Health conditions can be some of the stuff that life throws at us.
They can bring with them a whole host of symptoms and physiological and emotional responses to treatment and medication.
Over the years we’ve really taken notice of what women have told us they are dealing with and how they have used our products to help them through the tough stuff.
You may see yourself in some of these stories, and if you do, we do hope that Archeus can help support you on your journey. Obviously, we need to say here that we are not trying to cure anything we just want to highlight some products that women have found a comfort when dealing with various health issues. We also stress that if you think you have something wrong, go and get it checked out by a medical professional.
We noticed that quite a few women going through chemo and radiotherapy have come to us and bought our products. There seems to be a longing for the ability to make choices for oneself, to use something natural and organic and kind.
Our Calendula & Sandalwood Intensive Facial Oil and Calendula & Gotu Kola Skin Repair Cream are real favourites for beautiful skincare at this time. They are beautiful for skin (see the review below) but also because they are completely natural there are no synthetic fragrances which many people going through chemo can find intolerable.
Vaginal dryness can be an effect of chemo and also can occur if a woman has had to have a hysterectomy as part of her cancer treatment. Naturally Feminine Balm can help here.
After 4 major operations my body and skin were worn out. My skin appeared thin, said the beauty therapist. And my system was fed up with man-made chemicals, I wanted a soothing cream. Five months of use [of Archeus] and my beauty therapist says my skin is looking good! And I feel good! There is a freshness to my face, scars are looking way better. I absolutely recommend this cream to anyone with problem skin. :-) - KW
We have a number of customers who have come to us with this problem. Often they have tried many other products first. We’ve had some beautiful letters from women who have found things a bit easier to deal with thanks to soothing and gentle Naturally Feminine Balm. So what is Lichen Sclerosus? It’s a condition that creates patchy, white skin that appears thinner than normal. It usually affects the genital and anal areas. Anyone can get lichen sclerosus but postmenopausal women are at higher risk. If you think you may have it please go and see your doctor. Signs and symptoms usually affect the skin of the genital and anal areas, but may also affect the skin of the upper body, upper arms and breasts. They may include:
- Itching (pruritus), which can be severe
- Discomfort or pain
- Smooth white patches on your skin
- Blotchy, wrinkled patches
- Tearing or bleeding
- In severe cases, bleeding, blistering or ulcerated sores
- Painful sex
I have Lichen Sclerosus and thankfully I watched TV at the right time and saw Georgina talking about her products, so I purchased the Naturally Feminine Balm. I have found NFB absolutely fabulous in keeping my Girl Places soothed and moist. Highly recommended by Me :-) - Lynda-Marie
There are a number of immune disorders that can exacerbate vaginal dryness. One of these is Sjogren’s Syndrome which affects eyes and mucus membranes, leading to drying and discomfort. Archeus founder Georgina was with her rheumatologist recently (yes she has had SS) and told him about Naturally Feminine Balm. He could see that it could be useful for women of any age going dealing with this disorder to have a natural alternative to commonly used creams.