More than half of people with cancer will receive radiation therapy during their cancer treatment and one of the most common side effects is a skin condition called radiation dermatitis. A condition which can range from a mild, red rash and itchy, peeling or flaking skin to a more severe reaction with blisters and wet, peeling skin. Regardless of the severity, it’s a painful side effect most undergoing therapy struggle with soothing.
A couple of months ago, a woman came to us with the request to craft a lotion to calm and soothe her highly irritated skin. The result for her was almost immediate. She returned the next day for, not only more samples to leave in the lobby of her radiation therapy office, but also a 32 oz. jar for herself. Her gratitude at finding relief for her symptoms without resorting to more chemicals was overwhelming for us. We are very honored to be able to offer a little relief for people going through such a challenging time in their lives. Today, we introduce our 100% all-natural Radiation Lotion featuring calming aloe juice, healing vitamin E and skin-calming tea tree, lavender, and chamomile essential oils.
10% of proceeds from sales will be donated to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. If you or someone you know is battling cancer, let us know what side effects you’d like help soothing and we’ll do our best to help.