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Are xmas Lush bath bombs ok for eczema?

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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?

ethelb Tue 15-Dec-15 23:14:24

The SLS free ones are good but that means bubble bath is a no no.
They do a good one with sea weed and salt which actually soothed my bad eczema. It's blue but can't remember the name.
Not all bath bombs are SLS free so do check.

madmotherof2 Tue 15-Dec-15 20:13:32

My eczema prone/ allergic to everything DS has no problems with the lush bath bombs. In fact they leave his skin lovely and soft ( and make the bathroom smell lovely!)

hana786 Mon 14-Dec-15 22:32:33

butter ball or butter bear will help i should know as i have had it since i was born x

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.

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!

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

Ooo, no idea why that posted twice. Sorry!

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 10:47:03

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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


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

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.

WhatWouldSantaDo Tue 11-Dec-12 22:21:22

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

YourHandInMyHand Tue 11-Dec-12 19:29:08

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.

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

Great tip about Lush Dream cream, thank you smile

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 19:21:39

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.

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