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    Tried and Tested – The Eczemadition Continues

    Posted by angus on May 14, 2011 9:07:05 PM

    Since exploring what has been causing my eczema and the different types of treatment so widely available, this journey has been an educational one. After discovering I suffered from eczema as a small child, I learnt I did not start having this until after having childhood injections. Coincidental or a link, I may never know. I eventually grew out of the childhood eczema and then it reoccurred in later adult years. I am not too sure why this has happened or if anyone else has experienced a similar situation?

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    Topics: Skin Conditions And Treatment

    Time to take action: Eczema what Eczema

    Posted by angus on May 2, 2011 9:05:39 PM

    I am not too sure if Eczema can be cured, wherever I have read apparently not.  However, I have been doing some research on how to control and ease the symptoms. Also I have received some very good suggestions from our loyal customers. So thank you all for your feedback.

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    Topics: Skin Conditions And Treatment

    The Eczemadition continues

    Posted by angus on Apr 16, 2011 7:53:49 AM
    Trying to find out what is causing the eczema to appear can become a long and arduous feat in itself. Never mind trying to find out what lotions and potions can help the skin heal.

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    Topics: Skin Conditions And Treatment

    Razor Bumps - Prevention And Treatments

    Posted by angus on Apr 12, 2011 7:01:14 AM

    Unsightly razor bumps are an unfortunate result of hair removal and can appear anywhere on the body after shaving. There are many causes including the improper use of a razor, blades that are dull and worn and shaving dry and damaged skin that is not properly prepared. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you exfoliate the skin before shaving.

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    Topics: Men, Skin Conditions And Treatment

    Fair Trade, Buy From the Heart

    Posted by angus on Apr 10, 2011 8:06:43 AM

    Fair Trade is has been defined as “…an organized social movement and market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries obtain better trading conditions and promote sustainability.”  The movement has allowed humans in developing nations to receive a higher price for their goods and handicrafts, as well as, afford higher social and environmental standards than would come with mass production and lower prices.  Buying cosmetics or other products from companies like Akoma (http://www.akomacooperative.com/Shea_Butter.html ) puts the money into the hands of villagers who can use it to supply their children with an education, or to provide medical care to their people.

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    Topics: Akoma Cooperative, Certified Shea Butter, Fair Trade

    Black Is The Colour

    Posted by angus on Apr 9, 2011 3:02:44 PM

    If you haven’t tried Black Soap you haven’t lived.  If you are one of those women or men who prefers products like Origins, Body Shop, and Garden Botanika to Revlon then you will absolutely appreciate the Black Soap made by the Akoma Cooperative.  Made from cocoa pods, virgin coconut oil, and Shea Butter, this Soap packs vitamin A, C, and D power.  Loaded with anti-aging anti-oxidants, Black Soap is an essential for stressed out skin of all skin types.  The Soap is made in the traditional way by Pusu-Namogo villagers in Ghana who have worked to form a community cooperative that benefits all within their community.

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    Topics: soap, Black Soap from Ghana

    Why are you staring at my hands?

    Posted by angus on Apr 7, 2011 1:59:59 AM

    There is a wealth of information available, to us who are suffering with Eczema. Where do we start reading and who and what do we believe.

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    Topics: Skin Conditions And Treatment

    Razor bumps and ingrown hair

    Posted by angus on Oct 3, 2010 9:43:42 AM

    Razor bumps and ingrown hair
    Those unsightly razor bumps that appear after shaving are actually ingrown hair and can become a nuisance if not treated, or better yet, prevented.

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    Topics: Men, Skin Conditions And Treatment

    Ancient Remedy, Modern Skin Miracle

    Posted by angus on Jul 17, 2010 1:08:28 AM

    Shea Butter is the fat extracted from the cold compression of the African Shea tree seeds.  This wonderful product has uses that are industrial, cosmetic, and medicinal in nature.  Traditionally, Africans used the Shea Butter for primarily for cooking and in medicinal compounds.  As more and more Western traders began to receive Shea and analyze its properties it became highly prized and lauded for its cosmetic uses.

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    Topics: Akoma Cooperative, Certified Shea Butter, Skincare & Ingredients

    NEW BATH POWDERS AND BATH SALTS

    Posted by angus on Jun 3, 2010 2:55:33 PM

    Check out our baths salts and bath powders they are both relaxing and indulging. With wonderful scents they smell heavenly and luxurious. Take a bath and feel your troubles wash away!

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    Topics: Natural Skincare, New Products

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