When I had my daughters, I quickly found them facing the same skin issues I had had as a child – sensitive and eczema-prone skin – and I wanted to help them so they didn’t have to suffer as I had.
Natural and sustainable have been in my DNA since I was a child. My mother Jennie brought me up on homegrown food, organic meat, and natural skin care products, and other than a bout of salmonella from some dodgy Bantam eggs in the 70’s, it is a happy, sustainable and natural way of life that we continue to live.
An NHS Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor, Jennie embraced the ethos that prevention was better than cure, so when I was diagnosed with Atopic eczema, rather than reach for the steroid cream, Jennie told me to moisturise – a lot!
I was lucky to outgrow my eczema although my sensitive skin remains, so when I had my girls it was no surprise when my youngest, Bella, was diagnosed with eczema.