So I researched on the net and found this helpful website: http://www.getbest.info/natural-cure-for-eczema/
According to the website, the best natural cures for eczema are: 1) sea-salt bath 2) Aloe Vera juice 3) Calendula Cream 4) Olive Oil. So I was already doing the right thing by applying Aloe Vera gel to the eczema. But it's not enough. So I researched some more and found that California Baby makes an organic Calendula Cream! Surfed some of the online baby stores in Malaysia and found that they don't stock California Baby. So I googled, and found that drugstore.com delivers to Singapore! (Which is the next best thing).
So when you go to drugstore.com, a pop-up appears asking you if you want to view the site in a different country and currency. I selected SGD and SINGAPORE. Ok. The prices all looked pretty affordable, even after multiplying it by 2.37 (the current exchange rate to MYR). I asked my friend if I could have it delivered to her husband's office in Singapore, and she said OK. Alright! I'm all set. I can't wait to try this product. I really want to find a bath and skin regiment that works for Salma.
I've tried Cetaphil and Sebamed, but they have a sort of medicated fragrance, and it's not too nice. So now I'm trying to look for other products that are value for money. So hopefully California Baby will be the one. For those of you who are interested, drugstore.com also stocks Weleda, which also makes baby bath and skin care products using Calendula. However, they use this tube packaging, and in my experience with other lotions stocked in tubes, sometimes you unintentionally squeeze too much lotion out, and end up having to use a lot when you only want to use a little. With California Baby, their lotion comes in a tub (similar to Body Shop's Body Butter range.. see pics below). Which is what I like. I use Nivea face lotion for myself, which also comes in a tub, and I find that it's easy to dip your finger lightly into the lotion this way to pick up just the right amount you want to use. It lets you use how ever much you want when you want it. To me, that's value for money. And only for that reason alone, I chose to buy the California Baby Calendula Cream over the Weleda Calendula cream, even though the Weleda one was cheaper.
So hopefully, my lil girl's eczema will clear up once she uses these products. I just can't bear to hear her cry and complain, "Gagak…" (It's meant to be "Gatal", but she can't pronounce it right… 'gatal' is 'itchy' in Malay).