. Some products that list propylene glycol as an ingredient include:

* anti-freeze
* laundry detergent
* paint
* shampoo
* conditioner

Past research links propylene glycol to serious health problems as liver and kidney damage as well as respiratory irritation or nausea if swallowed].

When you use products on your skin such as Lucas Paw Paw cream, cosmetics, lotions, and shampoos, the ingredients in these products come into direct contact with your body’s largest organ; your skin. The skin absorbs up to 60% of the chemicals in products that it comes into contact with directly into the bloodstream.

I know of major issues in the UK with the rise in nitrate levels in drinking water and the nitrate levels in shampoo, for example, being too much for the body to cope with. [A white vinegar water hair wash works just aswell and doesnt leave our hair smelling like a fish and chip shop].

Further reading. I am not going to get too carried away with this here, but these two sites will give a starting point. I haven't researched the claims or study methods, but they certainly made me think about the sort of questions I should be asking.

http://www.health-report.co.uk/petroleu ... ncerns.htm

http://www.bodywise.com.au/page.asp?236 ... cle=351550

Good to hear that the Ecostore cream being recommended.

Go well,

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Post by hoaenz » Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:53 am

Decided this was worth a try for little thrush prone DS, of course after a visit to the website I didn't JUST buy the nappy balm.................. :roll:
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Post by Ansis » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:55 pm

I love this stuff as well, can't speak highly enough about it! I think it's the only reason I miss using disposables; Hazel doesn't smell all lovely after a nappy change and it was fantastic for her skin.

As everyone else has said it has a myriad of other uses, especially for skin problems like cradle cap and dermatitis. Hazel is prone to getting a bit of dermatitis in and around her eyebrows and cracking behind her ears, and the balm clears it up in about 24 hours usually. It's also quite nice for a raw red nose when you've got a cold!

As for clogging up nappies - I haven't had a problem with it yet as far as I know, but I don't use it often and I usually put on a yukky flushable liner if I'm putting on a lot, or if it's just a little I pat some Curash baby powder on top which seems to stop it transferring to the nappy.
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Post by happymum » Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:27 am

I am using (and love) the Weleda nappy rash cream. I have also tried the calendula baby cream (a barrier cream) which is a weleda product as well...overall I would recommend the nappy rash cream.

The base is natural vegetable oils and beeswax. I always use a flushable liner, so I'm not sure about clogging up the nappies - does anyone else use this cream without liners?
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Post by KLS » Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:41 pm

DISASTER! :smt087 :smt100

I loooved this stuff, and stocked up at the P&C show, only to find out the formula has changed! It's now white (lots of zinc?) and no nice smelly essential oils in it any more (no lavender calendula etc). Why did they do this?! I like that it now has coconut oil, and no caster oil, but otherwise...

I am gutted :cry:
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