Healing Hemp Salve from The Fay Farm
$9-$16 at Seattle’s Pike Street Market and online at thefayfarm.com
Dermatitis is tricky. Those of us who have suffered from such annoyances as eczema, psoriasis or skin fungus quickly learn that symptoms and treatments can vary from one individual to the next depending on body chemistry, allergies or environmental issues.
So it comes with some reassurance that several of the handmade body products from The Fay Farm in Washington make use of hemp oil expressly to address two specific types of dermatitis.
“One of our daughters (has) eczema and psoriasis,” says company co-owner Michael Yocco. He runs The Fay Farm on picturesque Whidbey Island with his partner Stacy Anderson and their seven daughters. “For years we had her on topical steroids and immuno-suppressants, but she continued a painful downward spiral of outbreak, itching, bleeding, applying steroids, thinning her skin, and then the next cycle would become even more painful. Stacy got frustrated with the process and began researching ways to naturally relieve our daughter’s symptoms.”
Healing Help Salve resulted from this mom’s search for natural dermatitis solutions. She chose to work with hemp oil because it contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that reduce inflammation and stimulate healing.
Thanks to other natural ingredients including olive oil, calendula, chamomile, rosemary and eucalyptus, Healing Hemp Salve not only does the skin-calming job it promises, it radiates an invigorating scent that will aromatically transport the user to a favorite restorative place. (Hello, Colorado hot springs!)
While there is no miracle product for dermatitis, Healing Hemp Salve may come close for some users. And it certainly deserves top billing when it comes to treating more run-of-the-mill skin issues like burns, bites and chapping.