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With eczema being such a common ailment in today’s society (as many as 1 in 3 children under the age of 5 years old suffers with eczema) I’m often asked which of Forever’s fantastic range of aloe and bee products should be tried, so I list below they key points for quick reference.

Aloe and bee propolis is an amazing combination as aloe is a natural healer and nutrient-rich superfood, helping the skin to recover whilst the propolis cleanses, moisturises and generally alleviates the itchiness.

Aloe Vera Gel Drink (nicknamed the miracle plant or healing plant)Aloe Vera Gel-compressedHI

  • Natural detoxer, cleanser
  • Natural anti-inflammatory
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Balances immune system

Aloe Propolis Crème (best for use on dry eczema)

  • Propolis is a natural antibiotic
  • Leaves protective barrier on skin
  • Helps with cold sores and acne, too
  • Principal ingredients are aloe vera gel and bee propolis, blended with chamomile and comfrey, two of nature’s best-known skin care herbs, together with vitamins A and E (for their natural skin conditioning properties

Aloe Gelly (best for use on ‘wet’ eczema)

  • First Aid application for all skin problems (including acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, burns, prickly heat and sunburn)
  • Quickly absorbed and extremely soothing
  • It can relieve itching, swelling, pain, inflammation and soreness
  • Its germicidal action helps combat infections, while its soft texture lubricates and soothes wounded tissue in sensitive areas

Aloe Liquid Soap

  • No tears formula, pH controlled
  • Moisturising cleanser
  • Mild and non-irritating

Bath Gelee-197x343-HIBath Gelée

  • Gentle formula, kind to skin
  • Moisturising bath and shower gel
  • Herbal extracts act as natural diuretic


Aloe-Jojoba ShampooShampoo-283x700-HI

  • Mild cleansing shampoo
  • Relieves irritation from most scalp conditions
  • Suitable for all hair types

Moisturising Lotion

  • Moisturiser for face, hands and body
  • Does not contain lanolin, rich in texture

Forever Active Probiotic

  • Promotes a healthy digestive system
  • A unique combination of six shelf-stable beneficial strains of microbes.
  • An easy-to-swallow beadlet that enhances nutrient absorptionand immune function.
  • No refrigeration required.

MPD (Multi Purpose Detergent)

  • Excellent environmentally-friendly alternative to irritating washing powders
  • Contains no phosphorus

This is not a comprehensive list of the products that may help, it is intended to give an overview of the key products I would recommend to assist in the relief of eczema.  For example, I suffer with broken skin around my armpits, so the soothing, unperfumed deo-stick is a must and the Aloe First spray is great for cleansing sensitive, scaly skin.

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Fellow distributor Jane Rubin says

“Just to add my own experience – I have found that the Aloe Vera Gelly is the very best anti-itch formula. What I suggest to eczema sufferers is to use the Gelly at night, then after washing in the morning, apply a thin coat of Gelly followed by the Propolis Creme. The extra moisturising quality of these used together helps with the dryness of the affected areas, and the Propolis is so healing of the worst patches. The Aloe First is also excellent, especially if there is a large area to be covered.”

and Ruth Goodwin says

“My daughter is eight years old, and suffers with eczema. She’s drinks the gel daily and we mix together Aloe Propolis Creme and Aloe First to put on her skin, and find this combination makes the perfect consistency to stop the itching.”

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The following information are extracts from notes of a presentation by Dr Peter Atherton our resident GP and Aloe research expert on bee pollen and bee propolis, for your interest / education.

Bee Propolis

This is a resin that is collected by bees from the buds of mainly poplar, willow and birch trees. This resin is mixed with their own saliva to form propolis (red in colour). “Propolis” (which is taken from the Greek phrase “defence in front of the city” is a ‘glue’ that maintains and protects the edge of the hive. Any trespassers into the hive are mummified by the propolis to keep the hive clean. Products taken from the hive – propolis, pollen and royal jelly – are coming from an environment that is more sterile than the average operating theatre!!

The propolis is a very powerful antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal agent. In research (lab conditions) it has the ability to do away with MRSA and TB, because of its antibacterial property!! It is contained in toothgel, propolis cream and in the bee propolis tablets. The cream is fantastic for skin conditions, eg itchy skin, eczema etc. 2 or 3 tablets per day (or even more when a customer is unwell) will help the body’s immune system.


Bee Pollen – nature’s perfect food

This has been described as “the food of the Gods” since it contains just about everything for the human body to survive on. Specifically it contains:-

  • 25% pure protein
  • 18 amino acids including ALL the essential ones
  • more than 12 vitamins
  • 28 minerals
  • 11 enzymes or co-enzymes
  • 14 beneficial fatty acids
  • 11 carbs

Gives:-

  • energy
  • and quickly!! Take 2 tablets for immediate effect or take one tablet 3 times per day for general increase in energy levels (don’t take too late in the evening though if you want to sleep!)

Excellent for:-

  • people who are stressed 
  • people who suffer from hay fever, ME and MS

There are two types of pollen. Light and Heavy. Light pollens are wind-blown and this is what affects hay fever sufferers. It is the heavy pollen that is collected by bees. So hay fever sufferers can ingest the heavier pollen safely.

The doctor advises that hay fever sufferers should start taking tablets 6-8 weeks before their hay fever season starts. In terms of dosage there is no set amount…you cannot overdose. Three tablets per day – one before each meal is recommended.

Testimonials from happy customers 

“I’ve developed a really painful ulcer behind my lip. It hurt for days and in vain I waited to it for go. I literally could not eat anything without pain. I put a tiny amount of Bee Pollen over night on it and in the morning I had no pain. The second night I repeated the procedure and the ulcer was gone!”   by Angela Nowak

“My colleague and her mum, have been plagued by chilblains on their feet for years. After using Aloe Propolis Creme for three consecutive days, both of them have reported the itching and swelling has completely disappeared. My colleague then stopped using the cream for two days, whilst her mum continued, just to see what happened. Low and behold the itching returned, but her mum stayed fine. Needless to say, they both now massage Aloe Propolis Creme into their feet as part of their daily routine.”  by Sally Milsom

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An Interesting article written for the arthritis trust on the value of bee pollen and suggests it is “The Perfect Food”

The information provided in this blog illustrates my opinions and experiences, it does not constitute advice and I do not accept responsibility for any actions taken or refrained from as a result of reading this post.

If you found this post interesting/useful please share it with your social network and/or bookmark it.  Also, your comments are always valued and will help me to write new posts that are relevant to readers of this blog.

For more tips on leading a healthier lifestyle through adequate nutrition, weight management and skin care visit our facebook pages.