Shortly before giving birth to her daughter, Esme, in 2011, Mousseau’s contract with CBC Manitoba ended and she moved to British Columbia to be closer to her then-partner’s family. In 2012, her eight-month-old daughter developed itchy, red welts of eczema on her skin. “She was scratching so hard she was bleeding onto her crib sheets,” she says. A doctor prescribed steroid cream, but Mousseau wanted something more natural.
Mousseau researched for weeks, reading academic papers on natural cures for skin conditions, settling on several ingredients to mix into a remedy: almond oil, calendula-infused jojoba oil, colloidal oatmeal and beeswax. She bought a used crock pot for $15 on Facebook and blended everything together into an unctuous balm. Within two days, she says her daughter’s rash disappeared. With an entire crock pot of her concoction to get rid of, Mousseau offered the leftovers on Facebook to anyone who needed it. She ended up brewing three more crock pots to keep up with demand. Unwittingly, Mousseau had a burgeoning skincare business on her hands.
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