Are xmas Lush bath bombs ok for eczema?

(33 Posts)
CobOnTheCorn Tue 11-Dec-12 16:52:14

I like the idea of adding something nice for the bath to the dc's xmas eve hamper but as they both have eczema we never use anything in the bath.

They often ask for bubbles and it would be real treat for them.

Does anyone know if the xmas Lush bath bombs would be ok?

brainonastick Tue 11-Dec-12 16:53:51

Nonononono

I come out in a rash just walking past that shop

brainonastick Tue 11-Dec-12 16:56:19

Try simple children's bubble bath

Basically anything unperfumed, and maybe w/o sls, parabens etc depending on what triggers their eczema (simple is just w/o perfume, but ok for me) - holland and barratt will have something

snickers251 Tue 11-Dec-12 17:00:45

My ds has eczema and the only bubble bath I found doesn't make it worse is matey, but I did check the label derma-somethingorother.

The bottle is a little boy in a sailor suit, quite cute for a hamper smile

HolofernesesHead Tue 11-Dec-12 17:02:04

Definitely not! Lush do a very gentle soap with chamomile which might be okay depending on the eczema (but no bubbles). You can get E45 bath bubbles wich also might (or might not) be okay.

HolofernesesHead Tue 11-Dec-12 17:04:11

E45

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Tue 11-Dec-12 17:11:30

No Lush aggreviates my eczema more than anything else.

The little girl I nanny for can't use any of the childrens bubble baths but is ok with dove and simple

FrothyOM Tue 11-Dec-12 17:17:43

Anything like that is a bad idea with eczema IME

CobOnTheCorn Tue 11-Dec-12 17:21:17

Thanks all, I won't be going to Lush this year then!

Unfortunately Matey was awful for DS1, it was given to him as a gift (and looks a little bit like him) but he really aggravated his skin.

I'll have a nose at the ingredients in E45, Simple and Dove. There is a bottle in the health shop (I can't remember the brand) but it's about £10!!! Maybe as it's xmas I could treat them.

I wondered if I could just put some glitter in the bath, perhaps with some glycerine so it 'floats' and just blow bubbles from a pot!

Bluestocking Tue 11-Dec-12 17:24:13

Glitter? Depends how bad the eczema is - not sure I would want to be picking glitter out of weeping eczematous dermatatitis. Sorry, that's not a very festive image, is it?

RachelHRD Tue 11-Dec-12 17:41:15

Some Lush products can actually help with eczema - I have found Lush Dream cream the best cream for dealing with my DS eczema - it has an oatmeal base - read the reviews they speak for themselves!!

I'm pretty sure they also do a bath bomb for sensitive skin - ask in store they are very helpful!

spookysal Tue 11-Dec-12 19:21:39

I went into Lush and asked this very question just today for exactly the same reason - spooky!!!

I have eczema and so does dd2. The dc never have bubbles or a nice smelling bath because of this.

The very nice helpful lady in Lush said that is there a bath bomb, can't remember the name, which only has chamomile and aloe vera in it. So I've bought one for myself to try.

There is also something called 'soap beard' or something which is very mild and you can swish it about in the bath to create bubbles.

I'm going to try the bath bomb tonight so will report back in a couple of days to let you know if I've had a flare up.

Daysies Tue 11-Dec-12 19:22:41

If they still sell one called Ceridwyns Cauldron it is really good also, like a bag of oats and chamomile leaves. Also love the dream cream, and some of the 'smoothies' are also very very mild.

spookysal Tue 11-Dec-12 19:25:01

Great tip about Lush Dream cream, thank you smile

DS has excema and I buy him the blue robot bath bomb. Can't remember what's in it but it doesn't cause a flare up. He's okay with Matey too but not much else.

PolkadotCircus Tue 11-Dec-12 19:42:05

Dream Cream is amazing.We all use it.Dp uses it as a face cream,I use it as a body cream and for all sorts of things.

My ds had eczema and Lush products didn't cause his to flair up although we tended to go for the milder things.

KindleMum Tue 11-Dec-12 19:47:50

Sanex? Or Dove works with my eczema (was recommended it by my last GP)

rhondajean Tue 11-Dec-12 21:37:38

Dream cream is great. My eczemic 8 year old sits and rubs it into her legs to stop them itching rather than scratching them.

I've also bought her the blue "fun" which is a new multipurpose product, its like plasticine but you can use as soap, bubble bath, shampoo, or even wash clothes with and they told me in the shop the blue one is designed for eczema and sensitive skins. It's about £5 for a block.

fanoftheinvisiblebigredman Tue 11-Dec-12 21:42:24

Ds only suffers mildly with eczema these days but is ok with the little blue robot bath bomb in Lush.

Matey affected him badly but the E45 one was good.

MrsJohnDeere Tue 11-Dec-12 21:55:17

Lush are the worst thing for my eczema by some distance.

The woman who set up this company did so because her daughter had eczema, so her range is designed specifically to ensure it's good for eczema. www.b-organic.co.uk/baby-kids/

kateecass Tue 11-Dec-12 22:23:11

I got these Snowman melts from Lush. The elf brought them with her!! No SLS so no bubbles either, but both kids loved it and are already begging to have the next one. And more importantly no flare up! We've had a bubbly E45 bubble bath too.

MerryMarigold Tue 11-Dec-12 22:23:58

We use the sanex one which is sensitive, ph etc. etc.

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It is ok for ds1 who has eczema, unlike lots of others. It smells really nice, and it's very bubbly.

brighthair Wed 12-Dec-12 01:39:55

Ickle baby bot is the robot one, very soothing and simple
Butterball is another one, as its packed with cocoa butter
I'd stick with the bath bombs not the bubbles. I have very sensitive skin and never reacted to anything there. Dream wash and dream cream are specifically recommended for eczema
Big blue is also a good one that can be soothing especially for psoriasis as its loaded with salt and seaweed

Alibabaandthe40nappies Wed 12-Dec-12 01:47:26

We use E45 bubbles for our boys.

I loathe Lush, it brings us all out in rashes.

KarenHL Wed 12-Dec-12 01:59:16

We found Burts Bees Baby body wash & shampoo good. At the moment I have have a major flare up with my skin & it's the only soap I can tolerate. Smells good too (a bit like honey), with no SLS & no parabens. I think Boots stock it.

DD has both psoriasis and eczema, and likes the soap from Billy Goat Stuff. Their 'mild n milky' has goats milk and olive oil in it. Before that she used the calenda/chamomile soap made by Trevarno Skincare.

Having said that, in this weather our skin flares up a lot more so I am taking care to moisturise after every bath. E45 didn't help DD much, but we have found Weleda baby calendula lotion good. Still using that brand even though she is much older as we haven't found anything else to match it.

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Wed 12-Dec-12 08:33:58

The problem with eczema is we will all be able to use different products.

For me anything with sea salt, aloe vera, chamomile or lavender will aggrevate my skin but otherrs on here are fine with it.

Tea tree helps my eczema but most people with eczema can't tolerate it.

Some of the products people on this thread have said they or their dc can use have left me itchy and sore for days.

The only way to actually know if it will irritate their skin is if you use it, which is no help at all.

We3NipplesOfVoldiesWeAre Wed 12-Dec-12 08:48:14

DS has has the snowman melt for the past couple of years without a problem. It's actually really moisturised his skin compared to no products.

However in the past when he received bubble bath in fun shaped bottles from relations, I would empty it out, give the bottle a rinse and replace it with Johnson's Baby Bath. That way DS didn't have to miss out. smile

Dawndonna Wed 12-Dec-12 10:47:03

We have psoriasis and excema her. Lush Dream Cream kept in the fridge is divine! I know it sounds odd, but when you get that really burning itch, straight from the fridge is heavenly! I think they do a Dream Cream shower gel now, too.

Dawndonna Wed 12-Dec-12 10:47:09

We have psoriasis and excema her. Lush Dream Cream kept in the fridge is divine! I know it sounds odd, but when you get that really burning itch, straight from the fridge is heavenly! I think they do a Dream Cream shower gel now, too.

Dawndonna Wed 12-Dec-12 10:47:28

Ooo, no idea why that posted twice. Sorry!

Dawndonna Wed 12-Dec-12 10:49:19

Oh, and when younger, we have been known to add a drop of food colouring to bath things that we knew they were okay with. Just to make it a bit more exciting!

BendyBobsBrusselsSprouts Wed 12-Dec-12 10:57:30

I wouldn't put a Lush bath bomb within 10 miles of eczema.

I find the whole Lush thing strange anyway. I was in the shop yesterday. It looks like a sweet shop. They were demonstrating a bath bomb and it crossed my mind that it could give you a nasty dose of cystitis immersing yourself in all that salty, perfumed fizzy brew.

Not for me.

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