We have been giving our 6 year old daily ‘bleach baths’ (1/4 cup bleach in tub) to get his eczema under control. We haven’t seen as dramatic improvement as he had hoped for, but there is some. He still needs prayer. I cringe every time I look at his poor little body. Bumps, crust, raw open skin… just awful. I think I am going to try geranium oil again. I can’t stand the smell (like noxious roses) but it really did help last time I tried it. I might also try evening primrose oil, which is supposed to help skin heal.
My latest thing is dry-brushing. Here in the midst of the looonngg Minnesota winters, skin can get pretty gnarly. Dry brushing has tons of benefits from smoother skin to improved circulation. I just personally enjoy it. When I am done I almost feel light headed from the intense blood flow, detoxing, or whatever is going on!
I am also going to incorporate one day of fasting a week. I think Tuesday will be my day to fast from food and the internet so I can seek God without distractions. Well, with less distractions! My toddler hasn’t been feeling well so she has been super clingy. Yesterday I just included her in my worship. She loves worship, it is so sweet. Nothing like hearing a little toddler voice singing to Jesus.
Lower-carbing is going very well. I noticed a difference in my fasting yesterday. I just seemed to handle it better than I have in the past. The trick is keeping your blood sugar low and even-keel all the time. Fasting has so many benefits in so many ways. I am primarily doing it as a way to grow closer to God, but anyone can benefit from some sort of fasting. If the thought of not eating is overwhelming; you can start with giving up pop, sugar, coffee, etc. Give your body and soul a chance to detox.
That is all for now, blessings on your day!