Friday, August 28, 2009

The Summer of Injuries

Good Morning. This has been a summer of multiple injuries here at the Royal Ranch. It started with Nathan breaking his collarbone. Then before the three months of healing was up, he broke his foot on a trampoline (against our better judgement, of course). Thomas had a pretty bad bicycling accident and then broke his ankle a couple of weeks ago. I, too, have been very injury prone this summer. I have had so many cuts, mostly on my feet, that I lost count after 7. My worst injury was when I really sliced my hand.

Anyway, when Thomas had his accident he came home and was missing a total of 5 finger tips, we teased him that if he wanted to commit a crime, now was the time to do it-ha! They were some of the deepest abrasions I could imagine. I was out of triple antibiotic ointment, and "running to the store" isn't exactly an option for us, so I used some cream that my friend Tiffany had given me. I was quite shocked at how quickly those finger tips healed, but thought "you know how kids heal".

It wasn't long after that I sliced my hand on a broken glass, probably could've used a stitch or two, but I didn't think Tom could sew straight enough (LOL); again I tried the Calendula Chamomile Healing Salve. Knowing that my skin would not heal like a kids, I figured it was a good test to see if it was the cream that made a difference. Boy, did it ever; the cut healed in a couple of weeks. The great thing was that it kept is moisturized, not greasy, especially at first when I had to have it bandaged.

Tiffany has a great shop on Etsy (as does Naked~Nure) with a lot of really cool hand made, all natural products. I met her through the middle school, she is our science teacher, and she really knows her stuff when it comes to "brewing" together beneficial ingredients. I also use all of her cleaning supplies, we strive to keep the B&B as eco-friendly as possible, so I use it a lot up there. This is what her explanation for her amazing cream is and why it's healing properties are so great:

For minor abrasions and irritations of the skin (cuts, scrapes, rashes, bumps, bruises, blemishes, blisters, and just about anything else that ails you), nothing beats the skin-soothing and healing powers of calendula-infused olive oil and chamomile essential oil. This healing salve is made from top-quality ingredients, including a time-consuming infusion of real calendula blossoms steeped in pure olive oil, made by yours truly. I did not skimp on the chamomile essential oil either - you will be amazed at how apparent the scent of chamomile is in this balm.
I would highly recommend any and all of Tiffany's products!
Have a miracle of a day!
Hi, me again! Just wanted to make sure that you read Tiffany's comment below; 20%, not too shabby!!!

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

Oh you are too sweet! I'll extend your readers a 20% discount if they refer to this blog post. (-: Thanks so much!