There's something I haven't told you. (Nope, not pregnant...)
I'm sorry that I've been doing this...holding out. First the potatoes, and now this! Sheesh. Forgive me? Please?
I didn't realize I was holding out on you until I rediscovered it myself. But, dang. THIS is a good something! And, good somethings need to be shared, dontcha think?! I do. I like sharing good stuff. Unless it's shoes.
I don't like sharing shoes. Feet germs make me gag. Give me the heebie jeebies. *shudder*
I saw a tweet from @brideleon and @mamakatslosinit about what to use for eczema on their kids...and I suddenly remembered what the "magic" cure was for my own eczematic (is that a word? It is now.) kid...
Know what this is?
Pretty green tin...
Wait...just wait...read them more closely:
Yes, it says "For Cows".
This, my friends, is Bag Balm (and it's made in Vermont! Everything in Vermont is awesome...Hi Uncle Louie!):
Bag Balm, meet friends. (Say "hi friends!")
This stuff has turned my Hambone from an eczema splotchy kid to an eczema free kid. Come to think of it...I don't think I've used it since we got it cleared up with this "Miracle Balm"! It's very lanolin-y...and it also works wonders on my perpetually chapped lips. (Hello dehydration...meet Mama. Oh, wait...you already know each other.)
To answer your question...yes. I put a product made for cows on my son and on my lips. It's fabulous.
To answer your other question...you get it from the pharmacist. As in, behind the counter. No prescription needed, but for some reason they keep it under lock and key. It's that good.
Or, maybe it's just a MinneSOOOta thing. Maybe there's a weird Bag Balm militia that kipes it all from the shelves. I dunno. All I know was that I had to ask Mr. Pharmacist to please put in my possession a tin of smearable gold.
And, I clutched it and protected it with my life all the way home. Cuz, I figured, if they keep it under such close wraps, it must be some hot stuff.
So, my dear friends...I urge you to go out and procure for yourselves a tin of this stuff.
Bag Balm. It's what all the cool peeps use. (Or, at least that's what I tell myself.)